Friday, September 30, 2011

First Day of School

Yeah, Yeah, I know, school has been in session for a month or so, I'm a little behind, what can I say. School has been busy and we have been busy ever since it started up. The kids like school a lot. Adriana LOVES pre-K and comes home everyday telling me all about it. Her teachers brag on how well she does in school, that's what a momma wants to hear. Paxton likes it good enough, I guess. He's good about not fussing when I drop him off, but my class,that I teach and his class have gym class together and that hasn't gone too well, with him seeing me and then having to leave. Our classrooms are right next door to each other and we take every precaution to avoid him seeing me while his class or mine walk by each other's room. He'll adjust, I'm sure. My class is doing great! It took the kiddos a few weeks to get use to being dropped off by their parents, but they are doing good, not crying anymore and starting to get into the routine of things. I think its going to be a great year! Here are pictures of all of us, as we rushed out the door on the first day of school.

Paxton on his first day of preschool, ever.

Adriana all geared up for Pre-K!

All of ready to head to school.

The kids with Daddy.

Notice that in every picture they have their breakfast bars. Sadly, that's their breakfast on school days, its just too hard to sit them down to eat and be out the door by 8am. They adjust well though. Hope everyone else is off to a good start this school year!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Potty Training???

One day, the kids were in the bathroom, door shut and being pretty quiet. Not really a good combo. I could tell that they weren't really getting into anything, but I knew they were probably still up to something. I opened the door and found this.

Adriana trying to potty train Paxton. Her intentions are good, but that child is no where near ready to sit on the potty. He thought he was pretty big stuff though. It was cute and funny. I love when they are being sweet with each other in moments like this.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

I can't believe another Labor Day has come and gone. That means, summer is over and fall is right around the corner. It seems like this year is just flying by! We just got back from another great trip from seeing our family in Chillicothe, MO. I say another trip, because if you remember, we went there last Labor Day weekend. We are so blessed to have such great families, on both the Bowen side and the Naylor side. We love our family in Chillicothe and were so blessed to be able to make the trip again. There are tons of pictures and tons to write about, but since I'm a woman with many things to do and small kids to attend to, I'll kind of let the pictures talk for themselves. Take in the country smells, the sticky fingers and faces, the giggles from 5 kids, the laughter of a family who loves to kid each other and the smiles on our faces from being in each other's presence.

All the kids. Electronics were plentiful and ALL
of them enjoyed playing with them.

Repunzel, Oh, I mean, Ryan taking a little nap.

You know you are in the country when, riding your

4 wheeler to Walmart is legal...

I love being out in the country. I love that we have family that lives out in the country so that when we visit we truly feel like we are on vacation. Thank you Barb and Roger for feeding us wonderful food, boarding our brute and loving our family. We are blessed beyond measure!