Monday, October 24, 2016

More preschool pics

Tessa Kate's teacher is SO good about sending us pictures of her sweet class. Seriously, we get some at the end of every school day. She is spoiling us for sure!

I seriously looks so forward to getting these pictures each day. TK's little girlie girl class is so darn cute. I'm so thankful for the friendships she has made and, of course, for her amazing teacher. We love you, Mrs. Magen!!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Straight A's!!!

Now that Cooper is in the third grade, he finally gets letter grades when report cards go out. And, not surprisingly, he brought home straight A's this first nine weeks, landing him on the A Honor Roll!

After we picked Coop up from school and he proudly shared his good news, we headed to Dairy Queen, per his request (and because our options are fairly limited over here), for a fun treat.

We are so proud of our smarty pants. Way to go, Cooper! Keep it up, buddy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Break: American Girl Store and Georgia Football

To wrap up our fun fall break staycation, we headed to Grammy and Grampa's on Friday evening. Each kid had big plans on Saturday: Tessa Kate and I had a reservation with my mom, sister and nieces at the American Girl Bistro. Cooper and Jay went with my Dad and Rob to the UGA/Vanderbilt game.

The only time I have ever been to the American Girl store was when I was by myself in New York City. I didn't even have a daughter at the time, so it wasn't too much fun. The store itself was pretty amazing, though. Last year for Christmas, Santa brought Tessa Kate a Bitty Baby. Tess loves Ruby so much and was so excited to bring her to the Bistro for brunch. We all had a great time eating and looking around, but the store was very crowded, so we walked out empty-handed. I'm sure all the dads are happy about that! ;-)

And while we were there, the boys were in Athens. My Dad somehow arranged for him and Cooper to be on the field with the players while they warmed up before the game (which is really the only reason my guys were decked out in Bulldog red). Here are some of his pictures from their awesome day:

My Dad said the cheerleaders wanted a picture with Coop and he absolutely would not do it. Dad snapped the pic while he was walking away.

It was such a neat experience, and I know Cooper and Jay are both so thankful my Dad took them along for it. It sounds like they all had a wonderful day! That night to celebrate Dad's birthday, we all ate dinner at the house while the kids played. And on Sunday before leaving town, we headed to Gloria's for a little gathering. It was a nice way to cap off a fun week. And we're still trying to get back to our normal routine over here. We might be all caught up by this weekend. ;-)