Monday, August 24, 2009

And... picking up where I left off.......

Wednesday was Jack's first day of kindergarten. Awww... our little guy is growing up... getting so big so fast! It's been a stressful week leading up to the first day of kindergarten, because we actually didn't know until THE NIGHT BEFORE whether Jack would be in morning or afternoon kindergarten. Thankfully, our prayers were answered, and we headed off to school bright and early on Wednesday morning! Jack was so cute and excited... he even wanted me to take lots of pictures! He smiled nicely and everything. He had a great first day!

The fun continued on Thursday with Brayden's first day of preschool. When he was reminded in the morning that it was his first day of school, he literally jumped up and started dancing around the living room! He too was more than willing to pose for some pictures. When I dropped him off in his classroom, he jumped right in and didn't even look back! In fact I had to go find him in the room so that I could say goodbye! Another baby growing up... it made for an emotional week! At pick-up time, Ms. Amy told me that he had a great first day! He can't wait to go back!

Friday we went to a birthday party for my youth minister from when I was in high school. David just celebrated his 40th birthday. Two others were celebrating their 30th birthdays. It was so great to see and catch up with many old friends! The boys had a great time too playing with the other kids, and jumping on the Tschumpers' trampoline. Two of David's kids, Leah and Rebekah, seemed to take a liking to Jack and Brayden. It was so fun to watch. :)

Last Saturday Jack started soccer. This past Saturday was his 2nd practice and game. It's amazing the difference that just one week made! Last week he was very timid and didn't seem to be paying much attention to anything. He certainly showed no aggression. This week he showed great improvement already! Look at that leg extension! He was more involved and aggressive and seemed to have a great time. He certainly worked up a sweat, too! Can't wait to see how he's doing by the end of the season in October!

Yesterday we went down to Colorado Springs for another get together with the 2Peas photographers who live in the area, and most of us brought our kids. We spent some time at Garden of the Gods, and then moved on to downtown Manitou Springs. The kids weren't quite as cooperative this time compared to last weekend... especially the kids who participated last weekend. Still we had a good time and got some great shots. I did learn though... I need to pay more attention to changing my aperture... when I have the two boys together and want a close up, I need to narrow it down!

And today! Back to school again... the weekends go by too fast! Rob stayed home from work today and took Jack to school, then we all went back to pick him up. Brayden is not much of a fan of the walk to school... but we live so close, it's silly - especially on nice days - to drive. So our solution to this problem - for now at least - is to let Brayden ride his bike when we go to pick Jack up from school. It's working out pretty well so far!

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