Sunday, August 29, 2010

So, Kyle and Tyler were totally cracking me up with their crazy fighting. I'm sure Kyle will kill me for posting these pics, but they were so cute. I love seeing them have fun boy time together!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just finished up a photo shoot at the house and thought I would snap a few of my precious babies while I had it all set up. Cadien wouldn't sit still, but he did lay there for a minute and play with his Toy Story lego figures.

And of course, Tyler wanted to pose with his guitar and show his rock star moves!

Friday, August 20, 2010


I sure hope he outgrows the need to decorate himself before he turns 18! Otherwise, he may be covered in tats by the time he is old enough to know better, ha!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Caiden loves to do his schoolwork too! Sometimes, he loves it too much and I have a hard time helping Tyler. But I guess it is better that he love it, so I'll go with it for now.

Of course, having Caiden narrate his drawings can be a bit distracting for Tyler while he is trying to read, so sometimes, we have to take play breaks!

Monday, August 16, 2010

School, school, don't forget the rules

So, I am a bit behind on the blog posting. Guess I need to play a bit of catch up. So far, school is going great! Tyler is actually loving math, a complete turn around from last year when the mere mention of the word made him want to cry!

He is also working on his cursive writing and he is doing really well with that. Even his occupational therapist is impressed with his improvements.

We are looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year! We have some really great things planned and can't wait to get to all of them.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back on track

It seems that summer has passed us by and unfortunately, we spent the last month at the hospital, doctor's office, or lying in bed. But I am happy to report that we are back on track now. I still have a few more tests for my kidney function and we are waiting to hear back on Tyler's liver function test, but I have faith that both will return positive results. However, b/c of the time spent being sick and playing Dr. Mom, I wasn't able to finish our school purchases. But that is no problem. we'll just wait another week to start our schooling. (Just one more great thing about homeschooling!)

This year, instead of buying the usual school supplies, backpack, lunchbox, and crayons, I bought Tyler some organizational items for his desk. Now he will be responsible for keeping it organized and cleaned off. Whew! One less thing for mom to do, lol! He isn't too excited about that, but he IS pretty pumped about his blue electric pencil sharpener! (Perhaps I should've bought more pencils, ha!)

I am so excited for the upcoming year. We are using the Sonlight curriculum for American history so I'll be studying that for the rest of this week preparing for our adventures to start next week. I decided on a Bible study for Tyler as well. We are using the Rod and Staff 4th grade reader and workbooks. I am really looking forward to this as well. The lessons seem very appropriate for him. But, I think I am the most excited about starting the math u see program. Tyler is very afraid of math. He doesn't like it at all; and, as we well know, math is vital to nearly every aspect of life! I know that it is up to me to turn this around and I am hoping that the math u see program will help me to do that! I keep talking about it trying to get him to join in my excitement, but he keeps telling me, "Whoa, momma! I think you are going WAYYYY overboard with all of this homeschoool stuff!" LOL LOL LOL! I guess only time will tell, but I definitely have very high expectations.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bellingrath gardens

Today we visited Bellingrath gardens with some friends of ours. We had a lot of fun, but it was EXTREMELY hot! We had to cut our visit short due to the extreme heat, but Tyler really enjoyed being able to spend some time with one of his best friends, Tucker! It helped to take his mind off of all that he has been through the last week or two.

Here are a few pictures I snapped of the gardens. I just love this fountain!

This was a HUGE bug that the kids found. Pretty gross, if you ask me!

The kids were investigating in the butterfly garden.

Boys will be boys!!!