Saturday, September 29, 2012

Beautiful Fall Day

What a beautiful day we had
running around,

eating apple goodness at an apple orchard,

spending time with family,

exploring new places,

being silly,
making new friends

and enjoying this absolutely beautiful fall day!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy 12th Birthday Jonnie!

Twelve years ago at 9:57 am my first son entered the world. 
I was amazed at this beautiful boy I held in my arms.  I couldn't believe how fiercely I loved you right from the start.  I never wanted anyone to take you away from me and I remember for the first few days you never cried, but made a high pitched squeaking noise that was so precious. 

I have been madly in love with this boy ever since that first day I saw him.  He has a huge heart that so easily loves and so easily breaks.  He is so helpful and kind and would not intentionally hurt anyone (not including his sister).
He has always been a giggler and easily laughs at anything.  Now that he is older, I love his sense of humor and jokes...even when it is not appropriate!
I am told we are a lot alike, so maybe that is why I can relate to him so much and also butt heads with him over the littlest things.  I think he is an amazing young man and I look forward to seeing him grow and accomplish many things in the future.
I am so proud of you Jon, you are truly the sun in my life and the noise in our house and I would not change one thing about you.  Life would be pretty dull without you in it.  I love you so much.
Happy Birthday, I nuv nu.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School!

 The kids are back at school and I'm amazed at how much they change each year.
My oldest is now in High School. Yes, High School.  She has always been mature for her age, so I think she will love it and feel like she fits in a little more.  She is such a good kid and I am so lucky with this one (: 
My oldest son is starting Middle School.  He is very excited to leave elementary school and feel like a big kid.  I think he'll do great and seems to fit right in wherever he goes (:
They also get to ride the bus together this year and they like having someone to stand with at the bus stop.
My little guy started Kindergarten a couple days later and he was ready and excited!

He is not a big cryer and that made it easy for me.  I didn't actually cry until I left and got back in the car and then I couldn't stop the tears! He seemed nervous, but fine and no tears from him.

Here is his awesome teacher Mrs. Hulscher.  She will be hard to beat next year. She is making his Kindergarten year a wonderful experience!
And here he is at his table, ready to start the day! He had a great first day and was excited to go back the next day-yay!
The kids are actually a couple weeks into school and it has been going great for all three.  They are all loving their new schools! This makes a mom very happy (:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The last hurrah

Today we spent one last day at the lake before the kids start school.  We've already been busy with football and orchestra camp lately so I just wanted a day of doing nothing and enjoying the sun and water.

Goodbye Summer....