Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A day full of Dr. appointments :-(



It's been one of those weeks.   With me down and unable to walk both kids have been sick with terrible coughs.  Andrew though has been having trouble breathing and so per Grandma's very concerned request we got him an appointment to see if he has the Enterovirus.   
This is my first time driving in about two weeks.   First we went to my appointment and found that surgery is inevitable   Then we went to Andrews appointment and then headed off to the lab for blood work and the flu/Enterovirus test.  Let's just say that Andrew had the shorter end of the stick...that nose swab was awful (and they did it twice).  Andrew won himself a happy meal.
Even though it's been rough taking care of sick kids and being unable to walk I must count my blessings. .. #1 I have two beautiful children to care for.....and for that I am thankful!!!
(Enterovirus came back positive.  Two points for Grandma...kids will stay home until cough goes away)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Andrews first fall soccer game 2014

Andrew was a bit nervous for this game with "bigger" kids and a bigger field but he played so good and worked so hard.  His jersey is so sharp and he looks just way too grown up in this picture.


Andrew asked his coach if he could play goalie but his coach said no.....I'm sure it's because he needs Andrews speed on the field.  So in this video you see Andrew jumping on the ball (something he's never done before).  But I think it's because he was wanting to be like the goalie.


We won 5-2...and the boys were pretty pumped!  Andrew had two very close attempts to goals and he was very proud of his hard work as were we.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Fall Soccer Practice

Andrew did so well and played hard.  The whole way home he was begging to play soccer in the back yard.  Here we go U8!!!!

Andrews first crew ticket!!!!

"Mom guess what I got today" as he digs through his backpack.   "My first crew ticket!"  He was SO proud :-)
And written on it it says he got it for being a good friend.   That's my buddy!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

After school pick up!!!

We all made it through!!  Came to school to pick up two very happy kids.  And boy was I glad to see them.  It was a long, quiet day.  Just another reminder to soak up every minute.
I love my kids.

Andrew in Kindergarten

James stuck around for awhile with Andrew.  This helped a lot because Andrew is much like his Mommy and takes awhile to warm up.  He sure was pretty nervous.  I felt for my buddy and was praying he would do ok.

Behind us a young girl named McKenna (who is seated right next to Andrew) was hysterical.  I think this actually helped him to be tough.  Even though he made sure to keep his arm on me or around me at all times.
Andrew B. #1 which means he is "always" the line leader...(so he says)
While Mrs. Coffin went through a power point for the parents the kids drew about their summer.  Andrew drew Darth Vader, sun, sand and water.
We then listened to the story "The Kissing Hand"
Tears were coming then.....
After the story the kids were able to go out and check out the playground.  This was to be the parents exit.  Andrew was the first one out and ran right to the monkey bars.  There are about four sets and he immediately did them all.  I was very proud of my little boy who gave me many kisses and hugs and made sure I knew he was good.

Adeline in 3rd grade!!!!

This girl was nothing but smiles.  I think it helps that she has the same teacher as last year with all of the same kids.  And her teacher just got married (which we went to the wedding) so the excitement was also in her new married name.  We missed the open house but Adeline was so excited to see all of the stuff in her new desk.


New year, new locker partner...Adeline was very excited to see Jersey was her new partner.
And of course the kids needed to do a silly face picture!!!!!

First day of school 2014

Every year I say and feel like I can't believe how fast time flies.  And once again I am feeling that same way today.  But today is also a new phase for our family.  Today both kids will be in school all day/every day.  No more babies to care for at home although very tough now means it's time for this Mommy to get a part time job.  Please join us in prayer as I interview and find the right fit for our family.
Both Adeline and Andrew woke up before James and I got to them.  Adeline has an alarm but Andrew must have heard us.  Thankfully they both woke up with huge smiles and positive attitudes.  We had a great morning as a family and then all went to school together.
 Adeline Kay
3rd Grade
Mrs.Hazekamp
Andrew Thomas Frederick
Kindergarten
Mrs. Coffin
My two sweeties
A fun pose to continue
Andrew specifically asked for a family picture :-)
As quick as we could, through wet grass, we got a picture in front of the sign.
Time to go in...school is about to start!

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Night Before Kindergarten (and 3rd Grade)

 Andrew was given a special little poem to read the night before along with some confetti to put under his pillow to help him sleep and have sweet dreams.
I think I need some confetti for my pillow....

 His teacher also delivered a special book to our mailbox so that we would have it to read.  Adeline was given the same book but now Andrew has his very own.  "The Night Before Kindergarten".  
Alright, here we go....tomorrow is the first day of school!!!!

Classroom assignments 2014

We already know the kids teachers for the year but we went to check and see if Andrew would know anyone in his class.  Unfortunately he doesn't but there are a few kids that we know their parents so hopefully that will help during introductions.

"I don't want to get sent to the Principals office"

Andrew was the first to wake up this morning.  The first words from his mouth were "Mommy, I don't want to go to Kindergarten, I want to stay here"....and then I said "But why Buddy".....and then he said "because I don't want to go to the Principals office".  Now as I look back I realize this is my fault.  I told Andrew one day when we were at the school playground that he was not to play with the rocks.  I told him that they are to stay on the ground not in his hands, not on the slide, and definitely not to be thrown to or at anyone.  He asked me what would happen and I told him that he could get sent to the Principals office if he didn't make good choices.  Poor boy.....now he is so worried.  If anything hopefully he won't play with the rocks, put them on the slide or throw them to or at anyone.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Great night with Great friends....

We just had a wonderful night with friends.  Although the Morse family lives further away the time that we share together is as though we have just seen them.  These kids have grown up together and love each other.  This family is very dear to our hearts.
Tonight we grilled out and then headed out to Country Dairy for some ice cream.  The kids as you can tell had a ton of fun and as you can see enjoyed their ice cream!


Andrew's Fourth Spring Soccer Game 2014

What a great game for Grandpa to come to.  This little guy turned it on and got five goals.  Pretty exciting and as you can tell they were both pretty pumped!!!