Friday, August 31, 2012

Best Friends

At Reid's school today they talked about friends and what it means to be a friend. Then the teachers had the kids draw a picture with their very best friend. 

Here's Reid's picture:

Melt. My. Heart.
We are truly blessed with the greatest Daddy!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Day of PreK3!

On Monday, August 20th, Reid started his first day of PreK3 in Miss Amy and Miss Jodi's class at Second Presbyterian Preschool.  When did my baby boy get SO BIG?!?

To say he was excited would be an understatement!  Reid loves school which makes this Mommy very happy.

Sam and Reid on the first day in their new classroom.

I know that we have such a fun year ahead!  We had a blast this summer, but I am thankful to be getting back into the fall schedule and routine.  AND... hopefully that will help me keep the blog updated more often - ha!

Meet The Teacher - 3C

On Friday, August 17th, we got to meet Reid's new teachers for PreK3.  We LOVE LOVE LOVE Ms. Jodi and Ms. Amy! Reid will be going to preschool again this year at Second Presbyterian here in West Little Rock.  He will be in school Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am - 3:00pm.  Along with his big classroom time he will also have Spanish class, music class, art, technology, science, and Chapel (all rotated thru the week). Such a big boy!

Saying hello to his teachers

With Miss Jodi and Miss Amy (this is the best pic I could get!) 

We were also very excited to find out that some of his little buddies would be in his class again this year!  Here is Sam, Cole, and Reid.  Jack Kella and Gage will be joining him again as well!

Someone was too busy playing to take a pic with Mommy... 


Ben and I completely love the age that Reid is at - 3 is so fun(ny)!  He says the most random things that crack us up so here are a few that I have written down...

Me: "Reid, it's time for bed."
Reid: "No thank you, Mommy. It's been a great day so I'm just gonna stay right here and play with my trains a little longer." At least he's polite about it???

Reid cleared his plate at dinner tonight except for the vegetables, of course. When I asked him to take a bite he looked at me...put his little hand on his hip...and said very disappointedly, "Mommy, you KNOW I not wike bwoccowi and cawotts."

Ben: "Reid, do you remember your Bible verse for this week?"
Reid: "God is with you wherever you go. Even when I go to K-Mart."

Reid just named his new dinosaur "Bono"... Makes this Mommy happy! Must be doin' something right ;)

Me: "Dinner's ready!"
Reid (on the verge of total melt down): "NOOOOOO!!!! I'm pwaying videos!!! I don't like dinner!!!"
Ben: "Reid, you can come sit down at the table and eat dinner or lose all videos for the rest of the night."
Reid (walking into the kitchen with angelic smile): "I just wove dinner! It wooks dewicious, Mommy!"
Blackmail works, people.

When you're 3 yrs old, time-outs can be quite dramatic. Especially when you look at your Mom and say "Are you happy now?!?" and she tacks on another minute. Wow.

And finally... Reid has begun noticing that people look different from each other.  We have many talks in our house about loving ALL people - skinny, large, short, tall, etc. So the other night we were sitting at a restaurant with some friends and Reid began grabbing my arm and pointing at the lady sitting directly behind us. "Mommy!!  Mommy!!  Look at her!!! Mommy!" Embarrassed and without even turning around, I asked him quietly to sit down in his chair.  As he's trying his best to obey he loudly says, "Well I'm not SAYING that she's fat...".  Oy vey.

Random iPhone Pictures

I am notorious for only carrying my iPhone rather than my camera, so I thought I'd dump a few iPhone pictures from the last half of the summer...

Our little fam at one of many days/evenings spent at our pool

Did I mention that we are definitely 3???  This fit was in response to a song that was playing on the radio... haha 

Sweet friends - Mel & Leslie

Reid and Keagan - they love each other =) 

Another fun dinner with my Texas girls! Jayme, Jill, Jenny, myself, Tiff, & Jen

Smart boy - building towers for his trains

Every Saturday morning Reid and Daddy go get donuts

Best Buddies - Owen, Sam, & Reid

We are definitely into the building-fort-stage!

With my silly boy =) 


Flying on an airplane!

He LOVES airplanes

Summer Fun 

On our way out to dinner 

Beach Trip #2

Reid loved the beach so much (talked about it ALL THE TIME) that we snuck away one more time to Corpus Christi at the end of July.  Unfortunately, Ben had to be out of town for work, but we were joined by Doc & KK and of course Aunt NeeNee and Uncle Craig.

Get ready for LOTS more beach pictures of our cute 3 year old...

With KK & Doc

Aunt NeeNee, KK, and myself

Doc, Reid, Uncle Craig 

During our visit we also celebrated mine and Doc's birthdays 

And we got to go to the Texas State Aquarium

Mommy and Reid petting the sting rays 

About to watch the bird show with Aunt NeeNee 

Time completely stopped when Reid spotted "Dori" 

He was Star. Struck. Too cute! 

Petting cute puppies? no thanks. A snake on the other hand... 

We had such a fun weekend with my family! Looking forward to our next visit!