Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Fall!!

I know I've said this a lot lately, but I just cannot keep up with my blog postings!! We just seem to always have something going on that I can't find the time to write something up!!

I'm so happy that today is the first day of fall!! It is my favorite time of the year! Crisp air, gorgeous colors, so many fun family activities!!!

Jack celebrated his 4th birthday about 2 weeks ago! I can't believe my baby boy is 4! Wow!! He has grown so much in this last year. He's really matured, if you can say that about a 4 year old! He loves going to school and is so smart! He has also been put on monitor to exit status for his speech therapy. He tested in right at his age level, so in 4 months, his therapist will call us and see how he's doing. If he's still on the right track, he'll be fully discharged from the program! Here he is on his birthday!

Macy lost her 5th tooth on Sept 11th. It was the first top one she lost. We called her snaggletooth for a few weeks because it would just hang on, not wanting to fall out!! It finally fell out at school and she came home with it in a tooth container necklace!

We've been spending most of our days outside riding bikes, climbing in the tree and playing on the tree swing.

Macy also started Brownies this week and they both started AWANA, which is like a church based scouting program.

Our biggest family news is the addition of our "second home"! This came about a year earlier than we were anticipating, but we fell in love and couldn't pass up the deal!

It's a brand new 2008 Forest River 26ft travel trailer! It has everything we could ever need! We went from falling over each other in our pop up to having so much room in here that we won't know what to do!

We picked it up on Wednesday and have been getting it stocked full of the necessities! We cannot wait for our first trip out in it this coming weekend!! We're going with my friend Andrea and her family! We've got so many fun trips planned including Disney World in the spring of 2010!

Here is a layout I did a few weeks ago. I haven't been scrapping much at all. I don't really have the desire, plus there is just no time! These are the photo booth pics of Chris and I from down the shore in August.

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!


Andrea said...

Awwwww......Rachael.....I love all the pics!!!! The kids are growing so fast and are as cute as ever! The "Sweetest Ride" is seriously cool. I can't believe how HUGE it is!!!! I can't wait for the tour next weekend and to just chill by the fire with you and Chris!

And of course, the layout. Just like always I think it ROCKS!!!!

See you soon....


scrappermimi said...

WOW! That cool camper may get even me camping, lol! Maybe a GNO for the weekend camping at scrap stores!

The kids looks so big!

Love that LO, fun pics!

Chanel said...

Your kids are adorable! They look like they're enjoying school - which is a good thing! :o)

And I'm so jealous of you! That camper is awesome! Definitely looks like you're going to get plenty of use out of it.

Found you through 2peas.

Melanie said...

That's a cool looking birthday cake! I love the photo of Jack in the tree--such a cute expression on his face! How exciting about the travel trailer! I hope you get lots and lots of use out of it!

Raquel said...

I know what you mean about updates. I have just started updating again. Cute kids!

DebW said...

Congrats on the new trailor! Love the LO!

quiltingnana said...

love the pics. I have been slow at blogging too!
I can't wait to hear how your camping trip goes.

Suzie Webb said...

Oooh, enjoy your second home...we got one in May...we used it every week-end but one through this week-end. You'll love it! As my son like to quote, 'that there's an RV!' :)

Marlene said...

That is one awesome moving vacation-mobile!

Congrats to Jack for doing so well!!!

My kids were in Awana years ago, too. I'm sure Macy will love it.

Love the layout (as usual). ;)

Stephanie said...

happy belated birthday to Jack!
your layout looks fabulous!

hope you have a great time on your weekend getaway!

~Amie~ said...

I love all the photos Rachael, your kids are getting so big! And wow- your RV rocks!

Beth's Blog said...

Love the pictures of the kids. Congrats on the new camper. Im sure your going to love it.

Kimberly said...

where to start!
first, jack's got a great bday. heh. LOL!
love the pics.
love your LO.
and your 'new home' rocks!
camping will be so much better now!
just wanted to say hi!

Lyn said...

rachel, that looks like tons of fun! congrats on your home away from home! have a blast!

.:liza:. said...

I thought of Jack on his birthday, and of you of course! Everyone looks like they are doing great!
That camper is awesome, are you doing Fort Wilderness? I was just there a couple weeks ago, you'll love it!

psucolleen said...

I spy my bed on that camper!!!

Jack is really growing quickly.. loving the birthday pics of him. And what great news about his progress! yay, Jack!

stacy said...

Great photos of your kiddos. It is amazing how fast they grow up.

Your home away from home is awesome. So nice for a camper. You will be vacationing in style.

Cute layout. I know what you mean about wanting to scrap but finding time to squeeze it in.

Edleen said...

your kids are adorable!!! and what an awesome 2nd home! we don't have that over here...hehe (i think we're not allowed)

great layout and enjoy your weekend!

Andrea Amu said...

Love the Birthday and toothless pix!

And WOW! What a cool trailer! Camping in style... that's my kind of camping! ;)

happydays525 said...

Awesome camper! You're going to have so much fun with that!