Monday, July 23, 2007

Back to School

Well our boys are back at school. Bryan in 3rd grade and Connor in Kindergarten. They were both so excited they could barely go to sleep. Brent and I were able to take them both to their classrooms.

Connor we could see was a little nervous as we approached the kindergarten playground. There were a lot of kids and parents and I have to admit the scene was a little overwhelming. We found his teacher Mrs. Trakas and she showed him where to put his backpack gave him a name tag and he was ready to go play. So we got hugs and a goodbye as he ran out the door. I can't believe my baby is in school. He still seems so little to me.

Bryan our seasoned pro was ready to go. We took him to his classroom and he knew what to do. We got our hugs and a goodbye and watched him as the door closed. I can't believe he is in the 3rd grade. Time goes so fast and he seems to grow at twice the speed.

And then there was one! Heidi is our only one still home. It's strange how quiet everything seems. It will be interesting to see how Heidi handles being the only one here. She's used to having Connor to tease...I mean play with all day.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Connor has lost his first tooth....

Connor lost his FIRST tooth yesterday afternoon. It was by accident really. He's been either affraid to wiggle the loose teeth or he just doesn't think about them. Anyway, Bryan and Connor were playing "fishing for the kitty" (a game where they tie a piece of string to Bryan's light saber and tie a stuffed animal to the other end and throw it over the wall going upstairs) Well our cat was taking a nap so Connor decided to be the kitty and would bite on the stuffed animal. Well Bryan pulled on the string and out came Connor's tooth.

Things were kind of busy for us yesterday and I guess for the Tooth Fairy too, because she FORGOT to visit our house last night. I know I couldn't believe it either. Well it's a good thing because this morning Connor lost his SECOND tooth. I'm not exactally sure how this one came out but I'm sure it has something to do with his older brother because I later heard Bryan following Connor around saying let's get that other loose tooth out. "You want more money don't you?" Followed by "Can I have one of your dollars?"

(the scratch on Connor's face was another casualty of the fishing for kitty game, he got hit in the face with the string.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My New Favorite Quote

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain".

Friday, July 6, 2007


Happy 4th of July! We started the day with a family pancake brunch at Nancy and Cortney's house.(Brent's sister and hubby)

Followed by swimming and some awesome water volleyball. The water was nice and cool and completely made us forget how HOT! it was outside. Some of us forgot to put on sunscreen and are now horribly sunburned (Brent and Stephen) My poor kids were out there so long that their sunscreen wore off and their little backs and shoulders are red. (They've been running around the house the last 2 days with no shirts. Heidi I think is doing it more to go along with her brothers) After swimming we headed over to Brent's parent's house were there was some intense bowling competitions on the Wii. Later we BBQ'd and had potato and pasta salad of course; it's and American tradition! Then to finish the day off we lined up on the side of the road along with everyone else in Queen Creek and watched the fireworks from Schnepf's farm. It was a great day full of laughter and family. I can't wait to do it again next year.
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