Monday, June 4, 2012

End of 1st Grade and Georgia Bound!

The end of the school year was crazy as always so now it's been another month since I updated the blog. Oh well! Since the last blog post, Jacob finished 1st grade and we made it safely to Georgia to begin our summer tour.

Jacob finished his school year on May 25th with a very long and difficult day (insert sarcasm here) that consisted of going to the park for two hours and getting out of school at 10:50. He did tell me a few days before school was out that he was sad that school was ending because he loves it. At least I know he didn't mean it all those times he didn't want to go because it was "so boring". :-)

We really did have a good school year. He excelled in all of his assessment areas and we both loved his teacher. We only hope 2nd grade is even better!

After school got out for the summer we had a fun weekend at the Phoenix ComicCon being nerdy. Matt met Lou Ferrigno (the Hulk) and William Shatner, Jacob met Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), and we all met Lavar Burton - who was pleased that we were Reading Rainbow fans! :-)  We all had a great time looking at all of the "crazy" people dressed up in costumes and Jacob even won a Ghostbusters t-shirt in a raffle from the Arizona Ghostbusters! It was a lot of fun.

On Wednesday afternoon, the boys and I began our seven week adventure in Georgia. We had a flight on Southwest that I was VERY nervous about because Aaron screamed for the entire 4 hour flight last year.

I did everything I could to prepare. We had plenty of snacks, drinks, his stuffed puppy dog and the iPad loaded with an entire season of Blue's Clues. Overall, he did great. He yelled (happily) during Blue's Clues several times (if you have ever seen him watch an episode of that show you will know this is not unusual) but I much prefer that to the screaming. He didn't start crying until 20 or 30 minutes before the plane landed and by then he was just sick of being strapped down so there wasn't much I could do to calm him down. But I will take that flight over the last few we have taken any day. Hopefully he is getting more tolerant now that he is older and having the distractions that we did helped. However, I still don't recommend traveling with two small children and all of their stuff alone - it is very difficult. But it will be worth it to be able to visit our family and friends in Georgia for the next 7 weeks!

We are thoroughly enjoying a break from the 110 degree + temperatures that we were experiencing in Phoenix. I'll take the humidity over that insane heat any day.

So, if you're in Georgia and you want to see us this summer, let me know!

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