Thursday, August 27, 2009

Carson... for those of you that don't know Carson very well, he is my "strong-willed" son... and that is probably putting it nicely, but hopefully gives you an idea of his personality.  I think he stood in line twice for the stubborn genes.  I love him dearly and he can be just as sweet as he is bull-headed, unfortunately it has been a while since I have seen that "sweet" side.  

He started school last week and is now in the 1st grade.  I am not sure why a ... "I am too cool for you" attitude has to accompany 1st grade, but it has for him and he has been a snot ever since school started.  Here are 2 conversations that I had with him today... there are plenty more, but these were too good not to share.

Carson asked me "When is dad taking us fishing?"...  "Maybe when you decide to start acting better" was my response.  He then followed that up with "I CAN'T DO THAT!  WHEN DAD RAISED ME HE RAISED ME AS A NAUGHTY BOY... I CAN'T BE NICE!!!"

Later he was being his pain in the butt self again and I asked him what the deal was with the attitude problem that he has developed since school started... his response "I didn't get it in the 1st grade mom, I've always had it, even when I was in your tummy... that's why I was kicking you!" 

Good thing he's SO cute... huh?  :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

1st Day of School

Just some fun pictures of the boys that I took today... 
the 1st day of school!!!!! 

Carson is in his aunts class...  all week we have been practicing "Mrs. Hawkes" instead of "Aunt Stacey".  I am SO grateful that Stacey (Mrs. Hawkes) loves me enough to take on Carson this year.  She is an incredible teacher as well as a very brave aunt.  (smiles)

I tried my hardest to get a shot with all 4 of them smiling and looking at me... this is just as good as it gets.  

I can't believe I have a 3rd grader, ahh! ... he's just WAY TOO COOL for me!  (smiles)

It feels good to be back to somewhat of a routine... it is still a work in progress but today went pretty good.  I spoke to soon...  as I am typing I can hear footsteps upstairs... why can't they just stay in bed after you put them in bed?  

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Time for an update....

but I can't find my camera.   Hmm, anyone seen my camera?