Monday, August 22, 2011
Our big kindergartner was very excited to start school! He is so happy to have his friends Madison and Jarret in his class with him.
Ethan was all ready for first grade! Look how much he has grown since his first day of kindergarten. Ethan has two boys in his class from last year and his best friend Vivian is in his class too!
Austin was lucky enough to get Ethan's teacher from last year! We love her and I'm so happy Austin is in her class. I am room mom this year and I'm really excited about it.
Mr. Cool had his hands in his pockets just like his big brother did last year. So cute!
Both boys had a great day and are excited about going back tomorrow!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
My baby boy starts kindergarten in less than a week. While I am very excited for him, I am feeling a little nostalgic about this milestone in his life. No more lazy days at home with his momma for Austin. I documented a day in his life so we could look back on how life was before he started school.
Austin woke up this morning at 6:45 and immediately wanted to do his very favorite activity... play a card game! He and Ethan played a couple games of 9 hole golf while I drank my coffee and tried to wake up.
Since it's been over 100 degrees for months now, we have only been able to really enjoy culdesac time in the mornings. Austin loves riding his scooter.
Austin can swim! We have had the best time this summer going to our neighborhood pool to swim. The boys can do the slides now and they LOVE them.
The boys are all about climbing trees. I love that our trees have gotten big enough for them to play in!
I love our card loving, funny, competitive, compassionate little man and I am excited to watch him grow this year!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
While we were waiting for the marching band to play on Saturday, Jan and I stumbled upon a garage sale down the street. When she saw this foosball table for just $5, she couldn't pass it up.
We are really enjoying our new indoor foosball table. Thanks Jan!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday a local high school band marched down the streets of our neighborhood as a fundraiser. We could hear the music coming down the street and the kids were excited to see the band. Despite her grumpy face, Lauren was excited too. :)
She may be a little pouty at times, but she is very resourceful and had no problem moving her chair while carrying her cup and two stuffed animals!
Last week Ellen, Erica and I took an art class at Cordovan Art School and made a mixed media painting.
Being the perfectionist that I am, I first headed to Archiver's scrapbooking store to buy my own paper for my painting. I wanted to hang it in Lauren's room, so I bought paper that matched her bedroom colors.
Friday, August 12, 2011
I was so excited when Erica got me the book The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt for my birthday. The book explains what happened in 1922 when The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at that time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to the question were included in the book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired. There are 111 different six inch quilt block patterns included that will make a gorgeous sampler quilt.
I had read about a Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long in blogland here and thought it would be really fun to make a sampler quilt with modern fabrics. After being inspired by these gorgeous blocks, I knew it was the perfect use for my treasured Summer in the City and 1974 fabric.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday morning I loaded up the kids and headed to College Station to visit my old friend Rebecca and her sweet girls. Molly and Lauren are one month apart and Morgan is 7 months younger than Ethan and 7 months older than Austin.
We took the kids to the Children's Museum in College Station and the kids loved it!
Lauren LOVED painting! I've never been brave enough to let her paint at home, but now I'm going to have to!
We ended our fun day with a movie and cookies.
Here they are 6 months old! Aren't they so cute?