Friday, August 30, 2013

Everyone at our house is so glad it's Labor Day weekend!! We have survived our first month of school.  I'm so thankful we have had a smooth transition back into our school routine. I am also thankful for great teachers this year, too. McKenzie has 6 teachers in 7th grade. She says she likes her schedule better this year in that classes change every 50 minutes and that helps the day go by much faster. Now we are trying to get use to Common Core. She is also a teacher helper during second period for our friend Emily Hatcher. She loves doing that!  McKenzie made the choir Starz for 7th. She is also taking dance again with Mandy at Charisma two nights a week.  She will begin classes next week.  Matt is in Looping and has Mrs. Keys for second grade. He will also have her again next year for 3rd. He was chosen for the LEAP program  and started this week and is really enjoying it. Beverly Waters is his teacher for that class which meets everyday during his specials time.
Here is McKenzie on school picture day. We love this day because she gets to wear what she wants and no boring uniform ha!

And Matt after school one day.

Someone misses his brother everyday and has to have lots of attention after school!!

Not much going on other than getting everyone back into their routines. This past week I was very happy to finally get my house painted!! We lined up a painter last fall and he never came and again this past spring a different painter and he never came. But finally we found someone and he did a great job. Here are a few "after pictures". I used the same colors. Our house really needed painting right after we moved in almost four years ago but we found other things that needed attention instead. It's nice to have a freshly painted house for fall!! The main thing I wanted was for my front door to be brought back to life and I think he did a great job. It was so tired and faded looking and now looks brand new.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Getting Ready for School...

It's that time of year again...time to get ready to go back to school. McKenzie will be a 7th grader and Matt, a second grader. Time please slow down!!!  We had such a great summer. It went by really fast.
We went to meet our teachers Wednesday and their first day was Thursday.
McKenzie made a cute little video showing all their new supplies we bought for school. She is always watching videos on YouTube that kids make, so she wanted to do one, too. She begged Matt to be in it with her but being on camera is just not his thing, so McKenzie will show his stuff, too.

Here are a couple of pictures from their first day.

Not to be outdone, Matt decided he wanted to make a video, too. Here's his video of his train tracks that he built himself.