Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015. Drake 10 months.

10 months:
loves books
loves animal sounds 
tries to bark like a dog
claps his hands
loves music
rolls everywhere
can get to a sitting position independently
wants to crawl so bad and is so close
sleeps only in his crib now
loves water and is an expert splasher
such a smiley, happy guy

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015. Lyla's first day of pre-school.

Lyla had her first day of pre-school! She was so ready. She didn't even blink an eye when I told her that it was time for me to go! She had a great day and has been singing her abc's ever since! Just like that I have 4 kids in school! That's crazy!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug. 13, 2015. First Day of School.

The kids started school today! The kids and I were excited for the new school year. We got our new school clothes, our new shoes, registered at our new schools and were looking forward to all the adventures that we would have this year. As it got closer and closer to the 1st day however, I had a lot of anxiety about the kids starting school this year. Especially about Sophie starting 6th grade in an intermediate school. I was trying not to project my anxiety on to the kids and instead we would talk about how awesome the school year was going to be. And I really think it will be! All the kids came home and said they had a great day! Sophie didn't get lost going to any of her classes. She likes her language arts teacher the best so far, and she said the day flew by! Collin has a male teacher this year who loves math and science...just like him! His favorite part of the day was getting his own Chrome book to use this year! Ruby has such a sweet teacher. She got to be the mystery student and bring some things from home to share about herself and she is adjusting to going to school full day. She said the day was so long it felt like two! Ha! Love that girl! So proud of each of my kids. I know they will have a great year! Tomorrow we will tackle riding the bus!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 10, 2015. Collin's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Collin! Collin turned 9 yesterday! He was so excited for his big day and I think he enjoyed it! He woke up in the morning to a decorated house! Nothing says happy birthday quite as well as balloons!! Later that evening, we had pizza as a family and then opened presents and had cake and ice cream! Collin had been wanting to have a blue velvet cake for a long time so that is what he got! He also got that mountain bike he has been wanting for a while, especially since we moved down here. After cake and ice cream I took Collin to a movie. He really wanted to see Jurassic World. We had a lot of fun at the movie and he really liked it! Happy Birthday Buddy! I hope you had a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 4, 2015. Happy Independence Day!

We had a great 4th of July this year! We partook of all that the lovely town of Hurricane had to offer, starting with a parade bright and early before it got too hot! It was a great parade. Not too long, and not too short, and plenty of candy!! After the parade we took the kids to the park where they played games and bounced in the bounce houses. Later that night we had some friends over for a BBQ where we roasted hot dogs over our new fire pit! Fun fun! And the night ended with a beautiful sunset and fireworks for the older kids! I'm so grateful for this country that we have to live in and all the freedoms that we have.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 20, 2015. Drake 8 months.

8 months:
has 2 teeth
always wants to see what is going on
loves remotes
says "ma ma ma" and "ba ba"
loves baths
is loved on daily by Lyla
lights up when mom or dad walks into his view
gives belly laughs now, although sparingly
loves solids and eats a lot!
sits independently

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 2, 2015. Last day of school!

Well it wasn't really the last day of school, but our kids didn't actually go to school on the last day of the year and the last day they did go was field day so they wore swim suites, so these pictures were taken three days before school ended!

I'm so proud of my kiddos this year. They all had a great year in school this year. It wasn't always easy,  and it wasn't always fun, but they all gave 100% all year long! I have such great and smart kids. I love them!

As per tradition, my first and last day of school comparison for the 2014-2015 school year:

And one of this cute girl because she wanted a picture too, and who can resist this cuteness!