Monday, September 28, 2009

Sore Muscles

We mulched our front flower beds this past weekend and prior to that Brett laid nice brick edging around them to keep the mulch in place as every time it rained we would watch our mulch wash away.

To showcase our efforts here is a before picture.....

And here is the after picture--please ooh and ahh :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

All about food

Other than our recent trip to the ER, we've been up to a lot of activies that involve food so here is our post.
We got all decked out in Hokie wear to get the free chicken sandwhich at Chick-Fil-A on labor day. The sandwhiches were great but the wait of 20+ minutes in a very crowded and tiny area with two hungry and wiggly kids, was so not worth it. I have told Brett to remind me of that experience when I tell him about another freebie. (Please disgregard the awful photo attempt in the mirror and the messy bathroom counter.)

We discovered that we had an apple tree in our backyard....well a very tiny one that produced 3 apples. We picked them as Ian needed one for preschool this past week (letter A day). The branches were suprisingly sharp so Ian was a bit hestitant about getting poked.

And Livy who is 11 months old found a box of Cheerios (and shocking did not dump them everywhere). She sure wanted what was inside though. Brand imprinting at its best. She is our mountain goat already climbing to pursue things.
She also got her first corn on the cob on her month day in celebration of her fourth tooth (two on top and two on the bottom). And as we suspected, she LOVED it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day

Today was Ian's first day of preschool and he had an awesome time! No tears, loved every minute of it and basically the picture of what I was hoping it would be for him. We got there early, just like most of the class so we had to wait around for a few for the class to open. Every mom there had a camera with her to document the all important "first day" moments. When I returned to pick Ian up and asked him about his day he told me all about who was naughty; hopefully, he won't ever need to include himself in that list.

We opted to park instead of doing the "drive through" lane today. Ian had his special Thomas backpack ready to go.

The teacher put name tags on everyone's back so she could tell who was who.

And of course Livy thought it was all for her and couldn't resist playing with the toys and kids.

He is already looking forward to preschool tomorrow.