Wow, what a year! I am so thankful that God has led us through and we survived. So many changes over the last year and as far as I can tell they are all good. This summer is flying by and I am dreading school starting. The beginning of this school year marks the beginning of the end. This will be Claire's last year at Baker and I just can't believe that! It seems like yesterday (no kidding) that I was dropping her off in her Kindergarten class with Mrs. Cunningham. The thought of middle school totally scares me to death, but I am going to make myself enjoy this year and put the fears away until it is actually time for them. Brock I am confident will have a fantastic year. I can't believe it will be the 3rd grade, but he is excited. I know that this next year will be a great one, but I am sure it will be full of changes too. I am praying that God will lead us through all of them.
Also, this is Benjamin's Senior Year! This makes me so sad to know that he will be leaving for college, but we will for sure enjoy watching him play every game this year. Since he is going to be starting QB, I told him that I will be taking a Valium and an IPod to every game! I hate the thought of him being the one every defensive player on the field wants to tackle! I really enjoyed him being the one hitting that guy, but now the role is reversed... not cool!
This summer has had some fun times and we still have several more fun things planned. Over the 4th of July weekend Brock learned to ski which was exciting. Claire cheered for him and was so excited! Of course as always, she was happiest on the boat or on the tube! I am just thankful to have such a happy little girl!
Okay, so I am ashamed that I have forgotten to update the blog! Things have been busy, Brock played soccer and did really well. The kids are doing great in school, and doing and saying funny things all the time. Brock is obsessed with football and has made sure that Tim and I kept up with who was ranked what and why. I thought that it was going to be contained to college, but nope we are into NFL also! I love that he is a sports kid! I don't know what I would do with a boy that wasn't! Claire loves to go be everyones cheerleader! She was so happy every Friday night and Sat going to B5 and G10's football games. She loves her cousins and is always their biggest fan! I am thankful that we live close and that she is able to go to their games. Halloween was very fun this year and Christmas was a total blast. I adore my kids and watching them grow up is the best blessing I could ever imagine. Here are a few pictures to cover the time...
First Day of School
Soccer was so much fun! Brock really learned a lot this season!
Brock's President's report on Thomas Jefferson
Brock's outfit for Charlotte & Wilber day
A good part of our fall was spent going to Friday night Football games. We love watching the boys play football!
Claire wearing her "G" tshirt
Claire was a "Queen Bee" for Halloween
Brock was Ronald Weasley from Harry Potter and was bound and determined that Tim and I were going to dress up for Halloween too. So I spent HOURS AND HOURS hand sewing Woody and Jessie (Toy Story) costumes. Brock loved it! I can't believe I actually got it done and they didn't fall apart during the night!
How cool to have big cousins come to join you for your Christmas party at school!
I got to enjoy both parties as well!
Christmas morning hugs!
Tim reading the Bible to them on Christmas morning