Sunday, May 31, 2009

What's new with Zee and Zip?

Zee became a wolf in cub scouts. One more patch until Weblos. He was so excited that he was howling when he came home.
He was sad on Saturday when he realized that he wasn't going to school this Monday. He really loves school and as ready as he was for summer vacation, it just didn't sink in until Friday. We are working on a Time Line in the hall way so we can achieve a better grasp of history before the second grade. I also want him to maintain his math so he can continue to soar through his GT curriculum. I want him to memorize addition tables this summer so he won't struggle with the next grade.
We bought a little pool for the backyard. I'm sure they will spend many hours getting nice and brown while fighting over pool toys. It's great that we live so close to our cousins so we have playmates a phone call away.

Tzipi went to her cousin's 3rd birthday recently and had a blast. It was "my little pony" and now she keeps telling me that she NEEDS a pony now. And that Deedle (her name for Zee) told her it was ok for her to have one.
She is missing school a bit. She keeps asking me each morning if she's going to school. I keep telling her that it's summer vacation, but it's just not real to her yet.
She's still a great help with housework and loves doing scrapbooking with me. She wants to spend all of her time with me. We went shopping today for some cute little summer outfits. When she dresses herself, she keeps grabbing winter stuff, so I realized we needed go find some cooler clothes. She had fun, but worried we were spending too much money. :-) We went to Dollar General and spent 26 dollars and bought three complete outfits and a pair of sandals. I think we did pretty well.

I found a DVD of really old cartoons for $5.00 at Wal-mart. Little did I know there were 4 DVDs in the box! The kids love them. They are really old. Hoppity Hooper, Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman, and some that are so old I don't even know what they are. Definitely my best buy this week!


  1. I love this post. Did you not find the pool I left there last year at the end of summer. It is in a box, and is pretty big when folded out and filled. I got in with Sara and Sophie (I got us one too) and there was room left for lots more kids. I hope you can find it.

  2. I too liked being at school. I can't say I really liked school, but I liked being there with my friends and lots of things to do. I know they will have a fun summer, but will be ready to go back when it's time.