Monday, April 23, 2012

A new chapter

The other day was a BIG day for Brandon. We registered him for kindergarten. This fall he'll be starting full day kindergarten and he couldn't be more excited. Me, on the other hand, could wait another year or two (or 10). He was so excited to go to the school, play with some of the kids and meet some teachers. They had the kids go through an evaluation to see what they already know and what they need to work on during the summer before school starts. Since Brandon is a little genious, he doesn't need to work on anything. The teacher that did the evaluation said he was "one smart little man." All I could do was stand there smiling like a fool, thinking to myself "well, duh! I could have told you that!" But I just smiled and thanked her.
Brandon cannot wait to pick out a backpack and a new lunch box. He's already changed his mind 15 times about what type he wants and we haven't even been to the store yet. I'm sure that's going to be a fun (and long) day at the store. And he keeps quizzing Nathan about what he'll do in kindergarten. "Bubba, will I have homework like you? Bubba, is the teacher nice? Bubba, will I have to tie my own shoes?" Nathan is so patient with him too. He answers all his questions and always tells Brandon that he is going to love it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Break

This year for Nathan's spring break we decided to take the boys to Gatlinburg TN. We left on a horrible, no good, rainy day. It was like driving through a monsoon. I drove until I hit a puddle that totally engulfed our vehicle. Then I proceded to pull over, hand Brian the keys and didn't drive for the rest of the way. But once we got to Gatlinburg the skies cleared up, turned bright blue and the only clouds that we saw were the big puffy white ones.
While we were in Gatlinburg, we hiked through the Smoky Mountains, went zip lining, walked through the town, and we went through some of the Ripley's Believe It or Not musuems and aquarium. The boys had such an amazing time. So did Brian and I. We were hoping to see a bear while we in the Smoky's as long as it was from a distance and we were either in a building or our car, but the only wild animals we saw were some turkeys. No, not the boys, but actual turkeys with feathers and everything. We also had a baby mouse in the cabin we rented but he was cute and couldn't eat my face off so I was fine with him being so close.
I think the next time we go (there will definitely be a next time) we will probably do the same exact stuff we did this time because it was that much fun!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The sad truth

"You know your life has changed when...
going to the grocery store by yourself
is a vacation."


Sometimes the truth is sad...