Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School (For Seth)


Okay, so it's not technically his first day of school, but it's the first day for him in Preschool II. I think he was very excited and he told me this afternoon that he liked his new class. My baby is growing up.

Monday, August 17, 2009

38 Special

I told you it would be sooner than later....

I had to return to school today for the new school year, and it was tough to go back, but working to get over the hump of getting back into the routine will make it easier. What made it harder though was the fact that it was my birthday.

I got many birthday wishes today at school, but a real special birthday wish was given to me this morning by this guy:


I think this year was the first year that he has said "Happy Birthday Mommy" and actually knew what it meant. He is just growing too fast! We enjoyed supper tonight with our church Young Adult group at RuckerJohns.

Can you tell yet that I don't want to do any school work?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer Wrap Up

I realize that I have not posted as regularly as I have wanted to this summer, but I have had an accomplished summer. I have been very involved in helping organize my 20th class reunion and it has taken up a lot of my time. We have had some other exciting times this summer though....

Seth had two weeks of swimming lessons at Raynez Swim School. Of course, he took to the water like a fish and was going under water voluntarily by the end of the 2nd week. Did I mention we couldn't get him to stop drinking the water--like a fish--what can I say?

Because of many hot days, we made sure that we frequented one of the three inflated jumping venues (where were these when I was a kid?) in town. All of these were air conditioned, and Seth enjoyed time there with cousins Margaret, Carson, and Caitlyn, and his buddy, Noah from Texas.

We enjoyed spending time with Carson and Caitlyn in the pool at Mama Jane and Papa Gene's house as well as taking in Ice Age 3 with them (this was Seth's first movie in a theater--and he did wonderfully). We met up with the Younts on a stormy night at Moe's and Edie and Seth got a chance to catch up on lost times and even enjoyed dancing to the live music!

We even went to the beach in August! We journeyed down to visit Rob's sister, Jacque and her family where we got to spend some time at Murrells Inlet and at the ocean.

We were so happy to catch up with the Ingrams on their annual trip back to NC for the summer. I got to eat lunch with Reiko and we could have visited all afternoon except for the kids wanting to go to the Jumpin' Monkey (see above). We finished up our day by eating at McAllister's Deli (where kids eat free on Tuesday).

And what a wonderful way to wrap up a summer vacation, but with a Nertz-tastic Tournament at the Conovers'! Rob nor I had good nights--I guess we were still enjoying our vacation--but we had a lot of fun and fellowship!

So that is our summer wrap-up...and I guess I should be going to bed considering that I have to go to school tomorrow. Good night until the next entry (which should be sooner than later).

Monday, August 3, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner and Reception

A couple of weeks ago, we journeyed to Raleigh to help celebrate this union:



Here are some scenes for their rehearsal dinner, which was held at the University Club.




The wedding took place on Saturday, and of course my camera was acting crazy due to Seth grabbing it out of my hand at the rehearsal dinner and it falling on the floor. I was able to manage to get a few shots at the reception.





Gabriel and Seth


This was the first wedding that Seth has ever attended, so we did not know how it would go. He did okay in the church, only dropping his cars once and asking where Aunt Neck was. When we got to the reception, it was hard to keep him entertained until we began to have dinner. When the music started, there were no worries about keeping him entertained.



We discovered that Seth was quite the party animal at the reception. After doing the Train conga line, a guy with a beer came up to him to give him a high five. I don't know where he gets it from!

Congratulations and best wishes to Jeffrey and Erin!