Friday, August 27, 2010

Settling into School

Sam started back to school a few weeks ago.  1st grade.  I can't believe it!  We had a great summer, but he was ready to go back.  He loves school!  Sam's first weeks have been great.  He still LOVES riding the bus.  He still buys lunch in the cafeteria, but he has been taking his lunch a lot more this year.  Something new for this year at lunch - his teacher allows them to buy ice cream on Friday.  I made a deal with him that if he was good and got a "G" all week, I would let him buy the ice cream treat.  So far, this has worked out well.

Here are a few shots from his first day of school.  We barely opened the door to go outside and the it's-too-bright-out-here faces appeared. 





We finally managed a decent picture when he got inside at school.  He was excited to be there!  And he could see.  I guess these last 2 shots will go in the scrapbook.  One day.  It may be embarassing for him, but I'm not sure if I can resist the crazy faces.

Pete, Grace and I went to have lunch with Sam for the first time this year today.  We treated him to Subway and learned more about his day.  We also had a chance to talk to his teacher and got a good report from her.  I'm really excited for what this year will bring. I'll be helping with some room mom duties.  Sam is already getting some extra activities to keep him challenged.  I think it is going to be a great year!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Walt Disney Worldness Wednesday - Measuring Up at the Lodge

I saw this idea somewhere...take a picture of your kids in the same spot during your trips to Disney to see how much they've grown.  Grace didn't make it out of the stroller the 1st time.  She was only 17 months old at the time.  The stroller fight wasn't worth it...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Walt Disney Worldness Wednesday - Timeout at Whispering Canyon Cafe


If you give the waitress a hard time at Whispering Canyon, you too can sit in the corner for timeout...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Soccer - From the Sidelines

Sam had his season opener today. And Pete has his first game as a head coach. We had an early game, but the heat showed up early and it as HOT! Sam is still a little rusty, but I think it's going to be a great season.











Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010