Tuesday, August 14, 2007

First Grade-Here I come!

Luke is VERY excited about starting first grade! He doesn't seem nervous about starting a new school. He's still at the stage when we ask him what his favorite part of the day was, it's usually recess or getting cupcakes to eat. He seems to have a sweet teacher and we are looking forward to all that his year will hold.

Good Bye to Summer Day

This past Saturday, August 11th, we decided to celebrate Goodbye to Summer Day. It's our new holiday that we invented to tell summer farewell. Luke's new school starts earlier than others around here and it just doesn't quite seem time for school. To celebrate we decided to let Luke do some of his favorite things. First things first: Breakfast. No other place than Waffle House. Yummy! Next we had to get him a few more items to complete his uniform wardrobe. He got some new Adidas sneakers (which he can tie himself-thanks to Daddy!) and those lovely khaki and navy uniform shorts. After the dreaded errands, it was time for bowling. Millenium Bowl is Maumelle is great! Luke gets so excited! I think Daddy beat us both times, but it didn't stop us from having a perfect day.

Our New Pets

As many of you know, we lost Donnie (our cat) in a very unfortunate accident with the neighbor's garage door last Thanksgiving. The house has felt very empty without Donnie's presence and we (Luke & I) decided to look into getting another pet (or two!!!). We didn't want to get another cat. There was no way to replace our little freckle nose Donnie. We don't want to get a little yapping dog and we don't have a fenced in yard for a big dog. So we moved to the rodent family. Which one to select? After doing all kinds of internet research and many trips to the pet stores, we decided on two female guinea pigs. We got Luke Brownie (the brown one) and Bailey (the gray and white one) for his sixth birthday. They have a nice cage with a castle, food, fresh veggies and fruits, timothy hay and lots of poop! :) Luke is learning how to help me with the cage and Eric is learning how not to gripe about the guinea pigs...