Here's Maggie, first day of eighth grade. She loves babysitting, cooking/baking, hanging out with Lindz and Brookelle, Texting (but who doesn't?), Down East clothes and Toms (she bought two pairs with her own money after I had already bought her a new pair). Such an amazing girl! She always does what she is asked and helps out so much around the house (unless it involves cleaning her own room) and isn't she cute!
Dane and Emma...talk about energy! If we could harness it, we could easily power our house plus probably some of the neighbors as well. Gotta love it though! Dane started sixth grade this year. He loves Legos, Harry Potter, Legos, riding scooters with "the bald eagles" (the scooter club he made up with the neighbors and preston), Legos, SpongeBob, Legos and did I mention Legos? He is great with the younger kids and loves to take care of baby Sawyer. His hair has grown out quite a bit over the past year (much to my disapproval) but we made a deal that he could grow it until he turned 12 and then it's gone (can't wait, it drives me crazy).
Emma is our sweet and sassy little girl. She started 2nd grade and loves school. She's been in gymnastics for a year now and will compete on the team this fall. She has a love hate relationship with it, but has a natural talent I will fight "this" battle. She's good! She too, loves baby Sawyer (who doesn't?), loves to be in the water and pretend she is a mermaid and has become obsessed with sharks (this came from the movie soul surfer), not only is she obsessed with sharks, but loves the gore and excitement of a good shark attack (Can't wait to watch shark week with her). She turns eight soon and will be getting baptized. We are all excited for that to take place.
Then there is my baby(not really since Sawyer is the baby, but he was for so long, I can't let go). Off to Kindergarten this year. He is such a sweetie and I have a very soft place in my heart for this kid. He can do no wrong in my eyes (maybe it's because he has my eyes). Preston loves everything Dane loves including Legos (did I already mention how much my boys love Legos?). he also loves the Wii which we've had to control a little bit. It gets a little out of hand on those days he is home with me and I have a lot of things to get done. He had a great start at kindergarten already knowing most of the stuff they will be learning this year (He's a smartie!). I'm excited for him because he loves it, but I kinda miss having him around all the time. Good thing I have one more;). Isn't he handsome, watch out girls. Speaking of girls, he informed me that if you really want to get the girls, then you wear your backpack over one shoulder. How can they not love him?
It's nice to be back in the routine of school. We are busy and trying to keep up with everything but it's so fun to watch these kids learn and grow. I am one lucky Mom!