Monday, August 23, 2010

1st day of 3rd grade!

Today was Matt's 1st day of 3rd grade. Ken got home around 6:30 am and stayed up til Matt left. He also made him a nice breakfast. I luckily had everything ready the night before and had no problem waking up (I am not on a schedule yet). I am so excited for him and he was too (too bad you can't tell in the picture). He is growing up so much. He isn't a big fan of pictures right now...well he doesn't want to smile for them *shrugs* but I went through that stage too at one time. At least I still have a few more years with Mady being my little cheeser before she too enters into the "no smiles for pictures" stage. I hope he has a wonderful day and an amazing school year.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Last lazy days of summer

Ken was off this weekend so we decided to continue w/ our low week into the weekend. I read a book in one week,The Help, which I recommend and now I'll start another book on Monday. Friday we ran a few errands and made sure the kids were bathed before 7:30 (first Redskins game of the pre season). I am happy to report that the Redskins beat the Bills. We spent some time outside before the game and we discovered that Mady loves the way fresh basil smells. She wasn't too crazy about the mint which I am sure makes her Tia Kathy happy. She terrorized a poor bumble bee and made a mess on the slide at the park with the wood chips. At least she had fun with her brother. This will be Matt's last week of summer vacation before he starts school on the 23rd. I still can't believe he will be a third grader. Where did the time go?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Low key week

We all haven't been up to much. Celebrated DH's birthday on the 5th and have been slowly cleaning out the kitchen and updating our plates and accessories to Fiestaware :) I also made Mady a bow clip rack. I'm not crafty but I'm proud of it and today I received a beautiful bracelet in the mail from my MIL. It has mine,Matt's and Mady's birthstones as well as their names. I love it.