Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to School....

Julia woke up bright and early and was ready to go with her backpack looking bigger than her and looking absolutely darling!
I am a little nervous for her very long day---she leaves at 7:30 and gets home at 4:20---ridiculous 4 day school week! But, I know she will love it, she has a great teacher this year, Mr. Sotutu---I am so proud of her and am so excited for her to have a great 2nd grade year! I just love my sweet Julia!

It would be a major understatement to say that Jack was excited for school to start. He was showered, dressed and ready by 8:00---the bus wasn't coming to get him until 12:15!
He came downstairs, feeling like hot stuff and said, "are you ready to take my picture?"
So, there he was, waiting....
He would alternate looking at the side window, he sat on the front porch for over an hour waiting, we started taking silly pictures while we waited and he waited some more....

And then the time finally came---only ten more minutes until he was off into the big world of kindergarden---I of course frantically tried to make sure I had taught him everything he needed to know---you know the basics: use your good manners, raise your hand if you want to say something, don't tuck your shirt into your underwear, i love you and i'm so proud of you!
And he was off---just like that, no turning back, he's off! I love him so much! (and he looked so dang cute too!)Now to these two little guys wondering what's going on---Adam waved and said, "OOOOh, bye Gack" and of course he will be so excited to see his "Ju Ju" when she gets home.
Luke is just chillin wondering where all the noise has gone, he'll quickly remember that Adam makes enough noise for everyone!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

this just makes me happy...

Luke is becoming more and more smiley everyday---it's so cute! It definitely makes up for the fussy times---he's growing and changing everyday and we just love him!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ok, I know that I typically use my blog just for cute pictures of the kids, etc., but I cannot resist commenting on this! I saw this and I just laughed--why? Because how could it be possible that pegging your jeans could be cute again??--seriously, some things are meant to stay in the past, the junior high past! The most hilarious thing is that these jeans are said to be over $300 jeans---but, just think we could all join in the trend and just borrow our husband's jeans and peg the bottoms!
I told Aaron that I am so not ready to embrace this and he said he was and that he loved the days of pegged pants--so, if you see him at the next family party with pegged jeans, just remember he's being fashion forward!

Well, I have to admit-I am not a summer person, I don't like the heat and I get really excited for fall this time of year. I took Julia and Jack school shopping yesterday and I have to say I still get really excited to buy school supplies, just like I did when I was little. It somehow brings me back to the days of walking to Target with my sister, Cricket, with two dollars and buying spiral notebooks and pens and then a soft pretzel for lunch---back then you could buy all that for $2!
So, we got all their stuff, some really cute clothes (another thing that I get more excited about than they do!) and we went to see Kung Fu Panda and out to pizza. It was really fun to have a day with just Julia and Jack and just be able to hang out with them and joke around with all their silliness. Thanks to Aaron for staying home with Adam and Luke.
Then today we had Aaron's work party & I can only explain this annual event as a kid's dream come true. There is unlimited snow cones, cotton candy, ice cream truck with all different kids of ice cream treats, games, etc. I loved watching Jack go on the rock wall in making it look effortless for a five year old and Adam go flying down the huge blow up slide without blinking an eye and Julia was so good to keep up with Adam and Luke was happily asleep for this whole event!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It was so much fun to have family come up for Luke's blessing. The kids had a blast playing with cousins and it was just so fun to hang out, eat and talk with everyone. Luke is such a great little guy and it's so much fun to see him smiling and making fun little baby noises!

The Caribou County Fair is the huge event for the first week of August every year here in Grace. Well, Julia and Jack wanted to ride their bikes in the kids' parade really bad. So, I got them a bag of candy to throw out to people and we got there all ready to go and the funniest part of it is that I'm pretty sure every child in Grace is in the parade, leaving only a few people to actual watch the parade! The whole thing is only about 3 floats and then just a bunch of kids on bikes and scooters!