Tuesday, September 22, 2015

VIP student!

Vivian is Mrs. Connor's VIP student for the whole week!
All week she'll get to do special things.
Like share her special picture collage that she made.
She told the class about 3 of the pictures in her collage.
There where about 20 pictures total.
And guess which ones she tells me she picked to talk about?!
1)  The day Colter was born.
2)  Our family hike on my birthday.
3)  Flying the airplane with Daddy.

The whole class drew pictures of Vivian and learned about her favorite color.
Doesn't that look like Viv?!
Mrs. Connor made a book of all the drawings.
Way too cute!!

Vivan was very excited to share her new book with all of us as soon as we got home.
She even left it on Daddy's pillow so he could see it right away when he got home.

And only after one week of school I got my first ever note from Viv!
I'm such a proud Momma!
And what a sweet note :)

We LOVE school!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ready, set, Kindergarten!

It's for real!
We have TWO kindergarten kiddos now!

Vivan, Rollin and Colter.
This is last Friday on their way to meet their teachers.

 Then today was their first day ever of real school!
Rolli was so excited that he woke up at 6:30.
Dressed and ready to leave!
Thank goodness I made cinnamon rolls and bacon!
Otherwise he wanted to skip breakfast and just go to school.
Vivian and Rolli ready to ride their bikes to school!
Colter is just along for the support :)

Waiting in line for Mrs. Hannah's class.
Rolli got a little shy :)

Happy to see his friend!

Vivian wasn't as convinced as Rollin was that this was going to be the best day ever.

But she says that she's excited to learn to read!

Viv was all ready for school until another little girl started to cry.
Then she got a worried look, got kinda anxious and clingy.
Not the best send off but I'm confident that she'll do great with Mrs. Connor!

Now it's just me and the short trouble maker at home until 2:45!
I'm kinda happy and sad... that's makes me sappy :(

Sunday, September 6, 2015

An anniversary, wedding and married life

Happy 40th anniversary to my parents!!
And congratulations to Marshall's cousin and her groom on their wedding day!
September 5th is a great day for weddings :)

Mr. Man and his handsome Daddy.

Me and Marshall livin' the married life with kiddos.

Sweet peas.

Cousin Friends.

The Wallace Family ready to celebrate love and marriage!

Miss Mae.

Colter Lee found the chickens :)

From our perspective the wedding was perfect!
Rolli ran himself crazy playing with his cousins,
Vivian danced till her feet hurt,
and Colter explored around finding chickens, horses and lemonade.
And me and Marshall even got some time with just the two of us :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Marshall's party

Sometimes I hate Marshall's job...
other times I remember how much I loved firefighting 
and I get kinda jealous that he's out there and not me...
But mostly I'm just thankful for a hard working husband/father-to-our-kiddos
and look for any chance to celebrate when he's home.

And what better excuse than Marshall's birthday?!
Happy 36th Birthday with a grape cake!
For some reason I asked Rolli and Viv what kind of cake we should make Daddy.
They said "grape."
Otherwise I never would have made a grape cake.
It was actually delicious :)

A heart piñata!
"Because we love Daddy", said Rollin.
And let me tell you,
this was the best piñata we've made!

There are always more birthdays and pinatas  to come ;)

 Until then you can give this guy a call.
Mr. Man loves to talk on the phone!
(he's talking with Grandma Debie here).

Before I sign off for another month or so while we're busy livin' it up,
here's a little recommendation...
Don't forget to reflect on what is important in life
and hug a firefighter!