Thursday, September 30, 2010

A day with GG

The weather was so beautiful today, we just couldn't resist another park visit. But this time, we decided to pick GG up and have a picnic in the park! GG was more than thrilled to have special time with her grandbabies! And Tyler was equally excited to have someone to talk to about his newest toys, mighty beans and finger skate boards! He showed GG all about his mighty beans, which are like the old mexican jumping beans we used to play with as kids, except they are decorated like characters.

We had to make a quick pit stop at Walmart and I just couldn't help posting this sweet pic of the two of them lost in conversation.

As beautiful as the weather was, it began to heat up rather fast. The boys were so hot, they wanted to cool down on the swings. But wait, is that Tyler in that swing???
I thought my days of pushing him on the swing were over, lol!

After a bit of a cool down on the swings, the boys decided to climb the big web. Well, actually Tyler decided to climb and Caiden decided to copy! But I thought his effort was cute.

After we finished with the park, we headed over to mom's grave to decorate it for Halloween. My mom's favorite day of the year was October 1st because that was the beginning of "decorating season" She loved this time of year so much and now all of her kids share this love. Before mom passed, she made us all promise to keep her grave up and to decorate it for her! So I let the boys pick out some appropriate Halloween decorations for her. They wanted to put up a bat, but we couldn't find anything that would work. We did, however, find a package of spiders that was perfect! And, of course, we put out a pumpkin too. The boys had fun decorating and playing with the spiders. I am sure that mom was smiling down at the sight of her boys playing so sweetly at her grave!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Park day for the homeschool group

Today we met some new friends at the homeschool groups park day. Both the boys had a great time. We brought happy meals and ate with friends, then the kids ran loose onto the playground. This is one of our favorite playgrounds. It is so neat with all of the hiding places. Of course, that can also be a drawback when you can't see the kids. For that reason, I have to follow every step Caiden makes and I can't be with Tyler the whole time. But he didn't really want me tagging along behind him and his new friend anyway. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to snap any pics of him on this trip, but I assure you, he had a great time too.

Actually, the only reason I was able to snap a few of Caiden is because he was trapped on the train, hahahaha!

He wasn't really sure what to think of this moving floor! At first he was a little scared, as I imagine anyone would be when the floor beneath you begins to move. But, he quickly found a smile and even more quickly found a way off of there!

Worn out from all of the fun we had today!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just a few more pictures from another walk through the hood. Tyler really enjoys riding his bike. Right now, they are developing the end of our street and there isn't much traffic out there so we let him ride out there when we walk.

Caiden and Kyle were watching dragonflies up above. Caiden kept calling them birds, lol.

Monday, September 27, 2010

On our family walk through the neighborhood, we couldn't resist the urge to climb onto the tractor we saw. There is always some sort of construction going on and we love to investigate the big machines. (And, no this isn't the first time we let the boys climb on heavy equipment, but we monitor them closely)

Tyler is so cute riding on his scooter, I just couldn't help taking his picture.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just had to post this sweet picture. Caiden always wants help drawing pictures. Tyler stopped his breakfast just to help Caiden draw!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just us

So for some reason, Caiden decided tonight that he would sneak into my seat and eat my dinner. He loves red beans! It was so stinking cute b/c he thought he was being bad! I couldn't help snapping a few pics to share.

Monday, September 20, 2010

When people hear that I am a work at home, homeschooling mommy, they are always amazed at how I do it all. Well, the truth is, I am superwoman, ha! Just kidding. I don't really know how I do it sometimes, but I can tell you this, my house is usually a mess and my kids do help out! (Even if I have to pull out the spoon, lol) It's never too early to start them out right!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A day in the life of.....

Just another day in the life of the Rogan family. Tyler is happily doing his math work. I can't say enough wonderful things about math u see. If anyone is interested in this program, but doesn't want to sink the money into it, trust me.... you will not be disappointed. We went from crying at the mention on the word math, to math being his favorite subject!

Anyone who has ever tried to homeschool with a younger sibling, knows that it can be so frustrating at times. On some days, it seems that no matter what toy I pull out of the closet, he just wants to draw on Bubba's schoolwork! So, for those days, I reserve the most special of treats! Special time with mommy!!! Not that this is the only time he gets special mommy time, but I try to make it more than just mommy time. We pull out the playdough or finger paint and get really messy.

Of course, there are days when that doesn't work and that is when I go to plan C = ice cream!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I am so proud of Tyler! He has finally learned how to ride his skateboard. He is pretty good, but he still has a few things to learn.