Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Parade Fun

September 13, 2008
Here are some pictures from the Eugene Celebration parade. We try to go every year...it's not your typical parade, but it's always fun and entertaining. Ronan, Griffin, and I went with my parents and met up with my sisters & their kiddos and some friends, too. We all enjoyed the sunshine and nice company!

Finley, Ronan, Sadie, Griffin, Becca, and Cohen
With my Boys
A fairy blowing bubbles for Ronan and Sadie (:

Katrina, Kenton, and Finn (who was very serious and curious about the parade)
Griffin waving as the floats went by
Papa surrounded by grandsons & wearing a hat he made out of a newspaper to shade his face from the sun.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

1st Day of School

September 7, 2008

Ronan seemed like such a big boy as he headed to the car for the first day of school! He had been looking forward to going back to school, and he was sure to let everyone know that he was going to be in the 4 year old class at preschool. He is still going two mornings a week (like last year), but in a new classroom with a new teacher. He was excited and a little nervous at the same time, so I went in with him knowing he would need a little time to warm up. It didn't take long for him to find some kids to talk to and get interested in the fun activities.

Who knew that cutting straws & watching the pieces fly would be so fun!
Ronan tracing his name
His teacher, Miss Julie, is great! She really helped Ronan feel comfortable when it was time for me to leave...Ronan was starting to get sad and he was worried that Miss Julie didn't have a phone to call me if he needed me. He didn't want me to leave until I wrote down my phone number for her and asked her if she had a phone. (: When I picked him up after school and asked him how it went, he said, "It was great! I loved it! I was only a little sad for you".

Special Visitors

On August 27, 2008, my mom's Aunt Norrine and Uncle Frank came to visit us all the way from Shreveport, Louisiana! We were one of many stops they made on this trip, and we felt very honored that they were able to come so far to see us! This was Uncle Frank's very first time to Oregon~so that was pretty cool! They are so special to all of us...I was fortunate to get to live near them during my time at NSU in Louisiana. They came to my volleyball games and I got to spend some weekends and holidays at their house. It was so nice having them here in the pacific northwest! We had a lot of fun reminiscing and catching up with one another.

Mom and Aunt Norrine
Most of our family was able to gather for dinner at my parent's house--this was the best picture I found where everyone was looking at the camera--except me with my eyes closed! :)