Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pumpkin pickin'

 too many choices....

 found the perfect pumpkins

 riding to and from the patch in style

 just going nowhere fast

 E is embracing fall

these boys conquered the corn maze and it was NOT easy

We had an absolutely gorgeous day to head to the farm with friends and have some fall fun together. It felt more like summer but hey, we'll take it! What an amazing warm season we've had in MI. What fun memories made with friends.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Color Run

 The boys' school met their PTO fundraising goal and rewarded the kids with a fund-run color run. C and E were both SO excited for this event and had a blast running and getting colored up for 30 minutes. 

Saturday, October 07, 2017

EAA Young Eagles Flight

 C and Mr. Pete getting ready for takeoff in the Piper Cub!

 A beautiful morning for his first flight! That's C coming in for a landing!

C got to take his very first flight with the EAA's Young Eagle program. Mr. Pete has a pretty awesome plane and C loved the flight and even got to take the controls for a bit. E was super jealous but his day will come when he turns 8 and is old enough for the program. 

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

1st day of school!

 My 5th grader and kindergartner!

 E's first ride on the bus! C darted on and avoided the photo. :) 

The first day of school happened and we all survived. I did not even shed a tear by some miracle and either did E! Maybe because it was a half day and as soon as the boys got on the bus I drove to school and joined E in his classroom for the parent/child scavenger hunt. So, we DID meet the teacher this time and I did go home without E by my side. This is going to take some getting used to.....

Thursday, August 31, 2017

meet the teacher night.....or not

 He found his spot! A cute little Sophie on the left and a cute little Saylor on the right! 
This school thing is going to rock!

Aaaand....because he has a big brother, he had to get a dab in!

Oh my heart! I can't believe it but here we are getting ready to send E off on the grand adventure of kindergarten! In all honesty neither he nor I have been looking forward to this day and infact I think we've both been dreading it all summer long. I of course, have done everything in my power to "be excited" for him in order to get him excited. Mostly I've just been commited to praying for E and that the Lord would work in him to prepare him and give him courage to spread his wings. God is so good and here he is on meet the teacher night looking happy and confident as can be. He did, however, choose not to actually meet the teacher! LOL The classroom was PACKED with 25 kids and LOTS of parents so I granted his wish to "meet the teacher on the first day of school" and we snuck out without saying hello and saved the intros for the first day of school! 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

1000 Books!

We proudly completed reading (and documenting) 1000 books with E before he started kindergarten! When our library started this program we had about 10 months to read before E started kindergarten and we did it. Reading with my boys, going to the libary, checking out lots of books, and participating in every library class we could, has always been a huge priority and joy for me as a Mom. Years from now I hope the boys will love the memories of time spent together behind books as much as I will!

Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds

The airbase that D works at hosted an airshow and brought in the Thunderbirds. Much to our surprise they set up camp for the weekend long airshow at the hanger D works out of! On family day we headed in and enjoyed a very upclose show. SO MUCH FUN!!!