Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pirate Day

Soren's school has a new Letter Person come visit each week, and this week Mr. (or is it Ms.?) P is in the house!

Soren was especially excited to show me his eye patch when he got home. He wore it all evening, until his "eye got sweaty."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from Highlands

Fortuitously, Mr. H came during the week of Halloween! Why is Soren bogarting the pumpkin, you ask? I don't know.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Soren played 4K soccer this year - he was quite good, although he developed a penchant for standing near the goal and waiting for the ball to come near so he could score. We are working on that. He also gets PISSED when he doesn't win (virtually anything competitive), so we've actually got a list of things to work on.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tommy Larson, reader of mystery

Soren was SO excited that his dad was the Mystery Reader for his class today! Tommy read a Moomintroll book. Exciting! And by exciting, I mean long!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fun Runners

This is the fundraising event for Soren's school this year. Laps for cash!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Special Kid ;)

Today Soren got to present a bag full of things that are special to him, and tell his class all about himself. He took in his yellow-striped karate belt and his favorite Moomintroll book. I'm not sure why his hair is so giant!

Here's what Ms. Brittany reported:

He told us that he moved here from Georgia and showed us his dog that he sleeps with when he is scared of the dark. 

He told us about not being loud on the floors with his cars.  He also told us that he wants to be the singer in a rock band when he grows up!

We enjoyed hearing about him this afternoon.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Visited by the Man

From Ms. Brittany:

Today we had a visit from the Mountain Brook Fire Department.  The firemen brought us Ms. F.  The children were able to learn about what to do if there is a fire and got to look inside the fire truck.  The children were very excited to learn about what the firemen do.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


From Ms. Pat:

Today the children worked on answering these questions: Where do caterpillars come from? and How long does it take for a butterfly to come out of a cocoon?

Mrs. Barr (headmistress) helped with the answers by reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and by helping us become caterpillars, cocoons, and butterflies. The attached photo is of us as cocoons.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bad Tired Peanut

Note from Ms. Brittany:

I have attached a picture of Soren sleeping last Friday!  I had to save proof that when he is wiped out he will take a rest time.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Random 4K Stuff

From Ms. Pat:

Just wanted you to see one of the things the children did today. This is a picture of Mat Man. First we read the book, Mat Man on the Go and talked about the places we like to go. Then we listened to Mat Man's song which says, Mat Man has 1 head so that he can think and continues to name different parts of Mat Man and what they do. Finally, each student helped build the Mat Man you see in the picture. When building Mat Man we are talking about big lines, little lines, big curves and little curves. These lines and curves are used to make letters and students have already made big lines with dough to make the letter M. 

PS - Mat Man sounds boring.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Soren started his new school in Birmingham today. He is particularly stoked about the playground! His teachers are Ms. Pat and Ms. Brittany.

Soren likes Ms. Brittany a LOT! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pool party!

We all went to a pool party at Ingrid's house today, with some other Waseca friends. Ingrid and Soren had a great time spending out with each other! I think they make a very handsome couple.

We also found out Ingrid is going to be a big sister! Now Soren also wants a little sister, specifically Ingrid. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Goodbye year, goodbye Waseca

Soren's class had their photo taken in April. Someone goobered up Soren's collar, I see.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter

Soren and I had fun decorating glitter eggs with glue dots this year. Then he and his dad had fun throwing boiled eggs at the back fence.

We also made these cute little packets of M&Ms for his friends at school. Cute! THanks, Pinterest, for all these fun ideas.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine cuties

Soren and his friends exchanged Valentine's Day notes this year--hand made! They are super cute!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What the Smurf?

Shots! He didn't cry, although I could tell the second one hurt. Super brave! Of course, when we got to school he told me he couldn't walk because of his shots and needed me to carry him, then he hunched over and crept into his class like a decrepit.

While we were in the exam room waiting on the nurse to return he asked me, "when is the smurf coming back in with my shots?"