Sunday, August 24, 2008

My sweet nephew

turned ONE on Saturday! Just a few photos of him enjoying his first birthday cake. What a sweetheart! Happy Birthday, sweet Leland! Aunt Aim loves you!


Monday, August 18, 2008


Riley is officially a first grader! Today was his first day back at school, and he was ready for it. He'd never have admitted it, but the fact that he was ready to go as soon as his uniform was on was testament enough! He reportedly had a good day. He met up with Riley and Noah on the playground and played some basketball. We're praying for a good year. It's going to be alot different than kindergarten, but with a little luck and a lot of prayer I'm sure we'll come through it without any lasting scars.

The house was blessedly silent without any Sponge Bob Squarepants for background noise least until 2:30! Ahhhh......

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


It is very hard for me to teach my child anything. Why? Because he has about as much patience as........I DO! It is inevitable that we will butt heads along the way. Consequently, he has been in velcro shoes because I've been unable to teach him to tie his own shoes! Well, he picked out a pair of tie shoes at the beginning of summer, and I thought it would be a great time to try again. It was a NO GO, and we hadn't tried again since! Today, FINALLY, victory was achieved (in about 10 minutes)!!!