Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aidan goes to Kindergarten!!

Hard to believe our first born started Elementary School last week! I was probably more excited than he was through out the summer.  The Friday prior, his school had an ice-cream social/meat the teacher night.  Aidan had been pretty apathetic up to this point about going to school.  This night made all the difference.  After finishing our ice-cream, each of the classes lined up with their teacher.  The teacher then escorted them inside without the parents.  This was perfect for him.  The teacher introduced them to the classroom and to each other and they got to see what they would be learning for the year.  The kids then came back down and got their families and took them up to their room.  Aidan was then able to tell us himself all about Kindergarten.  He was very proud of himself.  
So come Monday morning he was very excited.  The day before he made his lunch, set out his uniform, and packed his backpack.  Look how cute he is!!





Upon arriving at school he instantly found his new friend Elijah.  I met Elijah's mother at the math training in May.  We both have three kids with our first starting Kinder.  We set up several playdates for them throughout the Summer which ended up being a great idea.  They were placed in class together and could not have been happier.  Their friendship is precious.


The first 15 minutes was morning assembly outside.  Its the only day the parents are allowed to walk them in.  It was so fun seeing all the families and the kiddos together.  

Everyone has asked if Cliff or I cried.  We did not.  But little brother had an awful time with Aidan leaving.  I literally had to peel him off of Aidan.  It was so sad.  He did it the second day to.  Just one of the many reasons we chose this school.

Next post…..All about Aidan's school and why we chose it and what our days at home have been like!




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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ryla and Gymnastics

Ryla started gymnastics a few weeks back.  To say she is loving it is an understatement.  I put her in a 5 week summer session and after the first session I immediately signed her up for the fall.  One of the best parts was that her good friend Eliza from church was able to take the classes with her.  I haven't been able to get many good shots while she is in class but did get some in her cute little leotard.  LOVE IT!







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Thursday, July 31, 2014

My twinkles

I love watching their relationship grow.  They have pretty much become unseprable.  I'm loving every second of it!! 



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Splash Park Fun














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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Aidan and the Titanic

Aidan and I have been working our way through the Magic Tree House Series for a few months now.  A few weeks ago we finished "Tonight on the Titanic."  Now, there have been several of these books that he has really enjoyed but for some reason he was just SOOOOOO obsessed with this one.  He literally would not stop talking about it.  He was constantly asking us to took up pictures for him on the internet and wanting to know every little detail he could about the Titanic.  After a couple of days of this I took him down to our library and got a couple of books on the "unsinkable ship."

His new obsession became telling everyone who would listen about the Titanic.  He would carry his book around with him everywhere.  He had two separate sleepovers with his friends Jake and Kason and I think they got their fill on Titanic facts.  When we went on vacation he insisted on bringing the books along so that he could share his new knowledge.  Aunt Kelly and Grandpa each sat with him to hear what he knew.  After he was done telling Grandpa, Cliff's dad told us that there was a Titanic museum in Branson and that we might consider taking him!  UMMM, consider??????  How awesome for my little man!! 

We didn't tell him until right before.  We pulled up to the museum which was in the design of the Ship. Pretty much the best thing ever for him!



 They gave us each devices that hung around our necks that talked about each of the exhibits and had special youth ones!

Here is Aidan getting to feel what the iceberg was like!

They had around 20 of these little quiz points for kids!  Aidan got all but 2 right!


He got to see an actual size cabin!  They were so tiny!

A mock of the staircase.  It was actually 5 times this size!

This was pretty neat.  There were several people placed throughout the museum who were dressed like the Titanic crew.  They all had accents and spoke about the ship.  This lady was sharing with my kids about the musicians on board.



They had a room that was built like the deck of the ship and it was FREEZING.  They had the stars out which made it seem really realistic.  

They had three different decks you could climb on that were all at different degrees of the ship going down.  The last one, 2 minutes before the ship went down, they had to use the rails because it was so steep.


He got to sit on what the lifeboats would have been like.  He practiced his rowing for about 5 minutes at that stop :-)

This stop was really neat to.  You got to stick your hand in the water and feel how cold the water was for the passengers the fell in.  They had a timer where you could see if you could get up to 3 minutes.




 We did this stop after being on the boat so they were so worn out but learned so much and had a ton of fun!!


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