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Monday, August 24, 2009

1st Day of Kindergarten

Matthew is now at his first day of Kindergarten! He was so excited this morning.

Here he is in front of the school sign

Matthew and Drew

In front of the big windows from his class-what a great view to have at school

In front of his locker, that he shares with his friend Ava

Sitting in his spot ready to work!

Hope you have a great day Matthew!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kindergarten Here We Come

I won a free party at Emler Swim School and since it expired before any of the kids has a birthday we decided to throw a "Kindergarten Here We Come" party for Matthew and his friends. They had a blast swimming and playing their last Saturday before school starts.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Matthew received his postcard from his new Kindergarten teacher today! He was so excited! He will be in Mrs A's class along with his friend Ava. Their friend Drew will be in the class right next door. School starts Monday and Matthew is so excited he can't stand it, we'll see how he feels leaving the house at 7:35 Monday morning!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ryan's Surgery

Ryan had his surgery today and everything went SUPER! We arrived at the surgery center at 5:45am and he was back in surgery by 6:45. We got to see him in recovery around 7:45 and we were home by 10. He has done great today, lots of sleeping and even some eating. They did find some very small nodules on his vocal cords, this explains the hoarseness of his voice that we hear sometimes. And his trachea was a little smaller than normal, they had to use a smaller breathing tube than they would normally on someone his size. As I write this he is asleep on the couch and has been for over an hour. We plan to stay for for the next few days since I have to be back at work on Tuesday.

Matthew had fun at his first sleepover and everything went great! I was a little nervous about whether he would go to sleep or decide he wanted to be home but he handled it like such a big boy. He had a much better time being there than he would have had if he had had to go with us this morning.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Alex is out of town and really wants to bring home a kitten and I've told her no at least 5 times. Here is an email she sent in one last attempt to change my mind.

Full name: Huntley Dairy Mart
Reasons I need him to come home with me:
No vet bills
Clean the litter box
Sleeps in my room
Keep my room clean cuz it sleeps their
Help pay for food
When gets older train it to go outside
Already named
Part Siamese
Needs a lovely home
U will love it
Boy so doesn't need to be nuetered.
And I love you
It doesn't like farms

Call me when read and discuss with Aaron. I love you!!

She gets an A for effort!

Monday, August 17, 2009

In One Week

One week from today I will send 2 of my kiddos off to their first day of school.

Alex will be an 8th grader and I don't think she's ready to go back, this based on the conversation I had with her earlier today. I told her "just think this time next week you'll be just about done with your first day of school" her response was "yes and I'll be one day closer to summer vacation." Funny girl!

Matthew on the other hand is VERY excited about Kindergarten. He keep saying Moss Haven is so cool! We will attend an ice cream social on Thursday afternoon, this is where the incoming Kindergarteners get to meet their teacher. We are anxiously awaiting the postcard from his teacher, he is very interested to know who is teacher is. Then on Saturday we will attend the Supply Sale at the school where he will also get to pick put a Moss Haven t-shirt!

Ryan will start his Preschool 3's class on September 3. He will have the same teacher Matthew had when he was 3.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I took Ryan to the ENT today because he has started snoring and I could tell his tonsils were swollen. He also hasn't been sleeping well, he doesn't wake up during the night but I can tell he doesn't get a good night's rest. So he will be having his tonsils removed on Wednesday. The doctor took one look in his throat and said wow those are big. HIs tonsils are so swollen they are touching each other in the middle, the doctor was amazed that he is still eating well.

Matthew will be excited because he is going to have his first sleep over with a friend, he is going to spend the night with a friend from church the night before Ryan's surgery and stay with them on Wednesday so I can focus on Ryan. Aaron is not going to be able to go with us because school is about to start on the 24th so he has alot of stuff to prepare for that.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yummy Recipe (and kid friendly)

I was looking for something different to do with chicken and found this recipe online. The boys loved it and so did mom and dad.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon basil
1/2 cup melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2 inch pieces. In medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme and basil. Mix well. Put melted butter in a bowl or dish for dipping.
3. Dip chicken pieces into melted butter first, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place well coated chicken pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a single layer, and bake for 20 minutes.

We made it a completely kid friendly dinner by serving it with mac and cheese and grapes.