Archive for October, 2010

First Field Trip

October 24, 2010

Dear Roman,

I was lucky enough to be able to tag along with you on your very first school field trip to a farm in the country. The day was gorgeous, crisp and sunny, perfect for pumpkin hunting! You got to take a hay ride out to a pumpkin patch where you and your classmates searched for the perfect pumpkin. You also got to check out some chickens and pigs and navigate through a hay maze. It was a pretty good introduction to what I think is one of the best things about school.


Every Wednesday

October 22, 2010

Dear Roman,
Every Wednesday you and I (and Charlotte) head downtown to Musical Story-time class at Soundbridge. For 45 minutes I get to watch you play with instruments like violins, cellos, trumpets, trombones, flutes, a piano and of course drums. Then the teacher reads a book and does a really good job of keeping your interest by having everyone play an instrument at certain times in the story. There’s a little singing a little dancing and a lot of creative time for you. I soak up every minute of getting to watch you interact with other kids, raise your hand with suggestions at the teacher’s request and most of all I love seeing the look on your face when you play an instrument. I see a confident, eager, content kid on Wednesday mornings.

After class we walk a block to the coffee shop where you order a “chocolate steamer” and I get a tea. Then we go sit on the steps outside of the art museum and watch the city streets.

Thanks for hanging out with me your Mom every Wednesday. It’s my favorite day of the week.

Darth Vader Mommy and Super Cows!

October 21, 2010


October 14, 2010

Dear Roman,

All week long I’ve been hearing from teachers, other moms, strangers on the street, “your son is SO cute!”

HA! If they only knew!

But I’ll admit you are on a (very needed) positive, cooperative, charming and witty streak. The things coming out of your mouth are so sweet I’ve wondered if the real you has been abducted and replaced by one of the aliens you talk about in your stories. Your overflowing affection and affirmations have been primarily directed at your sister. “Charlottey” as you’ve nicknamed her is hearing stuff like, “oh how I love you SOOOOOOOO much” and “I’m so glad we got you” all day long. You smother her in kisses and she hugs your head. It’s all too cute I can’t stand it.

A Letter From The Teacher

October 5, 2010

Dear Roman,

You are LOVING preschool! The look on your face and the confidence in your stride show me there is no place you’d rather be every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  I emailed your teacher the other day to check in- you know to just to make sure you were behaving… wink wink. Here’s how she responded:

Hi Natalie,

Good to hear from you! I know talking at pick up time is difficult because it is
so busy. I know how it feels – I was so anxious when
I sent my son Henry off to preschool without me for the first time.
Roman is doing great! He is so confident and independent. He loved playing
astronaut today and pretending to land on the moon!
He is doing well at following the daily school schedule and being kind to others.
In a nut shell he is a pure pleasure! I am so glad he loves school! He seems to have a big
heart and eager to explore and make friends.
If you have any other questions call or write any time.
Take care,