Thursday, September 1, 2016

Week 16

Amplify, a Christian Music Festival, was going on this weekend and so we met up with the Cheesmans there on Friday night.  It was super hot at 5:00 so we had to keep this little one out of the sun.

We got to hear Trent Harmon (the last American Idol), Flame, and the Sidewalk Prophets.  Didn't care too much for Flame (Christian rap group), but the others were great!

The many faces of Ledger.

Amy LOVES Ledger and the feeling is mutual.

Other than it being super hot, we had a great time.  We left before getting to see Building 429 because it appeared a big cloud full of lightning was headed our way.

This is his not-so-happy face.  He may have been saying "I'm hungry Momma.  Feed me."

He is finally starting to really be able to grasp a few toys.  This one is easy.

I sat him in his Bumbo, but his legs just don't quite fit.

Sooooooo cute!!!

Sweetest baby.

His eyelashes are getting long.

Layton must have been worn out.  He fell asleep on the way to church Wednesday night.

He tries to eat the toys hanging down from this mobile now.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hannah's First Dance

The first Friday night after school started the middle school had a Back-to-School Dance.  It was a casual dance and Hannah wanted to go.  Hannah's friend, Ashleigh, invited her and several other kids over before the dance for snacks.  Then, her mom took a group of them on over to the dance.  There were no real dates--thank goodness.

That afternoon Hannah asked me if she could take our extra phone with her.  It wasn't charged, though, and so I ended up giving her my phone for the night so she could call when she was ready to come home.  She thought she was big stuff.  I have to say, I loved getting a little sneak peak into what she and her friends were up to.  At one point she and Kris were texting and he asked her if she was ready to come home.  Her reply was "No way.  They're playing my jam!"  Hahaha!!!  I think she had fun.

Ashleigh's mom is an elementary teacher (Lincoln's teacher last year) and so she went and spied on the kids for a minute and sent a couple of pics back.  There were quite a few kids there.  I am not sure how much actual dancing was done though.

I can't believe Hannah is in middle school and that she went to her first dance.  This one was pretty low key.  I am not really looking forward to the ones where boys start asking her.

School Update

Mr. Layton had a rocky start to school much to my surprise.  The first day he went with no problems, but after that when it came time for him to get out of the car in the carpool line in front of the gym in the mornings, he would refuse to get out.  I would have to let the big kids out and drive back around to the front of the school and try to get him to get out.  One morning Kris took them and he finally walked in the front of the building with Hannah.  The next day with me, he refused to get out, kicked his shoes off, and had quite the little fit--all in front of the principal.  Not fun.  At that point, I had to tell him that he was going to have his Kindle time taken away if he didn't put his shoes on and get out.  I told him I would walk him in as long as he let me go when we got to the cafeteria.  He still cried when I left and kept saying that he wanted to go home.  Oh how this has been hard.  I guess I just wasn't prepared for it.  He went to 3 years worth of preschool and I don't remember him crying not one day.  I can't help but wonder if Ledger being at home with me is causing some of this.

Well, a friend suggested we arrive at school at the same time and drop the kids off together so that they could walk in together.  This worked great for Layton.  Yay!

The next day he had to stay home from school because of an infection.  I think he needed that day to realize school was not so bad because the next day everything turned around.  He hasn't had a problem being dropped off since.

I guess it has just been a hard transition for him---and for me.  He has always been my baby and my buddy.  I guess we both felt that loss.  Sometimes it is sad watching your kids grow up.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Week 15

Here's what went on in our world this week:


A birthday party for our friend, Jae.

She and Kris have a thing about candy so he wanted to get her a huge bag of gummy bears.  Ha!

The boys playing.  Jack, Layton, Lincoln, and Chandler.

On Sunday, Lincoln's buddy, Jack, got baptized.  He is just about one of the sweetest little boys.  I know he had been talking about this for a while.  We were so blessed to be able to celebrate this day with him and his family.

Buddies giving each other hugs.

After the baptism the kids enjoyed hanging out at the Beggs' lake and we had a yummy bbq lunch together.

Laid out.  Exhausted.

I heard him making noise in his bed and went in to find him like this--sucking his thumb.  I don't want him to do this, but it is seriously the cutest thing.