Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Update

It's been quite awhile since I've updated this blog. A lot has happened since school started and yet it's all pretty routine information.

Kiera continues to LOVE school. She comes home full of information and we are pretty sure she doesn't get her 10,000 words in as she talks non stop from 3:30 to bedtime. At times it may be tiring, but I love knowing what's going on at school and it opens up a lot of room for great teachable moments. At the end of September, Kiera was honored by receiving the Student of the Month for her 1st grade class. This is given to students for their good behavior, kindness to others, respect for others, doing their best in their school work, and being a good help and participant in class. We were very proud to be able to attend this little ceremony and see her be honored for her positive character makes this parents heart proud!

The boys are enjoying their never ending play dates at home. I dare say they spend a majority of their day circling the kitchen table pushing cars, tractors, trains, and pretty much anything with wheels. I am always amazed how much time they can spend doing this day in and day out. It's fun to see their friendship and how well they get a long. On Wed. they enjoy going to Story Hour, which I am in charge of, and love getting together with the other kids and socializing. It's a nice out for us and definitely helps break up our week.

Ryan is busy again now that all the church programs are up and running again. It's always an adjustment once summer is over to see him gone a lot of evenings again and being the sole parent in charge of the oh-so-fun bedtime routine. But, we are thankful for his job and that he continues to enjoy what he does and does an incredible job!

This month we took our annual trip to the local pumpkin patch. It turned out to be a much hotter day than anticipated, but we still enjoyed ourselves. It's fun to see the kids enjoying all the rides and picking out their pumpkins. Later in the week we did our pumpkin decorating and we all had a lot of fun!

Caleb and his cowboy pumpkin (is the grin a match?)

Joel and his cowboy pumpkin

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