Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Charlie's Turn

Charlie started at St. Mark's Day School this morning.

This will be his 3rd year there, so he walked in with the confidence of a high school senior.

i lOVE him so so much! precious boy.
he couldn't wait to see his friends and start playing.

Mrs. Cindy

Set was ready to stay. He's been saying 'cha- ee?' all morning, wondering where big brother is. Brotherly love is a very real and very sweet thing.

he could not smile big enough!

hope he tells me lots of details about the day when i pick him up. but i'll settle for just a few.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ike Bday and a Labor Day Regatta

School days are becoming the norm for us again. Which I quite like. Blessed to have so many friends on our street to play with after school. 

We celebrated Isaac's bday once at home with the kids, once with his parents and siblings at sushi cafe, and once with my family. 

I had some helpers with my first attempt at Connie's famous choc cake. 

I'd say I scored about a 90%! Which is good for this non-baking Morgan. 

I 'let' isaac grill our steaks on his new PK grill. Yummmm

Charlie is into bugs, ninja turtles, Legos, and drawing lately. I've enjoyed having special time with just him the last two weeks. He starts his preschool school tomorrow. 

First razorback game of the season

Lunch with grandparents after church

The regatta boat races at the pool tonight

Our neighbor/friend/house builder/contractor/Boyce crafted this cardboard box for the annual race. His daughter Maggie asked Annette to join her for the ride. They started off a little bit in the wrong direction, but finished up with a little guidance. The boat was super well built... But I'd expect no less from Boyce the builder ;) I posted a short video clip on Instagram of the race. 

We were entertained by the Central High School band, which was so fun

It was a nice farewell to summer:)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Another Little Piece of My Heart Now...


Dropped Baby Set off for his first day of Mother's Day Out. This was a first for him and to me it felt like I was letting a little piece of my heart go for the day. I guess I am. Isn't that what the saying says... Being a mom is like having your heart walking around outside your body... or something like that?

He is going to Trinity Methodist which is pretty close to our house and is across the street from St. Mark's Episcopal where Charlie will start next week. That's right. We have three different drop offs on the two days he goes to MDO, and I'm ok with that. Thankfully, most days Isaac takes Annette to school on his way to work. Another perk of being less than a mile away from her school.

Set pouted a bit (meaning he crosses his arm and sticks out that lip real big). And tried to escape at first. But then he started playing with toys and quickly forgot to stay mad.

Big brother enjoyed sending him off to school. He kept saying "I bet he's going to cry when we leave." And "I bet he's going to hit."     Oh, big brothers. Let's hope not.

20 months old. Saying about 20 words now. NO being his favorite right now.

I'll be very ready to pick up this little piece of my heart this afternoon.
 I'm wondering if he will take the paci that I packed for nap time, since I couldn't find his ultra favorite green one. I wonder if he will lay down on a mat at all to fall asleep. I wonder if he will eat his lunch or scream because he wants somebody else's. I pray he doesn't hit when he gets frustrated. Or push. Or say NO all day long.
He does well in the church nursery each week, so I'm banking on that and praying that he has lots of fun with new toys and new friends.
Lord, help us both :)