Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Big Kindergartner!!

So, we did it! I mean Chad and I, we survived sending Carson to school! We were very brave and only cried when he wasn't looking.

Carson did so well. As we were walking into school he says, 'Mommy do you have to take pictures?' Chad then told him that was my right as a mommy!

His teacher is Ms. Ritchie, and the assistant is Ms. Nicely. 22 kids in his class!

Not sure who is the silly monkey in this picture...?

Mrs. Ritchie!!!
And as anxious as Chad and I were about Carson riding the bus home, well, he made it. In one piece, and so happy! And get this, we asked him what his favorite part of the day was... he said nap time. Apparently he was the most quiet at nap time and got a sticker! He said he was the only one that really did nap.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Winding down...

Just a couple of quick pics to see what we've been up to....

We are trying to enjoy the last days of summer vacation by relaxing at the pool.

We even took a trip to daddy's fire station and made the guys cookies! They loved the attention (both the kids and the guys!) Here they are passing around the milk!

We have open house tomorrow to find out Carson's teacher, then school officially starts next Wednesday. Caelyn still has one more week to wait!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Enjoying summer!

We are finally settling into our summer routine, only to have school start in 3 short weeks. The kids are more tan than ever. Definitely swimming better than ever.
We have ventured to the beach for a relaxing vacation....Here are only a couple of the hundreds of pictures we took!

I just couldn't resist. Thank God for outdoor showers, still trying to convince Chad we need one!

I couldn't resist!
Carson completely master the boogie board, after about 2 minutes instruction!

Who can resist the sleeping kid pictures? They were totally worn out!

Here is an updated pic of Caelyn's hair! It has definitely been a blessing this summer and we still get comments on how cute it is!

So we are taking the kids to Carowinds tomorrow! The weather has been cooler, and it's one of our last days together before school starts. Wednesday Carson has his kindergarten assessment. We're really unsure what it is or why they are doing it, hopfully after Thursday we'll be a little more prepared to start. We are still amazed that we have a kindergartner! He is still very excited to start.

On another note, Chad has shingles. He has several small areas on the back of his head, behind his ear and on his jaw bone. The rash has mostly subsided, however the pain remains. He is unable to tolerate the pain meds, so Ibuprofen is the strongest he is taking. The docs say that shingles makes an appearance in times of stress.... I can't imagine what he has to be stressed about?

So, that's all for now. we keep you updated on school, Chad and baby status!