Wednesday, October 24, 2012

First Day of....

First Grade!!
On September 5th Joseph had his first day of first grade. He was so excited to go to school, meet new friends and see his new classroom. He had a wonderful first day and loves his teacher Ms. Holden. I still can't believe how fast the time has flown by and that I actually have a first grader, but I do and I love that he enjoys school.

My handsome boy!

All excited and ready to go!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo

Since Joseph didn't start school until after Labor Day we were able to do some more activities without huge crowds. So for our last summer adventure I wanted to change things up a bit so we went down to the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo. It was a perfect cool day and no one was there, which made it even better. Joseph loved being able to feed and pet the Giraffe's, watch the Otter's enjoy their lunch, and see some different animals. The coolest thing was being able to see a newborn Gorilla, it was so tiny and sweet. It was a perfect way to end our summer.

Being silly!

Where is my dinner???

Am I as tall as a Giraffe?

Getting up close and personal. This Giraffe followed Joseph all along the way.

Sleepy Monkeys!!

Such a show off!

Are you looking at me?

Deja Vu. I have the same picture with Joseph when he was two. At least he is smiling in this one.

Love him!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MacLennan Family Reunion

This summer we were lucky enough to be able to have a family reunion at Jerry and Pam's house and they were fabulous hosts and threw a great party. It was a wonderful day full of laughter, love and family. We had yummy food, great conversation and company, lots of fun activities including: Swimming, Tennis, Craw fish hunting, games, etc.. It was so nice being able to see and catch up with everyone since it had been far to long since we had all been together for a happy occasion. We missed those who weren't there, but we kept them in our thoughts and hearts. 

Cute trouble!!

Sweet Maizie

My water bugs!!



The whole gang!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Two peas in a pod

This summer we let Joseph have his first friend sleep over with his good buddy Levi and they had a blast!! They played hard until dinner and then took a break long enough to eat some pizza and enjoy their Root beer floats before they were off and running again. As a fun special treat at bedtime we set up a movie in Joseph's room to watch until they fell asleep and of course you can't watch a movie without popcorn, m&m's and juice. The next day I took the boys swimming and once again it was hit! They both played so hard that they were both tuckered out by the time we got home. I am so glad that Joseph has such a good friend to do fun things with.


You can't have pizza without root beer floats. :)

All ready for a movie with popcorn, juice and M&M's!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Solo Rider

We have been talking with Joseph about riding a bike on his own for some time, but whenever we brought it up Joseph wanted no part of it. So we didn't mention it for a while and one Sunday morning in August Joseph came down stairs and announced he wanted to ride his bike. So Ben went outside with him and after going up and down the street twice Joseph was riding like a pro all by himself. Joseph has been riding every chance he gets and is loving every minute of it.

Watch out mom!!

Look at him go!!