Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Grey's First Day

Grey had his ever first day of school two weeks ago. He was so excited leading up to that  morning and had been asking everyday if he could go! But, once the morning came, he wasn't so sure anymore and said he didn't want to go once it was time to get in the car:(  He did let me get a fun little photo shoot in before we left, though...









James and I both took him to school and walked his stuff to his classroom before we all headed to the chapel for Jammin' with Jesus:)  Grey was not having any of it, though. Kids were crying all over the place and he joined in whenever we tried to leave. So we stayed and just sat behind him for a while until we could safely sneak out. His teacher texted me later that morning and said there were a few tears once he realized we had left, but that he was quickly chattering away with everyone. And she sent this awesome picture of him laughing giddily during parachute time! (He's the one right beside the teacher)... 

He was all smiles when I picked him up and cheerily said, "By Ms. Chelle!" when we left. We haven't had any tears since! I'm so glad he's loving school!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

First Day of School!

Once again, it's been over a month since I blogged. Sigh. August was filled with more summer fun, and then before we knew it, it was time to head back to school. This summer flew by at lightning speed!

This year we have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, and preschooler! Grey hasn't started school yet, but has met his teacher last Friday. He asked tonight when I put him to bed if he could go to "treat-school" tomorrow. He's very excited!

Hunter and Charlotte were a little less excited for their first day. Not that we had to drag them kicking and screaming or anything. They just wanted a little more summer!






Some gifts to help their teachers through the first week back!


Charlotte was excited that her friend, Gracie, was at her table...
And her good friend, Emma, sits right beside her!

Ms. Seguin and Char...



Ms. Carzola and Hunter...

Hunter got to pick his own seat this year! That made him think 4th grade was pretty awesome! He chose to sit by his friend, Neil...



We love both of their teachers. They are having a great year so far!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

July

I'm officially the worst blogger ever. I've seriously considered just giving up on this several times, because it feels like such a chore and there's facebook. But, I guess I'll keep on for now. July was a super fun, busy month. Here's a quick recap with tons of pictures...

The Thayer cousins came in town for the first week of July, and we braved the heat to go to Six Flags on my day off that week...





We got SOAKED on the Roaring Rapids...
After it was over, Grey said, "I'm all wet!" I think he got the most wet of everyone, poor guy!





We ran into several friends there. My friend, Stephanie and then our neighbors, the Powerses...


That week, we also went on a fun date with Mel and Bob to see Jim Gaffigan...


Our other July dates were awesome, too! Belated birthday celebration with our best friends, the Fawkes...

And a re-do of our first ever date to Mi Cocina and then Reunion Tower...


Two weeks after the Thayers left, the Smiths came in town. More cousin fun! We were so excited to meet baby Owen...

And of course we love getting to see Keira!

The kids went to the pool with Nana, the Smiths and Aunt Katie while I was at work one day...



Loungin' at home...


And at Nanny and Grandad's...

While they were in town, Grandad turned 90!! We had a family party at Spring Creek...


These 2 started it all...
...with just 2 daughters...

Look at all these grandkids...
 And great-grandkids!!

And great great-grandkids!!

 And of course, we couldn't leave out the spouses...

Charlotte did theater camp the last week of July and had fun as usual. She was the wicked stepsister in Cinderella meets Snow White...






And she had her first slumber party ever for her 7th birthday...

We did a spa party with foot soaks...



And makeup...

And hair...









Then we played this musical nail polish game that went so much more smoothly in my head...


And of course had presents...






And cake...


And then a movie while they went to bed...


And birthday donuts in the morning...


Whew! Can't believe it's almost time to go back to school!!