2008 – First Day of School

August 13 was the first day of school for Bailey and Branden.  Bailey is now in Second Grade and happy to have something to do after a long summer.  He has lots of old friends in his class and is making new ones too.

Branden is now in Middle School and is enjoying his classes.  We tried an afterschool program that the school is offering, but they only devote an hour to homework and that just isn’t enough.  The program is over at 6pm and with potentially hours of homework this just doesn’t work out.    The supervisors also don’t seem to have very good control over the students and I’ve heard complaints from a couple of Branden’s friends.

Stacy is also enjoying the quiet mornings after the kids have gone.  I’m sure the time is much more productive.  Though she does admit to missing them, a feeling only a mother can relate to I’m sure.

Next month is birthday time again.  Branden will be 12.  Only one more year until his teens begin.  We’ll figure out a plan for the boys birthday celebration, which we usually have sometime mid October.

SunDevils vs. Lugnuts

Branden’s 3rd at bat knocked in the winning runs!
Branden has been having a great time in AAA little league with the Sun Devils. Branden’s first game back from foot surgery went great and he went 2 for 2 with a walk and 2 singles.15969

Birthdays and Halloween

I know this is late in coming, but I had problems with the website that have resolved themselves. So the kids big birthday party was a combined party at a local park on October 20th. We had 3 birthdays celebrated on this day. Bailey’s was September 28th and he is 6 years old now, Michelle’s was September 29th and she is 15, and Branden’s was October 29th and he is now 11. Happy Birthday to all of you.

We had a pirate theme to the party and I appeared as Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean. Stacy dressed up as a pirate wench and the kids all had scarves or hats to wear. They played games and we all ate well and had cake. It was a warm and windy day which played havoc with the decorations. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

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