Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Birthday Girl

It's hard to believe that Addie is already four. She's a lot of fun and keeps us laughing. This last year has been kind of rough with her... She's in a bit of a whiny stage that we hope she grows out of in year three.

Addie is a smart, daring and easy going kid. She's up for trying anything and is braver than her big brother these days. She's been spending a lot if time with Grandma Jan, while mom and dad are at work but will start preschool full time come next month.

Birthday Breakfast

Birthday Dress

Opening Jackson's gift

Look Smurfs!

Addie and Mom

Birthday Dinner and Dessert at Washington Square Bar and Grill with Dad, Mom and Jackson!

Baileys Chocolate Cake! Yum!

Addie's Birthday Quiz

What's your name? Addie
How old are you? Um, four
What's your favorite food? macaroni and cheese
What's your favorite color?orange
What's your favorite tv show? Uh, Spongebog
What's your favorite superhero? Batman
What time do you go to bed? 8:30
What's your favorite book? Panda Bears
What's your favorite movie? Panda Bears
What's your favorite kind of cake? chocolate
What's your favorite thing to do outside? Play beach ball
What's your favorite thing to do with mom? hmm. Watch a movie
What's your favorite thing to do with dad? Watch a movie
What's your favorite thing to do with Jackson? Play Spiderman
What are you going to be when you grow up? A cookieman
Who is your best friend? Gracie and Hannah, Elena and Leah and my brother
Who are you going to marry? I don't wanna marry anybody
What's favorite thing to do at school? Play
Where do you like to go in the car? To a movie theater
What's your favorite toy? Batman
What's your favorite flower? Lemon
Where do you like to shop? Target
What's your favorite song? ABCs
Where do you sleep? In my bedroom
What's your teacher's name? Lauri
What's your favorite animal? A giraffe
What's your favorite thing to wear? A dress
What's your favorite kind of ice cream? Strawberry

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bus Stop

A letter from the school district came in the mail today, I was excited to open it as I'm thrilled for the start of a new school year.  Jackson will be attending the local elementary school that now has a Spanish Immersion program.  He'll be starting in first grade, while his classmates all started in Kindergarten.  I'm incredibly nervous for him, but I know that he will excel. 

As I opened the letter, I quickly recognized it as his bus assignment.  He'll be picked up down at the corner and will ride the bus to and from school daily.  I was giddy as I read the letter to our boy -- he's riding the bus! Alone! To school! And back home again!

But... Oh my!  Is he ready for this?  (Of course he is, but am I?) I mean, what kind of parent puts their kid in a moving vehicle without seat belts, with a stranger???  Wait, do they have seat belts now?  He's only 6... surely not old enough to take care of himself.  Will he be scared as he boards that bus?  Will he make friends? How will he know where to go when he gets to school?  My baby will figure this all out, I know but there is a very large part of me that feels like I should be by his side every step of the way.

My boy is growing up, he's riding a bike and riding a school bus and I will do my best to let him open his wings without a hovering mom by his side all of the time!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Jackson participated in t-ball again this summer. He's improving his skills year over year and is much more aggressive this year out on the field. It's been fun to spend our Saturday mornings at the field and Roseville's program in top-notch!