Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Back to School!

This was a big Back to School year for our family - our Owen started Kindergarten!  I can hardly believe that all of our children are officially school aged.  So bittersweet!  But, alas, it happened.  Big, bad Kindergarten stole my baby!  :(

We did lots of Kindergarten prep and read all of our Kinder books that we have acquired over the years...

When the actual day came, our littlest was a bit of a sleepy head...
 We continued our Back to School tradition of breakfast in bed.  That perked them all right up!  Daddy made pancakes, bacon, and chocolate milk.

 They obliged me with a few pictures...  Seeing all of my babies in their uniforms with backpacks.  Ugh- it's so true...  The days are long but the years are short!

 We dropped Owen off first.  He acted like a pro!  He just walked right in there, hung up his backpack, put his binder in his cubbie, and put his water bottle in its spot as well.  A quick hug & kiss, then he was sitting on the rug playing legos with a friend.  Success!
 Mrs. Hendley will be his Math teacher.

 Mrs. Wallace will teach everything else.

 So proud of our baby!
Next we dropped off our big 2nd grader!
 Same thing with him - backpack hung up, binder in cubbie, water bottle put up.  Bam.
 Mrs. Lovelace is his homeroom/Math teacher.  She's an Aggie, which I am super happy about.  Drew is not.  ;)
 Mrs. Mobley teaches Language Arts & History
 Mrs. Stark teaches Writing, Grammar, and Science
 Our little school does half days for the first week for our Kindergarteners.  I am so thankful that they ease us (kids & parents!) in.  It made it slightly easier on my Mama heart to know that I got to pick him up at 11:30, and he would only be there for 3 hours.  I teased that I was just going to wait in the parking lot.  Ha!

On Day 2, he was all smiles to go back!  Yay!
I picked him up at 11:30, and we had a little Chick-fil-a date.  :)  He fell asleep on the way back to school to pick up his brothers.  Kindergarten is exhausting!
 There was a huge thunderstorm right at pick up time on the first day.  That made pick up a mess!  It also delayed our Back to School pool tradition with the Hunt chicas.  :(  We made up for it on the second day of school, though!
 We couldn't quite get down the timing on our synchronized jump into the pool..  Owen jumped the gun a bit...
 The bigs jumped together...

 And Sadie jumped last.  Ha!
 We are so thankful for our little school and look forward to another wonderful year!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Owen's First Baseball Practice

After spending his entire life going to baseball practices and games for his brothers, it is finally Owen's turn!!!  This Fall he will be playing 5U tee ball on the Twins!  He is over the moon excited! 

He was stoked to go to his first practice!  He did great!  We can't wait to watch him grow and learn more about the game.  :)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Six Flags with Mrs. Catherine