Monday, October 27, 2014

Playing Catch Up

I never blogged Anna's 11th birthday. I wasn't even with her that day, she was in Michigan and I was not. My little girl is growing into a young woman before my eyes. She went to a week of summer camp, she made new friends and overcame fears that were major obstacles for her.
Anna started middle school, I was way more worried about her than I was Beau, but she has rolled into it like it's no big thing. Her grades aren't perfect, but she's happy, she's making friends and she's having fun. She's found a new confidence this year in just being herself. She has joined a travel softball team and her drive and motivation impress me.
She never lets anybody tell her she can't she just figures out how to make it her own way in everything she does. 
She's kind and generous all the time. Owen loves her because she makes time for him. Anna's greatest trait is her ability to find goodness in everyone. She never says a negative word about anyone, she will point to a positive in the person even when they are hard to find she inspires me to look deeper into everyone I meet and find their good. I hope she holds onto that part of her forever, her heart is so full of love and she brings a smile to all she meets.

Pumpkin Carving

We struggled to fit in this year, but we managed Sunday evening to carve our pumpkins. Owen wanted his to be a dead guy, so strange. Anna made a cat and Luke carved the bat, he is studying them in school, he is slightly bat crazy right now. Beau doesn't enjoy carving anymore so he didn't make one but he was around giving unwanted input.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Middle School Dance

The lighting isn't great but the oldest two were all dressed up for their first dance, last year sixth grade wasn't invited but this year they were. Hope they are having fun.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Best Laid Plans

We intended to take a family outing to Georgia Tech bookstore, it was closed. Ben had a meeting so the kids and I went to The Varsity, the kids had never been. It was busy it was fun and disappointment turned into smiles. Weekend is over back to school but memories were made by just making every moment count. 
The kids sitting on the step waiting for Ben at his meeting place.


Hot sun beating down
Little boys putting on gear
The fun of baseball

Fears his first season
Tears when mom is not right there
But he takes the field

First time up to bat
Confidence soars, bat meets ball
Slides over home plate

Still learning the game
Overcoming his worries
Learning through baseball

Monday, August 18, 2014

Owen's in Preschool

Owen had a fantastic first day of preschool. His teacher only had extremely positive things to say about his day. His favorite was playing in the ball room at recess. He has become a big boy so fast. It will be fun watching him grow and learn this year but I'm still glad it is only three days a week.

Monday, August 4, 2014

First Day of School

So we did after school photos because Beau and Anna were barely up when Luke had to leave. I HATE the first day of school it is always hard to let go of them again. Anna and Beau both went to middle school, Beau pointed Anna in the right direction. I didn't walk any if them in this year, they don't need it anymore. They all had a great day! Anna loves middle school but hates the bus, I'm sure listening to Beau complain about it for the last year didn't help. It was fun for me to listen to them walk home I could hear them talking way down the road it helps that we have no neighbors and it is very quiet here. I'm glad they have eachother I wouldn't say Owen and Luke get along near as well although Owen couldn't wait for Luke to get off the bus. It was a great day and in two weeks Owen starts preschool. I already know I'm going to hate the first day of school next year more than I hated this one, but I'm thankful for each day we have.