"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of MDO

Oliver ready for his first day of Pre-K
Thanks, Nonna for my new backpack.
Els hamming it up for the camera.  If he only knew he was going to be seperated from me for more than a second.....5 hours!!!
Love, LOVE these boys!!!
He is not looking so little anymore :(
Oliver was so ready for his new class.  E was not too excited.  I could not take pictures of him in his class because he was not really thrilled with the whole situation.  I am sure they both had a great first day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of 2nd Grade

2nd Grade.  Wow!!!  Sounds so old.  He has grown so much over this past year. 

Sportin' the spiderman backpack...
and lunchbox and there is a lovely spiderman thermos inside thank to Nonna.
Clayton was not thrilled with my picture taking once we were in his class.  He asked me if he could just ride the bus to school on the first day next year.  Really?  Is he old enough for me to be such an embarrasment?
He was kind of upset about the "hard" worksheet he had to do.  It is a little different than the first day in 1st and kinder.  So far, they have hit the ground runnin'.

He had a great day!  He said second grade was really hard.  But, I have been told by many that his teacher, Miss Baker is really challenging and will push him.  That is exactly what he needs. 

At home, Oliver missed Clayton so much ALL day.  "is it time to go to the bus?"(8 am and then every 30 minutes until we picked him up).  He wanted the exact same lunch Clayton had and wanted it packed in a lunchbox.  He was so excited about working on his Pre-K workbook.  He kept asking if Clayton was doing the same thing.  He wanted to learn how to write Clayton's name instead of his own.  He looks up to his brother so much.  He CANNOT wait for kindergarten.  Pre-K starts wednesday!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School Bash

plus a very special surprise.....
What could it be??
Olivia is super excited.
All of the kids, minus E of course, will be in Mimi's wedding in November.  They are all so excited!!
Oliver, are you excited????
We had tons of cake to devour.

After this surpise, Nonna and Nonae had a special back to school gift for each kid.  Oliver got a new backpack, Clayton got  a new thermos for his lunchbox, and Elliot got a new lunchbox. Now we are ready for school to begin!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Was hoping to post about vacay.....

but then I look at the 700 plus pictues (plus all the pictures from the other 3 cameras)  and it makes me tired.  Maybe another day. 

First Haircut

The hair was getting a little bit long.  When wet, it was down to his shoulders.  The curls were starting to stick out so far that he looked like Bozo the clown.  So I put him in his seat and started snipping off these little curls. Thankfully, the curls still remain.  Such a precious, handsome boy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

At the Pool

We spent part of the day at the Amezcuas' nice, fancy pool.  It was a nice little break from the beach.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Beach Days

This is how we spent most of our vacation.  On the beach....