Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of School 2011

Carter in 3rd.  He is ready for school.  Ready to learn.  He said he is looking forward to recess and math.

Luke in 1st.  Luke is thrilled to be at school all day...a big step up from half day kindergarten.  He is excited to have all the specials, PE, music, art, Spanish, etc.  He is most excited for PE, he picked out shoes just for it. 

Both Carter and Luke were buying lunch for the first day of school.  Luke was nervous about his first time and asked Carter many times how it all worked.

Brayden in preschool.  He knows he was heading to school.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

First Game of the Season

Luke's (and Jeremy's) first game of the season under the lights on Friday night.  They won!  Luke #21.
Carter's game, on a full field, all the rules, all the special teams, etc.  It was real football.  Unfortunately, the team did not win.  Carter #87.
Jeremy did the announcing from the booth.

Luke and Brayden for the cheering section.  Luke happy with snacks, Brayden just not happy (so he and I left, thus not many pictures).

Friday, August 26, 2011

School Open House

Carter and Luke's open house at Waterford Elementary.

Carter wanted to walk in by himself.  Luke wanted to walk in by himself.  I had to reassure them that this was a time for the parents to meet the teachers too.

 All of their gear is ready to go.  Friends in their classes and they like their teachers.
Brayden's open house the following day.  Not too thrilled with school yet but he will get there!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Football Fest 2011

Football Season has started. Practice started August 1.
First big thing of the season is Football Fest.  A day of scrimmages and food.

Luke's team is the Eagles - D league, #21.  Jeremy coaches.
Luke plays with his cousin.  Several times after a play you could find them like this:
Apparently, some serious game talk.
Carter's team is the Huskies - C league, #87.
Brayden was there...thrilled for football.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Luray Caverns

Off for an adventure to Luray Caverns, with our friends the Olivers!

A stop on the road for Brayden's seizure...a stop for Starbucks (the kids got some too) and we finally made it.

Before the caverns we dashed (and I mean the kids ran and the mommies trailed behind, sometimes the kids running back to guide us) through the garden maze.  Four stops to get four stamps.  I think they did it in record time.

All of the kids were fascinated with the caverns.  They stayed right next to the guide the entire time, listening and looking so intently.  You could here them with some Ooos, Ahhs, and cool!

Brayden enjoyed the quiet and darkness of the caverns.  He rode a long wheelchair lift down and up the flight of stairs to get in and out of the caverns...made my palms sweat a bit.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Concert in the Park

We headed to Frederick, MD for the day.  The lovely Baker Park has children's concerts and activities in the summer.

The boys enjoyed the playground.

 Then the concert...dancing and joining the long conga line.
Then there were games and prizes.
A picnic.  Then we headed to the dollar theater to see Cars 2.