Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My boy...

Somehow this year and last year, I was able to get a great picture of Jack while we waited for the bell to ring at school and the fun to begin. Here is this year's photo - and I LOVE it. I can look at this picture and really see the Jack that I know. Look at those blue eyes - and mind you I cut his hair last night so the crew cut looks fresh and neat.
I love my son!

This, however, is what he really thought of me taking the picture of him. I laughed and thought that you all would get a smile out of this one as well. Oh the joys of having kids!

School has started...

For most of you that read my blog, school already started many weeks ago but we started TODAY! The kids were ready and excited. It rained all day yesterday, so we talked about how we should pray that God might allow it not to rain today so that we could take pictures outside and they could have recess outside and not just "blacktop" at recess. Well, He answered our prayers by taking the rain away and adding a little sunshine in to boot. We were thankful. Enjoy the pictures that follow...

Jack took this one. It was a little over exposed, so I turned it into black and white

Molly took this one

I told them to stand together, and this is what Molly did - our little ham sometimes

Jack, 6 1/2 years old - going into first grade

Molly, 4 1/2 years old - going into Kindergarten
As I dropped them off this morning, I was filled with many emotions. I was fine leaving Molly to cut out her hand drawing to make a palm leaf. She was content and ready to learn. Jack was ready to start as well. He will have some new friends to make, as most of the boys that he hung around with last year are in the other first grade class. Here is to hoping that this year will be wonderful for our two kids!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Two things...

1. Football season has started - good or bad - it has started in the Parker home

2. The front lawn has officially been seeded. It has been mended, loved, rolled, raked, new yummy dirt laid down, and seed thrown on it. There will be much watering over the next couple of weeks so that the little seedlings can have the just right environment to grow, and I will post a picture of the grass as soon as we see something growing. Oh, you can hope and pray for the right weather for us so that the seed does indeed grow!

Happy Labor day to you all!