Sunday, August 31, 2014
We were forty miles from Albany... no, just kidding, we were in Lockport. :)
We took a cruise on the Erie Canal, which included going up and down the locks (two locks, 25 feet each). It was really cool!
They also really do have low bridges on the canal (but the bridge operators can raise them up!)
Posted by Melanie at 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2014
We had kindergarten orientation on Thursday. The boys got to go on a bus ride around the block (parents were supposed to go, too, but the boys told Mike they wanted to go by themselves). We dropped off their mountain of school supplies, and met their teacher. So far they only have 18 kids in their class, which is a nice size. I asked the teacher if she'd worked with hearing-impaired kids before, and she said yes, that she was special ed certified. (Yay!) She also said that the other teachers were teasing her that it was a good match because she's loud. :) I really like her so far -- she seems to have a good approach, and I think the boys will enjoy it.
Posted by Melanie at 11:21 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014
(He picked out the sweatpants himself -- they don't quite fit any more!)
Posted by Melanie at 6:44 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It was a beautiful (if somewhat chillier than expected) day by the lake. The boys really enjoyed the old-fashioned kiddie rides at the Carousel Museum.
We had heard there was a swimming beach there, so we had told Matthew he could dip his feet in the water. But when we actually made it down to the beach, the water was pretty thick with algae, and the beach was nothing to write home about -- bordered by concrete on one side, small and rocky. Ah well, the boys enjoyed tossing rocks into the water!
Posted by Melanie at 11:24 PM
Monday, August 25, 2014
Posted by Melanie at 12:22 AM