Monday, August 11, 2014

Peanut's FIRST DAY of First Grade

AUGUST 11, 2014

Today we dropped Peanut off for her FIRST DAY of First Grade! She's VERY excited and nervous with anticipation of what the coming year will bring! We've been praying along with our  parents and grandparents for an amazing teacher, an amazing school year and amazing friends for our Peanut! May God be glorified in Her life and through her this 2014-2015 School Year!

Our Special chalkboard we use for FIRST and LAST day of school photos!


When I grow up I want to be an "Artist" was her answer this year!

Our Sweet BIG First Grader!

Her special new Backpack from Great Grandpa and Great Grandma!

Walking to get in line with the family!

A close friend of hers from Kindergarten (they are in different classes this year).

Heading inside for her FIRST DAY!

Hanging her backpack on her chair!

Putting on her name tag and working on the word find Mrs. L laid out for all the 1st Graders to work on.

Saying Goodbye is the HARDEST Part!  These two will miss each other GREATLY again! 

I'm so thankful the whole family is part of these milestones together!

Her teacher for the year 2014-2015

Heading outside with the other parents for the annual Boohoo-Yahoo Breakfast!

Heading home with only sweet Bean in tow!!   

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Peanut's First Grade Open House

Daddy gets to join us tonight to head to Peanut's First Grade Open House.  We find out who her teacher will be and also deliver all of her school supplies to school tonight!  She's SO NERVOUS and ANXIOUS to find out who her First Grade teacher will be and which friends she may or may not have in her class this year!

In line ready to hear who she gets for her FIRST GRADE Teacher!

Hooray, we have Mrs. L 

She found her desk!

Her new school schedule!

With her First Grade Teacher!

Her new classroom for the year!

Her BFF from Kindergarten in a different classroom!

She's SO EXCITED and cried when we left when I told her school wasn't starting tomorrow!  She was READY!  Only two more days! :)

Friday, July 04, 2014

JULY 4th! So MUCH to celebrate today!

Today we stop to thank the LORD and All those past and present Military men and women & families for their sacrifice and service to make our country what it is today! It's because of all your sacrifices that my family is able to worship FREELY today and we are forever grateful for all you've done! THANK YOU! HAPPY 4th Of July, our INDEPENDENCE DAY!

We started our morning as a family out on the deck doing  Quiet Bible reading and devotions!

Then we played a mean-game of Candyland!  Bean WON!!!

The girls holding up the VERY SPECIAL Craft Peanut made at a friend's house last week while we attended a funeral! 

I got my workout in this AM before the festivities and hit a HUGE weightloss milestone! I'm OFFICIALLY DOWN 60# since starting THM (Trim Healthy Mama) on 9/1/13.  Praising God for this lifestyle change for myself and my family! 

Shopping with Daddy for fireworks!

We have the girls wear headphones to cover their ears and allow them to enjoy the fireworks more!

Bean opening up her special Third birthday gifts from Aunt Laura and family

We're SERIOUS about our fireworks on Ernie's Mom's side of the family! We come prepared with BLOW TORCHES to light our punks and snakes!

Peanut's first year to use her OWN punk to light smoke balls with!

Picnic dinner with cousins!

Chasing the parachutes Daddy launched!

Daddy and His Dad (Grandpa)

Grandma Loving on Bean

Great-Grandma loving on Bean

Sparkler fun

Our private stash for the show Daddy put on back at Gpa and Gma's house in the country!

It was such a gorgeous nigh out, the girls needed jackets!

Mama spotted a frog in the garage, so Grandma picked it up for the girls to pet!

So excited to be sleeping OVERNIGHT at Gpa and Gma's house!