Friday, September 30, 2016

August 2016

 The first week of August Steve and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate our friend Subash's 40th birthday.  It was such a quick trip - we arrived Fri afternoon and left Sun early morning.  We had a great time and I was even able to log in 5 hours at the spa on Sat.

Since the boys didn't have to wake up too early during the summer they would stay up to watch Olympics for 2 weeks especially the gymnastics and track.  They especially loved watching the US track team and gymnastics team.  They also would get excited watching Usain Bolt.

On Sunday August 14 we went to the Inner Space Caverns with the Mutyalas.  I was so impressed with how the kids listened along the tour and how they really enjoyed exploring and learning all about the formation and discovery of the caverns.

The weekend before school started I took Noah to his friend's birthday party while Joshua and Steve went to Lunar Golf at the mall.  We took it easy that weekend and just did fun things.  For my birthday dinner I wanted to go to Pappadeux and have some good seafood.  Noah fell asleep on the way there so he was asleep thru half of dinner.  The best part of the evening was the Bananas Foster Cheesecake!
The next day we went to a pool party and the kids had fun playing with their friends until Noah fell and scratched his nose.  After 10 min. of crying he went back into the pool!
Since school didn't start till Tuesday I took Monday off and had fun with the kids.  I let them choose what they wanted to do and they chose Chuck E Cheese!  Funny how they still LOVE that place!  We spent most of the morning there and they were pretty patient taking turns with all the games.
We relaxed for the rest of the day and the boys played basketball in the evening.

On the 1st day of school, Mom picked up Noah early and we left for school with Joshua to walk him into the class and take pics.  Love that special day when we can see him in his classroom and him starting a whole new school year.  He is always so thrilled to be back in school and he takes it in stride.  Totally the opposite of how I remember going to school.

We let him ride the school bus the next morning because we promised him in 1st grade he could.  It was quite a rush getting him ready and out the door for our walk to the bus stop.  So nice that we don't have to contend with school traffic anymore. The 2nd day of school was my birthday - I had a good day knowing how blessed my life is with all that God has provided.  I enjoyed just the simple things today - picking Joshua up from school and Noah from Mom and Dad's, making dinner and playing outside with them.

                                                             They love the Olympics

Inner Space Caverns

                                     Noah at a birthday party at Safari Champ
                                             My birthday dinner at Pappadeux

                                                     End of summer pool party

                                        Chuck E Cheese the day before school started

                                                        Bus ride

                                                  I wonder where I'm going?