Monday, July 20, 2009

Kyler's first day of preschool.....

Kyler has been looking forward to going to preschool since Trey started almost two years ago. He's been talking about it being his turn since Trey graduated last month. He was super excited and chatty in the van on the way there last Monday. Everything changed when he went to step out of the van. A look of horror falls over his face and he says, "Mom, I don't want to go to school." I walk/half drag him up the steps. He slides past Miss Shira without speaking despite the successful role play in the van of how we talk to our teachers. Once inside the building he starts to melt down. Miss Shira scoops him up ignoring the shouts for "Mommy!" I walk out the door hoping the screaming doesn't last too long, but really thinking to myself, "Two down, one to go!" By the time I got home, Miss Shira had already called to assure me that by the time they were around the corner he had stopped crying and was talking about what he had eaten for lunch. So today we are going to start another week and he's pretty excited! I can't believe I have two kids old enough to be in school and my Trey is starting Kindergarten this fall. I so proud of their smart little brains and desire to learn. Kyler is really trying to keep up with Trey and Miss Shira has already told me that since he knows his letter sounds that they are going to teach him to read. Great, just what I need, another kid who thinks he knows everything! I love you, Kyler!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bellingham Part I: Breakfast and Boulevard

Deborah and Bill were kind enough to meet us for breakfast at the Little Cheerful Cafe (my favorite breakfast restaurant ever!) It was very good despite Kyler surprise vomit attack. He actually tried to tell LeRoy, but he didn't get it in time. Luckily I had kind of prepared for the possibility of them getting wet at the park and had extra clothes in the park. After breakfast we went to see Auntie Lisa at the antique mall and then we were off to Boulevard Park. We met up there again with Deborah and Bill. I was so glad to be able to spend more time with them. There's nothing better than an afternoon on Bellingham Bay! The kids had a blast looking for crabs under the rocks........

I wanted to take a family picture in the same place that we took our Engagement pictures nine years ago. Too bad I kneeled down in some mud or 'something' and so in all the pictures I have a nasty knee.

I tried to fix it and this is what I got out of it. What a difference nine years can make!!


These are all the pictures I have of Hoopfest. LeRoy played with new guys this year since Vincent moved to Georgia and Victor has a new baby. He played with Vincent bro in-law Jacob and some of his friends. Despite the new team, the end result was very familiar winning the first game and losing the second two knocking them out on Saturday. I have to say it was an answer to prayers because I really needed LeRoy to help me in Primary on Sunday. I wasn't going to go in early on Saturday in case it was gonna be a long day, but at the very last minute I changed my mind. I figured if this really is the LeRoy's last year playing, then I wanted to experience as much as I could. So the kiddos survived an 11 hour day with very little whining actually. We had lots of fun, ate yummy food, watched some good basketball, and everyone slept really well that night! I love Hoopfest!