Each family at Joey’s school participates in a “family share” once per year. The student is supposed to select what they want to share with their class…this could be anything from a Lego set to their favorite book/activity. Joey knew exactly what he wanted months in advance… Aunt Lori to come in and teach his classmates about challah making.
This is an activity he’s enjoyed weekly at his old school – and he’s certainly loves Aunt Lori’s homemade challah on Friday night. Due to all of the food restrictions (allergies), the kids werent able to taste any of it but they did have fun making it!
Both boys continue to thrive at school. Here are photos from the Winter Harvest at Joey’s school (Greg attended while I was in CT for a work trip).
Big news for Joey – he’s getting glasses! We had a special day together that started with picking out just the right frames (see options below), getting new gym shoes and picking out a new LEGO set at Toys ‘r Us. We had a blast…it’s rare to get 1:1 time with him!
Benji and Joey attended their first “symphony” with Nanny and Poppy. Joey ended up going back a few weeks later with his school!
Enjoying the little things
Trying out their new chairs from the Weil Family!
She loves the bath!
A look into the future…
Cari has become a LEGO master
Still working on the
Bad parenting decision…
Joey has been so sweet with Goldie. He’s always checking in on her…..Below, he’s telling me she’s too cold without socks!
Aunt Cari and I ventured to IKEA with the boys. We thought they’d enjoy it more than they did. To make up for it, we visited the pet store across the street. They had a great time picking out the dog they weren’t actually allowed to bring home.
Staying warm (and cute!)
Grandpa in for a visit…
Out for breakfast
Learning Jenga with Aunt Deb and Grandpa
Crawled from the living room to kitchen for hamentascen
Benji and Joey are both thriving at their respective schools. Benji will be joining Joey at his school next year. We think he’s ready for a longer day and will really appreciate the Reggio Emilia approach they utilize. Joey’s been learning about the Chicago River at school. They took a field trip to see the river in action first-hand and they’ve been doing research to understand the animals that live in / near the river. Benji’s been doing a lot of exploration with different materials in the classroom and his teachers tell us he’s enthusiastic about learning.