Thursday, August 7, 2014

1st Day Do-Over


After much needed:
GOOD NIGHT SLEEP
and GREAT 1st DAY OF SCHOOL
 


Anna is feeling much better!  And ready to rock this year!  Happy 1st Day Do-over!! 
No panic this morning!  Love this crazy kid!
 
 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

First Day of School 2014

So happy for these kids!  All going to school.  With 4 kids going to school the emotions range drastically. 



Kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade, 7th grade
And we thought this day would never come!
Now Eden...if we could just get her to Kindergarten


Noah: 7th grade.  He doesn't want to go to school.  He's too cool for school.  He just wants it to be summer EVERYDAY!  Well... It's school.  And guess what?  He liked it.  He loved seeing all his friends.  Friends...That's what we are there for!  FRIENDS!

Anna:  5th grade.  She was in pure PANIC mode.  Poor thing.  Her acid reflux has been flaring up and her stomach has been hurting for weeks.  We changed her medicine and she should be feeling better soon.  BUT she was terrified of being sick in her class.  WHO DOESN'T REMEMBER THAT FEAR!?!  But she made it there through many tears.  She even made me cry and worry all day.  But you know when she started feeling better?  When I left!  THANKS ANNA!  And she asked me to do all that!!  She's a nutso!  But I love her and truth be told...she's ME! And she had a great day ...and loves school, her teacher, and her friends!

Mary: 1st grade.  SWEET SWEET MARY!  She was so excited to go to school.  To wear her new shoes and carry a new lunch box.  Oh the joys of school.  She loved her "real" desk (she doesn't sit at a table anymore), her pink pencil box, and her teacher.  She's ready to meet new friends and have a great year.  She was so ready and so grown!

ISAAC: KINDERGARTEN!!!  Do I need to say it again?!?  Kindergarten!!!!  He has not really wanted to go to school until just a couple of weeks ago and today he was PUMPED.  He got a new backpack, new shoes, school supplies, lunchbox.  He was ready to meet his teacher, RECESS,  and to see friends in his class.  Logan (a friend from church) is in his class so he was FEARLESS!  FEARLESS, I SAY!   So sad good-byes or tears from him or me there!  We thought this day would never come and it's here!!!  And he was happy to go.  So happy for him and proud of him!! 

So majority was HAPPY but the squeaky wheel always get the grease.  So ANNA DOLLAR!!!  My heart ached for her all day and I'm so proud she came out on top!  She's a trooper. 

Love these Dollar kids!

 


DiBenedollar


BFFs... SWEETEST SIBLINGS EVER!


Besties
 
Fun First DAY!!!!  Here we GOOOOOOO!



1st day of Kindergarten!

They did it!!!  Loved it.  So proud. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

We celebrated the 4th with friends ALL.DAY.LONG!! We went swimming with the Dibens then went to Erin's house for dinner and fireworks!  Couldn't ask for a better day!

 







Love Coke's new promotion.








There's always fun with CAKE!

Happy Birthday BOYS!!! 

ALL my Children!  Yes... Riley thinks she's a Dollar.

 
 
 
 
Tyler, Lee, and Adam really know how to light up the sky!  Hueytown was all in lights!

HAPPY 'MERICA DAY!!





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Birthday BOYS!

For Isaac's birthday he wanted to go to ChuckeCheese.  Should be fun enough.  EXCEPT... Anna is still TERRIFIED of Chucke!  TERRIFIED.  But...it's not about her.  She was pretty scared and we had to talk to her about it several days in advance.  That it's just a costume.  That she's bigger now and she probably wouldn't be scared anymore.  But fear is fear.  Nothing logical about it sometimes. 

So when we get there they are making the announcement.  Chucke is coming out in 5 mins... and it's a countdown.  Every.Minute. with an update.  But he was really no where to be seen.  So she was freaking out in a booth.  Wouldn't play any games and wouldn't let me get up to get a drink, play a game, or watch the big kids.  So finally after 30 minutes of FREAKOUT.  I ask the manager when he comes out.  It's every hour at the 30 minute mark...just FYI for those of you who share her fear.  So, she had 30 minutes to play without wondering if he was going to walk up behind her or her run into him.  Which was GREAT!  She had a blast at that point. 

Then the announcement comes on again.  5 MINUTES TILL CHUCKECHEESE.  And here she comes.  Wide eyed RUNNING to the booth.  But Mary and Isaac found him this time.  And we convinced her to take a picture with all of us for Isaac's birthday.  She's such a brave girl.  Overcame her fears for her brother.  I'm pretty sure she realized he's not so scary, because when we left she said, "I think I want my next bday party here!"  And at which point I said, HECK TO THE NO!!!  She enjoys torturing me sometimes.   




So happy HAPPY 5th Birthday to Isaac and 38th to Jason.  Love you boys so much.  You each mean the world to me!  You brighten all my days with your love!  I hope you had a great time celebrating with ChuckeCheese! 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer

I feel like our summer is struggling... but we are trying to make the most of it.  But mostly we are taking advantage of being lazy.  That's what it's about, right?  The lazy days of summer?

 
Swimming with friends and their Dogs

Water Balloon fights with neighbors

Memorial Day party


Longing to go outside

Friday Nights with Rey & Thursday Nights with Nathan and Lauren

Eye exams

Dentist appointments
Breakfast with Christy

Playing in Chicken Coops

Lazy Summer day... EATING JUNK!

Riding in jeeps with BOYS!

Pool time!

Horseback riding lessons

Movies in the Park!




 
More swimming with friends
 

Now I feel better...We've done things.  It's not a total bust and it's not over yet!!