Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Kindergarten Adventures Begin

Today was the day- my baby started Kindergarten!!

He had an awesome first day and did so freakin good!! We had to wake him up early, which I was worried about because he normally is super grumpy if you wake him. But he did great and got ready quickly and in a good mood. I wanted to be a part of the drop off today, so we all headed to school at 6:40.

Griffin got to eat Breakfast in the cafeteria and was super excited about that!! So funny breakfast story... Mr.Pate brought a student over to sit with us who didn't speak much English, only Spanish. So Griffin was trying to be nice and talk to the kid, so he told him he could count to ten in Spanish and then did so... The kid just didn't respond and looked back at his food. Griffin turned to me and without skipping a beat said "well that was a bust"! Hahahahaha

We headed down to Mrs.GWord's class after breakfast to do the actual drop off. Griffin was very excited and remembered the way.

We put his backpack up (how cute is that thing?!) and then went to his seat to color and do play dough- yay kindergarten!

I was able to leave him without crying, probably because he was great and made me feel confident. Mr.Pate and I went down to the teachers lounge for the "Boo Hoo Breakfast for Kindergarten parents and I got a doughnut. They had cute kleenexes with little poems on them :-)

I did great until I got to the parking lot to leave. They were saying the pledge over the intercom and I just lost it as I pictured my baby standing in his room saying the pledge!

Griffin had a ball and loved the whole day. He came home in a great mood and was excited all night!

This was a sheet he had to do for school, and his answers melt my heart!!

And a few pictures from Open House night:

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Griffin's Superhero 5th Bday!

How is this kid 5 years old?! Wow!

Mr.Pate and I decided to give him our present the bright before his party so we could enjoy it and not be rushed.

His very own roller skates! Daddy found them online for only $20, score!

They skated around the house and in the driveway that night.

The next day we had his superhero party!

Batman even showed up!

Not a fan of the cape ;-)

We dressed up for a bit, but that room was so burning hot! Ugh!

We did a piƱata, which was a hit! (See what I did there?! Haha) Look how cute Eden looks!

Our whole crew- we have the best family and friends!

Wish I had gotten pics of the four of us and of Mr.Pate's family too, but I was slacking!

YouTube Video

After the party, we went to Mexican with Grandma & Papaw. This kid loved this part ;-)

And my boys enjoying their new chairs from Uncle D!

Happy Birthday Griffin Pate!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pa-sticks Beach Vacay Day Six

All good things must come to an end... Who came up with that line? So depressing!

We slept in on Friday morning, and everyone was really slow moving. Mr.Pate and Dustin had put together a treasure hunt for Griffin, so while we were hanging out the doorbell rang. Jacob came back and said someone had delivered a paper for Griffin- it said it was a Secret Treasure Map! It had a picture of the beach on it and we decided we should go down and try to find it...

Uncle D was downstairs so we had to stop and show him...

The map said the treasure was 10 steps from the beach hut...

Griffin just kept walking and dos not seem to think these sticks in the shape of an X were the X on the map (gotta work with what ya got?!), we be convinced him we thought it probably was! Haha


We went back to the patio to open it... There were big sea shells like Griffin had been looking for the whole time!

And you could hear the ocean in them!

There was a box filled with sand treasures...

Like Shark Teeth!

He put those shells there and said, look I'm a mermaid and started dancing! Haha oh my...

Jacob went out to try his board again, now that we had waxed the right side... Still not so successful ;-)

Then we worked on packing up. Blah. Packing sucks and is no fun to spend your time at the ocean packing and cleaning.

After that we realized we had not taken any group pictures except a lackluster one at mini golf! So it was selfie time on the balcony ;-)

Also to note, everytime we got in our elevator the boys (Jacob, Dustin, Jason, Griffin) would stand with their faces in the corners. Supposedly this was bc no one would ride the elevators with them at first? Anyhow, it really made it look like Jacob was peeing in the elevator everytime! Hahahahaha

We loaded up and headed out :-(

The drive back took us 9 & 1/2 hours and we had more stops, but the kids were not fussy and did great. Whew.

Our first family Vacay was such a success! I am so thankful to the Bosticks and Dustin for inviting us and helping with the kids. Feeling blessed beyond measure.

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