Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekend of Parties and Cheer

About a week after school started we had a weekend full of birthday parties.  Kate was supposed to go to a cheer camp that morning but woke up with a pink eye, so I didn't let her go.  Caleb had a birthday party for his friend form school and had a blast playing in the birdseed box! 
That afternoon, Kate went to the present portion of her friend's party. 
They had cake balls and both kids LOVED them! 
The next weekend, Kate got to cheer at the football game.  She is one cute cheerleader if I do say so myself! 
She was actually more interested in the game but I think that was because she didn't get to go to the camp.  She stood with some of her new friends from her class this year and then got to see her teacher! 
She had a great time and did a fantastic job.  We were proud of her effort and excitement.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Second Grade!

How is Kate in second grade!?  I can't believe she is already that grown.
 We had registration on Wednesday and found out that she has Ms. Hurt.  On the way out, we saw one of our friends who had her a couple of years ago and loved her, which made this mama feel better!
Friday was the first day of school and she had the traditional first day of school pancakes - this year with a 2 for second grade! 
This year, Kate says that her favorite color is blue and she wants to be a dentist.
 Mama, Daddy and Caleb all walked Kate to the classroom.
 It was a humid day and we ended up parking all the way at the high school because traffic was SO backed up (it was the right thing to do as we we walking out of the school before the cars originally in front of us even got to the school!). 
We got a picture of Kate with Ms. Hurt (which ended up being used by the school district in a newsletter!). 
Then we checked out her desk and got her settled. 
She is having a great year so far.  We are so proud of her hard work, good behavior, and how well she is doing with reading.  We are also thankful for the evidence of the Holy Spirit's presence and work in her life!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Lake Party

The first weekend of August, we had our traditional Sunday School lake party.  The adult guys build a GIANT slip and slide into the lake, we have food, and the kids just run around and have fun. 
It's a great day of fellowship.  When we got there, the kids were already on the slide and Kate jumped right in.
 I slathered Caleb in sunscreen and David took him over to slide. 
Yes, we brought his puddle jumper; yes, I totally forgot to put it on.  Caleb really didn't want to go but he went anyway.  They finally got moving and Caleb was ok...but then they got a little push from behind and, instead of stopping and the little flat part, they flew into the lake...with Caleb stuck between David's calves!!!!
 Somehow, David got Caleb before they went in and held him up high; the guys grabbed him so David could steady himself. 
Caleb was NOT a happy camper.  We came up to the top of the hill and he happily played in the kiddie pool.
He had lots of fun playmates, too! 

Later, he and Kate found a HUGE dog.
 I decided it was time for ME to go down the slide with Caleb and Kate. 
Needless to say, Caleb was a bit upset about this idea.  I got us going and successfully stopped at the flat portion. 
It was fun but Caleb was ready to go back to the safety of the baby pool. 
Kate did some sliding with the float
...and floating as well. 
By that point, Caleb was pretty shot! 
We left soon after and both kids fell asleep on the way home...and Caleb slept for 2.5 more hours after we got home.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kate Turns SEVEN!

After we got back from TN, Kate turned seven!  She had her birthday at church kids' camp and had a blast. 
That night we had fish tacos and presents.  She was super excited about her "mermaid" earrings
 and water bottle (which has been a HUGE success in getting her to drink water!).  She and Daddy got a lego set to do together..and then Kate ended up doing it all on her own!
Then that Saturday, we had her party...grandmommie even got to come!
  She wanted a horse party at the tumble gym again.  So, I made a caramel horse cake...
and the kids played. 

We had lots of sweet friends come. 

Kate even got to wear a hat that David found for her.
 They had fun all around...and Caleb got to see his "lissa."
 I think I have a pretty sweet little family!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Music Camp and TN Birthday

So, Kate went with Allie and Doc to TN for music camp.  She had a great time and learned to play the piano and tried violin and xylophone.

  We went up there for her performance and had Kate-O and Granddaddy join us for the performance. 
We were so proud of her and her participation and learning all these songs!  Granddaddy and Kate-O also brought some birthday presents for Kate, and we got to enjoy a little party.  
We had cupcakes,
which Kate and Caleb both enjoyed...
until they were gone!
Kate had lots of fun opening her presents
and then enjoyed playing with them before her performance.
The next day, we had doc's pancakes and then Kate and Caleb had a blast playing in the box
 and doing sommersaults before we went home.
 It was a quick but fun trip!