We are supposed to be leaving for the beach today and I wasn't sure if I was going to have time to update the blog before we left but turns out I've had quite a bit of time on the couch this week. I've had a fever since Monday and haven't been able to shake it so I finally went to the doctor last night and found out that it's pneumonia!! Crazy. I have antibiotics now so hopefully I'll start feeling better soon. We are still hoping to get to the beach today but we'll have to see how the day goes.
So, looking back over the past few weeks through pictures....
Sept 7th - Abby's 3rd birthday party
Lots of jumping fun in the inflatable castle, yummy food and cake and fun times as always watching the present opening!
This following picture isn't the greatest of these two but this other little girl is Camryn - she's actually in Kindergarten at the same school at Noah but Kylie was in swim lessons with her so they know each other well. When we got to the party, Kylie saw Camryn and said, 'Mommy, Camryn is my best friend!' :-)
|Kylie is all red from playing outside! :-)|
|Cake time! Happy Birthday girl.|
|All the kids|
|Our kids always seem to try to steal the thunder during present time! :-)|
|Glow swords from their goody bags! Serious business.|
The next day was our big neighborhood block party. Always so much fun! I think we were supposed to have close to 200 people this year (almost equal amount of kids as adults). Keri, Chris and their 4 girls came with us this year and Noah had so much fun with their oldest daughter, Lydia. It was so cute seeing them play together. We had a DJ, a airbrush tatoo artist, a game truck, the dunk tank, bounce houses and a fire truck visit! So much fun. The weather started off beautiful (but hot) but then around 6:00, the skies opened up but we made the best of it... the DJ moved his equipment into a garage and the kids kept on dancing in the rain! So much fun. There was so much going on, I hardly had time to take pictures but I got a few....
|Noah's turn at the dunk tank|
|Dancing in the rain - Noah and Lydia on the far left|
That Sunday, I went to a baby shower for Waylon's cousin, Megan. She's expecting her second baby and Lily Kate was so excited about being a big sister! So fun to have a little one at the shower.
|Megan and Lily Kate|
The following weekend, September 15th, was the first NC State home football game of the season! So much fun. We have two tickets this year so each week, we have to figure out who is going. We gave Noah the option to go with Waylon but he said he didn't want to go and then Kylie said the same so we decided to just go tailgate and I was going to take the kids home. But when we got there, another ticket came available so we actually all went in! They had a blast and really enjoyed it. I think next year, we'll be getting 4 seats.
|All decked out at the tailgate|
|Jennie and Sam|
|Kylie and Peyton|
Our friends, Kate and Chris came out too with their triplets, Maddie, Rory and Brendan - Noah and Kylie had fun playing with them, too...
|Silliness with Megan|
|Daddy had some fun, too :-)|
|How cute are these three???|
|So adorable!! Love Noah's expression here - this might be a glimpse into our future.|
The following weekend, Sept 22nd, was the last weekend of the pool and the second home football game! The water was pretty chilly but we still went down Saturday morning for a short time to say 'goodbye'. The kids were cute as we were leaving - they said they wanted to give the pool a 'kiss'. :-)
That afternoon, we took off for the second tailgate and game. This time, we actually got extra tickets ahead of time so the kids were so excited after having such a good time the last week. Both games were 6:00 games so we didn't stay the whole time (even though the kids wanted to - they were getting tired and cranky and it was obvious it was time to go). :-)
|Showing off his tatoo|
|And Kylie, too|
|Jennie, Sam, Megan (and Tucker - in Megan's belly!!) :-)|
|Megan and Peyton|
|Chris being silly with Noah|
|Noah playing football with Maddie and Brendan|
Inside the game....
|Halftime - this was so cool - it was military appreciation day|
When we got home, Waylon started watching the Redskins game and I sat on the deck and watched the kids playing in the yard. The sprinklers came on while they were out there and they thought that was the best thing ever! They got soaked and were so happy about it. :-)
When they got bored of outside at our house, we decided it was too nice to be inside so we hopped in the car and went to Savannah's to play in her yard. It was a last minute decision and we were only there for about an hour but the kids had a blast.
|Silly Uncle Sean|
Noah is doing so well in Kindergarten. His writing has improved tremendously and he's reading a lot more these days, too! It's pretty amazing to watch. We had our first parent teacher conference on Monday and his teacher, Ms. Shaffer, said he's doing great! So proud of him. Here he is working on homework. It's so sweet to watch him concentrate so hard. Such a good boy.