Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day of School!

Yes, I did make it out of the school building before I bursted into tears!!! Wow, taking your baby girl to kindergarten is not easy. It is so great to be able to watch her grow and go through new stages in her life, but not so fast! SLOW DOWN, JORDENNE!!! Isaak had a fantastic first day of second grade...he is such the big boy now. Their classes are very close to each so they see each other a few times. Jordenne has a wonderful teacher; one that I've known since I was little. Isaak teacher seems great. She is the first teacher that I haven't known personally so this year will be a little different for me. I've heard she is structured and strict, so that will be great for Isaak.

My first day went well, too. 120 sixth graders scared to death and in a panic because they cannot get their locker open is always a blast ;). Really, they seem like a sweet group and I am blessed to be able to get to know so many new faces. I have moved up to 8th grade athletics so I have the same girls as last year. This year will be a lot of fun!

I will let Isaak and Jordenne tell you about their first day of school!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Big Boy

My Malachi turned the big 2 in July! Time has flown by so quickly and I can't believe how fast he has grown. He is certainly the best gift the Lord has ever blessed me with. I cannot imagine my life without him. He has quite the personality! I'm just going to list a few things about him:

  • The list of words he can say is not too long! They include: mama, dada, mimi (short for grammie), pops, ball, please, bubba, oh man, this, and amen. (I'm not worried about him not talking--he still signs a lot, and he will start talking when he's ready)

  • In church if the man saying the prayer prays longer than 20 seconds, Chi starts saying "amen" loudly!

  • Malachi LOVES anything sports...He is constantly swinging whatever he has in his hands like a bat and runs the bases. Anytime he sees the Nike swoosh, he swings his imaginary golf club. He will get in a down position and run a route when you say hut. He likes to kick the volleyball around like it is a soccer ball.

  • He LOVES the Texas Rangers!! His birthday party was themed with them. When we go to the games, he never misses a pitch. He puts his hands up like he is batting and will swing at pitches. The funny thing is that sometimes he doesn't swing like he thinks it is a ball! He loves to do the "Byrd" when Marlon (or if you're Anna, Marvin) gets up to bat! He recognizes their logo anywhere and screams "ball"!!

  • He has no care for cartoons or kid's shows, but will watch ESPN all day.

  • He absolutely loved his precious babysitter that kept him last year. Tony is going to be able to stay home with him this year...yea!

  • He likes to wear his baseball cap backwards.
  • He wears a baseball helmet around the house 90% of the time we're home.

  • He will do ANYTHING that his bubba does.

  • He loves to hear the front door open and yells either "dada" or "mimi" and is usually right!

  • When he goes out the front door he turns and goes directly to my parents house just to go say hi to pops!
  • He has lots of curly hair that I refuse to cut :)

  • Malachi loves his cousin, Elliott. Next door at my parents' house he carries her picture around.
  • He loves to eat pretty much anything.
  • He loves his family!!

Well, that was more than a few but I'm his mommy; what did you expect??

You'll have to excuse my extra-large face...I had toxemia :(

The swaddling last like two weeks...he hated it!

Here's my 5 month old Chi that had a really hard time gaining weight!

Cute little six month old toes!

Elliott (11 months) and Chi (9 months) at Easter

My future ACU Wildcat!

One Year Old!

18 months old at Mommy's baskeball game

On our way to Sea World! 20 months old

Trying some Coke at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. 23 months old

Malachi is TWO!!

Malachi, Your Daddy and I could have never imagined how much joy you have brought into our lives. We love you with all of our hearts...we know God loves you more, but that is so hard to fathom! Our prayer is that you grow up and walk the path the Lord leads you down. But don't grow up to fast!!

3 years from 30!

Although my birthday was on Monday, the first day of teacher inservice, it was great!! I went to lunch with my co-workers, which now includes my little brother who also happened to buy my lunch that day:) After I got home, my husband and kids brought home a cake, card, and balloons. It was so fun watching them be so excited about the gifts!!

We went to Babe's for my birthday dinner. If you live in Central Texas and have never been to Babe's, please do yourself a favor and go!!! My daddy, mom, husband, sister, brother-in-law, brother, nieces, and children all were there. I had a blast even though I had to get up and run around like a chicken while they sang to me!

My parents and husband got me a flip! It is so much fun. I recommend getting one, especially if you have children.
I also got a really cute polka-dotted koozie with K on it from my sister. (I can't seem to find a picture on the internet that will do it justice!)
Thanks to my family for making my birthday so special!