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Monday, September 1, 2014

We have a 2nd grader

Wednesday, August 6 was Brody's first day of school.  All of his school supplies ready to go with a special gift for Mrs. Calhoun.  I really love my Silhouette - it makes the cutest stuff and is so easy.  

All ready for his first day

With Mrs. Calhoun - Jason and I both went to school with her so we know Brody is going to really enjoy her.

This was one of the sweetest things EVER!!  Since Trevor wasn't starting school until the next day, Brody created this book and left it inside Trevor's book bag.  I might have had a tear in my eye from this.  I need to always remember this when I feel the boys DISLIKE each other REALLY BAD!!

While brother was in school, mom and I took Trevor to Toys R Us to spend his gift card from his birthday.  However, he couldn't decide because he really wanted the BIG lego sets, but of course he didn't have enough $$.  We tried to teach him to just save up his money and he could come back and buy one of them, it took some convincing as well as Nini saying she would just buy him one of the small ones now so he didn't have to use his gift card, so he survived.

Poor little guy when we picked him up from school - he fell asleep within a few minutes of being in the car.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meet and Greet & Swim Party all in a day's time

Monday, August 4 was B & T's Meet and Greet for their school.  This is where the kids get to go and meet their teachers and visit their room.  The boys were pretty excited.

Trevor has Mrs. Brown and he actually acted a little shy while meeting her -  what a shocker.  I'm sure that will change QUICKLY and she will learn the real Trevor.

Already wanting to play.  He was so excited to start school and couldn't wait for Thursday to come around.

Off to the next one.  Brody has Mrs. Calhoun which is pretty cool because I had her mom when I was in 3rd grade.  He is so excited to be in her class.

We made a stop by the library and since both of the boys participated in the Summer Reading program where they read at least 1 book a week and were rewarded with awesome prizes like Pump It Up passes, free Chick Fil A, free Zaxby's, Skate passes, and Adventure Landing passes, they had to sign their names to Thank You cards for the businesses.

This took Trevor a little while to write his name 12 times!!

Then we were off to Brody's swim party so he could receive his medal and ribbon.  Coach Evan giving him his medal.

2 very excited swimmers

Since they city called the swim meet before Brody was able to swim his 2nd stroke, Oceanway decided to go ahead and give these swimmers participation ribbons because they weren't sure if the city would do it or not.

A little fun play.

Brody had a great summer swimming and really enjoyed it.  He is looking forward to the off season to improve his strokes.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trevor Turns 5

Sunday, August 3 my little guy turned 5 and we had a pool party to celebrate.  He struggled to come up with a theme and had to decide between Orange and Blue, Legos and Star Wars and he finally decided on Star Wars.  This little guy is totally in love with Star Wars so it was only fitting.

I decided to have mexican food (I had a ton left over in the freezer from mom and dad's anniversary party) and an ice cream sundae bar.  Thankfully Trevor was just fine with not having a big birthday cake and was good with cupcakes.

All kinds of Star Wars toppings.

"Get a Taste of the Dark Side"

This is the best drink and it's just Hawaiian Punch Green Berry.

Thank goodness the weather was great - hot but perfect for a pool party.


The kids love Mr. John swimming with them because he throws them in and jumps with them - just one big kid.

Cake (or cupcake) time

The ice cream bar went over great.  I think Brody had 2 cups full of all of the toppings.

The official ice cream scooper - Sara Lynn

Present time - one excited boy.

Uncle Chris comes through with all kinds of cool stuff including mustaches.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the popular gift this year.  He received 3 different TMT  - we couldn't believe there were no duplicates.

His favorite thing to eat at Popo's.

His best buddy.  They swam late into the night with their daddies.

It's hard to believe my little guy is 5.  He is growing up way too fast and is so much fun to be around. He has the best attitude and is such a loving child.  He is the child who is always willing to help and there are times when he asks to help and it comes as a shock.  His latest thing he is doing is opening the car door for me - such a sweetie.  Now don't get me wrong he makes me want to pull my hair out at times, but I love him.