Saturday, December 8, 2012

Back to School!

On September 4th, summer vacation came to an end and the big boys returned to school.  It's always such a bittersweet thing!  We had the best summer! We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxed schedule of staying up late and sleeping in, and getting to play outside every day. (:  But, it's also kind of exciting to start another school year.  Ronan was looking forward to seeing his friends...and Griffin was feeling ready to start kindergarten and be at the same school as Ronan & some of his cousins! (:
Ronan- 3rd Grade and Griffin- PM Kindergarten
They were good sports and posed the mandatory 1st Day of School photo shoot. (: 
I'm so proud of these boys, and honored to be their Mommy!
3rd Grade seems very big...old...grown up!
Proud daddy!
Ronan's teacher is new to the school this year.  Her name is Sra. Villamar.
That afternoon it was time to take Griffin to school!  He and Finley ended up in the same class!  I didn't know if that would happen, but we were pretty excited about it.  They are such good buddies!
Walking to school from Memaw & Papa's house.
I can't believe my Griffin is going to Kindergarten!!
This little guy wanted to wear his backpack, too.  (:  Mommy's not ready for him to go to school yet!!
Griffin and Finn started off the year at the same table.
Griffin was happy to get Sra. Baker as his teacher!  She was Cohen's teacher last year, and I'm pretty sure Cohen & Griffin both had a little crush on her. (:
Tate wanted to touch the school  bus. (:

Friday, December 7, 2012


Ronan got braces on August 29th!
Feeling a little nervous...
Thankfully he has a buddy to go through it with!  Sadie got braces at the end of the summer, too!

"Our Pool" for the Summer

This summer, Becca, Katrina, and I bought memberships at a pool through Crusader Deals!  Not only was it a great deal, but a lot of times we were the only ones it really felt like "our" pool!  Here are some pictures that I took throughout the summer: 

Backyard Campout

August 25th~ The kids were thrilled when they heard we were all camping in Grammie & Grandpa's backyard!    It was so much fun-we'll definitely have to do it again next summer!
Miss Emma & her buddy, Tate.
Erin's friend, Bradley, brought steamer clams from the coast.  They were a huge hit with everyone!  So yummy!
Emma's leg was itchy and uncomfortable. ):  Poor girl! 
Tate saw that Emma was crying and he crawled up to hug her.  Such a sweet cousin moment!
We ate dinner and hung out until it was time to celebrate Grammie's & Lydia's birthdays!
This was Josh's scooter from when he was little. (:
Josh's dad worked very hard on the backyard this summer!  It was great to get to enjoy the space with all the family! (We all went in on this firepit for him for Father's Day!) 
Happy Belated Birthday, Lydia & Grammie!!
Half-Bday Buddies
These four begged to sleep under the stars instead of in tents...and I was amazed to see that they lasted the whole night like that! (Amy ended up taking Emma home late at night because she was in so much pain.)  
Grandpa helped entertain the early-risers...
Mini boxes of cereal for the kids for breakfast!