School Update

The boys are about 2/3 of the way done with this school year.  It’s hard to believe that PJ is almost done with Kindergarten and Elliott is going to be a 3rd grader soon.  Mostly because that makes me feel old.  The saying “The days are long but the years are short” is so true.

PJ is doing very well with reading.  He is sounding out a lot of words and is very close to reading a basic book all by himself.  Report cards at this age are funny/frustrating. He doesn’t like to do his worksheets in the morning and was willingly skipping recess in order to postpone doing them.  In other news he and a classmate Alayna have decided they are getting married and will have a party with soda and cake.  I got an invite from the bride herself from PJ’s backpack last week.

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In other news PJ still loves Star Wars, Legos and playing outside in the farm fields.  He is a passionate fellow, telling me when I make food that displeases him and that (when he is mad at me) he will move to San Francisco once he is grown up.  Oookay.

Elliott is doing pretty well in school.  He is reading at a 4th/5th grade level (!!!) and oftentimes he’ll just disappear from the family room to go read his book in his bed.  It’s hilarious, he turns on their radio alarm clock pretty loud to listen to pop or hip hop while he is reading.  I have no idea how he can enjoy that, but he does…and I love it.  He struggles a bit with not distracting other people because he’s so chatty, but he gets good marks for participating and being generally pretty happy.  He reminds me a lot of myself (his desk is a disaster zone).  We are not very good at remembering to practice the cello as often as he should but he does pretty well with that too.  I’m not sure we’ll be able to continue with that in Washington yet.

Overall they are both doing well and still do just about everything together.  They say that in the new house they want their own rooms, though I think that PJ would have a harder time adjusting to that.

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