Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Little American Idol!!

Introducing Baby Q in his rendition of "Caillou" a PBS show he is ADDICTED to!(since 11 months old, FYI) He must watch this show or he loses his mind!! I thought that it was a phase. All four kids will watch this show. Tank use to eat,sleep,talk,Caillou too, but that is slowly on the way out.Either way, Q still ADORES it!It is soooo ANNOYING and repeative. It makes us adults wanna pull our hair out at times. The narrator is  a very old sweet lady who loves to hear herself talk I think and the more she does the more I lose a grip on reality. Really! They have a real catchy theme song regardless and they all love it! Ace claims that he doesn't like Caillou... however, I have caught him humming or just plain singing it out loud when they think no one is listening! Boomer too actually. She will still watch it if she is around ! The song is catchy... I don't blame 'em, heck  I even have that annoying song in my head most days!!  Regardless, it is still so stinkin' cute when your 2 year old tries to sing it! He has just begun singing the theme song and is almost always a few beats behind. He loves to pronounce "caillou" each time they repeat it and I had to catch his version before he stops doing it! I have said many times to Z that I MUST get this one recorded.   So folks, with no further  ado here is BABY Q and "Caillou".


Well, it is official, summer is over! School started today for our two "big" kids! Ace started 4th grade and Boomer started 1st! They were both really excited about school starting back after the "Meet the Teacher" night! I had to post pictures, they are just so darn cute!! (we were in a hurry so it came out a bit blurry) .

My 1st grader! Miss Independent. She was so excited and a bit nervous but left with a big smile.She is in an advanced 1st grade and this she was worried she would have a hard time keeping up. However, she did great and is as cute as can be. She is into a headband phase now but will still let me put bows in her hair. She loves to wear skirts, dresses and knee highs. That's a great thing because she wears a uniform everyday.She loves to accessorize and this picture shows that. How many silly bands is that Boomer? I miss her giggles and sassyness already!

Last minute Ace decided on the red shirt, so we did not have time to take a alone picture of him... think he may have planned that too! I can't believe that he is in 4th grade. Seems too old! He is one of the youngest kids in his class, but is doing well! He really likes his classroom and sits in the front. He let go of my hand as i walked him to his line and I could see that he really didn't need me. It was  a sad moment for me. I knew it was coming but I dreaded that day he wouldn't "need" me to walk him to his line of the first day of school. So it is needless to say that there was no kiss goodbye either. I remained calm and waved goodbye from the curb as little man walked off with confidence.

Tank will start on September 12th. He will go three times a week to preschool  (in the 4 year old room aka,Dinosaurs). I am already sad for that day as well. It is one step closer to kindergarten and having to let go of my baby.

 I will cry that day as well. Here is to a GREAT year!! I am not ready for next year either, My Tanky will go to kindergarten and Baby Q will go to 3 yr old preschool (Honeybees). I am going to enjoy my time I have left!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Z and I just returned from our 7 day trip to the Smoky Mountains KID-LESS!! It was soo nice to have some time alone and get a break! It  was beautiful and relaxing!

                               We saw  a Mother bear and her three cubs while on a walk through the woods.....they blended so well to the surroundings and took us by surprise!

                              We went on a Mountain Safari tour on a Ranger vehicle! It was in the side of the cliff and uphill as well! It was so cool!

                 We rode a ski lift in Gatlinburg, TN to the top of the mountain! It was hot but gorgeous!

                                                    Sunset hike up the steep Cades Cove!

                                    This was alot of fun, we did it twice!

Hike to Laurel Falls!  This was a great trip and a beautiful drive as well! We hope to go back with the kids next year!