Monday, September 29, 2014

Random Phone Pictures

 I just cleaned off my phone.  This was Abigail's behavior chart from two weeks ago

 Aaron made me this when I travelled a couple of weeks ago and it was the greatest thing ever.  I showed it to everyone. 

When I travelled I took a picture of this because, really?

 Abigail's chart last week.

Aaron had a fever yesterday and couldn't go to school today because he wasn't 24-hour fever free.  I had something I had to do and I took him with me.  I had a free food item at Starbucks so I took him for a treat.

 Abigail's chart for today.  Clearly, there was not a lot of updating today, but it was still so fun to see this!
 Aaron wants to learn how to play chess.  My brother thinks my dad could do it.  Yes?




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pictures from the last week

I had lunch with Aaron on Friday and we went to the Spirit Shop together.  He got a Johnson shirt.



On Saturday, Abigail was wearing these cute shorts my mom got her, but she wouldn't let me take a picture.\

 The kids got flu shots and then we took them to Starbucks.




On Sunday Abigail wore a dress that used to be mine
 On Monday, Abigail had ballet
I must get back to taking daily pictures

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pictures I never posted

 Labor Day Weekend Jory was out of town and we went to Whole Earth, which we love.  The kids played with some animals and Aaron bought a plane.
 He is doing a great job on his own in lines making purchases now.

 We also went swimming at Dee and Papa's


 Jory sent us this from the Lease

 Last weekend, this is the apple pizza Aaron and I made.  It was SO good.  We are going to make another this weekend.
 Abigail had Dot Day at school this week.  I already had this dress laid out for her, so I was excited to see it had dots all over the sleeves.


My first lunch with Abigail.  She was not nearly as excited as Aaron always was.  I will eat with him for the first time this year on Friday.
 We have SO many apples.  I made a pie and a crisp this week.

The Zoo


Abigail and I got invited to the Dallas Zoo today and we were happy to go!  We have never been.  Her teacher hasn't either and is so excited for us.  She told Abigail to bring a picture and tell the class all about it.  Abigail took this picture of Bennett on the way.
 Feeding a giraffe

















We had a picnic lunch



It was a great day.  There was no one there.  Probably because it was threatening rain and the humidity was about 100%, but the temperature was good and we had a nice time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pictures Galore

So, Aaron is Student of the Week next week.  It's quite a thing and we have a bit to prepare for it.  He has to take a current picture, a baby picture and his favorite book.  He also takes 3-5 things that are important to him and he has a Show and Tell.  Finally, he has an All About Me book where he fills in the answers to questions about himself and attaches pictures.  He took all of this very seriously and we had quite a photo session.  He has worked very hard preparing.

I love that his pet is a cat.   At Meet The Teacher, Mrs. Francis asked him if he had any pets and he said yes.  I immediately jumped in and said that he didn't and he said, "Yes, I do.  I have Cat."  After Meet the Teacher he told Jory, "I told Mrs. Francis I have a pet."  Jory said, "But you don't!"  Aaron said, "Yes I do.  I have Cat."  There you have it.  Cat obviously made the Top 5 things that are important to him and he's been talking to Cat about going to school.
 When I asked what his favorite sport was he immediately responded "The Dragons".  But of course.  This picture was taken at a game he went to.
 Baby picture.  The one above is the one I sent.  It was his announcement picture.  But I downloaded several.  I thought the one below was sweet.

His favorite food is oatmeal.

He is special because "he is tall".  So he took a picture being tall beside his sister...
 and then he took one with a tape measure!

Another oatmeal picture.


 His favorite book

His favorite color is blue
 Abigail got confused and thought we were taking pictures with blankets.
 He put on his Dragons shirt to take a picture for his favorite sport.
 His favorite television program is Dusty.  (We know that's not a television program and we don't think he knows that television program means, but he watches the Planes movie on a TV, so...)


 His pet cat
 Another dragons picture


When he grows up he wants to be an alligator, of course. 

 His family
For his trinkets he took all of his planes and then had to put some back, his picture with Mickey Mouse that really is his prized possession after, of course, Cat.