Wednesday, May 29, 2013

So far, so good!

School is out and we have survived the first weeks of summer! 

I went way, way back in my brain to my psychology schooling days and remembered that it's not about the event, but ones perception of the event.  Meaning that if I am dreading summer, it will be dreadful.  So, I have changed my way of thinking about this summer and so far we are having a blast!  I saw the idea on Pinterest of making a summer fun to-do list so we made our own.  We are having so much fun marking things off the list!!! 
Gram and Grumps took Banks on his first train ride!!!  He tells everyone we see about how he got to ride on the top of a double decker train. 
First sleepover!
We also spent last week at my parents house in Jackson.  The boys had a big time playing with Gram and Grumps and all their fun/different toys.  They even made play-doh!
Eating it...
Since we've been home we've been pooling it pretty regularly.  Banks is way, way too confident in the water.  And that nearly gives me a heart attack.  Andrew won't get in the water (it is freezing) so he just walks around and around the pool which also gives me a heart attack.  Needless to say, there's not much lying around at the pool these days!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Only 3 more days...

...of school left.  Panic is setting in.  It happens every year at this time.  I dread the summer...trying to find endless things to do to entertain a never-stopping almost four year old.  But somehow we always make it out the other side and have a blast doing it.  This year seems a little different though.  Banks will be starting Pre-K in the fall.  He will go to school EVERY SINGLE DAY (yahoo and boohoo!).  He will officially be a big kid.  Banks will be starting at public school where he will eat breakfast and lunch, carry his own tray (eek), and might even ride the bus.  Such big kid stuff and I can't handle it.  So we are going to spend the summer soaking it all up.  We have several trips to Jackson planned, VBS, we joined a pool and lots of other fun things scheduled to pass the time.  I might want to choke him some (who am I kidding...I WILL want to choke him) but I'm thinking we'll have a blast this summer.

Speaking of blast!  We had some friends come for Double Decker this year and the boys had a BALL (as did their parents ;))!
Walking to the Square!
A little Octonauts break...
 These two are thick as thieves.  No telling what they're scheming here...

 And poor Andrew...he was there but I didn't seem to document any pictures of him.  Bless him.  So here's what he's been up to:
Climbing.  On.  Everything.

 This little boy LOVES the outdoors.  And it shows on his grimy little scuffed-up hands.  Somebody tell that kid's parents to cut his nails.

 And finally, just a little brotherly choke-hold to send you off on this Wednesday afternoon!  Hope it's a great one!!!