Friday, March 25, 2011

Our Ashton

Yesterday, Tommy and I enjoyed a visit to Ashtons school for parent teacher conferences.
I cannot say enough about this preschool, and I am over the moon about his teachers.
Ashton has 3 teachers in his classroom, but his "main" teacher is Mrs. Dutton.
She is so kind and sweet and we can tell that she is so passionate about being a teacher-especially to small kids.
We had a nice visit with her, and were able to hear descriptions of how Ashton is doing Socially and emotionally. We also got an observation report of his fine, gross,cognitive and language skills. It was lovely hearing all of the great things Mrs. Dutton had to say, and we are beyond proud of Ashton and his continued excellence in school.
I am so thankful that Ashton goes to this school. I am thankful that he LOVES going to school and learning.
We couldn't wait to take Ashton out for a special lunch then park day when we were done.
He deserved it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ashtons 4th birthday and Mimis visit

We had quite a weekend!
My mom (Mimi) flew into town and surprised Ashton at preschool on Thursday.
He was so excited and couldn't wait to show her around his classroom.
We spent time playing and getting ready for Ashtons friend party on Saturday.
We had the birthday later on in the evening because Tommy headed to the BYU/San Diego game that morning.
We had quite a turnout on Saturday and it was such a fun party. Ashton wanted a Pirate theme so we gave out bandanas and went on a fun treasure hunt.
My mom made his awesome cake and it was the hit of the party!
Combine pizza, games, cake, ice cream, 15+ kids and parents and it was chaotic fun.
Ashton was in heaven with all of his friends coming to celebrate his birthday.
On Monday we took my Mom up to L.A.
Unfortunately my camera's settings got changed so the first few pictures are dark.
We stopped in Orange County for lunch, then drove to Beverly Hills, down Rodeo Drive, walked down Hollywood Blvd. and we were able to see the Oscar red carpet and all the props being taken down (the Oscars were the night before).
Then we headed to the Santa Monica pier and walked along the beach (it was coooold) and headed down the pier. Of course we had to stop for a funnel cake!
It was a great weekend and we were so glad the Mimi was able to come!