Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Taegan starts Kindergarten!

The day finally came for our little girl to start her very first year of big kid school! We were so excited for her and in shock that the time had finally come for this to happen. I would be lying to everyone if I said I didn't feel a little bit sad. I knew she was ready and would do great, but this is such a great big milestone that I was sad about that. I am sad that my time with her at home is over and now she will be spending her days with another adult! She was so excited the week before school was starting and we did lots of fun things to make her feel like such a big girl.
 We started with doing our toes and getting all pretty!
 Even though she has to wear tennis shoes everyday to school:(

 Then we headed to Meet the Teacher Night-supplies and all!
 She loved Miss Patton.

The First Day
 She could not have been more excited for that bus to pull up...
Off she goes!
 After she got on the bus, I raced to school to see her get off the bus.
 Getting her nametag.
Waving goodbye to Mom and heading into her class!
She had an awesome first day! Didn't eat any of her lunch from school except her milk. She wants to take her own lunch from home-which is cheaper for us:) Here we go for a full year of school-I sure miss her already around home during the day.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer of 2013

We have had a crazy, busy, fun, tiring summer! Taegan had a camp almost every week this summer and had a blast at all of them. We have gone on a few short trips, ran a firework stand for the 4th of July, and had lots of time playing at home. I'm not sure I can say it enough when I say that I love being home with the kids and having the chance to be a stay at home Mom. Such a blessing that Justin supports us and allows me this chance. Here is our summer in pictures!!
 Date night watching the Bat Cats in Manhattan.

Last day of preschool with her best friend.
 Such amazing kids.
They were really fighting in this picture-amazing what cropping can do!

Glasses for school, only needs them when working up close.

Watching Taegan at soccer camp.

Afternoon naptime in the pool for me.

 Eric Church concert...it rained the whole time!

Love our time at home.

Pro at bowling already.

She had a blast with her friends.

Always on the move.
She steals my heart all the time.

Watching all the fireworks in the neighborhood.

Girl cousin time!

Fireworks every night at the barn.

A boy and his tractor.

It's a challenge getting these two to smile together.

Roasting marshmallows, discovered she doesn't really like hers roasted!!

Wanted to be like big sis.
Having the time of her life-look at that smile.

Snowcones with the bestie.

Always a helper.

Only liked the sparklers.

Made the transition to a big boy bed!! He did great with it.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

All about Laekan Harper...

It is hard to put into words what this little guy means to us!  I had no idea that I could love like I love him and his sister. We are in awe of how ornery and how awesome he is all at the same time. I want to freeze time right now with him. His personality has started shining, along with his fits-but we laugh with him everyday. It is so fun watching him learn and interact with his sister each day. He thinks she hung the moon and loves to be around her. He loves waking her up if he wakes up before her and snuggling with her. We just can't wait to see them grow closer over the years. He is one in a million and we are lucky to call him ours.
Christmas Morning in his new chair!

Eating breakfast and showing us he can use his fork.

Having fun with Sis in the laundry basket.

Easter Egg hunt.

Come on Dad-share with me!

My new cheese smile...not Mommy's favorite.

This kid doesn't slow down, best we could get.

Love, love, love this monkey hat.

He wasn't a fan of the snow-just kicked it with his boots.

Coloring for "school time".

Baking cookies on a cold, cold day.

A boy and his dog.

Helping make cookies, but wanted nothing to do with the batter.

Such a big boy going down a HUGE slide.

Typical Laekan.

Waiting at the Dr...sick boy.

Birthday lunch on the deck!!

Happy 2nd Birthday Laekan Harper.

He actually tried to blow them out, Taegan helped!

Waiting for his 2 year checkup-always on the move.
Here is to another fun year with this little guy. He completes our family!

Going Strong...