Monday, September 8, 2014

Oh Back to School

It's that time of the year again when the weather is beginning to cool off, apples are ripe, and school is back in session.  A few weeks ago I was waiting for this day to come, now it makes me a little sad.

We sent our biggest kiddo to Kindergarten this year......I know.....KINDERGARTEN!!!  We shopped for the right colored folders, crayons and nap mat.  The awesome backpack with a real propeller that spins.  We found new lunch supplies and practiced how to open it all.  We were ready.

Until that actual day when I was driving him to school, singing along to 'The First Day of School' by the Imagination Movers.  It got me.  I cried.  I cried walking to the school building and on my way into the school.  I somehow pulled myself together until the end of the day.  I cried, hard, when we picked him up.  I was just SO happy to see him, and it was only a half day!





I am happy to report that he LOVES school and the worst part of his day was coming home.  

Today, I had to drop off my little girl at her first day of school.  She, of course, was super ready and excited.  I actually thought that I was going to be just fine, but she just looked so grown up.  




She was only at school for an hour, but she had a very good time.  She was super excited to go back tomorrow, only to find out she has to wait another day.  
She is looking forward to having snack at school. 

The little man has asked when he gets to go to school.  I don't think that I would survive if I had to bring one more kiddo to school this week, so it's a good thing that he will be mine for this year!  

We are looking forward to a great year, which is off to a great start!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Caught up

Now I know 2 posts in one day, but after this, we are caught up!

Right after Collin's birthday we had two very special guests, Great Grandma and Uncle Carl.  What fun we had!

Isaiah was teaching Great Grandma all about his Leap Pad

We went to Little America Amusement park 2 times since it was so much fun!
 
our selfie

the train ride is the BEST




I think we may have scarred Collin for life! 
 

 
Guess not!

The rollercoaster was another favorite!  It was SO jerky!!!!!



Collin rode the fire trucks like a boss!!!  He rang the bell many times!


And they loved the cars!


We waited in line forever to go down the tiger slide.  It was pretty cool, but it was a long wait!
 

Then of course we had to celebrate Collin's birthday with Great Grandma and Uncle Carl.  My Mom also came since she wasn't able to come the week before.



Playing games with Great Grandma

 
Collin helped me make chocolate chip cookies to send with them as they drove home.
 
We miss them and wish that we could spend every day with them!!!!

Happy Birthday

Wow, exactly one month late to the game.....

Well, one month ago it was Collin's birthday.  Since VBS started on the same day, Collin didn't get the full excitement of his day.  Don't get me wrong, we tried to squeeze it all in but....
After his nap we sang happy birthday and asked him to blow out the candle, but instead he threw up right after this picture. 
He ended up having a fever and cuddling for the rest of the afternoon.

We tried again the next day, and it went much better!!
 




He opened a few presents and was SO happy to FINALLY have a backpack like the big kids!  His face beamed!


 
 
We had a small party for him as well, after VBS ended.
 
The Planes Cake







We flew rubber band airplanes in the back yard



What a Sconnie boy!  He loves his beer. (it is empty)

Trying to get points by flying it through the poles.


Digging through the "clouds" (shaving cream) for coins.

Steve taught him how to clap your hands full of shaving cream.  He thought it was SO funny!


After the activities we headed inside for some in flight supper.
 

and cake!


Goodie bags....packed in real barf bags.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pictures Speak Louder...

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth more than a thousand words.  So with that in mind, we'll keep the words to a minimum and let these pictures do the talking as we recap the past two months.  The summer keeps us just as busy as the school year with our kids in swim lessons, summer school, gymnastics, tot lot, family bike rides, play dates, and more.  Plus we are only a week away from Collin's 2nd birthday and VBS.
 
Happy Mother's Day!
 
 
Once Brielle watched her big brother ride a two wheeler, she was not too far behind!
 
 
She's got it down pretty well.  Though she has taken a few pretty painful face-first falls to the black pavement which resulted in a couple mouthfuls of blood and even a damaged front tooth!
 
 
 Collin helped himself to the lotion container one morning while Mom decided to take a shower.
 
 
 
Isaiah graduated from 4K!
 
 
 
Happy Father's Day!
 
 
Mommy & Daddy snuck away back to God's country in northern MN (minus the children, thanks Grandma Sue) for a wonderful wedding and weekend on the lake.
 
 
We spent a great 4th of July as a family and with good friends as we headed to a nearby town and enjoyed a parade, a picnic in the park, free bounce houses and pony rides, a trip to Dairy Queen and a night of fireworks.