Wednesday, June 19, 2013

McKay Summer Update! June 2013

Hey Everyone!
Just an update on what's been going on this past year!!
First of all, Kiyoko just finished her 1st year of Preschool and did absolutely amazing. I know every parent thinks their kid is the smartest kid in the class, but KoKo really is pretty close!! She is a bit older than the other kids because she missed the cutoff for registration by a couple weeks! It's ok because she excelled in every aspect. She can write every letter of the alphabet, spell her name, Kaya's name and all her cousin's names (of course). She is also doing great at counting and she has gotten up to 100 with a little help. Now that school is over we enrolled her in a 2 week intensive swim class. She is almost done and I am so proud of the effort she has put in. Fortunately she was able to be in the same class that her friend, Drew, is in from her preschool. We plan to do some more activities after this class. We also went out and bought a bunch of crafty/artsy things for her to do this summer to keep her busy. She starts Kindergarden at Malcom Elementary School in September!!! I can't believe it. It's a great school and ranks high on the academic scale. I know she will thrive although she says she will really miss her preschool friends that are still staying at the same school as last year.
As for Kaya, she has become a real little girl now. Although her speech is mostly understood by us only, she has a LOT to say about everything. She is very different from KoKo and likes to take risks and often gets a bit rebellious. She too missed the deadline to enter preschool by 21 days!!!! :((( So, she will not be starting preschool for another year but will still be 2 years apart in grades. Kaya has also been taking swim lessons. She is in a class that is 0-2 years old and she is almost 3, so she is a bit advanced for the group, but loves it nonetheless. We are in the midst of potty training and this time around we are just letting nature take it's course. I'm trying not to stress too hard about it and let her do her thang :)
We are having a great year so far and even look forward to expanding our family someday. We'll just have to see!!!
Happy Summer Smiles,
Amanda

A little video I made of KoKo's summer swimming fun :)


Here are some photos!!