Archive for August, 2009

First day of Kindergarten!

Posted: August 25, 2009 in School

It is finally here! The first day of Kindergarten! August 24, 2009! Z woke up excited about his first day! He couldn’t wait to get to school. Daddy went with us to school that morning. He helped Z put his stuff in his locker and got his lunch bag put away. Then they found Z’s seat and we kissed him good bye and we left. It was such a smooth drop off and we left there beaming! Our little guy is a big Kindergartner!

When I picked Z up from school, he said he loved Kindergarten and couldn’t wait to go back! He said he had a great time at lunch with this little boy that lives down the street from us who is in Z’s class. And he got to play with some of his playgroup friends during recess on the playground. This kid LOVES going to big kid school! In fact, that night he told his daddy he was a big Kindergartener and in a flash he would be in first grade. Slow down there buddy! We aren’t ready for that!!!

I am so ready for Kindergarten!

I am so ready for Kindergarten!

Check out my cool dude backpack and lunch box.

Check out my cool dude backpack and lunch box.

FINALLY here!

FINALLY here!

Daddy helps unpack the backpack.

Daddy helps unpack the backpack.

Thanks T for getting this family picture!

Thanks T for getting this family picture!

Z just loves his teacher, Ms. Vail.

Z just loves his teacher, Ms. Vail.

At school pick-up. He just loved his first day!

At school pick-up. He just loved his first day!

August 22, 2009, we went to the circus with Papa R and Z’s cousin C. We got to the arena early to attend the pre-show activities. We got to go on the performance floor and get autographs of the performers and meet them and act silly like clowns. We had so much fun! And once the show started we were amazed at how wonderful it was! It was like a Broadway production. During intermission, we got some snacks and souvenirs. I just love the circus and we can’t wait until next year.

Z just loved this clown. He was so funny.

Z just loved this clown. He was so funny.

Meeting the performers was so much fun.

Meeting the performers was so much fun.

Two thumbs up!

Two thumbs up!

Clowning around.

Clowning around.

Kind Daddy.

King Daddy.

VAROOM!!!!

VAROOM!!!!

Playing tug of war with some performers.

Playing tug of war with some performers.

On Daddy's shoulders to watch the elephant paint a picture.

On Daddy's shoulders to watch the elephant paint a picture.

This guy was funny too!

This guy was funny too!

Let the show begin!

Let the show begin!

After snack time. This circus stuff is AWESOME!

After snack time. This circus stuff is AWESOME!

The elephants were so cool!

The elephants were so cool!

The ending performances.

The ending performances.

Open house at school

Posted: August 25, 2009 in School, Uncategorized

August 20, 2009, was open house at the school. Before the open house, my friend T invited us to the school to have one on one time with Z’s teacher and to help her prepare the room (her daughter and Z were put in the same class on purpose). Z was thrilled to go meet the teacher! I was thrilled that we got the teacher we had hoped for and it was great to get some alone time with her. We helped with the giving tree and some work room stuff. We also got to meet all the special class teachers (art, music, theater arts, and PE). So by the time the evening came and it was time for open house, Z was so proud to walk his Daddy around the school and introduce him to all the teachers.

While in his classroom, we got to organize his school supplies and put his name of them. We got to do a few checklist things and then we headed home. It was a special day and night for Z and I think he is really ready for the big first day at Kindergarten! He can’t wait!

This is my locker.

This is my locker.

Checking out the globe on the teacher's desk.

Checking out the globe on the teacher's desk.

I love putting my stuff in my locker.

I love putting my stuff in my locker.

Getting a snack from the cafeteria line.

Getting a snack from the cafeteria line.

I am going to read all these books this year.

I am going to read all these books this year.

Computers are in every class and even in the library.

Computers are in every class and even in the library.

Drill team girls.....

Drill team girls.....

WICKED!

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Friends

August 19, 2009 was such a wicked night! Why you wonder? Well, my dear friend, M, had gotten us tickets to go to the Broadway Musical Wicked. We first went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and had a wonderful dinner and great conversation and then headed downtown for Wicked. It was such a great show! It was my first time to see it but M had seen it before. I would so go again! WICKED WAS WICKED! I loved it!!!! Thanks M for the idea! And from now on, I will be your musical buddy! Riverdance….here we come in December!

Me and M at WICKED! We loved it!

Me and M at WICKED! We loved it!

Joe McDermott again

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Friends, Weekend Activities

August 15, 2009, we went to see Joe McDermott at the Round Rock Library with our friends. Joe is such a nice man and his songs are so fun! We just love to go see him perform! If yo haven’t seen him and live in the area, you should look him up!

We were just chillin with Joe before the show. He is sooo nice!

We were just chillin with Joe before the show. He is sooo nice!

Z and A sat on the front row - DUH! We are groupies!

Z and A sat on the front row - DUH! We are groupies!

Being silly and showing off a new toy his daddy got him.

Being silly and showing off a new toy his daddy got him.

Posing with gal pal, A.

Posing with gal pal, A.

August 14, 2009, was the final family fun night at the toy store. We got to hear Static Correction sing. It was a fun time! After the show, the owner of the toy store had a bunch of goodies to give away. She had a drawing and Z won a prize. It was a game and he just loves to play it! Thanks Ms. T for the fun summer and gift! We can’t wait until next summer!

