Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Stephanie!!!

Happy Birthday Stephanie! We all love you so much. Thank you so much for being a wonderful mother and fantastic wife. Our lives are so blessed to have you in them!!

Val, Aleece, Madelaine, Lennon, and Harrison

Friday, August 12, 2011


Madelaine started Pre-K at her big sister's elementary school this week! She has been so excited to be able to go to the big kid's school, especially since several of her friends are old enough to start kindergarten this year. She has the awesome opportunity to be a part of something they call the Typical Peer program in this Pre-K. What this means is that there are several students with developmental disabilities that participate in this program and Lainey gets to be one of the students in there to help assist. She gets the chance to be a good example and role model to these other students, while also learning valuable information that will put her well ahead of other kids going into kindergarten next year. She had an awesome first day and she really likes her teachers. I think it will be a fantastic experience for her and we can't wait to watch her grow! She is such a cutie and am excited for her! c

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2nd grade

Aleece started 2nd grade this week! Where has the time gone? How am I old enough to have a 2nd grader?!

She is a pro when it comes to school now! She was so excited the whole week before! She even had her first day of school outfit picked out, with a special request that it be ironed so she could look perfect on her first day. She is such a sweetheart! The kids and I braved the mass chaos at the elementary school so that we could meet her teacher and walk her to class for her first day. Her teacher seems very nice and we are hoping she really challenges Aleece this year. Aleece has always been so smart and reads WAY beyond her age level. (She is currently working her way through Harry Potter!) So we are hoping that her teacher will continue to push her to new levels! Aleece has always done amazing in school, never bringing home a conduct grade other than E (excellent--the top level) and always getting straight A's. We are so proud of her and we are so excited to see what this 2nd grade year brings!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011