School started today and 3rd and 1st grades are officially underway! Parker and Eden were both excited for their first day especially after meeting their teachers last Thursday. Parker has Mrs. Click and Eden will be in Mrs. Brightwell's class this year.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
While we were in New Orleans, the kids were having a great time with their cousins at Granna's Back to School party.
Reading station in the bathtub
Puzzles and games station
In addition to all of the stations, Granna had lots of other activities for the kids to enjoy throughout the weekend.
BINGO (complete with prizes for the winners!)
Crafts- they each made their own "Countdown to the First Day" school bus
Back to School treasure hunt
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
After we got back from New Orleans, we rushed home to get ready for Cory and Ryan's birthday dinner with our families. Since their birthdays are only three days apart, it just makes sense to have a combined celebration.
Ryan could not wait to open his presents but we made him wait until after we swam and ate dinner to open presents.
He loved his new Legos!
Cory had a lot of helpers when it was time to open his presents!
After presents, we enjoyed Ryan's chocolate cake and Cory's peanut butter ice cream cake- yummy!
It was a great night celebrating two very special guys! Happy Birthday Ryan and Cory! We love you both very much!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Last Friday, I surprised Cory with a weekend getaway in New Orleans to celebrate his 40 birthday. I started planning this trip back in May and was able to successfully keep it a secret for almost three months! When he got home from work, I had his suitcase packed and waiting for him with a little note telling him about the surprise. He was shocked and for once I can honestly say he was speechless!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
I wanted to take the kids for one last outing before I start back to school tomorrow so last Friday we decided to go bowling together. We signed up for the Kids Bowl Free program at the beginning of the summer but never got a chance to take advantage of the two free games of bowling for each kid.
Lily started off using the dinosaur but quickly decided she was big enough to bowl without any assistance.
Parker was much better at bowling this time and even had several spares and strikes. As usual, he was very competitive and got frustrated any time he didn't knock a lot of pins down.
Eden decided when we got there that she didn't want to bowl despite being very excited on the car ride to the bowling alley. I let her cry it out and then she finally found her happy heart and joined us for the second game. She was so excited when she bowled a strike in one of her last frames!
We had a fun time and will definitely be taking advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program again next summer!