Y’all. We’ve been so busy. I don’t want to blog. Well, I want to get my thoughts out, but I also want to play Candy Crush, watch TV, and let my mind veg. Usually after the kids go to bed, the last 3 things win out (well those and laundry). Laundry, oh you are my nemesis.
So, here are a few tidbits of info.
Caden has settled in at his new school. He’s still making all A’s. He just turned 8, and he had 6 buddies over for his party. They went bowling and 5 of them spent the night. They had SO. MUCH. FUN. He had the time of his life. We have been incredibly blessed by some sweet boys who are his age. We are so thankful!
JL has started kindergarten. Like I said in my last post, he was the first golden apple in his class, such an honor. He has also received 3 bug awards for “Being Unusually Good.” He continues to be thoughtful, caring, and compassionate. We are so proud of the boy he is becoming.
EK is progressing in her language by leaps and bounds. We have changed therapists and they mesh so well. We are so thankful for Mrs. Kelli. She is a GOD SEND. EK has caught up to her hearing age, and now we need to get her caught up to her actual age. So thankful for the progress we are making. She is still in Pre-K at CCPS. She is loving school and she is doing really well. She enjoys going, which makes it so much easier for me to drop her off. She’s my other half, so it’s weird when she’s not with me. EK was golden apple for her class a few weeks ago. What an honor for her. So thankful she is an example of good behavior in her classroom.
My dad got to go to “Pumpkin Carving with Dad” for JL’s class. Jeb had to work, so I was thankful Dad was able to take time out of his day to hang out with JL. He even came early and ate lunch with me. :) Love my daddy!
Jeb took 2 of his best friends to the UT vs. UA game a few weeks ago. We all went to the quad to tailgate, and had a blast.
The next day the girls and I went to Target and the guys watched the kids. They climbed a tree.
Then there was Halloween. It was supposed to rain on Halloween (which it did. bah!), so we went out to a church trunk or treat on the day before Halloween. EK was Rapunzel. She is slightly obsessed with Rapunzel right now. Caden was a soccer player. He’s not the dressing up type. We told him if he didn’t dress up he didn’t get candy…he decided to be a soccer player. JL was Yoda. He lives to dress up.
I have made it a priority to eat lunch with the boys once a week. They don’t get a lot of one on one attention, so I choose days EK is at school and I eat with them. I am so thankful they still enjoy seeing me at lunch. It won’t be that way forever.
Here’s Caden with his buddies from his bday party. Love it!
He chose Shogun for his birthday dinner. He LOVED the bday candle. He wasn’t a fan of the ice-cream. I was green tea. EK LOVED it though.
JL lost his first tooth. I tried to pull it out at home, but he HAD to wait till school for it to come out. He was a determined little guy because it was out that afternoon when I picked him up. He was so excited to get his sticker at school (you only get the sticker if the tooth comes out at school) and to add to to the tooth tally.
We all were really missing Disney, and we were able to make a reservation at there over Thanksgiving. I am so incredibly excited! We’re going for JL’s bday and EK is just to the point where she is in LOVE with the characters and such. So so excited to see her there. She’s finally excited about all of those things, and seeing characters, and all things Disney.
JL and EK had their Veteran’s Day program last week. It was great! We are so thankful for our Veteran, Grandaddy. He served in the Korean War. He has come to Caden’s programs the past 2 years, and now to JL and EK’s. He did make it to Caden’s for the last 5 minutes this year. Hopefully they won’t conflict next year.
One of my best friends went with EK and I to Disney on Ice. EK was in awe of Mickey and Minnie. She had a blast. So glad we got to go!
We have a lot of trees where we live. And this time of year, that means we have a lot of leaves. I mean, like a ridiculous amount of leaves. I’ve semi raked the front yard, and this is what happened. Leaves are so fun to play in, and they were so deep the kids could hide in them. :) We LOVE all of our neighbors. It is so fun to have so many kids out here. Unfortunately there are no boys, but our boys make due.
And, last but not least, we had pictures yesterday. Here’s the before and the after. It’s not as bad in this pic as it was in real life. After pictures we went to Yogurt Mountain and they had chocolate and whip cream all over their faces and shirts. It was hilarious. These 3 keep me laughing, keep me on my toes, and show me what’s important in life. I love them to pieces.