Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Take Your Dad To School" 2016

Take Your Dad To School Day was last month.  Both boys were so happy to have their daddy in their classroom.  Unfortunately, the 5th and Kindergarten classes overlapped so Dan had to be in both places at once.  

As you know, that isn't possible.  So, Micah called in a favor from Mr. Lloyd.  He made the sweetest call to Lloyd and said "Would you like to be my honorary grandpa for the day?"  Of course, Lloyd quickly agreed.  Micah was happy to have his daddy there for the first 15 minutes and Lloyd there the last 45 minutes.  

I was only there on "Dad's Day" because both teachers wanted pictures.  We do the end of the year slideshow so I try to take photos throughout the year of all the kids and their special people.  I left Micah's class and went to Jonah's class for the end of his time with his dad.  They were doing a Quilt Live competition with the dads on the teams with their kids.  

I took a picture of each kid with their dad.  I saved Dan and Jonah for last.  When I turned around, a few of our favorite girls were standing there with Dan and Jonah.  They were so tickled with themselves.  

My kids love having their daddy in their classrooms.  It always makes us sad though because there are always kids there without a daddy or special someone.  It's obviously painful to them and that kills me.  I'm so grateful for a daddy who has a job that allows him some flexibility and for a daddy who values time with his kids.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Micah's first field trip!

Micah was so excited to see a letter come home about a field trip.  It was all he could talk about until the big day arrived.  Unfortunately, he was mildly devastated when he discovered it wasn't a school wide field trip and he couldn't ride next to Jonah on the bus.  He only accepted that on the day of the field trip.  At least he still got to ride the school bus- even without Jonah.

Micah positioned himself next to Jessica Leonard on the hayride.  They spent the entire ride taking pictures and then looking at them.  He has been around her since she taught Jonah in 3rd grade.  Well, actually, since she asked Jonah to be in Odyssey of the Mind in 2nd grade.  He didn't say much to her in those days but he hasn't been quiet around her over the last couple of years.  I love that he knows and loves Jonah's old teachers.  It makes school seem a little less "big" and "scary" when he's there.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2016 Pumpkin Patch

 I had plans to take the boys to Heritage Farms after school today.  When I drove by there on the way to get them, there were no pumpkins.  Well, there were some pumpkins but when I say some, I actually mean nine.  When I think of pumpkin patch photos, I always envision a lot of pumpkins so we nixed that idea.  We hit up a different patch tonight just for photos and we will go back to Heritage Farms after school tomorrow or Thursday just to play.  

 Seriously, aren't these the sweetest photos?  I've never seen brothers love each other the way these do.  I can't speak for every household but the love outweighs anything else.  Micah is so enamored by Jonah and Jonah is is patient with him.  Today, two separate teachers at school stopped me to tell me how sweet they are to each other.  It makes me so happy.  

 Oh, and please note Micah's eyes.  We call them "big eyes!"  He does them all the time.  We get so tickled every. single. time.  It's his signature thing.  I don't take the pictures out of posts because I always want to remember this about him.  I don't know how long it will last but we are a year into it and it is still so funny to us.  You'll see more as you scroll...

 I used to think 5 was the golden age.  And, I do love it.  I love everything about age 5.  But,, oh man.  Jonah has turned into this amazing kid full of dreams, ideas, conversations, silliness, seriousness and just a good hearted nature.  I'm seriously so in love with everything about him these days.  He's a blast to hang around.  He's let go of some of his shyness and has seemed to embrace who he is. He's such a great boy.  


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