Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Painting and backyard party fun

We had a great little backyard party with three other families this past weekend.  The kids had so much fun playing with their friends in our friend's awesome adventure filled backyard.  We also had dinner and painted pumpkins, followed up with of course Smores!!  It was a  lot of fun!  Blessed to have great friends to do life with!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Break last day of fun

We have had a ton of fun on our two weeks of fall break, but today was the last day.  I will be doing more blog posts about fall break as soon as I download my camera, but till then, here is a few photos of the fun we had today at a local farm and then with the fire pit in our backyard!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cheekwood Days and Nights

Emma is on fall break this week and next, so we are trying to fit in some fall fun. So, yesterday we hit Cheekwood with Meme in tow, for their Tuesday for Tots art fun.  I dressed the kids in their new Halloween gear, that two of my talented friends helped make them, and prayed we got some good photos while we had fun.  I think we got a few.  

 They had fun making little pumpkins and playing with the large blocks.

 Peek-a- boo

 pumpkin patch fun!

 Tonight after speech and dinner out, we went back with daddy to see the cool light up display currently on display as well at Cheekwood.  We spent two hours cruising around in the dark checking out the cool displays.  It was a beautiful fall night and we had so much fun!

 The blue moon was my favorite!

 The mansion!

I like to dress them in their pjs before heading home incase they fall asleep!  Taylor being silly getting his on in the trunk!  

Great memories this week at Cheekwood!  Blessed to be members and go and have fun whenever we want.  Looking forward to more fall break fun as the rest of the break continues!

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Today was a puddle jumping after church kind of Sunday.  We got out of the car and I said "go jump in the water".  They thought I had lost my mind, but once they realized I meant it, they went all out.  Fun memories on this rainy fall Sunday afternoon!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Wheels on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus finally got to bring my brave, sweet girl home.  She has begged since starting Pre-K, to ride the bus.  This year, after a the first week of sitting for almost an hour with my two year old in car rider line, we started the long process to get her on the bus.  I will not bore you, with the amount of emails, a few phone calls, and almost two months of waiting, but patience won!  Emma got to ride the bus home yesterday for the first time. 

I will not lie, I was  a wreck!  This is a huge step of faith to allow someone else to drive my baby home.  However, we have a few safeguards in place, she is riding a bus with other kids who are exceptional education kids, she has a seat belt, and there is an aide on the bus to help.  Both the aide and driver seem nice.  However, I was still a mess yesterday.  My mom even came to stand outside my house waiting, then the bus was late.  To be honest I was about two minutes away from calling the school when it showed up:)  

The picture below was sent to me by her teacher, to show my how proud she was getting on for the first time.
 This was her working hard to get down the steps at our house.  Love her little tongue out showing how hard she was working.

The bus was late again today, and I was nervous, but talked with the driver and they should not be that late again.  Emma is loving her big girl status as bus rider and we are so very proud of what a huge leap of independence this is for her.  A year ago this could not have happened, but now we feel she is able to handle it and do well.  (We did tell her we would pick her up again if she decides she does not like it).

But for know, the wheels on the bus go around and around all the way to my door!!  I have to say: the extra hour a day is nice for me, and Taylor is getting a much longer nap!