Tuesday, August 22, 2017

After School...

I wasn't really sure how much swimming we would get in after school started, but everyday after school so far has looked something like this...







Monday, August 21, 2017

Second Grade...

Remi has had a great start to second grade! He loves his teacher so much and always has the happiest things to say about school! I got this sweet little picture in his folder on Friday...



This was on the first day of school, and as they were putting away supplies, he built this little 'balancing bridge.'

This doesn't surprise me in the least, for Remi makes things like this all the time and I often find little contraptions hidden among the house that he has created.

I think what really touched my heart, was that his teacher noticed. That she took time out of putting away school supplies, got out her camera, took a picture and had it in his folder two days later.

Remi has an incredible little mind that you might never pick up on if you don't catch him in his quiet moments of creating. He likes to sneak off, gather interesting things in his path and then he will spend hours creating machines. When he is done, he loves to tell you exactly how every little part works.

It is in these long and heavily detailed explanations, that Remi shines with self-accomplishment.

And it's contagious, because there is really nothing better than a child who feels proud of their uniqueness!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sweet Summer Memories...

As I look back on our summer, there are so many good memories. We had more time with family than ever before, we all have tans from the non-stop swimming we did and there were so many days spent with friends. I am sad the summer flew by so fast, but the best times almost always do!

One day, the boys heard the garbage truck coming and they ran out to watch it get our trash. A few minutes later Roen ran in and I peeked out the window to see what Remi was doing. My heart melted when I saw him bringing our trash can up the driveway...



This was a day Micah was out of town. I always make the boys spaghetti when he is out of town- it's something the boys get very excited about. In fact, on this afternoon, they were so hungry and ready for spaghetti, we ate dinner at 3:00...



This was a morning when I had just gotten out of the shower. I peeked my head out the bathroom door to check on the boys and they were cuddled up sharing iPad secrets...



It's all these tiny little moments spent together, everyday, that make summer so special for us.

Staying at home, eating PB&Js for lunch, dumping out millions of Legos on the back patio to make water vehicles to push around in the pool, laundry baskets full of wet swimsuits, sleepovers with good friends, sticky hands from popsicles and looking forward to that magic moment when Daddy gets home!

All this said, Fall is right around the corner, and with that, a whole new set of excitment will fill our time! Frito Chilli Pie, Halloween, candy corn, pumpkin patches, scarfs and boots and watching my two favorite football players chase flags!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Last Day of Summer....

On the very last day of summer, Micah took off early in hopes of giving the boys some last little memories as they begin their journeys as 1st and 2nd graders.

We started off with lunch then took the boys bowling. We bowled threes games before heading home. They requested tacos for dinner, so while I got dinner ready, they cleaned up and we ended our night with happy bellies and two tired little boys asleep by 6:30!















Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First Day of School 2017...

It doesn't get easier.

The whole walking your kid to their new classroom, watching them sit down at their desk, hugging them as long as they will allow and then walking away.

It's that 'letting go and letting them fly' feeling that gets me. It's this big piece of your heart you are used to spending every day, every hour with, day in and day out, that you are leaving at a place you pray will feed them with comfort and encouragement. A world you are not really a part of and so leave with big tears in your eyes, with a heart full of prayers that they never forget how loved they are and that no matter what, Mommy will be counting down the hours until I get to hear about their days...







Monday, August 14, 2017

Meet the Teacher

Thursday, was the Back to School Bash where the boys got to reunite with friends, see their classrooms and meet their teachers.

Both boys are extremely excited with who they got as teachers! They also were both lucky enough to get some of their best buds in their class. I just have this little feeling that this year, is going to be incredible!!

Roen, was of course, full of shy smiles. When his teacher introduced herself, all he did was smile. In fact, I don't think he said one word the entire time we were in his classroom!



Remi went into his classroom to find one of his very best friends and was immediately all smiles!









I think I am just as excited about this year as the boys are. If you were to ask the boys, they would say they are not excited about school- and by this they mean the school part- but the friend part... they can't wait for that!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Our Last Summer Getaway...

Two days after we returned from Disney, we hopped on another plane and headed out to San Angelo for our very last summer getaway!

We were exhausted and being home felt so good, but there was no way we were missing Miss Mallorie's 5th birthday or one last opportunity to see family before school started!

As usual, we packed in as much fun as possible in 3 days as we could!!

We had lunch at Chilli's (birthday girl's request), played glow-in-the-dark putt-putt, saw the Emoji Movie, went swimming, had snow cones (twice) and celebrated Mallorie turning 5!!!

















Thursday, August 10, 2017

Another Tooth...

So, 17 days after Roen lost his first tooth, he lost the bottom one right next to it. He was adamant about keeping this tooth as well, so I told him he had to write the note to the tooth fairy!! Just like the first tooth, Micah pulled this one too- he is becoming a professional tooth puller!!









I used to dread the boys losing teeth, thinking it would always be some big dramatic ordeal... I have to say, I have been pleasantly surprised! Remi pulls his own teeth and Roen hasn't made a big deal about it at all!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ride Photos...

These are terrible quality- as I just snapped pictures of the screens, but they are just too fun not to share!

The boys rode everything they could and didn't think twice! I am not sure how these two boys have such a love for adventure, but it makes doing things with them so much fun!!













Monday, August 7, 2017

Disney Day 3...

Our third day was our last day. We woke up, headed to the park and had breakfast with the characters. We met Minnine, Captain Hook, Tiger, Pooh, Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and lots more!!



















All the characters seemed to love Micah...



All the cousins...







And one of the best parts of Dinseyland- the pickles....





We ended the day with a nice dinner in the park and then the dads took the kids back to the rooms for bed so us girls could fully enjoy the Color of Life show on Paradise Pier...





And on the way home the next morning, we let the boys do something we have never let them do before- sit together...



What wonderful memories we made!!! I will never tire of the magic of Disney!!!