Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Carter heading to 4th grade at Waterford.  Luke to 2nd grade at Waterford.

Brayden to his special ed preschool at Catoctin.

We started the morning with a special breakfast (homemade donuts).  Carter and Luke to catch their bus at 7:15 a.m. Brayden was still in bed since his bus comes this year at 10:00 a.m.
They indulged me with pictures.
They both seemed tired when they got home but perked up after a celebratory milkshake.  They talked and showed me all of the things from their first day of school.  Luke with all of the first day of school paperwork. Carter with his first real binder with tabs for the subjects.

Great start to the school year.

A little story about Luke.  Before school started his teacher asked the children to bring in items, the first day, that would describe themselves.  Luke decorated a bag.  He was very thoughtful and intentional about his selections.  He had to explain why he chose these items:
Magic Treehouse book - He likes those books because they make him use his imagination
Football - plays football
Wrestling Ribbon - Wrestles and wants to win more ribbons
Basketball card - He likes to play basketball
Taylor University ball - he wants to go to college
However he was not thrilled with a "handsome" shirt, as he calls any shirt with buttons, for the first day of school.  He agreed that he wanted to dress nice for the first day of school but he wanted to wear sports gear under his "handsome" clothes so he could change them at school...apparently to be ready for any chance to play sports.

He made it all day in his "handsome" clothes but as soon as he got home, he put on gym shorts and a Redskins jersey.

Carter however likes to wear just about anything...including "handsome" shirts.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Football Fest 2012

Football season started the beginning of August.  Practice every night for Carter.  Every other night for Luke.  Today was the kick-off event, Football Fest.  A day filled with scrimmages.

Technically not keeping score but both of their teams seem to have won all of their scrimmages.

Luke is a D-league Eagle (tackle), number 21.  Jeremy is the head coach.
Luke has some time in as quarterback.
Carter is a C-league Huskie (tackle), number 87.  Jeremy is the assistant coach.
Carter has some time as quarterback.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

School Open House

Can you believe summer is coming to an end!?
Luke will be in 2nd grade.
Carter will be in 4th grade.
Both are thrilled with their classes, great teachers and with a lot of their friends.

For the open house, they both wanted me to just leave them alone so they could check things out with their friends...but I had to get a couple of pictures of my big boys.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can you be a Spy?

Luke and I cannot.
Carter may be.

We visited the International Spy Museum in DC.  Lots of fun (no pictures allowed inside...perhaps top secret...).

Upon entering you were supposed to memorize a spy profile.  Luke and I did not remember ours too well and after some computer tests/questioning we were considered highly suspicious.  Carter did better and passed, keeping his spy identity.
We tried some spy tests out.  The boys loved to climb in the air ducts to spy on the people in the museum.  Lots of videos and computer interactive things to do.

Then we had to get cupcakes on our way out of DC.  The boys wanted to try Sprinkles in Georgetown (instead of our regular Georgetown Cupcakes).


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Baker Park Fun

A little trip to Frederick for the morning (they wanted to go on the stage).
Play on the playground.
Nothing better than a teeter totter.

Watching/dancing/playing around the kids concert (with the boys' cousin).  All kinds of new dance moves from them...
Then some crafts.  Such cuties.
Followed with a nice picnic in the shade.  And Brayden was there enjoying the fresh air.