Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kindergarten Field Trip

Anderson also recently went on a field trip.  He went to a local dairy farm and had a class on pumpkins and their life cycle, saw and learned about some of the animals (chickens, llamas, goats, donkey, sheep and rabbit), and went on a hay ride to see the cows and milking operation.  Not so kindergarten appropriate was the cow we rode past who was giving birth.  Anderson didn't seem to phased by it, but the little girl sitting next to me was full of questions.

Singing a song about pumpkins.

2nd Grade Field Trip

Owen had his first field trip in second grade.  We went to a local park after he finished his insect study at school.  We started off at the pond and had some nets to try to capture water creatures.  Lots of mud involved in searching for little critters...big fun for 2nd graders!


 Then we had time to look for flying, crawling, and hopping insects.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Soccer Stars

Their soccer uniforms look like we are ready for Christmas with the red and green.  We are having a lot of fun playing soccer.

Owen started the year off with 4 goals in his first game.  Anderson is closing the season strong with goals in the last 2 games and one game left in the season.


 Owen is #9


 Buddies from school...

Chapel Award

Anderson is doing great in kindergarten.  He's loving his teachers and his new friends.

He received the first chapel award of the year.  When the principal said he could go sit with his parents, he said 'Yes' while doing an arm pump.  Oh how I love that sweet boy!  We are so proud of how well he is doing.


And his first progress report of the year...all of the skills listed were checked in the 'mastered' column.

He is working so hard on not sucking his thumb in class.  His teachers have made him a special sticker chart.  If he goes 2 days in a row without sucking his thumb, he gets to go to the prize box in his classroom. If he goes 3 days, he gets to go to one of the other kindergarten classes.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Papa, Anderson and I got to go to a local dog show.  Anderson loves loves loves dogs and was super excited to go.  His first request was to see bulldogs and we saw some as soon as we walked in.  The first one we visited with was a therapy dog and she was super sweet.

We saw lots of other breeds, common and uncommon as we walked around.  He enjoyed watching the dogs do a few jumps and he loved petting all kinds of dogs.

This big boy is not yet full grown and only 11 months!  This lady said she has 3 Great Danes!  Holy Cow...not sure my grocery budget could handle that!


Pastor Omar

Owen had a very special visitor to his class.  Pastor Omar from Nicaragua came to visit his class.  Our pastor has had a relationship with Pastor Omar for the last 10 years and several members of our church have gone on missions trips to Nicaragua to help Pastor Omar and the missionaries we support there.  Owen's teacher had the opportunity to go a couple of years ago and scheduled Pastor Omar to come talk to her and Owen's class when he was in town.  It was his first time on an airplane and his first trip to the US.  Owen's buddy Jose was a great translator to help Pastor Omar out. I asked Owen what Pastor Omar told them and he said, 'He didn't tell us anything.  He talked to Jose who talked to us.'

We also enjoyed having Pastor Omar at church the following Sunday.  Owen told me he is going to go to Nicaragua one day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Random pictures of fun around the house....

Not sure what he was doing, but this was Anderson in the car.

His little legs looked so cute coming out of his fort.  Anderson was in there reading.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2nd Day of School

They wanted me to take pictures the second day of school too.  Love these little fellas so much!



Monday, August 25, 2014


We dropped Owen off at school and then had a couple of hours before it was time for Anderson's meeting.

Such a big boy!



Anderson has adjusted wonderfully to kindergarten.  He says his favorite thing about school is learning about Jesus.  He has been on his best behavior and is doing excellent work.  He is excited to go to school every morning and has made many new friends.  He loves his teachers!