Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

First Day of School

Hayden & Hank did great on their first day of school - so great, that we left them all day instead of the originally planned half day. We took them about 7:45, and they walked right in and started playing. They didn't even miss us. The teachers said that Hank whined for just a couple of minutes when it was time to come inside from recess, but that's the only time either of them was unhappy. They went right to sleep when it was their naptime (I think it's because of the comfy sleeping bags I sewed them) :) They have swim time on Monday afternoons, and they both loved it yesterday. We picked them up about 4:30 (Hayden saw us, pointed, and said "Oh! Look!"), and they were filthy! The playground is mostly dirt, and I think H&H must have just rolled around in it. After we picked them up, we took them to McDonald's for a sundae to celebrate their first day of school. They were both so tired that they just laid their little heads down on the table. Then Hank realized where we were and started chanting, "French Fry, French Fry..." So, we went ahead and got them a happy meal for dinner. After that, we came home and dunked them straight in the tub. You should have seen all of the dirt at the bottom of my tub when we got them out. Yuck! Hank was ready for his bedtime milk at 6:00 - he was just so tired! I kept them up until 8, but they were yawning like crazy. They crashed once we put them in the bed.

Today, Hank cried a little when I dropped them off, but when I picked them up, the teachers said that they had a great day. Again, they were dirty, dirty, so they got a bath first thing. I think it's confusing them a bit, because baths were normally right before bedtime, but I just can't stand them being so dirty.

On another note, Jay was approved by the Madison County School Board last night, so he is officially the head boys soccer coach at Madison Central. There was a nice article in the Vicksburg Post today about his leaving. Click HERE to read it. He held his first tryout tonight and was so pleased with the talent that the kids have. I think he had about 42 kids show up, and there are several who were unable to attend due to vacations and camps. He's so excited!

I took some pictures at the reunion this weekend, and I also took some pictures of their first day of school. Oh, and before you look at them, I need to explain something. There are a couple of pics of Hank with what looks like a fake ear attached to is head. However, it wasn't fake - it was his real ear. Something bit or stung him on Friday morning, and it swelled up to inhuman proportions. It was the biggest ear I've ever seen. We went to the doctor, and she gave Hank a shot of decadron, and the swelling had actually started going down by the time I took the pictures. He felt really bad on Saturday at the reunion, but by Sunday he was back to normal. Click HERE to see them. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Monday is the BIG DAY...

...for two reasons.

#1. Hayden & Hank start school on Monday! We've found a great church daycare, and we'll take H&H for a visit there tomorrow, just to warm them up. Then Monday, we'll actually leave them there. I'm not really sure how this is all going to play out - will they have fun? will they freak out? Stay tuned!

#2. Jay has taken a new job, and it will be official on Monday. He is going to be the new soccer coach at Madison Central High School in Madison, MS. We are extremely excited about this opportunity for Jay - Madison is a great soccer community, and the school is wonderful!

We're headed to McComb this weekend for the Foreman family reunion. I haven't been in YEARS! I'm not even sure I'll know that many people, but we're going nonetheless. A little Foreman history for ya: My great-grandmother (Daddy's father's mother) had 12 children - 6 individuals & 3 sets of twins (one set of girls, one set of boys, & one set of boy/girl). Of these 12 children and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, I believe that Hayden & Hank are the first set of twins in the family since my grandfather and his twin brother were born nearly 80 years ago.

I've uploaded some pictures from this month. Click HERE to see them. It's been a fun month - we had Mother's Day, the kids went to McComb for 2 different visits, we went to the NICU Reunion at Baptist hospital, and I'm not even sure what else. The NICU reunion was fun but HOT. We saw several nurses who took care of H&H during their 3 months in the NICU. H&H played some games, won some prizes, jumped in the space jump, and ate McAlister's cookies. It was a good time.

Enjoy the latest pics and check back to hear about H&H's first day of school!