Sunday, September 28, 2014

September Catch-Up!

I think this might have been my longest blogging break ever!  It wasn't intentional, and I am going to try to get back in the habit!

Here is a look at a few things that we did this month!

We spent a day at Deedee and Papaw's lake house, and the kids got to go tubing.  Sydney loves the water, and everyone loved being on the boat!

Soccer season started, and the Diamonds are off to a great start!  Sydney has scored some goals in both game that they have played.

This year the teams play with a goalie.  Everyone is a little nervous about playing this position, but Jane made some awesome stops!  

Coach Casey is back in his familiar role!  The girls love having him coach, and Graham keeps asking when he gets to be on the Diamonds!

The weather has cooled a bit, which allows for so many more outdoor activities.  Graham and I have enjoyed a few mornings at the park.

Clare brought this home this weekend.  Are you jealous?  Can't you hear Hot Cross Buns playing in your head?

Clare is excited because her "real" teacher comes back from maternity leave tomorrow.  It's like another first day of school!  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Graham's First Day of Preschool

After much anticipation, it was finally time to meet Graham's preschool teacher. He was so excited!  The girls have been in school for over two weeks, so Graham was definitely ready for his turn!  We all went up to his preschool, and with many requests for the girls to give him some room, Graham was happy to meet Ms. Jennifer! 

He asked me several times yesterday if  I had packed his lunch yet!  He was more than ready for his big preschool debut.

When we pulled up to the school, lots of kids were waiting outside for the doors to open.  Graham said, "Mom, the kids are lining up.  I need to be out there."  When we got to his class, I helped him put his stuff away, gave him a big hug, and then left him playing with play-doh!  He did great! 

The girls were so excited to hear about Graham's first day, so after we picked them up, we went for ice cream.  They asked him a ton of questions and were so interested in his day.  I love to watch how caring they are toward their little brother....most of the time.

Something tells me he was enjoying the spotlight.

It is so bittersweet that my little man is in preschool.  How can he seem so big and so little at the same time?!?

 Here's hoping he has a great year in Ms. Jennifer's Monkey class!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Catching Up With Clare

Clare is really liking third grade!  She loves that they are upstairs in the building, and that she gets to carry a binder instead of a folder.  These things are a big deal!  She likes that she HAS homework....she just doesn't always like DOING the homework!

She ventured out to her first slumber party last weekend, and she deemed it a success!  There were eleven girls there; makes me tired to think about it!

I think this is the sign of a good party!

Clare is growing up so quickly!  She's responsible and kind, and she's great with younger kids. She often rounds up the younger kids at Jane and Sydney's soccer practice and plays games with them.  So helpful!  She takes her role as Graham's big sister very seriously.  She is about to start a swim team program, and she is excited about that.  Clare is a great reader and writer, and she is constantly dreaming up projects to be completed....that usually involve paint, duct tape, glitter, and any other craft material you can dream up!

Looking forward to see what the rest of this third grade year brings!