Saturday, September 12, 2015


Today was opening day for Owen's baseball league.  His team played two games and won them both.  The second game was more challenging than the first...but they were able to pull out a come from behind victory.  Owen went 4 for 5 in total and got to play 3rd, 2nd and outfield.  Best of all, he said he had a great time.

Our handsome baseball player...


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

School Update

The kids have settled in to the new school year nicely.  Anderson was sitting by Landon and talking alot.  I asked him one morning if he was going to talk that day and he said, 'If I still sit by Landon, I probably will talk.'  His teacher has moved the desks around and he's doing better...but we all know that he's going to talk regardless of who he sits by.

Owen has been working really hard at his self control.  He has gotten in trouble a few times for talking, but has shown quite an improvement over last year.  The behavior system this year is a week long instead of resetting each day like is has up until now.

He has only had to write sentences one time so was so funny that I snapped a picture of it.  The instructions on the front said he was supposed to admit what he had done, apologize for it and give a way he could avoid getting in trouble for the same thing in the future.

We are super proud that he received the first chapel award of the year for his class.  We are praying that he will continue to work hard on his behavior all year.  His 2nd grade teacher said she feels like a proud grandma to see him working so hard.  It was a nice reward for him to be recognized and we have encouraged him to keep it going all year long!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Another one bites the dust

Anderson lost tooth number 3...and it's one of the top ones.  I love the little lisp that happens when he talks now.  The other top one is loose, but I think it will hang out another couple of months.

Monday, August 31, 2015


Steel - He's everybody's buddy.  He was laying on the couch and heard dogs on TV...and started watching.  When the dogs were no longer on the screen, he went back to sleep.

Anderson and buddy Landon at lunch one day.  

Anderson and his kindergarten after-school buddies.  They went to visit their kindergarten teachers and traded hugs for snacks.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Helping at church

Mr. Dwayne was changing light bulbs at church while we were there for piano lessons and he took Owen up in the scissor lift.  When Anderson finished his lesson and wanted to go for a ride, Mr. Dwayne said no...but couldn't resist Anderson's pouty face and Anderson scored a ride as well.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

First Day of School - 2015

The summer flew by...and now we have a third grader and a first grader.



 Best excited to be in the same class for the 3rd year in a row.

Part of their gang...the poor 3rd grade teachers...Owen's grade is rowdy and boy heavy. 
Anderson didn't get the teacher he wanted, but got the one that is the best fit for his personality.  Two of his 3 kindergarten besties are in his class which made him happy.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Family Vacation 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful week at the beach as a family.  We so needed the time together to refresh and relax.  We enjoyed the sand, ocean, pool, meals out and a baseball game.  We watched movies, played games, enjoyed 'night walks' as the kids call them and ice cream afterwards.   The pictures do no do the kids tans justice...they were so tan!





Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Fun

Just clowning around...and wearing a fake beard?

Fun play date with Papa, Grandma Cindi, Emmie and Addie

Off to summer camp!  Owen had an amazing time again!  Anderson gets to go next year!

Anderson and his 'Maddies' at VBS 

Looking handsome waiting for lunch after church. 

Anderson went to a Bulls game with a girl from his kindergarten class.  She told her mom she wanted Anderson to come because she hadn't seen him in so long.