Friday, January 19, 2018

Lots of Random Daily Things

There really has been so much that has happened over the last year and a half.  The following pictures are a bunch of random bits and pieces from summer-fall of 2016. Looking back through these I thought of two things. 1. Lottie is much cuter now. 2. I miss their cute little faces. They still have cute little faces but they've each matured so much over the last year and a half. 

Holy Moley

It's been over a year since I've posted. A year an a half. Sometimes I get so busy with editing other people's photos that I never get around to mine, or if I do get around to mine, I don't have time to do anything extra with them. I'm trying to be better since this is my family journal. I don't want my kids to look back and think, "Whelp, July 2016 is when mom stopped caring." These catch up posts are going to mostly be pictures, with words here and there. But really, we've had a pretty incredible year and a half.
2016 was a big year for school! Kade started third grade, but this year was at a new school. He was so nervous and pretty sad, but he quickly adjusted and loved his teacher!  Tadd started Kindergarten, which he thought he was excited about until he got there. Last but not least, Max started his first year of Preschool. He was so so so excited and not nervous, or sad to leave me, at all! His teacher was Ms. Julie which was fun because Aaron grew up with her in CA.
Even though one of his best friends was there in his class, sitting across from him, he was so nervous and upset, he didn't want me to leave. It broke my heart but as soon as I left, he said he stopped crying and had an awesome day.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Catching Up... Post 5 Aaron's Month

June is always Aaron's month. His birthday, plus Father's Day = celebrate this cute guy.
The way Max looks at his dad kills me. Every. Time.
We kept the day pretty low-key after having a house full of visiting family. He worked, came home, we played games, and just spent time together. I made him a yummy dinner, and cake. Nothing crazy or extravagant. But very enjoyable and relaxing. He loved it. 

Father's day was just as great! We spoiled him with his favorite breakfast-in-bed. The boys rubbed his feet while he ate. He was on cloud nine. We gave him a few handmade gifts. And then my favorite gift of all... We gave him a growth chart ruler. I don't have a finished piece picture but I got pictures of the boys helping to sand and paint it. We made every gift this year and the gifts were my favorite! 

We went on the most horrific road trip. I'll spare you the details and I don't need to "write them down to remember them." 

Silver lining, because there always is one, we saw new places that we've never see before. We can now check Mississippi and Louisiana off of our list of states we've been! The drive, while awful, was BEAUTIFUL! We saw a million+ trees, fireflies, swam in a hotel pool, drove through thunderstorms and over swamps. Plus we just got to spend a couple days together as a family. Luckily our kids are rockstar travelers and they were angels the whole time! 
Summer, Darrel, Dessi, Serena, Charity, and Debbie came down to have dinner with us. Somehow, this is the only picture I took. Cute cousins!
And this was just random, but funny. I love this kid. 

Catching Up... Post 4 Some Stuff I Forgot In the Last Post

I forgot a few things that happened during May. 
MOTHER'S DAY! These kiddos spoiled me. We got to face-time with both of our moms. It was a good day. I made sure to take a picture with each kid individually. As much as I dislike photographs of myself, I'm trying to make an effort to do that more often. 
Tadd had his preschool graduation. Which is more of a performance less of a graduation. I'm really not sure why they called it graduation at all. It was fun to go watch them perform songs they've been working on. It was a huge improvement from his Christmas program. This time, he sang and did all the actions for all the songs. He grew so much this year and I'm so proud of him! He really worked hard to learn more and be less shy and it paid off!
Kade's class had a field trip at the end of the year. We went to the Austin Aquarium. I was lucky enough to get to join him! This is the first field trip I've gotten to go on, so I was really excited. 
It was so fun. I always like spending time with him for school functions. 
We got to have my parents and Brock here, for almost 10 days. We didn't get to do as much as we would have liked but we went to Big Top Candy Shop, and Hopdoddys. We played at the park, went to a splashpad, and just hung out. The kids LOVED having them here. Aaron and I did too! We hope they come back again!

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