Monday, August 14, 2017

First Day of School!

All smiles today, even from Momma!  We are all excited and ready to get back to school, and routine.  Even Isaac gave a big hug and no tears at his Mother's Day Out school.

Whoop Whoop!  (DF dressed Ikey for school today and got a hold of his hair... by hold I mean he sprayed his hair spray in it and told him the girls would love it! )   Hahaha









Open House at Lakeside

Nora got Ms. Spaulding and is thrilled! DF got Mrs. Lybrand and Mrs. Scott, he has two teachers this year.  We have heard wonderful things about all of the teachers and are excited about a great year of school! Mammers straightened Nora's hair for the first time and she was feeling pretty cute- and sassy!!   I didn't get a picture with Isaac' teacher Mrs. Liz, but I will work on that!  She is super sweet and we are happy he's with her.



Monday, August 7, 2017

New Pet Guinea Pig

Meet Oreo! After months of asking for a pet: a hedgehog, snake, turtle, cat, dog, lizard, etc..... The kids finally wore me down and I agreed to a guinea pig.  They all filled up their marble jar (which they earn by good manners, kind words, sharing, etc) and decided together this was what they wanted as their reward.  Oreo is a black and white female, and the kids are smitten.  She is still pretty timid and scared, but warming up more and more.  This is their responsibility and their very own pet, so they are in charge of it's care.  We shall see how this goes, but I expect they will do a great job!




Backyard Baptisim

Yesterday, we had a double baptism in the lake!  Df has been asking for a long time and we've honestly tried to put him off, telling him what a big decision it is, and that there is time and we wanted it to be totally his choice.  He insisted he was ready so we listened to our son and honored his wishes.  The original plan was to go to the Caddo River, where Mam and Pap and Uncle Bob were baptized and DF really loves it there.  Weather messed that plan up, since it was thunder storming but DF said he didn't want to reschedule and to do it in the lake.  Uncle Bob still got to come and it was still meaningful. So did Mammers, Meme and Grandpa and the Vaughts.  It was a very special and proud day for us, as his parents.  Even extra special was that Franklin got to baptize DF.  Lamar baptized Tyler Choate.  Happy to get to celebrate these wonderful times and milestones.  This is the good stuff.












Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Glenwood/ Caddo Float trip

We went to Glenwood last weekend and the Halls joined us.  We spent the night at the cabin and then floated the Caddo on Saturday.  It was hot and so we took lots of swim stops.  What was a 4 hour float took us 7!  Ikey stayed back with Mammers and while we missed him, it was for the best.  It would have been a pretty hard day for a three year old!  His time will come soon.  The kids loved it, and we even had a first time off of a tree swing.  Lots of family fun!










Basketball camp and Book Worm Camp

Nora and I had a special few minutes to ourselves and she wanted to get some ice cream.  She went to a Book Worm camp every afternoon last week and enjoyed it so much.  They had guests, like Bee Keepers, an Ambulance, etc.  They would read a book, do crafts and have special things that went with the book for that day.
DF went to Basketball camp in the afternoons at First Baptist.  He got the hard work award and we were proud of his attitude and growth!


Wedding and golf

I went last Saturday to Ben Barnett's wedding in Fayetteville, it was fun to see Anna and Megan and was great to see Ben so happy.  I came home the next day and we had family golf day.  DF is really into golf and is wanting to play as much as possible!




Lake and more lake!

We are hitting the water sports this summer in a new way.  Df can ski, and kneeboard, Nora is working on skiing, but they both are interested in wake boarding and Nora did get up on that!  I learned to wake surf, and JR took the kids on the board with him which was lots of fun!!!

We also went out one morning very early, before Franklin went to work and got Aubrey Kate and James up on skis for the first time.
We snuck in a date night on the boat with the Herndons and Greens and went by boat to Back Porch Grill.
We have sure enjoyed living on the lake this summer!!