Saturday, August 16, 2014

Little Things

Here are a few moments captured with my phone camera from the past week.

Our neighborhood pool hosted food trucks and a movie at the pool as a fun way to wrap up summer break. The kids had a blast!

Left your science book at school?  Just have your friend's mom text you a picture of your reading assignment!

Spelling words already.  So much for easing back into the school year. 

Love these two!

Dinner out with friends.  Everyone got the memo to wear a green shirt, except Kyle.

Wearing her homemade lei necklace on her pretend trip to "Ha-Wally."

Celebrating a sweet friend's birthday!

We made it through the first week of school!  Now,  we are all ready for a little R & R!

Take care,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to School Dinner

I truly feel that it's the little things in life that are most special.  The first day of school is certainly a cause for celebration!  I want my little ones to remember the excitement of the first day of each school year.  A few years ago we started the tradition of having a fun, low-key celebratory dinner (their choice) for the first day of school.   Each year they have the same request...Poppyseed Chicken Casserole.  It's super easy, and I know that everyone enjoys it.  There aren't many meals that fall into that category around here!

In the rush of getting hungry boys home from football practice and fed, I totally failed to get a picture of our meal.  But, I do have some pictures of our special table.

The boys each got a few goodies: book covers, hand sanitizer for their backpacks, and a Twinkie (which they had been begging me to buy them all summer).

Such fun times!

Take care,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School

Yesterday was a bittersweet day.  We said goodbye to our relaxing. fun-packed summer break.  But, we also said hello to a brand spanking new school year, full of fresh beginnings.

The boys were both excited and nervous, jumping out of bed and ready to go in record time.  All summer we had a hard time getting everyone out the door by 10 am, but we were all ready to go before 7 in the morning!

We took our requisite back-to-school pictures by the front door.

Our 6th grader.  How in he world do we have a middle schooler already???

Our 4th grader.  He is happy to be off of the elementary school hallway.  

Two handsome boys.

Of course, little sister had to be in on the picture taking action.  She sure will miss her boys now that they are back in school.

Kyle at his desk, sporting his longer hair-do.

Kyle with his sweet teacher Ms. D.  She was one of Hayden's teachers the past 2 years, so we know he is in good hands.

Hayden with his homeroom teacher Mrs. C.  We just know we will love her, too!

Both boys were happy to get to their classrooms.  The only tears shed were from Allie, who started crying as soon as we dropped Kyle off at his room.  After she had another breakdown when we took Hayden to his class, we found out she was worried that we were leaving her at school, too.  Poor baby girl!  It's not your turn...yet!

And with that, they're off!

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