Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
First day of school and only three weeks late. ( =
This little guy started first grade and we couldn't be happier with his teacher this year! He had an amazing kindergarten teacher last year and we were a little nervous this year but we so excited he has Mrs. Iverson.
8th GRADE!!! (Crazy how fast they grow!)
He was totally ok with that.
Instead of being cooped up at school he got to run around the park with his friends and eat smores cupcakes and talk about Plants v. Zombies and his favorite movies.
And I got to hang out with him all day instead just delivering cookies to his class. We went on a mommy & me date to Walmart to shop for a special toy. But instead of picking out the 2 toys we agreed upon, he picked out one small toy and then walked over to the home section. We looked at fun throw pillows. We both liked the velvety white one and then instead of getting a second toy he asked if he could get the velvety white throw pillow. Then he handed it to me and said he wanted me to have it for his birthday.
He continues to amaze me with his sweetness and thoughtfulness. As he grows he is becoming more patient and calm. He still likes to climb walls, and gives hugs with a running start and he still loves Spiderman. Hello, Halloween. We're ready for you.
He still has so so much energy and constantly forgets to change out of his church clothes before he climbs the fence to grab our neighbors berries. Sorry, neighbors, those berries are just too appealing.
"Mom, when I get married do I have to change my last name?"
"No. Usually it's your wife who will change her last name after you get married." I replied as I put the last dish away.
"Oh man!" He exclaimed. "I wanted to change my last name!"
"Really? What did you want to change it to?" I asked curiously.
"Johnny Fufu." He said as serious as can be.
"Hmm...Well, I guess that is something you will have to discuss with your wife." I said trying to unsuccessfully stifle a smile which is REALLY, REALLY hard to do with this kid.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Bella turned 11 this month... eleven (sigh). She's off to middle school this year. Next year she'll be off to young women's and girls camp. She would of given anything to have gone with her older sister this year but she'll just have to spend one more year home with us... except I got to go to girls camp this year with that older sister...and it was amazing...so I can see why she is so excited to go.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Saturday before Easter we headed up to James' parents. Even though it's only a little over one and half hours away the kids hate being cooped up in the expedition. Someone always wishes out loud that grandma and grandpa lived closer...followed by why do we have to drive so far?
Hmmm...I think we are still recovering from our drive across the country last summer. But passing the camera around the car to take pictures of the scenery as we cruise down 95 seems to make the drive go a little faster.
And then we headed off to dinner to celebrate this sweet, sweet kids birthday who happened to turn 8.