Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sneak Peak of Pictures for Shelle

Hey!

I took some pictures of two adorable girls last night and I wanted to do some uploading of just a couple to show them off!

Enjoy!!!

Ms. Bostyn and Ms. Kenadie







Thursday, August 16, 2012

First day and ignorance!

Owen had his open house last night so that he could meet his teacher, look around the school and take in his school supplies. WHERE DID MY BABY GO??? I miss that innocent sweet baby that I could just rock and cuddle with.

Today was his first day of kindergarten. When we ate dinner tonight we asked him what was his favorite part of the day and he said....LUNCH!! Really??? Love him and his honesty.

His teacher seems super nice and he said that he likes her, hoping he will get out of his shyness this year and embrace all of these experiences.

But, on another note, let me vent! PARENTS!! URGH!!

We go to a small school and new this year is the pickup system. You used to be able to walk in the main door and the kids would walk through and you would just leave. Now, there is a line up inside that the parents use and there is a teacher at the door to the gym with a sign out sheet. If you pick up your child you have to wait for the teacher to call your childs name and then sign the sheet showing you were the one to pick them up. Time consuming, yes! But its the first year to do this, the first day and the safety of your children. I don't mind waiting an extra five minutes knowing that my son is not just released to walk freely and someone else grab him. Slim chance, but come on, it does happen.
SO, onto what really just pissed me off. You are the parent, the example. If you are standing there moaning and groaning and using choice words in the elementary school because of the inconveniece then maybe you shouldn't have had children!!!! It's a new policy, the teachers did not make the rule so don't take it out on them. Trust me, they work hard for their money and I'm sure if your child acts anything like you then it isn't an easy job. But my biggest point........if you don't respect the teachers, how do you ever expect your child to respect them?????

I will get off of my soap box now and let you enjoy my pictures!!











Yes, his shirt is long but he insisted on wearing it, pick our battles!!



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend Getaway

We had an awesome getaway this past weekend. My awesome little family headed to Branson for Silver Dollar City. We were joined by our good friends and their little boy, who happens to be a day apart in age from Abbie ;)
We started the drive Friday and stopped in Springfield to hit up Lambert's. I'm from Sikeston and have eaten at the original Lamberts almost a million times. But this was only my second time for the Ozark location.
We went to the cabin to unload and let the kids play at the play area, they had a blast and probably would have been happy with that, however, we like to out do ourselves as parents and had an awesome day in store for them on Saturday.
We woke up early and headed to Silver Dollar City!! We rode rides, ate everything in site, took a million Instagram pictures and enjoyed each others company. My kids are blessed! We are blessed!!
We are not onto a busy week, Owen has open house tomorrow, starts school on Thursday and I have to go register Abbie for dance which starts next week! Whew!! I'm wore out already :)





































Bye bye until next time!

Monday, August 6, 2012

How long has it been??.....

I need to catch up on my blog and thought I would start with the first part of our trip to Kansas City and the T-Rex Cafe for Owens birthday. He turned 5 and is still obsessed with dinosaurs and even though we have been there before, we knew that he would love to go again since he would remember it this time. Enjoy these pictures, hopfully I will post the rest of our KC trip tomorrow.