Friday, December 6, 2013

Our Fall in a nutshell

Happy Fall Y' absolute FAVORITE time of year :)  We are enjoying the cooler temperatures and are eager to put out our Christmas decor already.   ----> {Obviously we are keeping very busy here in the Smith household and it has taken me quite a while to finalize this post.  The Christmas decor is UP and we were even blessed with SNOW (yes, I said snow) here in east Texas as we decorated.  It was glorious!}  Here is some of what we have been up to this Fall:

On Monday afternoons the kiddos enjoy gymnastics at Maximum Athletics in Conroe.  It is about an hour from our house but it is so worth it!  The kids love everything about it; especially the bars, beams and trampolines!  It's terrific exercise and builds their balance, explosive power and body control.  This gym is very competitive and has a very seasoned staff of coaches.  Emma's coach has taught gymnastics for over 53+ years and Owen's coaches just adore him!

Both kids are loving their schools this year!  Owen looks forward to school days a lot more than he did last year and would probably go everyday if allowed!  He recently enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast there with some of his favorite friends :)

First grade is light years more rigorous than Kinder but Emma seems to be adjusting pretty well.  She is reading at a high grade level and has a total of four tests each Friday (spelling, sight word, vocabulary and weekly story comprehension).  She enjoys earning/wearing "brag tags" for her successes.  We are treading through math together :)  We are super proud to announce that she got ALL A's on her first TWO report cards!!!  We even have the yard sign to prove it :)

Our oldest finally lost her first tooth first two teeth!  It They had been wiggly for weeks and daddy finally managed to yank it them!!  She was thrilled to join the snaggle tooth club and the tooth fairy was very generous to her :)

On Wednesday evenings we attend the children's program at church.  I teach about 12 Pre K and Kinder kiddos each week and we have lots of fun together :)  Here they are so proud of their stars of Bethlehem!

On Thursday evenings we decorated the varsity football locker room.  Several of the players' mamas meet me and we do something fun each week in anticipation of game day!  We also provided a locker treat and note of encouragement.

We spent each Friday night cheering on the Tigers!  We attended every home and away game and decked ourselves out in orange, black and white.  We are so happy to announce that the mighty Tigers earned a spot in the playoffs for the second year in a row :)

We spent most Saturdays attending either a Baylor or Aggie football game.  Sic 'em Bears and gig 'em Aggies!  We sure wish they still played each other :)

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