Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Since School Started

Since school started, this is what we have been up to.
Kate is reviewing her numbers to 10
Andrew has worked on place value to the hundreds place
Caroline, who you can see in the background enjoys playing with play dough while we are having school.
High school football in in full swing.  They just played their 2nd varsity game and will begin JV games this week.  On Friday, the players have to wear their game jersey over a button down shirt and tie.  Jake is number 83 this year and is looking forward to a great JV season.
Emily and Matt began attending Community Bible Study on Thursdays.  I hope to attend with them soon.  They did not have enough preschool teachers this year and are waiting on God to provide in this area.  I am blessed that my friend Kendra attends and offered to take Emily and Matt along with her until I can start attending again with the little ones.
We took our first little field trip this past Friday to an animal park near our home.
Luke had his 15 month well check-up.
He weighed 22 pounds and was 31 inches tall.

Jake, Nick, and Matt attended their first Clemson game of the season with Brett's boss.
Brett took Andrew and Matt to the Nationwide race at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Emily and Matt started fall soccer
Which means we are spending a lot more time at the park during practice.

We are enjoying our time together and looking forward to fall and the cooler weather.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Month of Birthdays

In our house, 3 of our kids have Aug/early Sept. birthdays; 3 have December birthdays; and our final 2 have March and May birthdays.  We just finished up a month of birthdays.
Happy 14th Birthday Nick
Nick's birthday happened to fall mid-week.  He wanted to attend a youth group event at our church that night, so his birthday celebration was a bit rushed.  If you know anything about Nick, you know his favorite thing is Nascar racing.  Last year we got him tickets to attend the Atlanta race over Labor Day weekend.  This year, he is going on a youth group weekend, so we settled for the next best thing....race cars.  Nick loves to recreate races. 
He asked for a carrot cake.  At the last minute we discovered that our lighter was out of fluid, so we sang happy birthday without lit candles.
Happy 5th Birthday Kate
At first, little sister tries to sneak in on the act

A second try at lighting the candles

Happy Birthday to our newest five year old.  Kate loves princesses, fairies, and dress-up.  She loved her new Tinker Bell fairies from Nana/Pop and her purple PJ's from Grandma/Grandpa.  One more highlight from her 5th birthday was her dress-up shoes that Nick bought and picked out himself.

Happy 10th Birthday Emily

Happy Birthday to our beautiful first born daughter.  It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since you arrived to meet your excited family.  We were so thrilled to welcome a beautiful baby girl.  You are kind, helpful, caring, and considerate of others.
We are blessed to celebrate the day our Nick, Kate, and Emily were entrusted to our family.