Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Picture Day and Puffy Collar

Today was picture day at the kiddos' school. Of course, I had to take a few pictures of my own :)

Including pictures of our pitiful puppy in his puffy collar! He had a little surgery on Friday (we're doing our part to control the pet population :) and he will not leave his incision alone. We had to put a big puffy collar on him to wear this week so that he can't get at it. He still looks super cute, though!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

T-Man Turns Two

Last weekend we made another quick road trip up to Ohio to celebrate my nephew's 2nd birthday. When we got there Friday night, the kids were already asleep, so when T woke up on his birthday we were all there to sing to him!

Here he is blowing out the candle on his birthday breakfast.That afternoon we celebrated his birthday train style at Entertrainment Junction.

After blowing out his candles, he decided to just lean in and take a bite :) Isn't that an adorable cake?

As part of the party, we got to take a backstage tour of all the model trains. It was really cool.

Later that night I did a little photo shoot with AP and my niece in their matching back-to-school dresses. My niece is starting preschool next week!

This one is my absolute favorite.
My niece lasted the longest Saturday night so she was still up when we were icing cupcakes for the family party the next day. She was a lot of help :)Happy Birthday T! We enjoyed spending it with you!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Can See Clearly Now

I took these pictures on Wednesday afternoon. Really, it could have been any afternoon because this is what you'll find these two doing. But, Wednesday was a little different. Can you tell?

How about now?
Now that's better! C has glasses! These are his rec specs for sports, but he'll have regular everyday glasses, too, they just haven't come in yet.
We had no idea that he had problems seeing. He has never complained or squinted and his teachers never mentioned any problems at school. But, when we went for his annual well visit a few weeks ago, he failed the eye exam. As in the second line on the chart is where he stopped reading. That won us a referral to an opthamologist who we saw last week and who confirmed that he is near-sighted. He pretty much will need to wear his glasses all the time.
The good news is he is super cute in them!

And while those two were out playing in the yard, look who was longingly peeking out the window :)
while AP was trying to take a cat nap...or should I say dog nap :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Stroll

We have been loving this slightly cooler than normal August weather! Even AP, my flip flop tank top girl, said she wished it would stay just like this forever.

Sunday afternoon we all set out on an afternoon hike.

AP got this doggy stroller for her birthday when she got her puppy, but it's our 11 year old dachshund that enjoys hitching a ride :)

Note the sign...

and the snake!

The dogs were worn out and pretty much put the brakes on about a half mile from our car. We ended up with one in the stroller and the other being carried!Later that afternoon we had a church wide potluck to kick off small groups. The kiddos ran, swang, and played some more. Needless to say, they crashed that night!
Now we are slowly getting back into our new school year routine. AP finally starts going full time tomorrow!

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's A Beautiful Day

I hope and pray this zest for school continues! We were ready in record time this morning, happy to be up and moving, and excited to be headed to school!
It probably helped everyone's spirits that the weather is beautiful today!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pumpkin goes to K!!!

Yesterday was C's 2nd day of 2nd grade and AP's first day of kindergarten!!!!!

Several people asked me if I was crying because my baby was starting school. There were no tears here. If you know AP well, then you know that she sooo wants to be a big kid. I am excited for her. I can tell she is proud of herself and feels grown up :)

Our commute to school lasts approximately one minute. Just enough time to make a few silly faces :)

First we dropped C off with the big kids...
then we walked AP in. We are allowed to walk the kindergartners in on their first 2 days.

She found her cubby and immediately began unloading her backpack. She had stamped a picture for the principal and painted a picture for her teacher. Girlfriend knows how to get on their good side :) And no, none of that was my idea!
Her teacher loved her painting.She had a great first day. Her teacher reported that she was a "little mama". Yes she is!