Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

I can't believe you are sixteen years old!
I am finding myself a lot more emotional with this birthday. I know you are probably thinking that couldn't be possible since I am emotional with every birthday, holiday, game, banquet, etc.
I'm not the writer that you are and so it's hard for me to express what my heart is feeling.
Just know that I love you to the moon and back!
You have great things in your future and I can't wait to see what those are.
You are becoming an amazing young man!
Your sense of humor makes me laugh everyday...
A great BIG brother...
A faithful friend...
(who never says anything negative about anyone, which I admire)
An AWESOME baseball player...

and one of the top 3 sons a Mom could be blessed with!

Stay true to yourself and always believe you can do anything.
Live the life you have imagined!
Hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A New School Year has begun...

We are officially "back to school"!
The boys are doing great and seem to be happy with their teachers and schedules. We had to tweak Keyto's a little, but he is good now.
A couple of changes this school year...Keyto is doing cross country and Brandan will be driving once he gets his license on Thursday! So hard to believe he is going to be 16! Where has the time gone? This is the first year that I didn't take B to school (he went with a buddy) and also the first year that I wasn't able to pick them up from the first day. Brent was there for them so that is cool! I missed all the chatter that goes on when they first get in the car. By the time I saw them at 6:30 it was like no big deal :(
I did get to go have lunch today with Tucker for the first time this year and loved it. I enjoy seeing all his friends and all my friends that I have subbed in their classroom.
Needless to say there were lots of hugs!

Tucker has a very good teacher and several close friends in his class this year.

Lockers are outside the classroom this year and he wasn't too happy about it!
He was concerned that someone would get in his locker.
I guess all the talk about theft at the Jr. High and High School has sunk in with him!

Today has been a great day.
It is my first one off since school started so I have gotten some cleaning done and it's been rainy.
Hopefully with the kids in school I can get back to my routines with
cleaning, blogging and crafting!
Have a super duper day!
Hugs, K

Monday, August 2, 2010

A little bit of my summer

I spent a little bit of my summer with these cutie pies and a few others!

We had the best time getting to know each other, eating pizza, icecream, cupcakes, oh and of course making a few little projects.

The Crafty Scrapper had a Pre-Teen Crop every Tuesday for eight weeks.

I taught 5 of the weeks and Annette (a sweetheart) taught the other three.

I got really attached to the girls and look foward to seeing a couple of them in class this fall at the schools when I sub and seeing the others when they come shopping with Mom.

The pic below is the girls hard at work on their Home Depot aprons that we altered one week.

These are their Peace Tags (from Heart of Texas Studio) that they decorated.

A few of the finished aprons!

Hugs, K

BasketBall Camp

A few weeks ago Tuck attended RO High School's Basketball Camp.
We were very impressed with Coach Foster and his assistants.
They said great things about Tucker and I think he learned alot.
He received several awards!
A 1st place and a 2nd place for dribbling and layups and
the biggest award of all was the camp Hawk Award!
There was only one given out and Tuck received for overall attitude, trying hard, following directions, sharing, etc. We are so so so PROUD of him!!
How awesome is that???
Hugs, K


I am going to spend the next couple of days blogging about what we have been doing all summer! It has flown by and I feel so bad that I haven't kept our family better updated!
The boys have been busy with camps, trips, eating, tournaments, sleeping, video gaming, eating, wrestling......
We are just now having a little bit of down time before school starts.
So hang on, cause I'm about to show you what we've been up to!!
The pics on today's post are of Brandan's trip to Arkansas to play in his first out of town tournament of the summer. This trip was the middle of June and he went with another Dad, his son and another teammate. We were very fortunate that when B was moved up to the older team, two of his high school teammates were also on the team.
There aren't any pics of B, because he was the one taking them :)

See you soon!

Hugs, K