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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween

Our wonderful school has a Halloween Carnival every year. Since I am on the PTA I was really busy that night running around. So we were lucky to have Papa come with to take him around while I worked. Zach was dressed up as a skeleton that night and had alot of fun. Of course the big bounce house/slide was his favorite. It is crazy to me that Halloween has come and gone again. Today we had Zach's class party. I am the room mother and I had 3 other moms help plan and run it. We had them play pumpking bowling, spider ring toss, we danced to music, read a Halloween story, ghost toss and they made an edible witches hat and broom. The kids loved it and we had fun too. It is always a reflective time for me because I have always wanted/dreamed of being a room mother. I know it sounds silly but I really have, and now I am one. I am so thankful. Then we got Zach dressed in his costume. We had a scary moment where Zach wanted to ride his bike and I was inside the house. Well, his cape got caught in his bike chain and it was choking him. Thank heavens one of our neighbor boys happened to be walking home and saw what was happening. He lifted up the back of the bike so it wasn't choking him anymore. I ran out when I heard him crying, and tried to help get him unstuck. The cape was really caught and wrapped around the chain. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father was watching over Zach and that our neighbor was right there. He even has the markings on his neck that show how tight the cape was around him....so scary. Later Zach told me the reason he was crying was because he thought I would have to cut the cape and he wouldn't be able to wear it as his costume. Oh the mind of a 6 year old boy! We went to the trunk or treat and trick or treating in our neighborhood. We went to see both great-grandmothers and to see Grandma and Papa. Zach got LOTS of candy and treats. We had one very tired/worn out Robin by the end of the night. Then late tonight I got a text from a friend that said " I know Halloween is almost over but I wanted to be the first to wish you a happy "first day of Christmas music" tomorrow!". Tis the Season!

You can call it fall if that's what you please, but I say I like Autumn!

Fall has been such a fun time around here. Every year we seem to collect our neighbors leaves on our grass. So we invite neighbor kids over to play and jump in the leaves. The kids had alot of fun. I LOVE falling leaf pictures. Then we have some friends who organized a kickball bowl for kindergarten and 1st grade boys. It was a beautiful fall Saturday and the boys all had fun. When my mom was in town we went to the pumpkin patch. The kids had fun riding on the tractor and running through the pumpkin patch. Then they each picked a pumpkin and just enjoyed being with Marnee and the cousins!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

First Grade!!

Back to School is here again. It seems that we were just sending Zach to kindergarten and now he is off to 1st grade! We are so excited for him, and excited to have a great year. His teacher is Mrs. Howell, and we love her. So far I am amazed how much he is learning. He comes home happy everyday and is anxious to get to school everyday. I love our little school. It is a great school with wonderful faculty and staff. Cheers to 1st grade!

NOT Bummer Summer!

WOW! What a fun summer we had. At the beginning of summer we made a "Not Bummer Summer List". It had different activities that we wanted to do to have a fun summer. I am happy to say we were able to do almost everything on our list. From Bees Games to outdoor concerts. From Free Slurpees on 7-11 to Zach's birthday. We had a really fun, busy summer. The pictures tell a much better story than I can. It is fun to look at all that we have done. Now we are back in the swing of school and homework. Definately NOT a Bummer Summer here!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Happiest Place

Oh did we have a most magical trip to the Happiest Place on Earth--Disneyland! We had such a great time as a family. Our hotel was right across the street which was perfect. Brandon and I had been waiting for the day we could take our boy to our favorite place. We saved and saved and we finally made it. We started on our first day in Disneyland. We were instantly greeted by Mickey, Goofy and Pluto. It was so fun to watch Zach's face. We spent the enitre day making memories at Disneyland, going on almost every ride. It was not too crowded, and we just loved every moment of it. The next day we went to California Adventures. Cars Land is AMAZING and one of my most favorite rides were over there. Oh, it is such a great place. Once again, so magical. On Sunday, my family all came in town. We surprised my Mom, she had no idea we were all there and going to Disneyland. We were all out in front of the hotel with a big sign saying "The Browns are going to Disneyland". We went to D-land and California Adventures for 2 days with my family. It was so much more crowded and alot hotter, so I was so glad we had been there a few days before just our little family. But it was so fun being there with cousins, and making so many memories together as a family. Disneyland has always held such a special place in my heart and is so magical to me. Now being able to make my dream come true of taking my boy there was such a wonderful blessing! And I can't wait to go back! I will let the pictures do more of the talking!