Thursday, August 25, 2016


My friend let us pick apples off her tree today. Tate had SO much fun and asked if we could get our own apple tree. Audrey thought she was pretty awesome when she kept running away and Ellie just wanted to climb around inside the van. Tate had a great day at school. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


The bike riding finally clicked for Tate and he looks like a pro!  He rode his bike in circles in the shed for an hour. He was SO tired tonight that he was just an upset mess at bedtime. Brett went to parent orientation tonight at the school. Miss Ellie was quite a girl today. She stabbed Audrey in the face with a fork at supper and she started crying when I was rocking Audrey for bed. I found her soaking wet and inside the toothbrush drawer in the bathroom. Apparently she had a little fun in the sink. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Tate finally had a lot to say about school today. He found a best friend and his name is Jaxson.  He got a "1" today at school for not listening. As far as I could understand you get a time out when you get to 3. A girl cried today (I know her mom had a baby yesterday) and not everyone follows to rules. The bus driver missed Layton's house and had to go back. She moved Tate to the other side of the bus this morning. Apparently grandpa has been out waving to him but he has been on the wrong side so he misses it. He told me tonight that he couldn't go to school tomorrow because he needed some time at home to sleep.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


The The My cousin, Nick, got married this weekend and it was so much fun. Audrey just wanted down during the ceremony so we spent most of it in the basement.  The reception had Willie the Wildcat. Tate thought it was fun to see him. Tate was ready for bed at 5:30 but he held it together until about 9 when he was just DONE. He had a huge meltdown because we didn't bring his air mattress even though we talked about me sharing a bed with him before we left. Then he had a major night terror and woke Audrey up. Brett and I had our two screaming kids in the hotel bathroom for an eternity as they both resisted all attempts at being calmed. Today we went swimming at the hotel. Audrey enjoyed it but Ellie hated it. Then we visited my college friend and her little family. It was great seeing my aunt and uncle enjoy the wedding so much. It really made me miss my grandparents and aunt. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Tate had a great first day of preschool!  He wasn't afraid to ride the bus and when we met him at the school before class started he pretty much gave us the cold shoulder. He thought his carton of milk was delicious and loved the playground. I am so proud of him!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Tate starts school tomorrow. We finished out the summer by baking cookies and having a water balloon fight today. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


We played outside all day and it was hot. Tate had a "night-mirror" tonight.