Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back to School

Today was the first day of school for my big boys. I can't believe how fast time has flown and that summer has come and gone...again. The morning went well. You could tell they both had a few nerves but were still ready to get the year started.

My Cooper started 2nd grade. He was ready. In the last week or so, he has really been talking about seeing his friends. He got a teacher that is new to our school, Mrs. Jeske. She seems great and he had a wonderful first day! 

Colton started 5th grade. I can't believe he is starting his last year in elementary school!! He was a little less excited about the first day but was ready. He has Mrs. Sherrad for his homeroom and she is a Science lover so he will love her. He will also switch to two other teachers and they both seem great too. He said today was really good, better than he expected it to be. =)
 Four of my nephews go to school at the same school and luckily we saw two on our way in. Couldn't miss this photo op...
Cooper and Colton with Graham and Grady=)

Carter missed his brothers today but he starts preschool next week.

Saw this prayer on Pinterest and loved it!

I just know it is going to be a wonderful year!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013


This is our last week of summer so we have been squeezing in tons of fun. Monday, we met a group of friends to get our skate on. I have taken the big boys skating before but this was Carter's first time to try it. He thought he was going to love it...until he had to get up on the skates. He wasn't a fan. I did get him out in the rink with the help of the "skate mate" but he was eager to get back to sit down. He did start to enjoy skating on the carpet and  right about when we were about to leave, he was ready to go try. Hopefully, next time he will be excited. The big boys did great and had fun. Colton needed a little time to warm up but then he was good to go. Cooper started with the help of the "skate mate" but before long he was off on his own.The he was the last kid to get off the rink. He kept telling me that he loved roller skating the whole way home. So happy such a fun group got to spend the morning together. Looking forward to going back soon.

Sweet biggest brother loving on Carter

Colton and Hannah

Cooper and Brooke

Carter and Gracie

Carson and Coops

Reagan and Morgan

That evening, we went to the movies. The big boys had wanted to see Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters(Colton had read the book). So Cody watched it with them and they all loved it. Since it was a little to scary for Carter, he and I saw Despicable Me 2 again. It was even cuter the second time. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last summer getaway--Beach fun

As I mentioned in the post before this, we had one last little summer getaway to the coast last weekend. On Saturday morning the big boys went fishing with Cody and my Dad. They had fun but the fish weren't biting much. Carter, my mom and I just laid around. Carter even took a morning nap which hasn't happened since he was about six months old. =) When the fishermen got back, we headed to the pool and swam for hours. My brother's family met us there. They boys had so much fun! Then we napped before having a delicious meal at La Playa and then we stopped by my brother's neat condo. (Oddly-no pictures from our Saturday at all.)
Sunday, we got up and headed to the beach. The water so clear(rare on the Texas coast). The five of us had such a great time!

Once again, this is mostly what we saw of Colton. He was extra-loving swimming and looking through his goggles. He said fish were swimming right by his face. It kind of "freaked him out" but he loved it! 
Most of what we saw of him=)

While I was on the beach with these two cuties,

I looked out and saw this....

My handsome hubby having a great chat with our oldest love in the ocean. Loved it!!!

Some sweet person walked by and asked if we wanted a family picture. I never pass that up. My hubby laughed because I am always the one asking people if I can take a picture for them. 

Then Cooper really wanted to be buried in the sand. So the digging started.

More help arrived. 

Cooper laughed and laughed. He loved it. 

 Of course this followed. =)

Yet another nice stranger offered to take our picture. =)

                              Next they wanted to bury their awesome Daddy.

The boys did some decorating. Later, they gave him a beer belly and then a six pack. =) 

My loves!!! 
I was feeling blessed and wishin' summer was longer! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

End of summer getaway- Funtrackers

We were able to squeeze in one last little getaway last weekend. We headed to the coast and had a great weekend. My parents joined us so that always add to the fun. We got there Friday afternoon and spent that evening at Funtrackers. The boys had so much fun riding go carts and playing games.

Thanks Mammy and Papa!!!!