Monday, September 24, 2012

Jack, Grade 1

How did my son get  to be so grown up? Check out his first grade photo from school:

I'll say it again: when did he grow up?

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday, so I thought I would say....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Zoey Quinnegan

There was young girl named Zoey Quinnegan
She grew "whiskers" on her chinnegan

They fell off and then grew in again

Poor young Zoey Quinnegan begin-again.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Oh the week ahead!

We're in for a busy week, so needless to say I'm not going to have time to edit many photos.

Here's a look at what's coming up soon:

- Pumpkin patch visit
- Arts & Crafts fair day
- Church backyard party
- Apple picking

Until then, enjoy Zoey showing off the magnitude of pumpkins at our favorite Walter's Pumpkin Patch. My apologizies to Thoreau (quote slightly adapted due to spacing issues):

And for the record, her hair looks really...flat...because it was raining at the time. What you don't see is how dirty and wet she was that day, not to mention asking her to sit on a wet pumpkin!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Playing in the park

The beauty of having a birthday party at a this particular park is that there's a play structure not too far away. Now, I'll offer a warning: there aren't many photos of Jack. Why? Because he was too darn fast.

After all was said and done, here is how was concluded the evening:

We walked to the car...

And drove home to watch some college football.

Thanks to everyone for making the day wonderful!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Zoey!

Man, where did the time go?

Here are some questions that five-year old Zoey answered:

1. What is your favorite color? Rainbow
2. What is your favorite toy?  Legos Friends house and dog show
3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples
4. What is your favorite TV show? Dora the Explorer 
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Spaghetti
6. What is your favorite outfit?  Long butterfly dress
7. What is your favorite game? Ninjago
8. What is your favorite snack?  Plums
9. What is your favorite animal?  Birds and cats and leapords
10. What is your favorite song? The Twelve Days of Christmas
11. What is your favorite book?  Matching books
12. Who is your  best friend? George (from Little Learners)
13. What is your favorite cereal?  Cinnamon Toast Crunch
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Swinging
15. What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk and strawberry milk
16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Brown blanket and Pepper (toy Husky dog)
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Cinnamon rolls
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (just one)
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Teacher

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Day of (pre)School!

The day has come! Zoey hasn't  been in preschool for nearly a year after the issues with the last preschool, so we are thrilled to have her so excited for this day.

Seriously - she woke up at 7 AM and didn't stop talking once.

Here's the big grade schooler with the preschooler:

They do love each other!

Ah, Legacy. Our church family and our soon-to-be home away from home (we'll be spending 4 days each week there!)

Tattoos are necessary on the first day of school. But not an under-the-skin tattoo, as Zoey says.


There's some sass in that pose! A side note: she HAD to wear this shift for the first day of school. Grandma Suzie and Papa Don bought it for her a few days before he died, and she felt it was so vital to wear it.

See? More talking.

This year her backpack isn't nearly as full!

Oooo. The big walk to the front door.

Showing off the Legacy entrance...

Grandma Suzie was able to be there! What a lucky girl.

There's Miss Angie.

Zoey's little cubby is at the very end of the hallway thanks to her name beginning with a Z.

Miss Vernessa joined too! These two gals are just fab.

Before we left, we were able to watch their morning routine of songs, Bible verse, etc. Zoey turns 5 tomorrow, making her the oldest in her class. You would never know though - she's also one of the smallest!

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More party fun

What's a birthday party without balloons? Even in the wind, Zoey loved them. We had originally gotten ALL of the kids a balloon too, but they flew away before the party even started.


Regardless, we made the most of the balloons:

See? Wind. The wind was so strong that it knocked over the food.

Up, up...
 and away!

Moral: Balloons will likely stay a part of our birthday tradition for this girl!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Sometimes, things just click for kids. They do things that just make you say...awwww.

Or if you don't like the edited version, here are the originals:

Of course, for every good shot there are some that will work, though they are far from perfect:

Chris cracks me up in this one. Actually, the entire photo makes me giggle. The expressions are priceless!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Zoey's 5th Birthday

How did my girl get to be on the verge of turning 5 years old? It just doesn't seem possible.

Similar to last year, it decided to rain. Considering that we needed the rain, we weren't exactly upset. However, much like last year, the rain stopped in time for the party!

The kids were ready to have some fun:

Zoey looooooved her cookie cake!

She did take pictures with her camera, but unfortunately we put it away before it could get lost.

Let the party begin!

We had a wind-filled pizza, apply, and coleslaw meal, which Audrey and Jack used to tell jokes.

Obviously hysterical.

Zoey loved the apples.

At gift time, she was a pro.

This is Pepper, her new best friend! I don't think Pepper has done much today without Zoey.

And Lego Friends...

There were other gifts too, but I didn't want to throw too many gift photos on here.


There's my almost-five-year-old!

Where's Chris?


Oddly enough, that's a huge contract from her first birthday when she didn't even like the frosting:

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