School Time!

Today was the kids first day of school, and Momma couldn’t be happier.  It’s been a looooong summer!  Our school was damaged in the flood, so we didn’t have school the entire month of May.  And of course, school was out all of June, July, and August.  It’s been 4 long months, and although I have thoroughly enjoyed having that time with my kids, it will be nice to have a couple of days a week to run errands and clean house sans kiddos.

Here are Chloe and Cole on their first day.  I tried to get a pic of them together, but that proved to be a difficult task.

Both were equally excited when I dropped them off.  They gave me a quick hug and kiss and waved good-bye.  No tears from Cole!  Woo hoo!  When I picked them up at the end of the day, the preschool director met me at the door and told me Cole was “simply delicious” and that she could eat him up.  She said she spent most of the day in his class helping out, and he was so happy, loveable, and sweet.  That sure made me feel good because he had such a hard time last year for the first couple of months.  When I picked Chloe up, her teacher told me she did not notice her missing tooth at open house.  I told her the story, and she said Chloe’s tooth was so cute and that it just “suits her personality.”  Hmmm… how should I take that?  She also told me that Chloe was a “hoot” and talks a lot.  On the way home Chloe told me she did not get the quiet mouse award.  Why am I not surprised?  She never once got it last year.  But, it was a great day, and I am a happy Momma knowing that my kids are happy at school!

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Labor Day Weekend

IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!

We made another spur-of-the-moment trip this weekend.  We decided to ship the kids to the grandparents for the night while we took off to Knoxville for the game.  Carrie and Ryan would be there, so that made our decision.  We left bright and early Saturday morning, and I could’t resist getting a picture (or several pictures) of Cole in his UT gear.

The trip to Knoxville was a blast.  We very briefly saw Mom and Dad a couple of times, and we were able to sit by Carrie and Ryan at the game.  We almost didn’t get into the game, though.  We had the same idea as most other fans did…. to scalp tickets before the game.  This was the hardest ticket we’ve ever had to get.  It was crazy!  Matt ended up “pulling some strings” to get us into the game, but it was still the end of the 1st quarter when we got in.  We hung out the rest of the night with Carrie and Ryan and ended back up in the hotel room ordering Gus’s late night.  I don’t think I will ever tire of late night Gus’s.

The rest of the weekend was low key and filled with football, but we did get in some park time and lunch with the Rosses.

The rock climber.

And more rock climbers.