Friday, August 30, 2013

One of the few under-two patients the dentist has ever seen sit for an exam AND full cleaning! Jack was just giggling and asking for more water from the hose thing.



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Thursday, August 29, 2013

First day of soccer practice for the new season. Go England!!



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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We've got a three-tooth hole going on up top! He better start growing teeth before he loses any more!



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I was at the fabric store and Jack kept saying he wanted to go night night. I finally got him out of the cart so he could lay on my shoulder, but he immediately dove for the pile of fabric bolts. Guess he was serious!



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Mason was very proud of his "happy rock" that he earned at school today for going above and beyond. Who knew a clear glass thing with a happy face drawn on it would motivate kids!?



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I crapped on the floor last night and then the Roomba drove over it...and then drove all over the house.



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Day of First Grade

Another first day has come and gone and the kids were excited to get going!  Owen popped out of bed by his alarm (I was instructed NOT to come in and wake him up) and was already putting on random clothes (he would have been the winner of funky clothes day) when I walked in.  I had to remind him that he picked out a new shirt for the big day.  "OH yeah! I forgot!"  

Mason was excited and also woke up with the alarm, but he was a little slower to pop out of bed.  Once he got going though, he was fine!  














We peeked in the classroom about 10 minutes later and found Owen making play dough mustaches.

Mason was concentrating on what his teacher was telling everyone to do.  He had just finished rummaging through his backpack like everyone else is still doing in this picture.

The end of the day was met with big smiles from everyone and big hugs from Jack.  That little guy was practically skipping across the parking lot once he realized we were there to pick up his big brothers!  Owen and Mason's buddy, Emma, was also there to surprise the boys at the end of their first day.  The rundown from the boys was mostly good - got to see each other and play with their friends from last year at recess, no homework, etc.  





The only bummer was that their classes go to PE on opposite days.  This (and recess time) was sort of a saving grace last year since they are no longer in the same class.  Overlapping those two times of day was a good middle ground and kept being separated much easier.  I am sure all will be fine, but I know Mason was bummed. He was counting on PE as a time to see Owen and their other main little friend.  Let me back up a bit: this main friend (along with main friend #2) are in Owen's class this year.  Leading up to meet the teacher night, I heard nothing but "I hope 'friend #1' is in my class" from both boys. I told them it was only possible for MAYBE one of them to get this friend, but more than likely NEITHER of them would have him in class.  During meet the teacher night, Mason realized that not only friend #1, but also friend #2 were BOTH in Owen's calss, AND there wasn't really anyone he had already bonded with in his class.  His precious little face immediately dropped the big smile.  He tried really hard to not act bummed at meet the teacher, but I could tell.  I had to take a moment myself and choke back some tears on his behalf.  
Anyway, despite all that, the boys were excited and had a great first day.  After we got all 4 kids loaded back up, we headed to Dairy Queen (along with the rest of LISD) for a post-first day treat!  And since they said they want to go back tomorrow, I'd say the first day was a success!



Monday, August 26, 2013

Jack and Emma were excited to surprise the big first graders after school!



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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Holy Schlitterbahn!!



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Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Introduced my kids to the 80's today at the roller rink. #tbt



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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The boys collaborating on Jack's invitation.



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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Somebody is proud (and ridiculously adorable) that he lost 2 teeth in one day!



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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dinner with friends to cap off the weekend



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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Would it kill this kid to conjure up some cute for one solitary second? So lazy.



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Friday, August 16, 2013

Three 6 year olds, three 3 year olds, a 2 year old, and a 9 month old. That's a lotta cute cousins right there!



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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Family game night!



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Tuesday, August 13, 2013



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...and then I unhooked from the line and plunged into the river below. On purpose.



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Monday, August 12, 2013

Catamaraning in CR



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Sunday, August 11, 2013



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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Costa Rica time! Let's do this, Manda Segarra!!



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If you told me one of my kids was gonna end up in jail, I'd pick this kid - probably for getting caught sneaking out after curfew. Oddly (or maybe not so oddly), while all the other kids were playing with the sirens, he was the kid who was all about sitting in the back of this cop car INSISTING that we close the door!



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Monday, August 5, 2013

A little manly bonding over some monster truck-smashed cars.



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Saturday, August 3, 2013

My kid is throwing such a fit that he thrashed his way under the bed and got himself stuck.



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Friday, August 2, 2013

Lake Day

We spent an afternoon on Granna and Granddaddy's boat, along with some new friends. The boys had a blast swimming, rafting, sitting on the front of the boat, and being brave jumping off the top of the boat!