Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten!

Max was really excited to start school...right up until the day before school started.  He said to me, "I thought I was supposed to have long vacation?" 
Once he realized that he was going to be in school the next day and be there all day long, he got extremely nervous.  "I don't think I can do this."  "What if I get lost at school?"  "What if I don't know anybody?"  After reassuring him that everything would be fine, he calmed down a little. 

That night we had my wonderful Dad come over to help alleviate some of Max's fears.  He gave Max a 'school year' blessing, and later that night Max was laying in bed when the panic set in, again.  "Mom, I can't feel it working yet."  He knew that asking our Heavenly Father for help would make him feel better and laying there he realized he was still extremely nervous.  Max and I then discussed what we had asked Heavenly Father for in the blessing and that He would help Max...then Max said, "Yep, I can do this!"

He got up the next morning and was ready to go! He was super excited and he was even ready early!  For those of you that know Max you understand that being early was a huge feat in itself! ;)

Kaysie was making sure her Big Brother has everything he needs for school
After dropping Max off Kaysie cried for a good 20 minutes.  After the tears stopped she whined about needing Max until Sesame Street started, then she was okay for a little while.  We sure missed him while he was gone.  Charlie made a comment that my day must have been easier, just having one kid at home.  I don't think that was the case.  Max and Kaysie are close, he helps me with everything during the day...including the entertainment for his 2 year old sister! I really missed him, and I missed him even more when I realized it was a lot harder to get things done with Kaysie following me everywhere!  He is a great kid and an incredible Big Brother.  In fact when I told Kaysie that the two of us would get to be together all day she wailed, "NO!" Sure made me feel good. ;)

The End of the first day...Max and his great friend Easton
Thank goodness for great friends!  I know Max's extremely long day was made easier because he had great friends by his side.

Kaysie was so happy to see Max, she ran to him and gave him the biggest hug!

Max did great!  He loved his first day of school,  and his teacher was "awesome." ("but not as awesome as you mom!") 

I wanted to make his day a little better for him....I remember teaching little kiddos that weren't quite used to going to school all day, after lunch there would always be a few meltdowns...I thought by making Max something neat for lunch it would make him feel special and revive his spirits for the afternoon.  My awesome cousin-in-law found some great ideas for me, and here are my attempts.....
This was part of his lunch the first's two Ferbs, from Phineas and Ferb
Day 2...Phineas

Monday, August 15, 2011

US OPEN 2011

Congressional Club House
Bethesda, Maryland

The stands

One of Max's favorites...Sergio Garcia!


The man in front in the white shirt and hat is Padraig Harrington and the guy in the black is Adam Scott

Justin Rose

My brother-Devin and Charlie

Devin and My Dad, Joel

Rory McIlroy, he was the BIG WINNER!


This is how they mow the greens!

A Little Sight Seeing....

The Guys had a great time , they left on a Tuesday and came home Saturday night.  They were able to watch the Pros during a practice round on Wednesday, here is where they were able to take pictures.  Thursday was a day full of sight seeing, they were completely drained from all of the things they tried to pack in...they even hit the Smithsonian after the sight seeing!  Friday they went into the actual tournament.  There were so many people there to watch...apparently it was amazing (I'll take their word for it).  No phones were allowed on the course at all and cameras were only allowed during the practice rounds.  With all the people around, no phones and these three being golf fanatics it wasn't long before they got separated and Dad was lost for a few hours!  He claims he wasn't lost...he ditched Charlie and Devin. 

There are even more pictures of their trip, but they are of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum...I'll need Charlie to tell me what all his pictures are of before I can share them.