Monday, September 22, 2008

And then he was TWO!

My littlest man turned two today! *SOB* How could he be two already? It really puts it into perspective though when I stop and realize that Blake will be SIX soon. SIX!!! I'm getting old! LOL!

First we had cake ... Chase wasn't really interested in anything but the candles ...

Then we had him open his gifts ...

He had a happy 2nd birthday!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Employee Picnic

Time for the annual employee picnic for Tyler's work! They always have great stuff for the kids, and the food is good too! So, we usually go. This year I took pictures with my new camera ... and since no one was "watching" the bounce house I was able to take pictures of my kiddos through the opening. YAY!

I'm looking for suggestions on a kit to use to scrap these ... please link me up with ideas!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

He was CLEARED!!!!

It's about *#!@ time! I wish this report would have come out before the trial ended. That shmuck semi driver NEVER should have gotten off!!!! Rest in peace Paul, Mr. G, Mrs. G, their granddaughter, and the student teacher who all passed away in a horrible tragedy coming up on 3 years ago. :(

Here is an article in USA today about the crash: article

Monday, September 8, 2008

Julia's first day of school

Here is a picture of Julia on her first day of school. Sorry for the not-so-great quality. Tyler tried to capture her getting on the bus, but Julia was too quick to get on, and then he quick took the picture because they told her to turn around for a picture, and it was so blurry I was only able to distinguish her because of her pink coat. LOL. Oh well ... good thing mom took a picture before leaving for work! :)

She is in 4 year old Kindergarten this year, in Miss Tracy's class. She was Blake's teacher the last two years. She absolutely loves going to school, and is so excited about being able to ride the bus to and from school.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tree Climber

Blake was a busy boy today ...

This is our (big) Crab Apple Tree in the back yard. He got up there, and then had to be taught how to get back down, hee hee! :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day ... for real!

Here is a photo of Blake on his REAL first day of school ... just two days later. The temperatures took a dive, and the forecast high was 69 degrees. So, we dug out jeans and his spring coat.

Looking at his pants, he'll need new ones this fall. *Sigh* I can't keep up with him. Julia needs new ones too. It doesn't seem like she's grown much, but her size 4T pants are too short! So, I guess we'll have to go shopping.

Blake rode the bus today after school. He has to transfer buses because of where daycare is. Well, he got on the wrong bus at the transfer school! But, don't worry ... because Blake got to daycare anyway! :) He told the driver how to get to his sitter's house. He is so spatially aware ... and it came in VERY handy. :)

Otherwise, he had a good day ... though in true child fashion, he wasn't able to say much about what he'd done. If I hadn't read "music" was his "special" of the day, I never would have gotten that out of him, hee hee!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First day of School - Blake

Blake's first day of school is complicated this year. According to the school calendar, September 2nd is the first day of school. But, Blake didn't really have school today. We went and met his teacher for a 15 minute conference, and paid for morning milk and other school program stuff. We were there 30 minutes, tops. But, mommy did her job and took a photo:

He is supposed to go for a 2-hour session tomorrow with an adult, but no one is available to take him (because I will not miss 2 hours of work 2 days in a row for start-of-school stuff), so he will have his first FULL day of school on Thursday. I will be taking him to school, and afterward he will ride the bus to daycare. I think he is more excited about it now that we've been there. Julia's first day is on Monday, the 8th of September. She is SO excited! :)