Tuesday, August 18, 2015

First Day of School 2015

Wow! 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Having our 3 oldest at school all day and then preschool coming up shortly for Mason. I just can't believe it! The boys were most definitely ready to get back to their routine-- learn, play and see old friends and meet new ones.

How cute are the neighborhood kiddos! We have such a great cul-de-sac of families! It's a tradition for all the kids to walk together on the first day. Here are 11 of about 15 of the younger kids in the hood that walked together on this morning. 

There were about 11 parents that joined too. We were a giant gang-a-walking :) 

He was born ready for this day. 

K with our neighbor buddy.

Preston not paying attention, sort of, kind of? I think he was embarrassed and slightly annoyed that I took a bunch of pics of him in his line. Momarazzi's where all over the place with their iphones snapping tons of first day of school pics :) 

A and his neighbor/bestie V. So cute!

2nd day of school. 
Adrian had already walked the back way around school heading to his line. We've got 3 kiddos lining up in the 3 different places of the building. Mason the helper, always carrying something. He insists! Kellen and Adrian want to ride their bikes to school so bad! I think we'll start working on it soon. 

Here's Kellen's kindie graduation pic from late last May with our favorite Kindergarten teacher! Now on to 1st grade already!! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I Cry

The boys were being, well... boys the other day, and being ornery boys at that. It was a long day and the start of school was just around the corner. The last month of summer has been so busy and we were ready for a better routine. Like a school routine. I just didn't have any more patience left for the day. I needed some quiet time from them so I could regroup myself and stay sane. I decided to keep them occupied by surfing our blog and showing them blog posts from when they were little and less argumentative with us and one another :) :) 

Looking back at those times seems to immediately calm me (no matter how frustrated I am) and for that, I'm so grateful to have started this long road of memories so-so long ago. Memories that I can pull up with just a couple key strokes.

I cried, and laughed and cried some more. 


I want to start taking more videos and doing these montages again. I love them and they make me cry and laugh at the same time. I cry mostly because they are growing up so fast. I don't want to miss anything, but yet I feel like I'm forgetting so much these days. It's slipping away and I'm hanging on as tight as I can. Just about every time I talk to my grandma she tells me how quickly it flies and especially when your busy with little ones. Grandparents are always right! Wah!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Active Boys

Active boys-- well, I say that loosely. It depends on what it is they want are willing to do :)

At the end of the school year Kellen finished up his Spring Flag Football season. I think it went a little better this season. Not as much flower picking in the fields and more football action and paying attention as to why he was there :)

Mason wanted to be out there so bad. He finally settled for wearing the flags, holding a football and watching contently (well, sort of) I still had to chase him out there a bunch.

He's in love with dogs! Definitely was a side line distraction for Kellen.

Adrian participated in an after school Lacrosse camp.

He learned some fundamentals and had a lot of fun with it. 

Sibling love.

These 2 took a summer martial arts program. 

It was good exercise for them! Learning to listen and follow directions was a bonus.

Army crawling.

Jumping jacks.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Kellen turned 6

Playing catch up on the blog like usual :) I have so much to catch up here. Since I make our memory books out of my blog posts I try not to miss too much. I told John when we're old we can look at these books and reminisce and remember these moments because they are truly flying by! 

So our dear Kellen turned 6 last month. Our blonde hair, blued eyed, social butterfly who is 6 going on 16 had a birthday. He wanted to spend the morning at Chucky Cheese for "his" day. We grabbed our hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes and headed to the place where kids can be kids.

Great news... no one ended up sick after our visit! That's a successful Chucky visit! So what if I followed them around with wipes? Who cares if I looked like a crazy-pycho germaphobe? Many of those parents haven't had 4 young boys sick with the flu all at the same time before. Lesson's learned!

Kellen wanted me to put a Minecraft sword on his cake. This was as good as it got.

He said he loved it. 

Legos... because he doesn't have enough :)

This kid!! Can't believe he's 6! When he was born he had dark brown/black hair that ended up flowing into a fohawk, sort of how he sports it now. My goodness, he was the happiest little guy, always smiling and laughing. And still is. He's going to do something big someday with his high energy and charismatic personality.