Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back To School We Go!!!!

This is a BIG year for Cardon. He's out of Elementary School and into Middle School. It's hard for me to accept it!!!! 6th Grade is going to be a big transitional year for him--Lot's of responsibility! He has 8 classes per day on an A/B day rotation. He has to wear P.E. clothes--I had to buy him deodorant!!!!!! Yes, it is true!!!! We went to the school a few days before it officially started to get him his planner and locker assignment. He thought I was the lamest mom ever for wanting to take a picture of him in front of his locker--So this is the best I got out of him. The lockers go in alphabetical order so lucky for him he is lockering next to one of his best friends--Brady V. We fiddled around for a few minutes figuring out how to work the locker. As Cardon practiced I looked around to see girls putting up wall paper in their lockers as well as magnets, mirrors, magnetized hand sanitizer, even mini battery powered chandeliers. I AM NOT JOKING!!! It's a whole new world! I told Cardon that maybe we should get him a little mirror just so that he could make sure that his teeth didn't have any left overs from lunch in them. He said he didn't need it. Boys!!!! Amelia was especially excited to find out who her teacher would be. All year in Kindergarten she couldn't wait for 1st grade so that she could stay at school all day and have lunch in the Cafeteria.

Brinly got the brand new 4th Grade teacher. She has just finished her schooling and was hired 2 days before "Meet the Teacher Day". Talk about stressful. She was so cute and energetic-I think she will be wonderful!

Amelia found her desk and got acquainted with her teacher. It's going to be a great year!

Cardon had to go to school the day before school officially began. 6th graders had to spend a couple hours learning the lay of the land before they were thrown to the wolves. He woke up at 5:30 am because he was so anxious and nervous. BJ was out of town so I didn't sleep very sound. I heard Cardon get up and go downstairs. I went to see if everything was OK. He was already dressed and ready to go. Now he only had to wait 1hour and 45 minutes for his ride to pick him up!!! He looked all grown up!

The next day Brinly and Amelia were off about an hour after Cardon, wearing their new school clothes--ready to go! Silly Girls!!!!!

I'm glad my girls are such good friends. I know Brinly will watch out for Amelia. I love sisters!!!!

Jace won't start school for a few more weeks. He got up anyway and took charge of Tucker. We walked the kids up to the corner and waved good bye. Today will be just me and him. I don't mind it one bit!

This year our neighbors have both of their girls at school. Ashley will be in pm Kindergarten and will get to ride home with the girls after school. We live in a great neighborhood full of wonderful people. I hope they have a great 1st day of school!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Our Last Family Outing Before School Starts--Deanna Rose

The Saturday before school started we decided to take the kids to Deanna Rose Park after lunch for a few hours. It's been the hottest and most humid summer ever and so we've mostly spent it at the pool. But it was overcast and not too hot so we thought we'd give it a go. We pulled up and sure enough the clouds parted and the sun beat down on us. It was going to be HOT! Oh, well. First things first--we bought a pass that included all of the activities (I never do this, so we only ever do the free things). The kids were ecstatic! They could finally ride the ponies. So we headed over to that FIRST.

Then we got to meet the new calf at the park and feed it some lunch.

Thank goodness they had some sprayers to cool off. After we were sufficiently soaking wet, we moved on.

This park is made into an old pioneer town. So, the kids learned what it meant to go outside and get some water. They raced to see who could fill up the bucket first.

I always love feeding the pygmy goats. They all crowd around the kids when they know that they are carrying food. It reminds me of when I bring out Popsicle's on a hot summer day and the kids all attack me to pick the color they want first.

Amelia's trying to look coy when what she's really doing is trying to avoid the goat from eating her shirt.

The gardens are usually full of beautiful flowers but the heat has been so bad I took pictures of my own beautiful flowers instead-my kids!

Cardon has a good sense of humor and went along with my proddings!

We took a walk in nature where it was a bit shady. Jace kept announcing that he was sure we were lost. We did find our way back around though--the big loop helped us out!

Jace will be in his 2nd yr. of pre-school this year. Right away he found HIS letter--J for Jace!

We ended the day with some delicious ice cream to cool us off. Happy summer kiddos-Now Back To School You Go!!!!!!