Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Day of School!

Holy cow...can you believe he's in 6th grade???

Clay is so excited!

Micah ready for school!

And so it begins!! The boys all started school this week, hard to believe its that time already, huh? I'll give everyone a quick update about where all the dudes are!

Ethan is now 11, and starting 6th grade. Holy moly, blows my mind! As I'm typing this, he's out mowing the grass with his dad. He's so big! I cant get over it..of course, he wishes I could! ;D I get a lot of "MOM,ughh." (Imagine a huge sigh and rolling of the eyes!) He really is an amazing kid. He's in that stage of taking a bit of advantage of his little brothers by being the "oldest and knowing the most", but really, thats his age, right? He's learning how to control that impulse! ;D So far he loves his teachers, and his class. He's also still really active in Boy Scouts, and this winter is going to try his hand at basketball. He takes quite an interest in my classes, so when he's able, I may let him start participating.

Clayton is 6 and just a mess! He can be quite the turd when he wants to, but turn right around and be such a sweetie. Hes got that amazing combination of rough and tumble and big teddy bear. He is getting ready to start fall soccer, and can hardly wait! That dude would play a sport every day of the week if he could. This year, Clay is in the multi-age program at school, which means he is in a class of 1st and 2nd graders. Its cooperative learning, with the older kids helping the younger ones, etc. I'm really interested to see how this works out! His teachers are amazing, and definately passionate about the program. Next year, he'll have the same teachers, and the opportunity to help the younger ones. I think he has the personality to benefit big time from this set up.

Micah is nearly 5, only a month before his birthday! He just started the Pre-K program, and has the same teachers as Clayton did. They are AMAZING, prob my most favorite of all the ones the boys have had. Micah is that typical youngest dude, convinced that he can do anything his older brothers do...and has no hesitation in trying! This summer, he and I worked hard on his swimming and he's able to go down the slide and off the diving board w/out me catching him! He's so proud of himself! So are Josh and I. He's kind of extra attached to me right now, the transition of school has been a little nerve racking for him. But he's going to do wonderful. It's going to be hard for me to have no dudes at home!!! :D

So, thats it, we really are blessed with fantastic kiddos. Of course, they have their moments, but we wouldnt have it any other way.
Happy back to school!! ;D

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Farewell to the Davis'

This weekend, my little brother and his family came down to say Adios to Betsy and Jason. The Davis' are leaving for Lombard, IL in just a few days. Jason accepted a job as a senior pastor there! So exciting for them! We had a little party for them Saturday, and got to hang out with the El Dorado Whitsitt family and Mom this weekend. It was lots of fun...Micah was the *official* photographer! ;D We'll go help them pack the POD tomorrow, and they will head out Thursday morning for Chicago, with a pit stop in KC and St. Louis.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Tonight we made pizzas, once again, trying to entertain my dudes!! Josh is in Dallas, so we're having some fun with Mama this week. They loved doing this project! They were bummed today b/c we were going to go to the pool, but it was closed due to thunder and lightening! Ah well, it was a good day for a movie and popcorn, and pizza too!

Fun at the Water Park!

Yesterday we headed to Muskogee to go to a water park. We were all badly in need of something new to do! End of the summer blahs, right? So, we went to a "mini Big Splash/Oceans of Fun" for a day of water and sun. It was a perfect day, not too hot, finally! Our friends Sandy and her daughter Abbey went with us. Abbey was so good, Micah loved having her ride slides with him! We spent all day down there, nearly 6 hours! Those dudes were exhausted by the time we got home....Clay was even asking when it was time for that is TIRED! ;D One week from today, they will be sitting at a desk, not waiting in line for water slides. ;( Amazing, huh?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Painting Fun!

This weekend we decided to paint our living room and stairway/hallway. It's been stark white since we moved here nearly 3 years ago! BORING! So, now its all spiced up. The boys loved watching us paint, and even helped a little bit. Micah took pictures for us, kind of random, but cute!! As we were starting, Clayton exclaimed "That looks like Oklahoma!" And sure enough, it did! Funny stuff. :D