Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to school...

C is entering "Transitional Kindergarten". His birthday is so close we decided to wait one more year for Kindergarten:) This is his first day of school last week...It was also AM's first day of dance:) AC just doesn't want her siblings t touch her:)

All the kids were excited for AM and AC's first day of school...especially C!!! I made them pose in the back yard like two years ago:)

Initially, AC's back pack might have been too heavy!!

AC just walked in to her room and never looked back!!
Here is AM by her new cubby!! She literally jumped right into her class and LITERALLY did NOT look back for me! She loves school so far!!

But, when the girls walked in and C was at another school, I was reminded of last year when the older two stared at different school :) It is tough for drop off, but we know now that was the BEST decision to ensure that C got into the competitive "Transitional Kindergarten" and we just LOVE everyone at AC and AM's school!!! Next year should be interesting when C goes to school for real...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Holy Cow! C is 5!!!

C's birthday was on a Thursday so we just went out to eat for a small celebration.

We opened his present from the family at home. He was probably most excited about his whoopee cushion. They each took turns making it "toot".

I have to begin C's birthday party with a brief discussion on the invitations. I, of course, didn't PPP(prior proper plan) and was in a pinch to get the invitations in the mail in a hurry. We ended up just ordering them online and having them printed at our local Walgreens. This is what we wore to go pick them up... I think its time we hand down these jammies and boots!

C wanted a water slide like last year. This one had a jump house that you had to go through to get up the slide.

C was so sweet and made sure that we invited some of AM's friends so that she would have someone to play with.
This was mainly for me, but I covered the mantle with pictures of C...from pregnancy to the present. I don't know if its just me, but 5 seems so old...like a milestone. I officially have a boy, not a baby boy :(
We got him this sweet Mario cake...I know, you're impressed right? I know. The cake was delicious also!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

4th Annual Aggie BBQ

It's that time of year again!! I was trying to figure out where all the previous year BBQs were held and it turns out the first annual was in 2007...at my house...I probably don't remember because Annemarie was a baby baby and I was functioning on very little sleep:)

2008, 2009 and 2010 have all been in Pearland. The house really does lend itself to this sort of thing!!! Here is the group picture...

The kids are really maturing...I didn't even have to bribe anyone with cupcakes. I think they know the drill now:)

This year we got to have some over night company as well. This is such a treat because thing can be chaotic with all the kids running around. I feel like I am trying to prevent and redirect meltdowns...
The boys even played a little Wii in the morning...reliving their college days. All we were missing were 2 more recliners.
The kids played pretty well together too... C is all about putting his arms around the people around him :)