Monday, August 23, 2010

Colin's First Day of "School"

Well, it was really Mommy's Day Out, but we called it school at our house! Colin was so excited he was running around the house all morning repeating, "It's my first day of school! It's my first day of school!" Of course, I had to serve him his breakfast on the red "You are special today" plate that his brother ate off of last week on his first day of kindergarten.
He wore his backpack all morning, even while eating his breakfast! He was soooo excited

The obligatory "first day of school" pictures on the front porch!
Look at my big boy!

Outside the front door of the church where Mommy's Day Out is held!
Posing in front of the class bulletin board in beside his new classroom! He was so engrossed in playing "race cars," he didn't care that I was leaving. Mr. Independent!!
When I picked him up 3 hours later, he was playing outside and proudly sporting the new crown that he made that morning!
Looks like he had a great day! So did Mommy, but I must say, the three hours just flew by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

We have a K!!!!

A kindergardner that is! For his first day of school I decorated his chair and breakfast area with balloons and served him his breakfast on the "You are Special Today" plate! Such a fun tradition that my parents started with my brother and I! I tried to make his pancake in the shape of a didn't turn out that great! Oh well, Gehrig seemed to love it!
I packed a little note in his lunch box. On the car ride home he told me that he got his note and read it himselfand loved it. And then asked me if I could put a note in his lunch everyday! Awwwww!

The obligatory first day of school pictures on the front porch! Another tradition started by my mom!

Seriously, how grown up does he look here???

Soooo excited!
Gehrig and Evan before school in front of their new lockers!

Just like last year, Colin thinks that he fits right in. He is always so surprised that he has to leave with momma!
I could have just walked out without saying good-bye and he wouldn't have noticed...I didn't, of course!
After the pledges (to the American flag, the Christian flag and to the Bible) Mrs. Curry had the parents and student hold hands in a circle around the classroom and said a prayer over the kids, the parents and the school year...what a wonderful little school Clovis Christian school is and what a wonderful teacher Gehrig has. I just know that it is going to be another fantastic year at CCS!

Evan, Jadis and Gehrig after their first day of can tell they were pretty tired.

We asked Gehrig what his favorite part of the day was to which he replied, "EVERYTHING!!!" I guess that you could say that it was a successful day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I've been missing!

Wow!! I have been a terrible blogger lately. It has been well over a month since my last update, and truly, I have so much to share with you, like our trip to Houston, our trip to Arizona, visits from grandparents, Colin's surgery, and Gehrig's golf camp and tournament. So, why the slacking? Well, I must admit, we have been super busy, just enjoying summer and all of our little trips, but something else has had me occupied.
I have started up a new blog. Why? Well, go check it out and see! I am really excited to share it with you!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Saying Good-bye to Jackie

"So who is Jackie?" you may be wondering! Well, many of you did not know, but we had a pet turtle for a few days. Daddy went for a run last week and heroically rescued a turtle from the middle of the road. He brought him home to the boys, and they quickly went out and bought him a little tank, some turtle food and a plastic rock formation. Gehrig named his new pet turtle Jakckie, after Jackie Robinson, the baseball player.
A few days later, Chris was researching on the internet about this turtle and learned that the little tank that we bought for him was way too small and that he needed more water and more dry surface as a well as a heat lamp and a myriad of other things. We decided that the best thing to do for our little turtle was to take him to the park and release him by the pond. We knew that convincing Gehrig would be a challenge, and it was.
However, after a morning of tears, and propmpting from both mommy and daddy, he reluctantly agreed that it was what was best for Jackie.
So, later that afternoon, I loaded up the boys and Nicholas, Gehrig's friend, into the car and off we went to the park with a mission.
So far, so good! His buddy helped him carry Jackie out to the pond.
Jackie's last moments before "freedom."
After being released from his cage, Jackie crawled around in the grass for a minute,.....and then made a bee line for the water and dove right in. I watched to see if he would resurface, but he didn't.After that, I looked up and Gehrig had walked off, his friend, Nicholas went after him.
He was SO upset and I think that he was fighting off tears and trying to put on brave face since his friend was there.
Poor thing!

As soon as we got home, he cried uncontrollably. He is a very sensitive guy! But we know that we gave Jackie a better life and a more fitting environment where he can be happy swimming around with his turtle friends!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Back-to-back visits!!!

We were so lucky to have both sets of grandparents come visit us, one right after the other! We tried to show them a good time in Clovis!
Gehrig was beyond surprised when Grandma Joan and Grandpa Dub showed up at our house sporting their new shirts! It was so great to see have his fan club here for his last T-ball game. While they were here, we went to Casel-Land, a family fun center that had batting cages, putt-putt, bumper boats and more! Gehrig was so brave and got in the batting cage.
Next we headed over the the putt-putt course!
Colin had a great stradegy. He would whack the ball off of the starting line and then go get it from where ever it landed, pick it up, place it about an inch from the hole.... ...and then tap it in.

One last picture! It was so great to have Grandma Joan and Grandpa Dub visit! We can't wait to see them again in a few weeks!
The same day that Grandma Joan and Grandpa Dub left, Grandma Carole and Grandpa Jerry arrived!!! We, of course, had to go back to Casel-Land for some more putt-putt!
I couldnt, for the life of me, get a picture with both of the boys looking! We went to Lubbock for the day so that Daddy and Grandpa Jerry could play golf at the RAWLS course at Texas Tech while Grandma Carole, the boys and I ran errands. We had a picnic lunch in the park and Gehrig climbed a tree!!
The next day Grandma and I took the boys to a brand new waterpark that opened in Muleshoe. It was small, but perfect for the boys. It had a zero entry pool, a lazy river, a diving board, and a waterslide.

So proud after he went down the waterslide!
Sno-cone break!
I thought that these next two were funny "Baywatch" poses!
We went to a little old fashioned soda fountain and ice cream parlor...the only place in Clovis that serves Blue Bell ice cream!!!
It was so great to have you, Grandma Carole and Grandpa Jerry!