Oh my goodness how big does Briggs look!!?? And he's even trying to pose for the camera! Big steps this morning!! He woke up bright and early at 4:30! I think he may have been excited. Maybe?? I made him go back to bed but he got up again at 6 am so I'm not sure if he slept during that time. We've been talking about getting ready for school this past month. Briggs has been adamant that "he not go to school!" But after meeting his teachers, I think he finally decided that school might be fun and has been acting a little excited about it. This morning he was ready to get dressed and we talked about taking his picture so he began practicing what his smile would look like. I'm not kidding! Once pictures were over, we went to celebrate the big day with donuts! He had to take big bear with him because that's his fondest friend as of today. And then we were the first to arrive at school. He was ready to go in! Briggs gave me a hug, kiss and said goodbye! No tears or grabbing on to me. He didn't ask me to hold him! None of that clingy stuff. What a difference a year has made and even just in the last six months! I'm excited for him because he has matured so much! He has some fun teachers and his buddy Asher is in class with him! It's going to be a great year!
Piper found out last Friday she was going to have Mrs. Wilkerson at Meet the Teacher. Both Piper and I are excited about this school year, her teacher, and her classmates!
Michael and I decided that we wanted to one last fun thing for the summer with the kids. We could not agree on a place to drive or fly to so settled on staying home and doing a staycation of sorts here in the Dallas area. It really was more like taking an adventure everyday somewhere with Daddy home and then sleeping in our own beds! Which was nice! Each place we visited or ate at were places we have yet to see and visit since our move to the area.
This summer seemed to fly by, yet drag on. Towards the end, we really tried to make the most of it. Having play dates, swimming, a few crafts, museum visits and other fun kid stuff. I am ready for a change of pace and a normal routine because I do not seem to create a good routine during the summer months! Piper is ready to be around friends more and could use a good challenge. Although, I am sure she'll be tired of all that two weeks after beginning school! We only have 15 weeks left until baby girl arrives and I have so much to do! Eek! Trying to enjoy these moments with my two big kids before her debut!
Michael spent many summer hours building Lego's with the kids. This is one activity they all love to do! Mommy, not so much!!
And I'll leave you with my little ham! I love his little cheek balls!