Introducing....Static Correction.

Introducing....Static Correction.

Having fun with mom.

Having fun with mom.

The prize Z won. This is a fun game by the way!

The prize Z won. This is a fun game by the way!

Great show!

Great show!

August 13, 2009 was a very busy day with us and playgroup. Z and I started the day watching some friends while their mom took their brother to the doctor. After breakfast, we headed to the park to a playdate with someone from the Sheriff’s department. Deputy M did a really good job talking with the kids about strangers, safety, calling 911, and rules when riding bikes. Then he let each kid sit in his vehicle. They LOVED that part!

After the sheriff visit, we took G and P back home with us for some lunch. Then their mom and little brother came to visit. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the park for another playdate. This time it was with the bike lady teaching us about bike safety and stuff. She even set up a riding course for the kids and brought new helmets for everyone. WHEW! What a busy day!

Checking out the vehicle!

Checking out the vehicle!

Deputy Z at your service!

Deputy Z at your service!

Friends and Deputy M.

Friends and Deputy M.

Thanks for the great visit!

Thanks for the great visit!

Learning about bike safety.

Learning about bike safety.

About to go for a ride.

About to go for a ride.

Helmet fitting time.

Helmet fitting time.

Anyone can have fun with a tire pump!

Anyone can have fun with a tire pump!

Kinder Camp!

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Friends, School

August 12, 2009, was Kinder Camp for the kids at Z’s new Elementary School. He got to spend time at the school with the teachers and other kids to get comfortable with the whole school idea. While the kids were with the teachers, the parents were in the cafeteria meeting with the principle. Afterwards, we all went on a school bus ride. It was so cute to see the little kids get on the bus. I even led the people on the bus with a lovely little song….The Wheels on the Bus…. I know, I am a dork. But the kids all loved it!

Welcome to Kinder Camp!

Welcome to Kinder Camp!

The wheel of the bus....

The wheel of the bus....

Getting on the bus for a fun ride.

Getting on the bus for a fun ride.

Z sat with his friend C on the bus. I sat in the back.

Z sat with his friend C on the bus. I sat in the back.

Some of the kids Z knew at camp.

Some of the kids Z knew at camp.

On August 11, 2009, our playgroup got to go on another tour of Krispy Kreme. We did it last summer and it was so much fun we decided to do it again this summer. We had such a great turn out. We got to go see how they make the donuts, touch the dough, ice our own donuts, eat tons of donuts, and play. Then after the sugar high, we all headed to Applebee’s for some lunch.  It was such a sweet time with friends 🙂

I could eat all of these!

I could eat all of these!

Listening to the man telling us all about the donuts.

Listening to the man telling us all about the donuts.

What could be better than chocolate icing? YEP, getting to dip the donut yourself!

What could be better than chocolate icing? YEP, getting to dip the donut yourself!

Tastes great!

Tastes great!

Mom's turn.

Mom's turn.

Getting goofy with friends.

Getting goofy with friends.

We drove to Port Aransas for our summer family vacation the first part of August. It was so much fun! We rented a condo on the beach and had a beach front and pool view from our room. It was truly beautiful! We got to playon the beach A LOT, fed seagulls, swam in the pool, ate great food, had fun shopping, Z got to bungee jump, took a boat tour, visited the USS Lexington, visited the Texas State Aquarium, and rode the ferry. Enjoy some of our pictures!
view from our room

view from our room

Z and Dad checking out the little live creatures in the sand.

Z and Dad checking out the little live creatures in the sand.

Building in the sand.

Building in the sand.

What fun this is!

What fun this is!

Z's first time to jump and he loved it!

Z's first time to jump and he loved it!

Two thumbs up after jumping!

Two thumbs up after jumping!

Another day at the beach.

Another day at the beach.

Tons of live creatures in these shells.

Tons of live creatures in these shells.

Feeding time again.....

Feeding time again.....

We took a boat tour to watch for dolphins.

We took a boat tour to watch for dolphins.

Hanging around with Mom on the boat tour.

Hanging around with Mom on the boat tour.

Playing with a flounder on the boat tour.

Playing with a flounder on the boat tour.

Having fun shopping....

Having fun shopping....

Z loved jumping so much the first time, we had to go back the next day.

Z loved jumping so much the first time, we had to go back the next day.

USS Lexington tour.

USS Lexington tour.

Playing with big guns...

Playing with big guns...

I love this picture!

I love this picture!

More big guns!

More big guns!

Driving the ship?

Driving the ship?

Flight deck.

Flight deck.

Flags.

Flags.

Z and Dad in front of the Cobra helicopter.

Z and Dad in front of the Cobra helicopter.

We headed to the beach after the USS Lexington tour. What a great way to end the day.

We headed to the beach after the USS Lexington tour. What a great way to end the day.

What a great family picture!

What a great family picture!

Building at night.

Building at night.

Time to leave the condo. It was fun!

Time to leave the condo. It was fun!

Guess where we are now.

Guess where we are now.

Mom, I am hungry.

Mom, I am hungry.

Playing with the otters.

Playing with the otters.

Turtle time.

Turtle time.

Check out my tattoo.

Check out my tattoo.

That was a fun place! Time to head home.

That was a fun place! Time to head home.