Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Exits.

Today I was reading back through the post I wrote about Kindergarten last year. It made me smile thinking about all the ways Gods hand was evident throughout the year last year. Public school is not a choice I had ever considered for our children initially, but so far it has been the biggest blessing not only for Brayden, but also for Drew and I. The Lord has been so faithful to walk before us in each step.

We're beginning our third week of school, and I have to say, it's going as well as I had anticipated. Brayden likes his teacher and his classmates, but is a little peeved that there aren't centers and that first graders are required to count to 120 (instead of 100-- the gall of these teachers, pushing these kids to uncharted counting waters!). I've had to lovingly inform him that life gets a little harder every year. Such a disappointing thing to find out at the age of six.

Connor has been a bit bummed having to wait one more year for Kinder. I am not complaining... I love having him home, and think the extra year will be good for  him. Still, he does mope around a bit during the days asking why he can't go to Kinder. Trying to explain a birthday cutoff to an almost five year old is a bit of a daunting task.
Caught Connor taking his super heroes on a ride on his horse. This boy has been a little bummed watching a few of his friends head to K this fall, while he stays behind at preschool. I'm so grateful for one more year at home with him, especially when I se
He's just the sweetest four year old I know!

The weather has been a bit nicer and there's a slight hint of fall in the air. As much as I am sad to see the summer weather come to a close, fall has a special place in my heart. There's also no bugs in fall (we got a bad case of chiggers from going on a mini hike last week and are still suffering through), which is a welcome change from the bug infested summer we've seemed to have.
It's windy today, and the wind smells and feels like football season. #mboys2015

Fall sports is about to kick into high gear soon. Our schedule is about to ramp up to lightening pace, so Drew and I took an opportunity to get away for an evening last weekend. We decided to just stay local and enjoy some of the restaurants that we live near but never frequent. It was so nice to relax and enjoy time alone without interruption (and sleep in till 10am!). I'm so thankful for our friends who help with the boys so that we have these opportunities.... such a blessing!
Date night with my man :)

Here's to sports season- goals and touchdowns and lots of fall fun!


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