Monday, August 24, 2009

Sliding Into First!

Today was Brayden's first day of 1st grade. It couldn't have gone any better. It was fantastic! He was amazed that everyone knew him there....... (by the way.... his Mimi teaches there, but I didn't have the heart to tell him that was the reason). His teacher is fabulous! We are so excited to share this year with her. I had put the whole teacher decision in God's hands and decided not to fret over it. God provided!

This morning daddy dropped him off at Mimi's and she took him with her. When he got to her house, she had cooked breakfast. Apparently Brayden ate all the bacon she cooked, which included Mimi and Opi's share. I didn't warn her how much he loves bacon!

Tonight he had a paper bag that he was to put three things in that told about himself. Here is what he chose...... the baseball that was given to him by a player at the Hooks game, a plastic toy sheep, and a golf ball. All three of those items tell about his life at this moment. I say, that he tried to take his mutton bustin belt buckle but we were too worried about him losing it.

The baseball was responsible for his losing his first tooth, the plastic sheep.... need I say more, and the golf ball is because daddy and Brayden have really gotten into golf. They went on Saturday and ended up tying!!!! I told daddy either he was pretty bad, or Brayden was really good.

Here is a picture of my first grader this morning..... The second picture is his first day of Kindergarten last year. He has grown so much! Time PLEASE slow down!

First Grade

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More birthday fun~

Today we had a pool party to celebrate Bailee's 2nd birthday. On August 12th, my baby will be 2. I can't believe that is possible. I again find myself saying.... where did the time go? My sweet girl is developing a mind of her own. At one time we thought she was going to be our quiet and reserved child. Not so. She is really testing her independence. She has also started calling her daddy and I a meany, when she gets mad at us. Daddy has even swatted her behind. That is saying A LOT. Daddy isn't usually the disciplinarian in the house. He normally leaves the dirty work to me.

My parents offered for us to have it at their house so we could enjoy the pool. Trust me..... it cooled things off a bit for those of use that chose to jump in.

Bailee is set.... she received a ton of clothes and toys. Just before bedtime tonight she was dressed up as Snow White, holding her Snow White doll, and having a tea party with her brother and I...... all after her "grocery store" shopping trip with her new grocery cart and groceries.

Yes, life is good.

Here is Bailee before the party. Can you tell she is excited?
She takes after her daddy. She loves sweets!
A 6 year old big brother helping his 2 year old sister open presents.... = chaos!
After the party, we cleaned up and headed home. Bailee was eager to try out her knew tricycle from Uncle Ron and Aunt Sue. She rode a while, and then cooled off in the sprinkler.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Birthday Celebration

Last weekend, I travelled with some friends to the Houston area. It was Hannah's first birthday celebration! This little girl is a medical mystery. But, she is a fighter.

I enjoyed spending time with her and her family. There were a ton of people there. It was great to see so many celebrating this precious little girl.

This is just another example of what little Greyson has brought into my life. It is because of him and his legacy, that I met Hannah and her family. Thank you Grey.......

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