Sunday, August 26, 2012

Riding into Fresh

How fun are these carts at Fresh? Sounds simple...but having their arms busy sure helps Mama to get groceries! It's the simple joys in life, right?!

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Family walk

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Bubble bath cousins

I never tire of pictures of the boys taking bubble baths! 4 dirty cousins make for more fun!
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Ice cream

I was so proud of my boys' successful 1st day of school (Noah 4, Jackson 21 Months) i took them for ice cream. Always a big hit!

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After a successful first day of school, Noah & Jackson played & played. They are best pals & it makes my heart so happy to see how much they adore each other.

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Jackson's 1st Day of School

Jackson's 1st Day of School at Oak Hill Montessori School (Age 21 Months)
Jackson would not humor Mommy for pictures on his 1st day of school.  But we did manage to get some pictures of us all together on his first day. And getting him into school was a family affair, indeed, so it seems fitting! I was so proud to see my "baby" boy walk into school (after Daddy 1st carried him in).  As you can see, he did not enter into hysterics immediately upon entering school. Progress. This is good! Much better than meet-the teacher. Although he did cry for a bit when we first left school, HE STAYED AT SCHOOL ALL DAY!!! I kept calling the school...asking if I needed to pick him up. I told them I'd work him into going a full day (8 am-3 pm) if that's what we needed to do.  But my little guy did GREAT! Resilient as ever! He even NAPPED AT SCHOOL!!! (Again, something I didn't think was going to happen on the 1st day...thought we'd have to ease into it.) His teachers did great at comforting us BOTH! SO PROUD of my youngest son.  I know that this is the RIGHT choice for him and for our family.  From now on, my work day ENDS when I pick up my sweet angels. It's a win-win for our family.  And THAT is what matters most!

1st Pick up from 1st Day of School

Well, the 1st day of school was a success! Jackson was fine coming to the pick up line, but started crying when he saw Mommy.  Transitions are hard, sweetie.  We went for a celebratory 1st day of school ice cream and all was well with the world:)

Noah's 1st Day of School Fall 2012

First Day of School at Oak Hill Montessori - August 2012 (Noah 4)
My darling Noah. 
First day of school.
New Teachers.
New Friends.
New oppportunities to learn and grow.
Remember how special you are...
How much you are loved...
How your smile is Mommy's happy place...
And how VERY proud Mommy is that you are my first-born son.
Love, Love, LOVE YOU!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sleeping angels

Poor Michael...Since I can't lift Jackson, he has been doing double time with the boys. I can put Noah to sleep, but Jackson still sleeps in a crib & Michael is so tired...getting up with him late nights/early mornings. He's a good husband and Daddy. Love my boys.

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Mommy's neck

It has been 3 weeks since I had my neck surgery. I've been healing well but am not allowed to lift the boys for 90 days post surgery...which is the toughest for sure. But all in all...I believe surgery was a success. I will probably require a fusion at some point, but I'd rather only do that once instead of twice...which is probably what would've happened if i would've listened to the first doctor I saw. God knew what he was doing though, & I ended up with the best doctor. Now...if I can just not over-do it!!!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Noah's meet the teacher

Noah at Meet-the-Teacher at Oak Hill Montessori School.
August 2012- Age 4.
Of course my social boy is ready for another year of school. He loves learning, loves his friends... Loves life. That's my Noah!!

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Jackson Meet The Teacher

Jackson's 1st Meet-The-Teacher....
As you can see from the pictures above...Jackson was less-than-thrilled to meet his new teacher at Oak Hill Montessori.  He screamed...really screamed...the first about 10 minutes we were in the room. I'm still illegal from being able to lift more than 5 pounds...Jax weighs almost 30.  But don't you know I lifted him a few times to try to comfort my less-than-social baby meet a new teacher.  He eventually cooled down and we began sweeping the floor and flower arranging.  All ended well.  He is just slow to warm up, my Jackson.  All-in-all, could've been much worse! Change is hard, little buddy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I picked the boys up just a little early from school today and was so touched to see my darlings walking down the hall together.  Just look at these sweeties.  Love, love.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to school haircut

Noah did a GREAT job getting a back-to-school haircut at Adventure Cuts! I was SO surprised and happy, because last year, when we tried to go to Mr. Steve's Salon for a haircut, it was an utter disaster.  Steve still talks about it! Great job, Noah!



Oh, how I LOVE Noah's curly, red hair! Love you!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Drive Through Safari

We went ot the drive through safari park this weekend and had a fun time watching the animals...some very close up! It was a great way to get out but stay cool in the August heat!


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