Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Runner Boy

Henry has often said that he loves to run and that was the sport he wants to do. Unfortunately at his age the only time he can run is just for fun at home or in an event like this Hershey track and field event that is 4 weeks long. He wants me to find some kids runs for him to do this summer as well. Tonight was the second week and he ran both the 50 and the 100 and came in first place out of 9 kids for both of them. He was actually quite a bit ahead of the others in both races. He was very excited that he got first place he went into it hoping to get second but I told him maybe he will get first and he did.

Last week he got third in his Heat and I knew he could do better but he was pretty tired from being scared and crying because they use a shotgun start for this program which I don't know why you would do that with 5 to 14 year old kids but Henry seem to be the only kid that was scared and bothered by the gun. Not only did he find it scary but it is quite loud and he still is sometimes bothered by loud noises. It was better tonight now that he knew what to expect and he was fine for the 50 but before that 100 he was in tears again and I had to ask them to move him to the for the slain so that he felt more comfortable being out there.w

 He also does the standing long jump and the softball throw. He doesn't do too bad for the standing long jump and gets four feet pretty consistently. The softball through though he has a little bit more to work on. He has learned good form from fire class but he just really needs to get behind it to throw it further.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Song

Henry wrote out a Mothers Day song for me and sang it to me. He did a fantastic job on this.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Let the Show Begin!

Introduction  He spent the afternoon making all his puppets and planning out a puppet show for us to watch. 

Part 1 - All About the Pig's Day 

Intermission: He took a break and I thought I better talk to him about tornadoes. We had the siren go off for a tornado a couple weeks ago and he has been worrying and stewing over it. He has brought up tornadoes on several occasions the past 2 weeks and now it is a center theme in his play. I think he isn't quite as worried anymore, but lost his mojo for part 2.

Part 2 - The Awesome Tiger

Close Up of His Puppets

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Videos from Spring Kindergarten Concert

Pictures from Kindergarten Spring Concert

 Tall boy in the back row! That's where he will probably always be! He held his smile the entire time I was up there taking pictures of him.

This is just his classroom, there are 3 kindergarten classrooms.

How sinkin' cute! Love this kid and glad he let me dress him up like a little man!

The entire kindergarten class -- all 3 classrooms of kids.

With his friend Ian. Ian decided a couple of weeks ago that Henry was his best buddy and tells me that every time I go into volunteer now. It warms my heart to see Ian run to him in phy ed (when I volunteer in there) when they are told to find a partner. They really wanted a picture together. They haven't had a playdate together yet, but we will soon!

The theme for the year for the elementary school this year is OLYMPIAN.

Henry and his friend Daniel pretending to play instruments. Henry is on the guitar and Daniel is playing a trumpet. Lol! Such silly boys. They have been having weekly play dates now for almost 2 months. I am very happy Henry has started to make friends.

He is VERY slow to warm up to people to decide if he actually likes them and can trust them. Henry doesn't like big groups or having lots of friends like his sister does. He just wants a couple quality friends and I am glad he is finally finding them. He will have had 3 playdates this week with 3 different boys (after tomorrow), one of them being Daniel. He has become very observant of how other people are and whether or not they are genuine. It caused him ( & this worrysome mom too ) lots of sadness and anxiety earlier this year when he thought no one liked him and he had no friends. He is a good kid who just wants to be liked and do a good job and make people happy and proud.