Monday, August 29, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday

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Today I remembered last minute about Muffin Tin Monday. Grant and Collin were so excited to use our little bear muffin cups. It's so fun to see how happy this little thing makes them. It was also our first Muffin Tin Monday without Scotty, so that was a bit sad. Grant even put a muffin cup at Scotty's spot because he forgot that he's at school. They happily ate and asked for refill after refill after refill!

Mandarin oranges, mac & cheese and pes

Grant is showing his displeasure at having a piece of macaroni on his sleeve.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011


I'm a Soccer Mom! (Good thing I already have the minivan!) Scotty is playing soccer for the first time this year. We weren't sure how he'd like it since all invitations to play with Miles in the backyard were quickly dismissed. But after the first practice he said that he loved it. Yay!! Each game he plays he is getting more aggressive and learning more and more. He enjoys it and we enjoy watching him. Grant and Collin enjoy being crazy on the sidelines and driving Mom crazy!!

His first practice.

He did really well dribbling for his first time.

Grant and Collin kept themselves entertained by climbing all over Daddy and putting grass on Daddy's head. Mommy has declared her head a no grass zone!

And this worm brought lots of entertainment too.

This is his first game. Scotty is purple #2. When he came over for his first drink break he said "There's a lot of running!" Ha ha!!

Kicking the ball into play.

His first game was against his cousin Ethan's team. Ethan is #2 too!! Scotty is getting himself focused on the ball!

Grant and Collin kept us all entertained on the sidelines of the game!

This is his second game. He was really trying to get in there and get the ball.

Leading the pack!

Besides roasting in record breaking heat, soccer has been a great experience so far!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Grade!

Scotty had his first day of first grade yesterday. He was excited to go and a little nervous too. After we dropped the girls off that we carpool with after school, he said "Mommy, you haven't heard about my first day yet!" He couldn't wait to tell me all about it. He said he had a great day and likes first grade. His teacher is nice and they read lots of stories and had lunch and had 3 recesses!! I was so happy that he had a good day.

Here he is looking very handsome in his school clothes.

Rubbing his eyes. I just thought this picture was cute for some reason!

And this picture is just hilarious!! It looks like the little boys are celebrating Scotty going back to school and Scotty is mourning going back to school! What actually happened is that they wanted to be in Scotty's pictures and he didn't want them to.

And this is how the little ones entertained themselves without big brother around. The couch is the garbage truck and they took all the books and toys from our cubbie shelf and put it all in the garbage truck! At least they cleaned up about half of it themselves. I think they kind of like not having Scotty around to dictate all the playing! But at lunch time I pointed out that it was a little strange not having Scotty here and Grant said in a sad voice "Oh! There's only 2 brothers now!"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back to school jitters

That would be my jitters- not Scotty's. I'm so nervous about Scotty going back to school! This summer has flown by and now my baby is starting 1st grade. He will be gone so long everyday. I will miss him so much. I am sad that his free time will be very short, if at all. I love for my kids to just be able to play and use their imaginations. They are great at it too- not once have I ever heard my boys say that they are bored. I think Scotty is a little nervous too. He says that he's not, but I think he is. We went to meet the teacher night the other night. We met his teacher and she seems really nice. We found his desk and he was excited to see a highlighter marker and red pen were included with his supplies! We're all sad that his little best friend is going to a different school this year. Luckily his desk neighbor from Kindergarten is in his class again this year, so he's happy to have her in his class. He will be fine- I know it. I might take longer to adjust to all this change than he will. I hate change!!! It will be strange with just me, Grant and Collin hanging out at home. Until 2 weeks from now when Grant starts preschool- yikes!! Good thing both these school starts didn't happen at the same time or I'd be an even bigger mess!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday Tuesday

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Today for MTM we had turkey sandwiches, water, kale chips, grapes and strawberry yogurt.

I finally tried kale chips. I have seen tons of people making them and posting about them on their blogs, so it was kind of like peer pressure! Anyway, they are pretty good. I don't think their just like potato chips though. And my kids didn't gobble them up like they do with potato chips. Scotty liked them, Collin seemed indifferent and Grant said yuck when he ate one! So, we will probably make them again if Miles likes them.

Scotty got out the muffin tins yesterday and asked when we were going to do this again. He pointed out that we hadn't for a long time. That got me feeling all sad because school is starting soon and for the first time he won't be home for lunch everyday. I'm feeling so anxious for him to start 1st grade and be gone all day long. I'm going to miss him so much and his brothers are going to miss him. He loves MTM so we'll have to think about switching to a weekend day so he can still participate with us.

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