Friday, September 14, 2012

Texas Trip (Three)

Since all of the kids and grandkids were in town, of course Mama Pepper wanted to do family pictures. The kids were pretty darn wiggly but luckily we had the newest member of the Thorpe family to shoot pictures and a lot of them came out great!

Here are some of the best ones (I tried to edit them a bit):

I think they came out great!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mr. Luke Goes to School

I have to interrupt the Texas travel pics to post about my baby's first day in preschool.

I was really, really hesitant to put Luke in preschool. I figured I would check out preschools next year. It makes sense--start preschool a year before actual school. However, a girl from my ward contacted me saying she was starting up a preschool and she would love for Luke to join (she worked with him in nursery). Still, I was doubtful. But then she sent me her curriculum and I decided that she had put a lot of time and thought into it. Her price was good and the other reason for me doing this: Drew's longest days are Tues and Thurs and Luke's preschool is on Tues and Thurs. 

I was nervous! Once my baby starts school it never ends. I mean, Drew is 28 (almost 29!) and he's STILL going to school! I just didn't know if I was ready to let Luke grow up yet. But I let go... and got a little teary, but I held myself together. 

We started the day with chocolate chip pancakes. Brain food, right?

 I figured his BYU shirt was the best choice for his first day.

And of course his new awesome shoes.

Opening exercises included: weather, date, attendance, prayer.

Circle Time: learning about whales.

Luke and Miss Jamie!

Put your hands together for the Preschool class of 2013!! Aren't they adorable?!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Texas Trip (Two)

While we were in Texas I think one requirement from Drew and Matt was that we had to go to a Texas Rangers game. I didn't care so much, seeing as the kids probably wouldn't love it, but we all went and had a good time. Drew and Matt went and sat real close to the field for a long time because their uncle had really awesome seats. 

(Little story: Mama Pepper and I decided to take the kids home before the game ended because it was getting really late so we left. Then we get a call asking "Does Kathryn have the keys?" Oye...Drew couldn't drive everyone else home because the keys were in MY purse! We headed back to the stadium but by then the game was over and we couldn't get anywhere close to where Drew & everyone else was. Finally Mama Pepper parked and I ran to go meet Drew with the keys. It was stressful and annoying.)

And here are some random-ish pictures:

We got Luke some Toy Story pajamas but since both kids are OBSESSED with Toy Story, we put them both in the pajamas. I almost couldn't handle how boyish Gracie looked but she was so happy I didn't change her into something pink.

Look at Gracie's face! Not happy.