Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Outerbanks!

Best. Vacation. Ever.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blog Catch Up...

... while we wait to see if the Outerbanks will let us visit next week.

Just a little trip back to March.  We took the kiddos to Lego Land, the San Diego Zoo and the beach.  This was the time that Miles fell in the pool, forgot how to swim and I had to jump in while in a hoodie, jeans and my tennies.

Kate got her face painted and Miles...

 ... well, see for yourself.

A spider!

Oh, how I hope to see these toes *painted* in OBX soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

iPhone Summer

Before summer haircut...

During...  he actually wanted to keep it like this.  Like an 80s skater dude.

After.  Hey weird face.

Self pics I took in Kauai, Hawaii on our anniversary trip.  Ahhhh...

So, there are these boots.  I originally bought them at Savers years ago for Carrie's cowboy themed baby shower for Joshua.  As centerpieces with flowers.  Kate found them and since they fit... she started wearing them everywhere.  The thing is, she swaggers in them.  All of a sudden, her hand is on her hip and she's sashaying wherever she goes.  I sent this to Josh with a text, "Uh oh, I didn't see her put them on."  It's quite a sight.

We found out that Lowe's (yes, I really do hate Lowe's, but...) has this Build and Grow program every other Saturday.  We've built, nailed and painted a tow truck, binoculars and a boat so far.  Then they get patches!!!  Love it.  And it's free.

The Grand Canyon.  Where I gripped their hands more tightly than necessary.

Kate lost a ton of teeth.  One of her top snaggles is finally coming in.  And I'm still terrible at being the tooth fairy.

Date night!  He looks thrilled.

Swim lessons!!!  The girls showed up in matchers!

 Post swim lessons hair treatment

The End.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Alpha

The big day!  I sent off two children to the same school for the first time.  They could NOT wait to get their school clothes on.  I caught Kate buttoning Miles' shorts at one point.

Per tradition, Jen, Heather and I "hazed" the kindergarteners (Miles and Colin) with a "Happy 1st Day" poster, balloons and treat.  Miles knew we were making Colin's, but was a bit worried that we had forgotten him.  He was pretty jazzed to see his when he walked down the stairs.  Please excuse his jammers.

He was way more excited about the superhero stickers than anything else...

yummy dipped oreos!
 She not giving the peace sign, she's doing 2 for 2nd grade. Although,  I'm sure she wishes you all peace as well.

 The Kindergartener.  Sniff.  And yay!

 We all met at Jen's house to walk over together.  Kate, Madison, Jordan, Miles, Colin and Alex

 Our family.  Not sure what Miles is doing...

 Our extended family.  Minus a few.  Sniff again.

 Kate waiting outside her classroom.  She had a touch of the nerves.

 Her class. 

 With Mrs. Cantrell.  Kate wasn't comfortable enough yet for a silly face.  She sure warmed up on day 2 however...

Kindergarten had an info meeting during the last part of the day.  This is Miles right before he asked loudly if he could play with my phone while his teacher was talking.  Neat.

Mrs. Ames and our Miles

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Omega

Life got turned on it's head again on the last day of school, so my pictures are somewhat scarce.  Miles graduated all cap and gown like that week, but those goodies will have to appear later.  At least Carrie stepped up to get some last day shots of our Miles.

We're so sad that GCS makes the boys have short hair.  Bummer.

Kate and her girlfriends.  They each found a matching hula hoop.

While we waited for Kate, Miles decided to try out the basketball court with the big boys.  They were really nice to him.

Tomorrow is the big day!  Kindergarten and 2nd grade.  Holy cow.