Thursday, September 11, 2014

Random Thursday

Today Easton and I are staying home from school because he has strep throat. I took him to the doctor yesterday afternoon after I'd smelled that strep smell and he woke up with a tummy ache (always a symptom for him with strep) and said his throat kind of hurt. Sure enough, it was strep. So we are having a pajama day today and are thoroughly enjoying it!

Here's a few random updates from the past couple of weeks:

I captured a few cute pictures of Easton playing with the dogs. They just love him! When we get home from school and let them out of the crate, they immediately run to him and jump all over him. So sweet!
This is usually what it looks like when Maggie and Molly see him!
 
Last Sunday morning Easton was the best helper in the kitchen. He helped me make blueberry muffins before church. 
We got another Betta fish named Bubbles. I loved that he was solid white when we first saw him at the pet store! He was SO pretty and I knew a white Betta is somewhat rare. However, Bubbles has changed dramatically since we brought him home! Bubbles is a very active fish and seems happy in his new home!  
Preschool is still going well! Easton has made several good friends and that makes my heart happy! He loves school and tells me all about it in the afternoons! This "A" hat was made when they learned the letter A!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

We have had a great Labor Day weekend. It's been so nice to have an extra day to rest and relax. Last week was just crazy at school so I needed today to feel refreshed and renewed. We started the weekend off by coming home on Friday and cleaning up the house because my mom was coming to visit! She drove here after school on Friday and we are ALL happy to see her!
We just hung out at home Friday night since it was dark when she arrived. On Saturday morning, she and Easton curled up with a book. He was SO excited that she was here! 
Later that morning we got dressed and decided to head to downtown Atlanta to visit the Georgia Aquarium. My mom had been wanting to go since she hasn't been and I've told her how amazing it. What we didn't know is that Alabama and Virginia Tech were playing at the Georgia Dome and there was a comic book convention. Downtown Atlanta was CRAZY. It took us almost an hour to find parking and maneuver around town. CRAZY! We finally made it to the aquarium and had a GREAT time!
 
These fish are on both sides of the area where you show your ticket. They are so mesmerizing! 

The first thing we did was have lunch at the Café Aquaria. We were lucky enough to find a table!
After that we spent the next couple of hours touring the aquarium. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After the aquarium, we stopped at the Dollar Tree and Pet Smart for a few items. We enjoyed the rest of the night at home because we were tired from our big day!
 
On Sunday we went to church. I was so happy that my mom could come with us because we LOVE our church. She loved it too and loved the contemporary service. Afterwards, she treated us to Ruby Tuesday's for my upcoming birthday!
We also spent a couple of hours shopping and she let me pick out a few items for my birthday! Later we cheered on the VOLS during their first football game! 
We had a GREAT visit with her and always love when she is here!

Soccer Season, complete!

Last weekend Easton completed his second soccer season. They had a tournament and each team played three games. Thankfully they were only about 10 minutes per game.
After the last game, every child was given a medal. Then, they had team pictures and group pictures. 
Team Gold Rush! :) 
 
We are proud of our little guy for sticking with it this year. There were days where he didn't want to play soccer anymore and a few rough games, but he stuck with it. By the end he didn't want soccer to be over. 
 
 
We decided not to enroll him in the next season of soccer so that we will have a little break from it. I have to admit - it was nice waking up on Saturday and not having anywhere to go. Soccer was fun, but I think we'll enjoy the break!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Preschool Work

I always look forward to Friday's when Easton brings his work home from the week in his "briefcase". This past week they finished a Family Unit and I loved seeing Easton's family booklet!
Easton told me, "That's you, Mama, in the middle with the big 'ole head!" Umm, thanks, I guess! Haha! 
This is another portrait of me with "my long hair". 
I love seeing his drawings and hope to get him to make another family portrait for the refrigerator! I love drawings and school work displayed in the house!
Preschool is going well! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sharky's Updated Fish Tank

Shortly after getting Sharky, I was reading online about Betta tanks and how they really need a heater and filtered water. Sharky's water was a little too cold (okay, a lot too cold) so we decided to upgrade his home! Here is a picture of the two fish tanks. His new home is about twice the size of the previous one.
We really spent time on his new home and I think it looks GREAT! Easton's favorite part is the submarine at the bottom. We purchased new gravel, lots of plants, a background for the back of the tank, and the submarine.
I think it's safe to say that this cherry lollipop eating little boy LOVES Sharky and his new tank!
 
As if that wasn't crazy enough, we went ahead and set up our big fish tank, too! So far we have 7 neon tetra's in the tank. We'll add more in about a week if the tetra's do well. One died before we got him in the water and one other one looks like he may die. Geez!