Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wacky Tie Day

Just to prove that the wackiness continues (and grows) with our number 1, here is a shot from the getting-ready-for-Wacky-Tie-Day process. For the record, the tie did begin around the neck, but was relocated after having been judged too scratchy. We rather like this look. He defended it to the teacher and kept it on all day. After this photo was taken he added bright yellow soccer socks. Alas, camera was safely stowed away by then.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of First Grade

Today was Oliver's first day of first grade at his new school. Upon meeting Philip at the end of the school day, Oliver's teacher, Mrs. Cole, related that our Oliver was her first in 20 years of teaching. She added that Oliver had been filling her in on his advanced reading skills as well as his worry that the first grade reading will not be challenging enough. Good to know he's asserting himself. Of course, there were assertions of other stripes today too--the baseball shirt (larger than life size! with raised stitches!) and the very impressive shoes I unimpressively failed to include in the photo. The shoes are navy Puma sneakers with velcro tabs. The pumas are orange and light up on impact, showing, to the keen onlooker, a puma skeleton. As light up shoes go, these are pretty rad.