Saturday, June 24, 2017

pre k graduation

Our baseball loving boy wanted to play his baseball game in lieu of going to his Preschool Graduation.  After lots of thinking and trying to figure out if it was at all possible to do both we let him play ball and then joined in the reception after.  

This year of Pre K was so great for him.  He had two teachers who loved him exactly as he is, taught him a ton and made him more than ready to begin Kindergarten next year, and gave him several really close friends who I can see him continuing friendship with for years to come.

We loved having our kids at CFUMC over the years and are so sad those days are over...(for now)

fernbank field tripping

Connor's 2nd grade field trip to Fernbank was really fun.  For whatever reasons, he did not feel like following around with any friends, mainly because he wanted to be free to do his own thing. so it was just the two of us exploring together.  

We took a mile long walk on the wooded trail, checked out the fun new tree house ropes course playground, and played with lots of illusions and experiments.  Mostly I just enjoyed the time with just Connor which hardly ever happens.  

end of pre-k

Celebrating with Logan at his end of the year party with bouncy houses and popsicles...

Friday, June 23, 2017

connor turns 8

Our sweet, tough, sensitive, hilarious Connorconnor turned 8.  This boy has such a spirit of adventure and independence and one day He is most definitely going to fly and I just pray he desires to come down to his roots occasionally.  

His birthday day started with his chalkboard welcome message and a breakfast of BoBerry biscuits and presents.  He received Lloyd's dragon Ninjago Lego set, a Rainbow Loom, and catcher's gear.

After school he worked on his Lego set until Zach got home and then they immediately started catching lessons.  He can not wait to move up into the league where the catcher actually matters!  His fearless personality will carry him far in that position however his sensitivity to pain might get in the way.  We'll see which one wins out!

For his birthday dinner, Connor chose Tokyo and once again he, Zach and Micah demolished 40 pieces of sushi.  During dinner he had his annual birthday interview.  Their answers always crack me up and make me thankful that they are growing up so well with so many interests and yet hang on to many of the same things throughout the years.

8th Birthday interview

favorite color- blue, purple, black (aka Rockies colors)
favorite food- sushi, crab, shrimp, salad
favorite snack- spicy hot funions, buffalo chicken roller (from QT)
favorite dessert- ice cream cake
favorite drink- all the mountain dews
favorite sport- baseball, football
favorite sports teams- Rockies, Auburn, USA
favorite athletes- Tyler Chatwood, Cam Newton
favorite games- Clue, Koob, Monopoly
favorite friends- Mican, Noah, Trenton, Kaden, Jake, and Zach
favorite TV show- Ninjago, Mythbusters, Man vs Wild, Curious George, Brain Games
favorite movie- Star Wars 3, Pirates 1, 2, and 3, 3 Ninjas

When I grow up I want to be a baseball catcher

Connor you are the perfect middle man to our trio and we love you oh so very much!

auburn baseball

On May 7th between Connor's party day and actual birthday, we took the boys to Auburn to watch our Tigers play baseball.  Because Auburn is the midway point between us and my family, we invited them to join in on the fun.  

So that we could get a chance to walk around campus a bit, we got there a few hours early.  We visited the University Bookstore for some goodies.  Those goodies did NOT include the fake hair Logan is sporting in the pictures, but they did include a new hat for Connor for his birthday and some AU fidget spinners.

The game was supposed to start at 4:30 which means it would be done around 7:30 which would put us home, with the time change, around 10:30.  A little late for a school night and the night before Connor's birthday but we figured it would worth it for the fun experience.  However, the 3 hour game kept stretching and stretching until it became a 6 hour game that made it into the 14th inning before we finally called it quits.  

Even though we got home at 2am and even though I had to stay awake even a little longer to prepare Connor's birthday chalkboard message and presents and even though we, especially the parents, were completely EXHAUSTED for days after.  It was still worth the fun memories that we won't soon be forgetting!!

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