Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ethan's First Day of School

Ethan and Cam ready for Ethan's big day!

Ethan at 6:30 in the morning!

Ethan at Annunciation.
Ethan started Kindergarten last week. I can't say I was super sad or emotional. Maybe a tiny bit, but he was so ready for something new. I was nervous about how it would go. Would he actually use their big restroom without an adult there, would he talk to anyone ect. ect? However, he seems to have done great. His teacher told me he was chatty the second day :) For most kids I would be concerned with too chatty, for Ethan this is great! He seemed happy and told me all about it.
He told me everything was his favorite part. He also told me how the school used to be a library and all about its history. He then proceeded to tell me that they sold milk in the cafeteria and that it sure looked good. He was very excited when I told him he could buy some if he wanted too. Ahh, it's the little things in life!
Next week will be the real challenge: 5 full days in 90 degree weather (no air conditioning of course). I fully expect to have a crabby kid. Hopefully the adjustment will happen fast, and he'll save the crabby for at home.

Reagan's Room

So we have actually finished Reagan's room. Now all we need is Reagan. Less than 5 weeks to go, and I am sooo ready to be done and have this baby! It has been a long pregnancy. I can't wait to feel comfortable, not sick, and to be able to have a drink again. 3 boys + one high risk pregnancy =one stressed and tired mommy! One month to go.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Trip to Noris Lake


Daddy and his boys

Our "big" catch

Ethan loving his marshmellows.
Our computer is finally up and running again!
Last week, thanks to some good friends of Eric's, we took a family trip to Tennessee. We've been talking about camping all summer, but well I'm quite sure this pregnant lady has little interest in sleeping outside! So we went to Lake Noris and stayed in a friend's house while doing all the camping activities.
It was so much fun! We kept it simple. We told the kids the TV's didn't work, Eric's cell phone really didn't work, and we spent the time together. We mostly fished and swam, and had campfires. Ethan loved fishing and was really quite good at it. Cam loved swimming, and well Jack liked riding on the golf cart. He's really not much into the camping thing yet!
The kids did catch 6 bluegills. Mind you they were about 3 inches big each. Ethan insisted that daddy clean and eat them. That was so funny because it was about 1 inch of meat total. Watching him grill it made me laugh. He had to be really careful that the meat didn't slip through the grill.
The weekend was such a blessing. The kids were awesome and we really had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to doing some more trips like that one!