Today is the first day of school! Oh the excitement I'm feeling today!
Some of you might remember that last year my kids jumped out of the car and ran as fast as they could from me! They were screaming "RUN! She has a camera!" I had a brand new baby in the car that I was still adjusting to and had recently had a C-section. I knew by the time I unloaded the baby, and tried to catch up, that the bell would've already rang and they'd be inside. The only picture I got at the school that year was of them sprinting across the crosswalk. I swore I'd get revenge. And today was that glorious day!
|Running away last year.|
They were warned but they just didn't think I'd do it. Once again the twins were gone quick as can be. Now I'm a pro at unloading Liam though and I prepared and wore running shoes. I was right behind them and caught them just as they reached a couple friends! They put up a good fight but I was victorious and I got my hug and kiss in! :)
Logan was a little more wise and let me walk with him to see where he'll line up and let me get a picture of him waiting with a few of his friends. The bell rang and in he went. And now it's just me and little man and I am still trying to grasp the fact that I have 5th, yes FIFTH graders and a 3rd grader! Here are some pics of our first day of school!
Sunday we were able to fit in our Back to school clothes Fashion Show! It's always so fun and this year they did it twice! Once for Justin and I and then again for Grandma Allen.
|Showing off his elbow patches|
|Loves his new purple shirt|
We're so excited to be back in school and summer came to end just in time! Well actually maybe a day too late.....
The kiddos were all playing outside yesterday and enjoying the last day of summer with a friend. I went in and laid Liam down for his nap and about 30 minutes later Karson came and got me. He told me to come out back because he was in trouble.
I went out back and was looking at Justin's garage windows or the truck windows to see if they were all in tact because nobody was talking. Then my neighbor behind me shouted over to me and asked if I was the mom. Great. Love those situations! He then told me that two of the boys, the one in yellow and the one in blue (Karson and his friend), were throwing peaches over to his yard where the horses are. He went on to tell me that the horses will die if they eat them and that the ground was covered in squished peaches. Oh I was mad. I sent them over to clean them up and apologize and Logan and Kaid offered to pick the ones up that were in between the two yards that didn't make it clear to his yard. When the kids were done, the guy thanked me and told me that he let them feed the horses some good food while explaining why what they were doing was so dangerous. He also told me that just last week he had a $700.00 vet bill from one of them being sick (YIKES)! People walk behind there and feed the horses all the time I guess and its not good for them. Anyway luckily he was really good about it and turned it more into a learning experience for them.
What would possess them to throw a peach in the first place is beyond me but boys are boys and I guess I'll never understand their thinking! They are all good kids but were just bored and not thinking (Not that that's an excuse). All three of mine spent the rest of the day working off their stupidity (Kar for having a chucking war and the other two for just watching and not saying anything) and they are all grounded for the week which is probably best anyway so that they can get into a good routine of homework before friends anyway. I'm pretty certain they will not be throwing things over there or feeding the horses ever again! When on the phone with the other mom she made a good point, at least they weren't jumping off a roof together this time! Hahaha. Never a dull moment raising these boys!
|This was before the peaches when everyone was playing so nicely|
|Liam fetching one of the balls for the big boys :)|