i can't wait another day!
last night we had a pre-celebration dinner at ruby's, opened back to school gifts & finished the evening with father's blessings. this morning we woke up to: cinnamon rolls, a light drizzle (after a long & abnormally hot summer) curling irons, hairspray & the girls actually got to wear jeans! the first day was a hit...
hank started his 3rd & final year of preschool as a seasoned veteran ready to make new friends. his self portrait is below & i'm loving the placement of the arms.
faith entered 2nd grade with gusto & her only criteria for new school shoes was "can i do a cartwheel in them?" she was over the moon to find out 2 of her best friends are in her class!
grace rules the elementary school this year in her final year before jr. high, with stylin' glasses, a little blush, butterflies in her tummy & one of her besties in her class too....
i have a feeling it's gonna be a great year!
so these dog days this summer have created a nightmare trying to keep the fruit flies at bay. i finally got rid of them (thanks to diligent cleaning, tossing & pinterest); but in an effort to make sure they were gone for good, i sat the kids down & told them all about fruit flies. i explained to them that even if they seemed to be gone, their eggs could hatch 7 days later creating a whole new infestation. i was basically trying to scare them into not leaving food everywhere! most of the time i think these "conversations" go in one ear & out the other... but, not this time. i went to check the oranges i had in a bowl, & discovered one that had gone rogue... hank saw it, & with the widest eyes i've ever seen screamed..
"it layed eggggggggggggggggsssss"!
i only peed my pants a little bit.
his eyelashes, tight little fists, naked man-baby shoulders & bald bean. i am pretty sure this is what heaven looks like...
since the baby is coming any day & all my boys have september birthdays, we celebrated a month early with their bingham cousins! desirae planned an adorable rubber ducky bash for the babies' first birthday... the bigger boys had a batman cake & got batman toys to last a lifetime. it was a great summer's eve with family celebrating these four little dudes...