Sunday, January 22, 2012

Field Trippin' at the Fair

The county fair is sorta a big deal in these parts.  Harrison's class took a field trip to tour the fair and, naturally, Mama tagged along.

The kids got to see a magic show, tour the exhibits, and see the animals. 

Welcome Baby Kai

The boys welcomed a new cousin back in October, little Kai aka "bay bay" as per Briggy.  We let Harrison skip out from school and made the drive to St. Augustine to meet him. 

They are smitten.  :)

Just Some Good Ole Boys

"...never meanin' no harm..."

Who knew a few quick shots in the front yard before church could turn out so cute??

Kindergarten -- Here's comes Harrison!

**This is the first of many catch-up posts and at this point, we're halfway through the school year.  Still bittersweet to see these pictures and the milestones my boy has crossed.**

Check out this big kid on his first day of Kindergarten!  He was up with the sun first thing in the morning, dressed, breakfast, and on pins and needles to go.  We paced ourselves to allow for a rush of cars at the school for his first day.  I wanted to park and walk him in (and snag a few pictures) and watch him react.

Even with my careful planning, Harrison was the first in his class that morning.  He met his teacher again and handed her her gift along with a hug.  She showed him where to put his things and he settled at his table to work on a morning paper.  He got right to work, so I kissed him and scooted out.  As I pulled away from the school, I choked back tears -- not because I was sad, but happy tears to see him growing and excited for this next stage in his life. 

And as part of a new tradition, the "Back to School Fairy" left a surprise on the front steps.  A snazzy Lightning McQueen thermos and Tow Mater Pez candy.

Bags and lunch are pack...and a little gift for teacher
He picked out his own outfit -- Daddy was proud!

In front of his new school

 Welcome to Kindergarten!

Because of staggered start dates, it was a few days before Harrison got to go back and finish up his first week of kindergarten.  He was a champ riding the bus home and we were excited to hear about his adventures!

And just for kicks, here's a quick glimpse of Harrison's first day of preschool a year ago...

Back in the Groove

It's been entirely too long since I've dedicated any significant time to this little blog and oh how I've missed it.  BUT - it's a new year and with it brings changes.  One goal of mine for this new year is to get back into routinely blogging...not because anyone really cares about the little tidbits that happen in our world, but because this blog is for my boys; a kind of virtual scrapbook of sorts. 

So I'm going back a ways, like 6 months ago, to catch up -- consider this your warning.