Monday, September 1, 2014

Start of school and off to the races!

Jack is officially a first grader at Vickery Creek Elementary! What a BIG kid! He loves his new class and we think his teacher if fantastic! He has come home singing about the water cycle and counting by 2s and 5s! It's fun to listen to his days and what he is learning this year! Lucy transitioned into her new big girl class too! And in typical Lucy style, she is happy and enthusiastic about it! Our sweet wide open baby girl!
We are getting back into our routine! A few bumps along the way with Jack being sick already! Gracious! Hopefully we are getting it out of the way early!

We also got to spend last weekend with Nannie and Ugga in town! The kiddos LOVE when they are here! We got in a lot of good pool time and squeezed in some nice adult time after the kids went to bed! They were fortunate to be here the second year in a row to participate in the Magnolia Run and be part of Caitlin's Crusaders! Aunt Jennifer did an amazing job pulling together a very big team to celebrate Caitlin and walk for such an important cause! We are so proud to be part of that group!

Labor Day weekend has been fabulous! Fabulous in Forsyth! We love a weekend where we don't leave our little area! We had neighbor's over to swim and grill out Friday night! And then Saturday, the Stephens came up (WAY up!) from Peachtree City to spend the day by the pool and hanging out! It was so fun! The kiddos played great and we ended the evening watching college football outside on the patio and grilling steaks! Sara and I started off Sunday morning with a fun run on the Greenway and then had breakfast on the deck! I wish we had gotten some more pictures of the kiddos, but we were so into hanging out that we didnt get the camera out! Ha!

We even squeezed in a neighbor's Labor Day party yesterday afternoon! I got up this morning and did the Labor Day Race for Autism with some fabulous HPF friends!!! The rest of the day, we are planning to spend today just the four of us! Maybe swimming or riding bikes and watching Star Wars 3!!!! We have made quite an event of watching a movie together! The kids are LOVING the Star Wars movies (and honestly I have never seen them so it's fun to me too! ....when I don't fall asleep during the movie! Ha! We actually had to watch the second one again so Mommy could catch up!)

One last thing..... Steven and I had the AMAZING experience of going to see Brad Paisley on the FRONT ROW - DEAD CENTER!!!!! Seriously felt like a celebrity! It was too fun to be that close! Hands up and lots of screaming! Such fun!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Just a little More Summer

It's hard to believe that it's the last Sunday evening before school starts back! It's been a really great...very busy..and very fun summer for us! We have spent TONS of time in the pool. We have played just the four of us and LOTS of time with friends and neighbors too! We finished Swim Team, went to the beach at Seagrove and for a weekend at Tybee, lots of cookouts, fun races, play dates with friends, a trip to the mountains and countless games and movie nights! OH...and did I mention SURGERY??!! Steven had his appendix removed on Friday. It was a very crazy couple of days but thank goodness Daddy is feeling much better today! We are very grateful that it was not an emergency and that it's over now!
So..... It's been fun and it's been fast!
We spent our last Sunday evening playing at the pool and eating outside with some fun neighbors! We are so grateful for our time together this summer. It's been nice for the kids to not be on such a schedule and to stay up later and spend some really great time together! So..... cheers to Preschool Blue for Lulu and First Grade for Jack!