I know I haven't been writing on here as often lately, and it's because we've been having too much fun enjoying the summertime to spend it all on the computer. (Not a bad thing at all, I might add!)
My son, Ethan; turned 5 on Tuesday.
I feel like I'm finally a "real" mom! I don't know why but in my mind, I've crossed over the threshold of "newbie" mom into "seasoned" mom now that I have a "big" 5 year old. :) I guess it's because we've survived the baby and toddler years! Not that the school years are easier, they just are different. More sleep. Hopefully.
Anyway, here are a few pictures of his birthday party:
|E and his construction birthday cake|
|"A Monster truck!!"|
|Some best friends: brothers Owen, Ehren and of course, our Eliana|
|Ethan's first look at his Buzz Lightyear. (Thanks, Nana!!)|
|Owen, Ehren , Ethan and Eden|
|Feeling blessed. :)|
And here are a few pictures of other things we've been doing this summer:
|E got a slip n slide for his birthday too- they play on it almost every morning.|
|Ellie LOVES it-last year she was terrified of water, so I'm thankful she likes it now. :)|
|I love Eliana's face here. :)|
|Ethan found a little tiny snake outside in the bricks this morning!|
Sorry that picture was blurry, my camera was having trouble focusing on the right thing. :)
|It wasn't any bigger than a worm, in fact that's what I thought it was til I saw it's head with little eyes and it's cute little tongue.|
We've been having a great summer so far.
Around here, school starts on August 6th, so summer is almost over! I can't believe it!
Of course, we're homeschooling Ethan, so we can somewhat set our own schedule. We'll be starting school a little bit later, then going later next spring than the city schools do.
I'm excited and kind of scared to start homeschooling him, but I know that my mom did a great job homeschooling us, so as long as I stick with the program, my kids should turn out just fine! :)
I hope you all enjoy what is left of your summertime!
See you tomorrow with Food Waste Friday - I have a somewhat embarrassing confession to make on that subject.