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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I know, I know....


I know it's been a long time since I posted....but I just had to put this photo up that was taken last night at the kid's photo session. I love it! Enjoy, and hopefully I'll be updating very soon! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's About Time

I'm finally getting around to posting about Halloween.....now that it's almost Thanksgiving! ;)
We had a fabulous Halloween season. I love how much fun the holidays become when you have kids to enjoy them with. Enjoy the photos! :)

Haleigh, Trevor, Jersey, and Daddy enjoying an impromptu soccer game. I had to put down the camera and join in the fun as well.



Haleigh going for the goal and Trevor taking a little "breather".





Trevor trying to get past Daddy to score a goal.







My cute little Halloween kids.



Posing with the carved pumpkins. For some reason this year I didn't get photos of us actually carving. I guess I was too deep in pumpkin guts.



That night's dinner.......pumpkin face mini-pizza.



Haleigh's Medusa pumpkin. That girl LOVES her snakes!



Trevor's google-eyed pumpkin.


Our tradition.....milk jug ghost "lanterns".



Trevor got to go Trick-or-Treating at school on Halloween day.



Haleigh marching in her school Halloween costume parade.



My adorable little Indiana Jones.


My blue-eyed cobra ninja.



Ready to go get some candy!!! Haleigh's costume was PERFECT for her this year. And Trevor was so cute as Indiana Jones....I wouldn't mind if he wore this costume every day because it was adorable on him.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pure Randomness

I ran across some photos that I have taken that haven't been included in any of my posts recently. I hate to let them just float on by so I decided to make another "random" post. Enjoy the photos! :)

I had to take a picture of this outfit that Haleigh wore the other day because it was given to us from some good friends. My friend's daughter had outgrown it and she was sad because it had been one of her favorites. Haleigh loves horses and this was such a good addition to her closet.





Haleigh just celebrated the 50th day of school in her class. One of the girls I work with had a poodle skirt that Haleigh borrowed and she LOVED it! She wanted to wear it to bed that night. It was so much fun dressing her up in her 50's garb to enjoy a whole day of 50's fun. I lent Haleigh's teacher some records I had growing up and the kids were able to listen to those along with doing the twist and listening to some Elvis.





I can't resist some good sleeping photos. I love to see my kids peaceful and dreaming.




Jersey wishing that Haleigh would have picked a book about a dog instead of a cat. She does like to lay next to Haleigh and have her read out loud to her.








Some photos of a recent movie night/sleep over party that the kids enjoy every now and then. I love these munchkins like crazy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Beautiful 1st Grader

School photos are back. I just love this little girl to pieces! She looks waaaaaaay too grown up in this photo, though!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Latest Artwork

Here are some recent creations that Trevor and Haleigh have done at school.




Trevor has really started spending more time coloring lately. Too bad it's not only pieces of paper he finds to color on. I've washed it off walls, laundry baskets, and doors, and just recently off the carpet. I love to let him color but he has to be monitored at all times!!!




Haleigh's different design leaf. I really liked this picture.


If you want to see more of Haleigh's creations you can check out her September writing book entries that I posted on her blog here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bald Eagles

Haleigh brought home a paper she wrote about bald eagles and I just had to share it. It makes me chuckle every time I read it. So cute!




"You are going to learn about bald eagles. It is found on our money. Hope you had fun learning about eagles!
by: Haleigh"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Homework

I'm glad that for the moment both my kids love doing their homework. Haleigh loves doing any of her weekly assignments which involve reading, writing, spelling, and math. I'm so proud of how well she is adapting to first grade! Trevor is absolutely loving preschool and is definitely improving his social skills as well as other valuable skills. He comes home singing the songs we teach the kids and loves to sing them for his big sister and Daddy. Trevor loves doing homework along side Haleigh and so I'm always searching for little things he can do while Haleigh does hers. I thought I would post some of the things they have been doing either at school or at home. Enjoy! :)



Trevor's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree that he made at school.




Trevor's bear that could only eat things starting with the letter B.





Trevor's homework assignment. He's getting so good at counting and being able to draw a line to match the number the same amount of items. I didn't help him with this at all. I was so proud.






I loved this little sheet that Haleigh brought home from school about emotions. I especially loved the section on what makes her sad. So cute!





Haleigh's silly banana clown that she helped draw and write about as an at-home homework project.




We couldn't be more proud that Haleigh's first two spelling tests have been 100% grades!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

"If I Could Wish For Anything......"

I love that my daughters top wish is easy to grant, but really, REALLY!?!?!? Ugggggg!

Friday, September 16, 2011

First Time For School Pictures

Here is Trevor's very first school picture. I think it turned out quite nicely! I didn't know that I would get some too, but I actually got my own school pictures. I had to laugh when they handed me a packet of a bunch of photos of myself. I will spare you all and just post Trevor's! ;)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

First Week Back To School Pictures

So, the first day of school was quite hectic. Not only was I getting Haleigh ready for the first day of school, I was also getting myself and Trevor ready for our first day of school as well. I totally forgot to take "first day of school" photos until the kids were already loaded up in the car. I hurried them back out of the car to take quick pictures before they were forced back into their designated car seats. I felt awful that I didn't take time to take a "cutesy" picture of them and so to make myself feel better I decided that we would turn the "first day of school" photos into the "first week of school" photos. Then I felt a bit better because there would be three more days of photographic opportunity.
After dropping Haleigh off at her first day I rounded the corner of the school back to the parking lot, and pretty much lost it. My baby is in first grade! Where does the flippin' time go? Can I please stop it somehow? I called Matt up at work and he thought I sounded worse than I did after dropping her off at Kindergarten. I have to admit that Kindergarten was hard, but first grade is totally throwing me off kilter. My little girl; my baby is going to school all day long.....as long as the 6th graders go. She's playing on the big playground. She's carrying a lunch tray that's probably just as big as she is. She's deciding what to put on that lunch tray. I just can't believe that my Haleigh-bug is that old already, but she is ready. I am confident that she is having an amazing time at school learning and having fun.
At least I get to take Trevor to school and stay with him all day so I can monitor how he's doing, how he's learning, and how he's progressing. I'm loving the new job at the preschool/daycare. I love interacting with the cute, cute kiddos and being able to be their teacher is so much fun.



Loaded up in the car saying, "school!"


First day of school! She's so excited! She just HAD to wear her soccer shirt the first day.




2nd day of school.



2nd day for Trevor, also!



2nd day together.



2nd day of school she got to ride her bike with Daddy and Daddy picked her up from school.




3rd day of school.




Trevor is ready to get in the car and is done taking pictures!



Okay....maybe one more. With his favorite blanket (that was supposed to help him take a nap at school.....alas, it didn't)




4th day of school




Together on the 4th day of school.




Trevor in his Westlake Thundering Tot t-shirt that he gets to wear on Fridays. What a handsome boy! :)