Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ready to start School

This year all 3 of my babies are heading off to school. Isaac is beginning his 10th grade year in High School, Eli is starting Kindergarten, and Olivia will be going to pre-school 2 days per week! 

Isaac's schedule is jam packed right now. He finished up his 9th grade year with a GPA of 4.25 so hopefully he can keep up the good work this year. We ended up re-arranging his schedule a bit because he's got football everyday after school and doesn't get home until 6:30. Thursday's are game days so it's super late on those nights. This semester he has Honors Chemistry, Weight training, Honors World History, and Honors Personal Finance. So far he says his teachers are great and he has a lot of his friends in his class. 

Eli got in the K-2 class at his Elementary school and I really think it's going to be great! He will keep the same teacher for the next 3 years. Whereas Isaac was the perfect student, (every single parent conference since kindergarten we heard the same thing- I wish we had a whole classroom of Isaac) Eli is a different but equally as wonderful child! He is super smart but energetic and constantly pushes the bounds. He asks complex questions that I don't always know the answer for. I think this K-2 class will really push him and keep him from being bored.

Olivia had her first day of pre-school on Thursday and loved it. She's never been in daycare or pre-school and is only away from me (with her grandparents) on Tuesdays when I work so I was a bit worried on how she would do. She has been begging to go to school for a year or more now. The first day she walked right in, got in line to wash her hands, sat on the carpet as asked and said "Bye Mom, are you going to work?"  Hopefully she's going to have a great year. 

It felt so strange not having any of my babies home on Thursday. I definitely was not looking forward to school starting this week. I'm going to enjoy my two days solo (maybe take a nap) because we've got 2 more weeks before Baby Brother will be here! 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Maternity pictures

I decided to have maternity pictures made since I've never done that before and since this is our last baby. I had them made around 33 weeks before I turned into a giant whale :) My friend Sarah took them and I was so pleased. The Littles have been so enthralled with my belly and Baby Brother and I'm so glad we were able to document the sweetness of this time. They love to talk to him, hug my belly, and give him kisses. Olivia will bring toys and stuff them under my shirt. I hope they are as happy as they are now when he is born! Baby No Name Allison you sure are loved.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Isaac turns 15

Isaac hit 15 this year and we had a family dinner at the Japanese Steak house with both mine and Josh's families. Monday after his birthday we went to the DMV and he got his permit. EEEkkk!  Right now we are only letting him drive when the Littles are NOT in the car. He is doing really well. Let's hope he's a better driver than his mama!