Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Harry Potter movie

Shayne has been traveling quite a bit and it's hard for me to divide my time between all three boys equally. So in an attempt to have some one-on-one time I let Travis stay up later a couple of nights this week and we watched the third Harry Potter movie: The Prisoner of Azkaban. Travis had finished reading the book and that's our rule: read the book first, then the movie. He had his wand handy of course, just in case he needed it during the scary parts :)

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Cole's First Day of PreK

Cole was old enough to go to Kindergarten...barely.  So we decided that it would be best to have him wait a year and be one of the older kids in his class...for both short and longterm benefits.
I had big plans for him to attend COP's Kindergarten Readiness program, and once we learned we were moving I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get him into a similar program.  The only thing less appealing than sending him on to Kindergarten was him spending the entire year home with me!  Yikes!  But luckily I'd already scoped out a preschool online, so when Shayne accepted his job offer, I had three days to meet the application deadline.  I was told the class took about 20 kids and we got the 18th spot.

The greatest thing about having a little brother in a stroller is getting to ride the elevator...and pushing the buttons!

Signing himself in...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Learning to Crawl

We'd been hanging some pictures upstairs and Cole found a new and creative use for my laser level...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fall Baseball

Travis decided to play baseball this fall.  After so many years of soccer, we were surprised at his choice, especially since he hadn't played baseball since t-ball.  At this age level, it's kid-pitch, which sounded really challenging.  But Shayne practiced with him a lot and he's doing really well and enjoying it very much.  Fall baseball is very relaxed low pressure, so it's a great time to transition.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sidelines Fan

Grant spends his Saturdays and Sundays on the sidelines of a sports field these days!
He's a great sport about it all...no pun intended!

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Flag Football

It came time to choose what fall sports the boys would play.  Cole immediately said, "FOOTBALL!"  When I inquired about it, the local league went by grade level rather than age, so technically since he wasn't attending Kindergarten, he didn't qualify for the Kinder league.  So I said, "How about soccer?" His reply, "I just have football in my heart."  So I got special permission for him to play this year and he'll just play in the same age level next year too.  He's absolutely loving it!

Tough face...

With buddies from the neighborhood...

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Friday, August 20, 2010


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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Colt's Preseason Game

Part of Cole's birthday gifts from us was tickets to the Colt's preseason game.  It's fun having an NFL team so close and for football obsessed Cole, it was a perfect gift!

We bought the kids some Colt's gear and Shayne and I even scrounged up some blue so we could fit in.

Cole had a GREAT time!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

3rd Grader

This first day of school was unlike any other.  Travis was riding the bus to school for the first time ever!  Shayne stayed home from work and we walked him to the bus stop which luckily is just outside our house.

He looks SO grown up this year...

One last pose for a picture to make Mom happy :)

And there he goes...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

New School

We all got to go check out Travis' school the night before the first day.

New building...

New desk...
New teacher, Mrs. McHugh

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cowboys Fan

My little football fan, Cole, watching the Cowboys' season opener with Shayne in the basement.
Love the outfit!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Miles' visit

Travis had a fantastic surprise end to his summer!  In late July, his best friend Miles' mom called me to say that they'd like to extend their family summer road trip in order to come see us in our new place!  Travis was beside himself with joy and planned the approximately 36 hours they'd have together very carefully!
There was a little Bakugan...
A trip to the Indy Children's Museum to see the Star Wars exhibit...

and conquer the rock wall...

...and of course, some late night Wii.
It was so good to see Travis so happy and great to see this wonderful family!

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