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
drinks from a sippy cup
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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015. Almost crawling!

This little man is so close crawling. I don't know whether to be excited or sad, cheer him on or push him down! One thing that is for certain though is that I love him like crazy! My little man is getting so big!!!

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!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 8, 2015. Sand Hollow.

We took advantage of the last weekend before school starts and headed to Sand Hollow. We needed to embrace the sun, the heat, and the freedom just one last time! We have been wanting to go to Sand Hollow for most of the Summer but it has never quite worked out. Saturdays are busy when you have just moved into a new house! We finally made it though, and it did not disappoint! The kids swam, played in the sand, and enjoyed being with one another. I sat down on the waters edge with Drake. He played with the sand and splashed in the shallow water, keeping us cool. It was so relaxing. There was no complaining from the kids. Just enjoyment. It was lovely! Just what we needed before the crazy that comes when the kids are in school!