Friday, October 16, 2009

Back to Work...

...for a while anyway. I am filling in for the Language Arts teacher at the boys' school while she's on maternity leave. Today we were all in our blue and white and thought we needed to take a picture. So far, it's going really well. I really do have a super group of kids to work with. I'm exhausted, but we've had at least two or three things going on every night this week. I'm hoping things slow down a little next week!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Just a photos

Tuesday night Maddox came into our room and snuggled up next me...and in my sound sleep I didn't even know he was there until Gavin came in around 5am. I realized I had two boys in the spot that Gavin normally squeezes into. I rolled Maddox over between Larry and I and went back to sleep. First thing in the morning...Maddox wakes up all smiles and says "Mom, did you hear me whisper in your ear last night?" I said "No, I didn't, what did you tell me?" Maddox says, "Don't tell Dad that I'm snuggling with you...because he'll take me to my own bed. It worked!" See Maddox usually comes in and crawls over Larry and inbetween us. This time he didn't want to get moved out so he stayed away from Dad. The only time Larry actually moves Maddox is on Thursday nights when he goes bowling and Larry comes home and decides he doesn't want to have a backache in the morning. He never moves him out if he comes in the middle of the night...actually he probably never even realizes he's in there til morning. I just thought it was cute...he was one proud little boy! I wish I had video of him telling it...whispering...I wander how long our bed will be so popular?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall Festival Parade

My Dad drove one of his antique tractors in the parade this year and his grandkids wanted to walk/ride with him. Gavin was the most excited about it...he told me that morning that this was the most exciting day of his life! He really wanted to throw candy...and I guess he threw some that he had gathered as he was waiting to start the parade route. I guess we need to work on tossing it to the edge of the street rather than throwing directly at the parade-goers! We didn't know if Maddox would make it to the end...he did...and was still raring to go!

Taylor and Kiley

The crew

On the parade route...toward the end. I hardly had enough time to get a photo. They were moving pretty quick at this point.

Gavin hauling his wagon...and tunes...International Harvester...which we couldn't hear as they passed us. It was a last minute type of thing...ah well!

Rhett trying out his tractor...looks like his legs are getting a tad too long!

The crew...they made it!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Prince...and his Princess!

I was attempting to actually update the blog tonight...after a couple reminders that it has been a LONG time. I'm having trouble...and I'm I'll leave you with this photo taken at The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, IL on Sunday.

Maddox asked Grandpa if his seat was the "girl" seat. Grandpa said no...there they sat...eating their ice cream!