Sunday, February 20, 2011

One Step Closer

This was a great weekend. We found out that out of 1254 children on our island, our son was chosen as one of 160 that have the opportunity to continue on to the next phase of testing at Kamehameha Schools. We are so proud of him. Way to go sonny!!!!! This means that he will now have the opportunity to be the star that we know he can be in a classroom with other children to see how he interacts with them. After the second phase, we will see if he will be 1 out of the 80 to be accepted, or 1 out of 80 to be waitlisted. We are so proud and thankful!!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

To read or not to read, that is the question...

This is one of those, I don't think anyone knows this about me kinda moments, but I like to read. I probably don't read anything anyone is really interested in, but nevertheless, I like to read. Although I like to read, I haven't really picked up a book since 2005. That was the year that I lost half of my marbles due to a little man making his appearance in this world. Then in 2009, I lost the other half of my marbles due to his sister gracing us with her presence. Anyways, bottom line is that I don't get to really pick up a book with a 5 year old and 1 year old to keep me busy. I go to the library quite often with my children and everytime I've gone I've always wanted to grab one of those audio books, but never have worked up the nerve to. I think it's some kind of blockage that I have in my subconscious where I think that the book won't mean as much if I don't read it. I feel lazy if I have to resort to listening instead of using my eyes and brain to actually READ the pages of the book. Isn't that part of the reason that you go to school, is to learn how to read? But there I am, standing in front of the audio book section, contemplating like it's the philosophical question of the century. So I put it out to anyone reading this. Audio Books...Yay or Nay?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Warrior, A Buff and Blue, or A Bulldog????

So my son is now five. Actually, he's been five since August of 2010. The time has come to decide what schools we wanted him to go to for Kindergarten. Since he is considered a "late born", he is attending school as a Junior Kindergartener. We've chosen to try out for three different schools, Kamehameha, Punahou, and Le Jardin. He's already been through the testing process for Punahou. Now we wait. He's gone through the first phase for Kamehameha and are waiting to hear if he's going to the second phase. So now we're waiting. Finally, he will be testing and interviewing this weekend for Le Jardin. After that, we will wait. Filling out the applications was a breeze. Taking him to the testing, a little on edge, but ok. Now, THE WAIT. I think that's the hardest part of the whole process. Of course as every parent does, we're hoping that he gets in to all three. I just hope that he didn't feel pressure. We pretty much made every effort to not push him. We told him that he was going to meet new friends and new teachers at some new schools. While he was there, they would play different games and ask him some questions. He was cool with that since my son actually likes to meet new people and experience new things. Unfortunately, we have to be patient, since it is a virtue, and wait until at latest the end of April just to see what new adventure lies ahead for our son. If he gets in, then awesome and if he doesn't, that just means that it wasn't meant to be. But of course, we would still LOVE to have A Warrior, A Buff and Blue or A Bulldog. LOL.