Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day of School

Yesterday was a big day for us ... Henry's first day of school. This year he'll be attending our town's preschool two days a week for a couple of hours in the morning. It's going to be great for all of us.

For the first day Meg went with Henry for an hour. All the other parents were there with their kids to assist in the introduction. Henry left the house willingly, but was a bit shy there and did have a few drop to floor moments. We think it went better than expected though, because later when we talked to Henry about it he seemed positive about it and isn't terrified of going again (not like a haircut anyway). Hope the first true, full day goes well!

We went to Panera Bread (Henry's choice) afterwards to celebrate. I took the day off and had a good time at the playground with the kids. Meg took a brief, much needed nap (Hazel's night time sleeping has been terrible lately).

Above is a picture Henry drew. He and Hazel have been playing with crayons a lot. Henry often requests that we put his pictures up on the refrigerator. He told Meg that this was a picture of two robots with long arms for picking flowers which they eat. One robot is holding a flower. I'm not sure if he's drawing such things intentionally or scribbling than coming up with stories about the scribbles, but I don't care. Like his dreams, I love hearing these stories. His imagination is growing by leaps and bounds these days!

1 large dollar and 54 small dollars had just one Canadian dollar (1989).

7 half dollars produced one 90% silver half (1961) and one 40% silver half (1966).

6,320 quarters yielded one silver Washington (1948), ten Canadians, two US dimes, seven US nickels, two UK 10 pence, one Bermuda 25¢ and one Cayman Islands 25¢. I also came across a silver quarter, 1963D, in the reject bin of a coin counting machine at the bank.

5,900 dimes rounded up two silver Rosies (1946, 1961), nine Canadians and one UK 5 pence. In this batch I also found a new modern dime for me, the 2011D.

3,000 nickels turned up just twelve Canadians (3 Ni).

9,000 had forty-four Wheats, sixty-two Canadians, two Barbados 1¢ and four US dimes. One of the Canadians was a pretty nice 1929 George V penny.

1940, 1941(4), 1942, 1944(4), 1945(4), 1946(3), 1948(5), 1949, 1951, 1952(2), 1953(2), 1954D, 1955, 1955D, 1956, 1956D, 1957(2), 1957D(2), 1958(2), 1958D

Found: 2 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 quarter (1963D, a 90% silver one)