Loving everyday with our little miracles...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A little of this, A lot of that...

Since my last post we've had a LOT going on.  We got to have one fun day at Tillman's house with our cousins, then the girls got a terrible fever virus and then I still had to finish getting my classroom ready before school started.  It all came together - somehow - and I've started school and Tracy's back to keeping the girls for us during the day.
 I had an interesting first week of school.  I love Lauderdale County!  It's a whole wide world of difference from little bitty Underwood.  I and our 75 fourth graders are all getting adjusted to starting a new year and changing classes for the first time ever.  At first it was nothing but chaos over and over,but we're slowly working all the kinks out.  But, I must say that 4th grade may be a little bit too young to start changing classes.  We'll see.....  On the first day, I will say that I probably received the BEST, ULTIMATE compliment ever given to a teacher...My kiddos were getting lined up for pe and one of my boys came up to me and said "You're so much fun, I don't even want to go to pe!".  SWEET BOY!!  I was proud, but thinking - this is just the first day, my dear, let's hope you don't change your mind. 
I have been incredibly exhausted all week and the girls haven't slept well AT ALL!  But, at least I don't have such a long drive anymore. 
We've made a pretty big decision for the girls - we've decided to start them at Mars Hill Preschool in January.  We've been given the chance for them to start earlier than planned and we just can't pass it up.  It all boils down to them being the YOUNGEST in their class when they start kindergarten.  The cut off date for entering school is their birthday, September 2nd.  I want to make sure they have enough time just adjust to the social aspect of school.  I feel like the academics will come, but we need to make sure they're ready for the social and structured side of it.  I know they'll do great!  Of course, it's going to be a huge adjustment for us all to get up and get ready and out the door on time, but they've been very lucky to have been able to be in their own home for 3 years.  It's just time. 
One of Our final days of summer spent at  Tillman's house.

Charlee paying some bills...

Wearing her Plex backpack and shoes that are 3 sizes too small.

Saylor all dressed up with her camo hat on.  :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Getting ready for our birthday!!

We started our week with my good friend, Emily's baby girl, Hadley!  She is PRECIOUS!!!  Charlee and Saylor loved getting to see her and play with her.  It did me lots of good getting to visit with Emily.  We started at Underwood together and I'll miss her so much!!!!

 We're getting ready for our 3rd birthday party.  They finally decided on a Yo Gabba Gabba party.  At one point Charlee wanted a Shirley Temple party.  This was a huge decision for our two girls!  :)  I've decided to do picture invitations this year and just order them...I thought I'd always just make them, but I've got so much going on right now with trying to get my classroom ready I just can't do them.  SO, I decided to do my own photo shoot and attempt to get the perfect picture...I ended up with two really sweet ones...they're not on here.  I thought I'd wait and let you see the finished product when you get your invitations.  These are probably on a fourth of what I took.  Looking back at these also made me realize how much Charlee and Saylor are really starting to look like big girls!  SO BITTERSWEET!!  ENJOY the silliness!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Momma's 32!!

I had the best birthday ever!!  It started with our 8th annual Women's Weekend at Rane Bay.  I always look so forward to seeing all these ladies. 
Sunday, on my birthday, when the girls got up I took them over to meet everybody.  They were excited to get to go to Women's Weekend!! :)    Then, we had a quiet(?) day at home and Brent grilled steaks for us and only Charlee, Saylor and me had "little" cake. 

Charlee "cutting" Saylor's hair.  I LOVE THIS!!

We've sold our trampoline...these next two pictures are why.  The people are coming to pick it up on Friday.

Singing and dancing in my high heels in their favorite spot.  :)

THE CAKE for Women's Weekend!

THE LADIES...and baby Thomas(2nd row, 4 1/2 from the left)   =)


The inside!

My  32nd Birthday!!

Charlee helping me blow out my candles on my cake!!!  I think Brent out did himself on this one.  ;)  It honestly couldn't have been more perfect!!