Thursday, October 11, 2012

Speed entry...

I was talking to my sister Sharee on the phone the other day and mentioned that I had become SO FAR behind on blogging that I didn't even want to do it anymore.  There was just no way I was ever going to unburry myself from the ridiculous number of blog posts I had neatly sitting in files on the desktop.  She, being a very wise sister, suggested I do a "speed entry" where-in I choose one picture from each outing from the past month+, post them, and call it good.  So here goes.
 Brandon's grandma came to visit us in August and was a trooper with these guys...even got on the trampoline with them.  :)
 During her visit, we spent a day at Stone Mountain.  (Could've done a fully blown post with like 20+ pictures of this trip...but for the sake of catching up, I'll spare you all the nitty-gritty.)  Suffice it to say, it was a super fun place and we could have easily spent more than just a day there.  Jemma even did a full blown ropes course for the first time.  Very cool place!
 We visited Andersonville, an old Confederate prison.  Very sobering experience.  Again, I wish I were more on top of things so I could say more about this experience.  Made me so sad for all the lives lost unnecessarily during war.

Spent a day at Six Flags with new friends, the Winward family.  SO FUN!
The dads took the older kids on a rafting ride and they all came back drenched.  Kinda glad I stayed behind with Gavin.  ;)
Gavin has managed to acquire a few more facial injuries...we need to wrap that poor boy in bubble wrap and make him wear a helmet all. day. long.

Carter started Pre-K.  (That's what they call preschool out here...but it's NOT preschool.  They expect these little guys to be reading by the end of the year.  Whatever.  That is SO not a priority for me.)  We finally found a school that wasn't ALL DAY.  I know!  Is that not the weirdest thing ever???  All day pre-k???  I cried the first day I dropped him off and he's still adjusting to leaving home for 3 hours each day, but I'd say it's all for the best.  Otherwise all day kindergarten would come as a real shock for this homebody!

Carter and Jemma in school each morning has given me some much needed one-on-one time with this little tyke who I am realizing is not so little anymore.  :(  He is such a happy, easy-going kid.  SO FUN!  He will do anything with me.  Yard work, projects, errands, baking, you name it, he's down.  And if he gets bored, he just snags a bin of toys and plays contently while I finish up whatever needs finishing.

I might have to do one more of these "speed entries" to get me current, but that gets us through the middle of September for now.
I'm feeling better already!  :)   


Kristina said...

Yeah, you're back. I missed you! I'm glad you guys are having fun and that you finally found a pre-K for Carter. He looks so grown up. Hurray for family visiting too!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Awesome, Jen. That worked out great! When you get caught up, and you feel like posting more pictures of some of those events, I will enjoy looking at them. But It's fun to see even just a glimpse of what you guys have been doing out there. :) It was so great to talk to you the other day. Thanks for calling!
love and miss you guys.

Eric and Jewels said...

Yahoo for the "Speed Entry"!! Loved seeing what you guys have been doing lately. All of your kids are growing up so fast, and I'm so glad Gavin is such a good little buddy while Jemma and Carter are at school ;) Love ya and thanks for not giving up on blogging!

Mikelle said...

I'm glad you're posting! I am reading and checking up on you:)Fun to see what you are doing all the way on the other side of the world from us. Yay for the speed entry, great idea!!

Mitch n' Molly said...

blogging is a challenge! well done on the speed entry! I am gonna take a page out of your book for sure! Your babies are soooo big! give them a squeeze for me would ya?!!

Karrissa Winward said...

Such a cute catch up post!