First Day of Pre-K

Hi, Family!

I love my school!  I love Pre-K!  I had a great first few days of school.

One cool thing about the first day of school is ….. NEW SHOES!!!!  Guess what kind of shoes I got …… Spider-Man!!  I love to wear them with my Spider-Man socks, too.  Here I am, showing off my new shoes.

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I was so excited to see some of my good friends from last year in nursery school!

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It was so fun getting to play in the new Pre-K classroom.  I like my new teachers; they seem really nice.  But I guess I really miss my teachers from last year.  My mom says I will grow to love my new teachers, too.

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After the first day of school my mom took me for the Traditional First Day of School Donut.  I think she made this up on the spot.  But my friend Maksimilian came with us.  Maks was in my class last year, so we had a fantastic time.

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So ….. guess who else got new shoes?  And guess who decided to copy my style & show off his new Avengers shoes for the camera?

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My mom said on the first day of school, when she handed me off to the teacher, that Charlie was ready to just walk right in with me, but I think my mom was kind of glad Charlie’s stuck with her.  I just remind her everyday that she has to make sure Charlie doesn’t play with any of my toys while I’m gone.

At the end of my first week, to celebrate starting Pre-K, we got together with some of our best friends & had some cookies my mom made.

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It’s going to be a great year!!!

Love,

Jack

Jack’s Spidey 4th Birthday

Hi, Family!

Whoa, I just had the coolest birthday ever!  My mom & dad spent the whole day saying stuff like, how has it been 4 years already?  And, how did you get to be such a big boy??  Meanwhile I was saying stuff like, can we see if there’s a package in the mail for me???

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I got SO MUCH COOL STUFF!!  If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I LOVE ALL THE TOYS.

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I have had such a blast playing with all my new stuff the last few days.  And today was my birthday party!  We had my party in the park, so that all my friends could come, & my teacher from last year, Mrs. Ferreira!

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Jack running to hug Mrs. Ferreira.

Jack running to hug Mrs. Ferreira.

 

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So, as if playing at the park, opening presents, & eating cake weren’t enough, we also had a pinata!

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It was just a fantastic day & I had such a blast.

So wish you could have been here, Family.

Love you,

Jack

xoxox

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Summer 2014, part 2

Wow, we are having such a fantastic summer, we have been bad about updating the blog!  We have just been so busy.

Jack has been very into making costumes this year.  Here he is as a spy:

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We’ve done a lot of fun adventures this summer.  A couple weeks ago we went to Brooklyn Bridge Park, which has a big sand pit & sprinklers.  It was a big trip, b/c we take a ferry from Queens to Brooklyn.

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Then we had a “culture kids” day, where we went to Broadway in Bryant Park.  It was really fun seeing songs from different Broadway plays, & I am very interested in that, b/c someday I want to have my own show.

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Our adventures usually end with some sort of treat, & that day we had Mom’s favorite, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes!

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That same day we went to the Astoria Park outdoor concert.  Astoria Park is in our neighborhood, & we’ve gone to almost all the concerts there this summer.  Mom loves it b/c she & Charlie can relax on a big blanket, & I love it b/c I run around like a crazy person with my friends!

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(Mom tried to get a good pic of Coralie & me walking hand in hand in the evening light, but this was the best she could do.)

So our adventure this week was going to Hudson River Pier 51 park, a very cool park right on the river with a fantastic view.

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Living in NYC is a pretty crazy place for 6 mamas to travel with 12 children.  We get all kinds of receptions, from, shall we say, lukewarm, to incredibly welcoming.  Being on the train with that many kids is a wholly unique experience!!

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Hope everybody is enjoying summer as much as we are!  We’ll see ya next week; of course I’m dying to tell you all about my Spider-man birthday party!

Love,

Jack

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Summer 2014, Part I

Hi, Family, Having a fantastic summer so far! To kick the summer off, my mom, Charlie, & I went down to Madison Square Park for some play in the park & the fountain.

Coralie & I ran through the train station; we couldn't get to the park fast enough!

Coralie & I ran through the train station; we couldn’t get to the park fast enough!

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I was in heaven, though!!

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Our next big trip was to see a kids’ concert in Madison Square Park.

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But nothing beats the beach!

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We had a fantastic Fourth of July, too!

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Happy (Belated) Independence Day!

Love,

Jack

Summer Solstice/Birthday Party Today!

Hi, Family,

We are so sorry you guys missed our fun party today!  We had a Summer Solstice/Birthday Party Brunch, & it was so fun.

My mom made a sunshine smiley face cake & it was so tasty!

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I got to help my mom decorate yesterday.  That was super fun.

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We served brunch at our party.  It was pretty good.  Well, the grown ups liked it.  We kiddos were too busy playing to eat, of course!!

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The highlight of the day was celebrating Charlie’s birthday.

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Then we went back to playing!

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I tried to help Charlie open his presents, but it turns out, he didn’t really need my help!

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We had such a blast today, & we’re so sorry y’all couldn’t make it.  Hopefully next time!

Love,

Jack

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Jack’s Last Day of Nursery School

It feels like just yesterday Jack was starting school, but it was last September!

Here he is on his very first day:

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Yesterday was a year-end celebration at Jack’s school. It was so amazing seeing him perform with his mates. They sang about a lot of the things they learned about this year: butterflies, dinosaurs, counting, & adding. Jack did a fantastic job; he sang all the songs, did the movements, & was listening to his teacher & following her direction so well.

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Saying the pledge of allegiance:

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Singing songs:

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I think Jack’s favorite part was running around with his friends:

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Charlie had a blast watching the big kids play:

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Jack was sad to say good-bye to his teachers, Mrs. Johnston & Mrs. Ferreira:

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He tells me he is very sad school is ending, & that he will miss his mates.

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He’s come a long way since September! Here he is in front of his school today, June 20th, the last day of school:

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They celebrated all the summer birthdays today; hence, the crown.😉

We are so excited about summer, pool parties, bbqs, beach trips, outdoor concerts, & movie nights!

Happy Summer, Everyone!!

Love,

Jack’s Mom

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

We can’t believe how a year has flown by! Charlie is such a sunshiney, happy, sweet boy. He is very independent & smart. His words so far are mommy, daddy, Jack, baba (banana), yeah, & hi.

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He loves to play with cars, & is often attached to Mom at the hip.

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We had such a nice birthday celebration for him today.

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I tell my mom, pretty much everyday, “Charlie is my best friend in the whole wide universe.” We just think we are so lucky to have him in our family!!

Love,

Jack

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