Sunday, October 30, 2016

CelebrEIGHT!!!

This special boy turned EIGHT a few weeks ago and we have been celebrating BIG ever since!
Here's what's been going on...
The little ones and I met the big kids up at school one afternoon and brought lunch for them and birthday treats to share. This year Jake wanted me to make him a giant homemade chocolate chip cookie, so that's just what he got! I love that he got to celebrate with his new friends this year!
On Saturday (his real birthday), Matt surprised him with UNCC football tickets! They were actually hospitality seats, so not only could they watch a great game, but they could eat all of the food they wanted...and let me tell you, all I heard was how much food this boy put away!
Then last weekend Poppa and Memaw spoiled him with a very special trip to Chuck E. Cheese!
There was LOTS of game playing, pizza eating, and prize picking throughout the night! What a SPECIAL night!
We finished up the partying with one last birthday celebration last night with my family. All of the October and November birthday's were celebrated by enjoying supper together and having birthday treats for dessert!
Happy 8th Birthday, Jake!
You are AMAZING and we love you so much!

Love,
Daddy, Mommy, Sissy, Parker, and Emery

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall Brings...

Fall brings...
The end of soccer season! Jake, Sis, and Parker all played this year. Jake improved a ton this season and played goalie a lot which was fun (and nerve-racking) to watch! Sis didn't love soccer, but improved so much through the weeks. Parker was on the younger side to play, but did ok. Next year will be better for him when he's a little older!
It was a great season, but it is nice to have some time at home on Saturday mornings:)
Fall also means Fire Safety Month. The kids had a teacher work day one week, so we got to meet up with friends to learn all about fire safety! We saw the fire trucks, tried on the fire gear and even had a surprise helicopter fly in!  
Fall means...Pumpkins at Preschool!
Parker had fun doing all sorts of pumpkin activities at school last week. They got to taste pumpkin muffins and seeds and then got to pick out a pumpkin to take home!
Fall also brings lots of festivals!
We went to one this past weekend and Brooklyn's friend Chloe came with us!
The kids got to paint pumpkins, bounce in the bounce houses, and play games!
Emery loved playing the games for the candy! The candy wouldn't even make it to her bag, it went right in her mouth! Ha!
Fall is such a fun time of year! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

This past Friday my big kids had a half day at school. We decided that a trip to the pumpkin patch would make for a fun afternoon!
We went to a patch right down the road from us. We saw some animals, jumped the haystacks and snapped a few pictures!
Here are a few of my favorites! Love these cute kids with my WHOLE heart:)









Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Grandparents!

Growing up I remember celebrating Grandparents Day at school. We would send special invitations to them inviting them to come and spend some time with us in our classrooms! My Grandparents were always a part and I still remember those moments to this day!
A few weeks ago, Parker's preschool hosted Grandparents Day...
His class sang some sweet songs for them, prepared a light breakfast, and made them some sweet crafts to treasure forever!
Just last week my big kids celebrated Grandparents Day too! 
It was such a nice morning! Grandparents arrived right after drop off for a delicious continental breakfast and then enjoyed a program where each grade preformed. They were then dismissed to see around the classrooms where they received some sweet gifts! 
We are so thankful for wonderful grandparents! My kids are blessed to be loved by so many and
I know my kids will remember these special days forever too!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Falling Into a Busy October!

October is one of my most favorite months! It is always FULL of fall fun and we know that cooler weather is on the way:)
Here is what we have been up to lately...
Last week I was able to help out at the school as Brooklyn's class celebrated Johnny Appleseed!
The kinders studied about him all week and then enjoyed an afternoon of fun as they rotated around several apple stations tasting, touching, crafting and reading about apples!
Then last Saturday night Brooklyn was invited to her first Daddy/Daughter dance at the school! It was a Western theme. They had dinner, dancing, and lots of fun!
These two had the best time together! Brooklyn danced the night away with her sweet new friends!
Jake and Sis each had field trips on the calendar too!
Jake went to the apple orchard with his class. Matt took the day off of work and went with him. They picked apples, enjoyed a hayride, and even made and tasted their very own apple cider!
I got to go with Brooklyn's class to ImaginOn to see "A Year With Frog and Toad"! It was such a great little play! We really enjoyed it! After it was over we went with a big group to enjoy a pizza lunch at Brixx! 
And that's not all:)
Parker celebrated a special PINK day at preschool. It is a day set aside to honor his teacher, Mrs. Bernie! She is a 6 year breast cancer survivor!
We are well into the swing of fall and busier than ever! 
Looking forward to more fall fun coming up!