Friday, September 18, 2009

Preschool mania!

Katie is the newest school member of the Olson family.

Anders introduced Katie to school life at Jacob's Ladder and to his former teacher, Mrs. Langer. The top of Katie's classroom list includes: spending time with friend Quinn, painting, special days, crafts and learning about Jesus.

I'm just afraid that I'm going to blink and she will be walking across the stage to claim her college diploma...I'm trying to enjoy every minute.

Back 2 School

Anders is now a 2nd grader and started school on this Grandma B's birthday--September 1st. He is currently going to school, playing football, attending Sunday School, starting piano lessons and enjoying the fleeting days of summer.

The other night, I got home from a meeting at 7:30pm to meet Anders, his friend John and sister Katie running through sprinklers--skeetos in full force, sun setting and temps dropping quickly. The trio was not phased one bit, they were relishing the last few moments of outdoor freedom.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Message from Sheri:
"Lucky Ian, two girls (Katie and Hope). They worked so hard to lay out all these blankets.
Took them over 10 minutes to set up and played it for 3. "

This is a photo of Katie and Ian on the "spin board"

Message from Sheri: One of our fish bit Ian this weekend, and he cried and cried and wanted to
call Katie, cuz "only she 'wood' make him feel better." :) I almost tried Betty and Buds at 8:25 in the am. :)

Thanks to Sheri for taking such good care of our little lady and also keeping posted of her antics--big girl is going to be a preschooler on Thursday...time flies!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kate in the Day Update

Hours of dress up and playtime for Ms. Katie Cat. She loves to spend her day with Sheri, Ian, Maiya, Hope, Evelyn, Jack, Quinn and Maggie.

Very much into:
  • choosing her own clothing
  • chewing gum for pooping on the toilet
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (I think she knows all the lyrics)
  • immediately asking to change her clothing when she gets home because she is "too sweaty"
  • helping wash dishes
  • planning her 4th birthday party
  • wearing her MN Twins dress
  • asking her Daddy if she looks pretty
  • sneaking into Momma and Daddy's bed at 1:30am
  • sleeping with Uniqua (character from Backyardigans)
  • visiting people--often asks who is coming over to visit or who we are going to visit

Days are never boring with Katie. As a family friend, Foisia stated "Katie is Bold and Brave".

swimming in Lindstrom

Last night, Osten, Brad and I drove to Lindstrom, Minnesota to see the River Falls Wildcats face Spring Lake Park and the Wildcats of Chisag...