My sister and I have had so much fun planning our baby sister’s wedding shower. Seems like we’ve been planning it forever! The day is finally here! I found her invites on Etsy.
More pictures after the shower…
When I was a child, we used to get a day off of school to attend our county fair. We loved that day off from school. We don’t have a county fair in NC; not sure if it’s because we live so close to where the state fair is held (Raleigh, NC). The closest thing to a county fair is the Clayton Harvest and Music Festival – a gathering of local businesses, politicians, fancy cars and a handful of carnival rides and games. The kids seem to like it, even with not getting the day off from school to go.
I managed to remember my camera for last Saturday’s football game! No touchdowns by Kyle in this game, but he played really well.
I know a football player shouldn’t look this handsome before a game, but it was also picture day. He thinks the “eye-black” makes him look like a tough guy.
During the game, he had one carry. A small group of boys piled on top of him and he got up crying. My heart stopped. Of course I wanted to run on the field and hug him, but Dave wouldn’t let me. He shook it off pretty quickly. This is just flag football. I don’t think I’m ready for him to get into tackle football. I’m not sure how I’ll be able to watch!
Last week, Kyle was chosen (randomly, of course) to be the Star of the Week. He had to complete a worksheet about himself and his favorite things…
Sport: Snowboarding (first time I heard about this!)
How did my “Star of the Week” end his week? By getting in trouble for not following directions. It’s gonna be a great year.
It’s only September 5th and already Kyle has told me what he wants to dress up as for Halloween. I recently asked Kelsie what she wanted to be this year for Halloween. She gave me the “REALLY, MOM??!!” look and then told me she was too OLD to go trick-or-treating. WHAT? She’s 9! Is my baby really too old to dress up? Not sure why this has affected me so much, but I honestly tear up thinking about not buying her a costume anymore. I even told her that she could go with just her friends, thinking that maybe having Mom and Dad trick-or-treating with her is too embarrassing. I thought she’d surely bite then… nope. I told her that if she didn’t go, she wouldn’t have any candy (and my girl LOVES candy, just like her Mama!)… nope. She doesn’t care. She wants to stay home and pass out candy. My little girl is growing up. That’s plain to see in these Halloween pictures from years past:
Kelsie’s First Halloween!