Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School time

 Dakota's my 1st grader this year. He starts at a new school..the elementary school this year. So, he's getting used to the new location.

 Lily is just starting out with school. She attends afternoon Pre-K classes. And she LOVES them. I'm shocked and pleased at her confidence.

We had s'mores as a celebratory dessert after our 1st day of school. The kids enjoyed them.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Growth Spurts?! I think, YES!

 Leia Marie 10.5 months old

 Lilyann ...4.5 years old..starting Pre-K on Tuesday

Dakota Wyatt...6.5 years old...Starting 1st grade on Tuesday. And this weekend, he learned to tie lace up shoes. He has always had Velcro or slip on sneakers. Finally, we decided. Let's learn to tie shoes. Within 10 minutes (and the incentive of getting a new DS game), he had it mastered!  Next time, I'll think before I offer ;)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer's almost over in our neck of the woods. Now not the summer temperatures, just the start of school is upon us.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

LONG week

It's been a LONG week...partially confined to the house due to a vicious stomach virus. Hubby came down with it first. I really thought it was just something he ate but 2 days after he was over it, the girls both had. :S
The one good part about only lasts about 12 hours. But wowza! that's a LONG 12 hours. 
I could definitely use a cool fall day to open all the windows and air this house out. It's been cleaned and Lysoled/ name it!

 This was shortly before she got that wicked virus

 Lots of laundry done this week...with my little helper

 Watching cartoons

 Lots of video game playing this week, too.

Monday, August 13, 2012


August 12: Spoon....Leia+Spaghetti dinner= spoon free dinner :)


August 11: Purple....Lily wearing her purple swimsuit. yes! there's more than just purple on her swimsuit, but she calls it Purple!


August 10: Ring....Dakota was the ring bearer for our friends' wedding last summer. He did a great job :)


August 9: Messy....Now, this is ALL Leia. We were visiting family in Mississippi a few weekends ago. Leia loved the full glass door at Aunt Peggy's house. She slobbered and smashed her face against the door. Her smile was priceless :)


August 8: Glasses...Here I am trying on Jed's sunglasses. This was on our road trip home. Lily is in the backseat cheesing for the camera :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

8 o'clock

August 7: 8 o'clock...bedtime for the kiddos


August 6: Writing...Our agenda for the week. Thankfully, we got it ALL done today!!

Somewhere you sat/ Logo

August 4: Somewhere you (Aug.7th), I sat and stood at the school registering the kids for school.
So, I am using this photo as a double for this and that.
August 5: Logo...logo for the kids' school district.


August 3: Coin....Well, here's more than 1 coin. The kids' money jar :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

I did it again...I fell behind. I really thought that moving the picture post challenge to my blog would help me stay on top of everything. Wrong again!

I'll catch up this evening..hopefully.

Here's a small update...Leia is being referred to an ENT :( This last ear infection didn't clear up. Matter of fact, it moved to the other ear as well. So, new antibiotic, and ENT referral.

Hoping for the best here. Our oldest child had to have tubes put in. So, we are knowledgeable about that part. And oddly enough, his ear issues started at the same age as Leia's. Wonder if there's a connection?!?!

ENT appointment is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. And tomorrow morning, I register the big kids for school...gonna be a busy one

Thursday, August 2, 2012


August 2: One...The temperature today was ONE hundred and twelve. Of course, this is with heat index added and sitting in the direct sun at the stoplight.  I'm positively ready for Fall...or at least a cold front to move through East Texas.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


August 1: Outside
Here you go...Miss Leia enjoying the morning playing outside. I can't believe she's growing so fast.

Photo A Day Challenge

I'm going to take part in the August Photo A Day challenge. I did this for the month of July on my Facebook wall. This time, I thought I'd put them on the blog. This way, maybe I can have a blog posting for each day of August :)