First Day of Preschool

Jacob and Miller started back to preschool today!  We are so excited that we now have a half-day preschool at our home church and couldn't be more thrilled with it!  The boys both had a fun first day and we are looking forward to a great year.  Today was bittersweet for me in realizing that next year Miller will be starting kindergarten.  With his late birthday I was able to sneak in one more year of preschool though and for that I am so I am thankful!  Miller was excited to start his new school and asked me every morning for about a week if it was a school day yet.

Jacob was excited too and couldn't wait to wear his "pack pack"!

 Jacob with some of his friends from Sunday School, Spencer and Mac
Michael, Jacob, Gracyn, Spencer, and Mac
Miller was excited, but shy at first with Miss Michele.
Jacob got a little clingy when we walked in, but he was just fine by the time I left!
He had a familiar face with Miss Faith since she babysits a lot for us so that helped!
His teacher, Miss Morgan, sent me a picture later in the day when he had warmed up a little more.
 Hays, Miller and Hunter taking a break from playing outside
 Snack time in Jacob's class
We are so, so thankful that the Lord has provided this program at our church and for our community!  The boys both had a great time and Miller already asked if he gets to go back tomorrow :)  They are both going three mornings a week which we've found to be a really good balance for our family.  We're excited for a great year!


Miller's 5th Birthday!

Miller's birthday fell on a Saturday so it was really fun to have his party on his actual birthday!  We had a quick birthday breakfast of "hot dog biscuits" as he calls them {better known as pigs in a blanket} and let him open a couple of presents so that we had time to prep for his party at 10:00!

 Poppy and Cissy arrived a few minutes early to give both boys a gift!

 Miller was so excited when his friends starting arriving!
He had all things water at his party.  A water-slide, water balloons, water guns, and a baby pool.  The weather was perfect for it!

 Miller's ice cream sandwich cake!

 Reminding me how old he is!

Jacob's version of a "cannonball".  He will yell, "Paw Paw!" before he jumps off of just about anything.  Adorable and dangerous all at once.

It was such a fun birthday and it's hard for me to believe that Miller is 5!!  We'll be waiting a year before he starts kindergarten, but his birthday hit me kind of hard this year.  We are thankful he had a healthy checkup and came in at 42" tall and 42 lbs.  He got his staple out at that appointment and also got three vaccination shots.  He was not a happy camper, but after a milkshake and trip to the park he was over it.  Happy birthday to my sweet, cuddly, rambunctious, TALKATIVE, sometimes grouchy, always inquisitive, dare-devil, FIVE year old boy!  I love you, I love you, I love you!

Annual birthday questions:
What is your favorite color?  blue
What is your favorite toy? remote controlled train
What is your favorite fruit?  pear, peach, and watermelon
What is your favorite TV show? Jake and the Neverland Pirates
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? peanut butter and jelly
What is your favorite outfit? Alabama jersey
What is your favorite game? Dodge Ball and Go Fish
What is your favorite snack? Swedish Fish
What is your favorite animal? cheetah
What is your favorite song? Go Tell It On the Mountain and Who Stole the Cookie?
What is your favorite book?  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Who is your best friend? Hunter and Hays (He couldn't pick just one!)
What is your favorite cereal? Cinnamon Toast Crunch
What is your favorite thing to do outside? swing
What is your favorite drink? chocolate milk
What is your favorite holiday? Easter
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? "blue blankey and Toy Story" (blanket)
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? cereal
What do you want for your birthday? my very own big waterslide
What do you want to be when you grow up? "I don't wanna work or duck hunt.  I just want to stay home with mommy." :)