Friday, July 27, 2007

Bryce starts first grade

Yesterday Bryce had open house at Palmer Stone (his school). He was a little nervous but quickly overcame the nervousness. His teacher seems to be a kind person. He has a few kids that were in his class last year so he was excited about this. We ate Mexican food to celebrate last night.

The morning Bryce woke up and ran upstairs. He had a HUGE grin and he said, "This is the first day of first grade!!" He had breakfast, dressed and had time to watch a show. I drove him to school this morning. He wanted me to walk him in but was not nervous at all. Some of his former classmates greeted him when he walked into the classroom. His teacher asked him to get out his notebook so I guess he will be ready to learn. I pray that he will meet lots of new friends and have a wonderful year in first grade.

When I returned home Landon wanted to do "school". We worked on some worksheets and kept saying, "I want to show this to Bryce". Landon really wants to go to school and he will next year.

Pray for us as this will be a very busy fall.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The boys gave Sydney Katya these flowers for her hair!

Our sweet little girl

Grandmommy's house

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Trip to Valdosta, GA

I am getting back to the blog thing after being gone to Valdosta for a week. Things are slowly returning to normal.

The kids and I left for Valdosta on July 13th. We had an uneventful trip down with all our luggage. We had 4 bikes, a stroller, 4 suitcases, a swing, 4 children and a mommy!! It was very CROWDED. It wouldn't be so bad but the little bikes won't fit on the bike rack (I know it doesn't make sense to me either) so they have to go in the car. Anyway, we made it to the Jackson's house. The boys wanted to go swimming immediately which we did because it was HOT and HUMID in Valdosta (I guess I forgot that). On Saturday we went to Valdosta and visited with our neighbors and friends from Live Oak, Fl. It rained out Alex's birthday party but we ended up having a good time anyway. We saw many of the people we had gone to church with and everyone seemed to be doing okay. Sunday we went to church in Valdosta. Sydney Katya enjoyed the cradle roll class!! On Sunday night Vacation Bible School at Lake Park began. It lasted till Thursday night and we really enjoyed it! The boys loved the skits and puppets. Monday I invited some of my mommy friends over to the Jackson's to swim. The kids had a good time. I think we had 12 kids between the 4 of us. Tuesday and Wednesday the boys enjoyed playing with their cousins from Gainesville. We spent most of the day in the pool. Wednesday, Parker Reid bit a hole in his lip by jumping off the edge of the pool. Ouch!!! It bled and bled. No stiches, thank the Lord! On Thursday I went out to start my van and it wouldn't start. I was heading to eat dinner with my friends Mrs. Julie and Allison. Turns out it was my battery. Once again a blessing that it was nothing worse. On Friday morning early about 3 am Sydney Katya woke up with croup. She was wheezing and couldn't breathe very well. Mrs. Jackson and I headed to the ER for a breathing treatment. She was okay. We slept a few hours and then I headed back to Atlanta. We had a great time and enjoyed being spoiled by Grandaddy and Grandmommy!! Thanks.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

MORE PICTURES TO COME. THESE ARE ABOUT 1/2 of mine. I will post later.

Every summer our family goes to Bryson City, North Carolina to the beautiful mountains to camp. We just returned on Friday. My grandparents, cousins, siblings, in-laws and parents were all a part of this experience. We enjoyed watching the kids in the creek. They loved being outside for a week. The boys loved the ice cream and marshmellows. We went trout fishing and to Cades Cove for a biking adventure. I am putting the pictures on in different parts because there are so many. Enjoy!!

Setting up camp at Deep Creek 2007