Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Blog Ian: Largely Usurped by Facebook
I'm afraid most of the good stuff about Ian gets posted to Facebook and not here. I guess it makes sense since Facebook is relatively more private that Blogger (the host of Blog Ian). Still, it's kinda sad.
Maybe we'll get back to Blog Ian soon...
Monday, October 04, 2010
Friday, November 20, 2009
School Portrait - Fall 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
The Online Art Gallery of Ian, Fine Artiste
If you have an RSS reader, you can even subscribe to the album and receive updates as new images are added.
Here's a sample of some recent additions:
And here's a slideshow of the album:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Ian's Family Portraits
He's also made great strides in his drawing skills. Here are the first family portraits he has ever drawn. The top row contains Mommy and Ian and the bottom is Daddy and Babcia (his grandmother Galbraith).
His second family portrait sticks with the nuclear family: Mommy (left), Daddy (right) and Ian (below). As he explains, Daddy is very happy, as can be seen by his huge smile. He is not wearing his glasses because this drawing is from before he needed them.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Ian's First Day of Kindergarten
And so, on that fateful Tuesday, he put on his new backpack (with matching lunch box inside) and he, his mommy and his daddy headed off to Matthews Elementary School. He was so ready to go!
There was a bit of a traffic jam that morning as all the new kids figured out how to get there. Fortunately we made it inside before the "tardy bell" rang. (Yes, we have now entered a world of tardy bells. Sweet Jesus! At the Children's Program we could saunter in any old time. No longer!)
Later, Marysia picked him up and his teacher's report (filed in his backpack everyday) showed a smiley face for a job well done! :) One can also receive frown faces :( or non-plussed faces :| so we were quite proud of our young scholar.
Unfortunately, he came down with a fever and headache Wednesday night so we had to keep him home on Thursday. He quickly recovered, however, and was back at school Friday. Of course, Marysia had to write (our first ever!) absence-excuse note! I guess we truly are parents of a school kid now. Oh, and Ian had homework -- homework in kindergarten -- to do over the weekend.
There ain't no going back.
It feels very odd to make this transition from a school environment based on learning through play to kindergarten, where learning can still be fun, but it also can just be work.
I'm sure that there's going to be a lot of learning for both Ian and his parents in the years to come.
Ian's New School in the News
And the second article describes how University of Alabama students spruced up Matthews' halls with new murals:
Ian has had an excellent first week, with Ms. Owens rewarding him with a smiley face for his work. (Each week the students either get a smiley face, a frown face, or a face with a straight line -- to indicate their progress that week.) More on the first day, with photos, to follow.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Ian Graduates from Pre-School
I put together a little slideshow of the event...
If you have trouble seeing the video above, you can find it at: