And we are ready to play!
And I love having my little assistants at home all the time:)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We spent the weekend in Savannah and had a great time! It was Harper's first visit and all the family was able to meet her. A few highlights were Lacey's graduation, swimming, a campout, bowling, and a Memorial Day cookout yesterday at Nonna and Da's! It was a busy few days:)
We brought our tent and they set it up Saturday night. We made smores and roasted hot dogs. Kevin and the kiddos were going to sleep in the tent. As soon as they said it was time for bed, Turner headed back for the house:) Maddie and Brayden slept till 6:30 that morning then headed back in. So, our first attempt was pretty successful.
Harper slept pretty good while we were there and received lots of loving! The cousins got lots of playing time in and we enjoyed being able to visot with everyone! It was a great visit and we hope to get another trip or two in before the end of summer.
Friday, May 24, 2013
He has had a great year. His teachers always tell us about the leadership qualities he has and that he is going to be a director one day! Apparently, he lines all the kids up and leads them in song and play....on a daily basis:) It is so funny because at home he lets Maddie be the leader. I guess school is his time to try and be boss:) He recognizes his numbers 1-10, all of the letters, can write his name, and recognizes shapes. He does great at sitting still and paying attention which surprised me in the beginning. We thought he was going to be the wild man at school like he is at home:) We were wrong and are so proud of him.
Turner had a wonderful first year of preschool and has grown up so much!! Hoping he enjoys the summer even though he won't be going to school for a few months:)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Just wanted to share a few pics of Harper from this week. Mimi bought is the stickers to use each month so I wanted to post some. I actually tried two different days and just couldn't get a good smile out of her. But we still think she is pretty cute:)
A few things I want to remember:
-she loves sucking her fingers. I think it is the cutest thing and she is the first one to do it. She takes a paci some, but doesn't sleep with it. I will sometimes hear her from our room sucking on her hand. I know this could be a hard habit to break, but today it is cute.
-Last night she slept from about 8:30 pm to almost 7 this morning!! She is definitely a good little sleeper. She usually only wakes up once and this was her second time to sleep through the night. I will take it!
I still have to post about Turners program once I download pics. Today summer break has officially begun and we are excited!! Planning on having lots of fun this summer!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Mimi and Boo Boo met me up there to watch Maddie's program and help with the babies. Daddy had to work since it is the last week and Turner was at school. The kids sang a bunch of songs and then we went back to the classroom for a few minutes before we left. I will say this. Maddie was on the first row this time and could see Aubry perfectly. She sang better than she normally does because she spent the whole time trying to make Aubry laugh:) I am sure if anyone was watching her besides us, they thought she was a very silly girl!!
This year Maddie has learned to read, add and subtract, spell a TON of words, values of coins, how to write sentences and use punctuation marks, and so much more. We are amazed at how well she is reading. It seemed to happen overnight. She enjoys it which makes me happy, because I love to read. We are so proud of her and are looking forward to just having lots of family time this summer. I have missed her while she has been at school everyday. Between school, gymnastics, and church time at home seems rare. We are going to soak it up this summer!!
Maddie has been taking gymnastics on Wednesdays so hasn't been able to go to choir practice in over a month. So we thought she would just be sitting with us watching her brother. We got there and Mrs. Ashley grabbed her and asked her if she wanted to do it. Thank goodness I had put a cute outfit on her but I sure hadn't taken the time to do her hair:) She is quite the opposite of her brother. I am surprised she said she wanted to do it. She usually just stands there and looks nervous. She did sing some last night, but just isn't as animated as her brother on stage. And that is ok!!
Little Harper went to the nursery for the first time last night so we could enjoy the program. She cried quite a bit for them but they said she was fine. I kept checking on her. I knew she would probably be fussy but am so thankful for the workers and their willingness to keep the kids, even the fussy ones!!
It was a great way to start the week and I am getting everything ready to head to Maddie's celebration program in a bit. Praying both babies behave and that I can enjoy the program!