Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to school...FIRST GRADE!

We had "Meet your Teacher" yesterday afternoon and we were so excited to see Treyton's name on Mr. Pennington's list of students. I was so shocked. Shouldn't have been. I felt again this year that God wanted me to leave my hands off of the teacher thing and let Him take care of it. So I did - was kind of hard. You see, Treyton wanted Mr. Pennington to be his teacher so bad and so I wanted to just go in and request that Treyton be in his class. And I could have - but didn't because of the real feeling that God wanted to take care of it. And He did. What an amazing answer to prayer. Serious Faith Booster at a time when I really needed it.
Looking at his new books after finding his new desk

Nathan showing him some stuff in the classroom yesterday. The twins went with us.

A very happy and excited boy this morning. He couldn't even eat. He told me, "I'm not sure I can eat all this; I'm just so excited to get to school".

After some guidance from Aunt Paulette and from Mommy and Daddy, he decided that he really didn't need a new back-pack this year. He did have money for it, and we told him he could if he decided he really needed one. We were proud of the decision he made. It wouldn't have hurt a thing if he would've bought a new one, but I think he made a very mature choice.
An 8:00am phone call from Daddy this morning. We leave at 8:05. Although this mommy would love to say that his eyes look like they are teary because he just can't handle leaving me, it is actually just that he has really sensitive eyes and I had just taken a picture and so they were still watering. Way to burst my balloon! 8-) It's okay - I want him to want to go.

At his desk - ready to go....errr...should I say...ready for ME to go. lol
Backpack in his locker.

So there you have it ... we are back to school. The twins are fine - although they do keep asking how much longer until he will be home.

I miss him - can't wait till he is home. Can not even wait until I hear what he learned today - which probably isn't much since it's first day review.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Riding, Roping and .....

Revitalizing family time...yup, we are off to the Millersburg Fair Rodeo tonight. 4th straight year. All the boys can think about is whether they will be able to ride the sheep tonight. We will see...Daddy says yes if we get there in time. I think they are already pre-selected though.

They can ride them - as long as they promise me it won't bring a future of cowboy hats, cowboy boots and belt buckles. LOL! Not a thing wrong with all those things - just not how I see them 10 years from now. ...brings a smile to my face...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Jackson's wrist was proven to be a nasty spider bite. He is okay and was in no terrible danger, however, the Dr. says that had he gotten the same bite on his neck or face it might have been an emergency. It seems as though the spider bite wasn't totally awful in itself, but that Jackson was just really allergic to it.

After the Dr. mentioned a spider bite, Jackson piped up and say, "Oh yeah, I was just letting it play there and when I was done I hit it off on the rocks". We assume that the "hitting it off on the rock" scared the spider and it then bit him.

He still has some scale-y looking stuff where the bite was, but it is just from where all the blisters have gone down and we are left with the dead skin from those blisters.

Sorry it took so long to update this info - we were on vacation all last week. I would assume that pictures will follow in a few hours/days, however, I won't promise as we all know how my blog-background looks.

Love all!