Sunday, August 30, 2009
My parent have gorgeous flowers lining their fence that are in full bloom right now. We took the kids out to take pictures, only to be disturbed by some bees. (the nerve!) Haydn is PETRIFIED of bees, so this was quite the distraction! It also provided a perfect photo opportunity for me! (:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tonight, we were outside playing. She ran *right* up to a tree and "bonked" her head on it. (If you've seen Hutch fake run into things, you'll know what I'm talking about...) She is a maniac, I tell you! A maniac.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Gwyneth even got in some playing. A very short amount of "playing" until her brothers told her that she couldn't disassemble it. (That's why she is throwing a fit!)
We replaced our kitchen flooring on Saturday. It needed it! I'm going for a retro cottage-y look and I fell in love with the school tiles that look old! I finally have my cupboard and wall paint picked out! Now it's just doing it!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Taking him to school went more smoothly than I expected! He saw one of his friends and wanted to just walk in with him, but I insisted on taking him in the first day. (I had to give his teacher something. yeah. That's it.) Maybe this year he will walk in all by himself?!
Wow. First Grade. I'm getting old.
Haydn is "breaking" Babe. The first time we put her saddle on, John and I about *died* laughing because she seriously looked like a rodeo horse (rodeo miniature horse?) for about 10 seconds. We were pretty scared about the outcome of someone actually sitting in the saddle! Haydn bravely tried it, and they all did a great job! No falling!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Haydn starts school tomorrow morning. First grade! I thought this year would be easier to let him go. So far, it's not. I get so emotional when I think of my kids growing up. I can remember the day each was born like yesterday, and I know how quickly they've gotten this far! I start thinking, "Wow. They will be out of the house before I know it." -and then I have to stop. And just live in the moment, not yesterday or tomorrow. Enjoy what God has given me *right now*. When I let my little ones go into the big scary world, I have to remember to rely on God to protect them and to guide them, now and as they grow.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We haven't seen all of them in so long that my kids thought they had "new" cousins! (It's been probably 2-1/2 years).
We had a great time catching up and having a few laughs!
I had some strawberries in the refrigerator, and Haydn asked if he could make "a recipe" for us. (Haydn has done this for a couple of years now). He totally comes up with the idea, all of the measurements, and baking temperature. I usually help him figure out the time. They are surprisingly good! He is allowed to, but the deal is that he has to clean up after himself. Haydn made some "hidden treasure" for us this time. I can actually say it was delicious this time!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Camdyn had his Second Birthday party at Butch & Bobbie's pool. I can't believe that he is two already! We had a great time spending the evening with our family!
*Did you notice Jim's shirt? I will post about that soon!*
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Haydn and I found a bunch of cicadas on a tree, so he was sporting a few of them. So silly!
We saw one that had just crawled out. I got a little too close, but I think it's pretty cool!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We had Tyler and Alyssa over so we could give them their presents. I decided to make them a cake and go all out (: They had a great time, and blew out their candles before I could get a picture of the process! Happy Birthday, Tyler and Alyssa! I can't believe you are 11 and 9 already!