Thursday, August 28, 2014


Ben loves his "ducklings," as he calls them.  He wants everyone else to show love to them, too.

My turn?!

Bubble Fun

I picked up a $2 bubble gun at the store the other day.  I don't know why, but I just got one.  Probably because I knew that it would be broken or lost within 2 days anyway.  Ben had a tough time sharing but we convinced him to let his sister have some turns.  It definitely kept them entertained for a bit!


Avery had her first gymnastics class on Tuesday.

She loved it! She really wanted to go back last night, too.  I told her she only gets to go to one class a week!  I hope she keeps up her enthusiasm.  I noticed that, like dance, she is incredibly focused on the instructor and pays attention to every instruction.  If she can find something she enjoys, I think she has the tools to do very well.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekend Fun

Friday night fudgesicles.  HUGE mess.  Apparently Ben ran up our neighbor's driveway and the next day they thought it was blood.  Oops.  

We had a Saturday morning birthday party at the splash park.  The kids had a ton of fun.

We stopped by to see Uncle Stephen's new ride.

Ben was completely worn out.

Sunday we celebrated Memaw's birthday with lunch and swimming.

Another fun summer weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

Big day!

Tuesday we met her teacher and dropped off her supplies.  Her teacher seems very nice, and a quick search told us she was Teacher of the Year last year.  There is also a little girl in her class from her old school, so a familiar face was nice!

Ben ran into the school like he knew where he was going, and proceeded to try to dismantle Avery's classroom, periodically running out of the room and down the hall.  We had lots of questions we wanted to ask the teacher but needless to say, we didn't get around to it:)

Then we found the gym and unleashed him!

Last night we made her lunch.

We received a text from her teaching saying how excited she was to see all the kids the next day (how times have changed!).

We sprinkled (a small amount of) the "jitter glitter" she got on meet-the-teacher night under her pillow.

This morning she declared that it worked great!

She was very excited this morning.

She did so great, and although she was a bit apprehensive when we got in the classroom she didn't cry. She quickly set to coloring her sheet.  So proud of her! I think she's going to have a great year.