Thursday, October 1, 2009

September in review...

Since this blog's primary purpose is to serve as a family record and I keep slacking off on posts, I decided that I needed to do a little recap at the end of the month. Here are all the little tidbits and pics that didn't make it into their own post in September...

Happy about:
School started and the whole family was excited. (Sadly, it is Jack's last year of preschool.) Here are the boys and I on their first day back to school...
This is what Logan looked like on the first day after falling and getting a huge bump and scrape on his forehead...
(He wanted a surfing bandaid hence the bright waves and hibiscus.)

And this is the boys calendar so they know exactly what is happening each day...
The little picture of the building with the red roof signifies a school day...look at all those beautiful school days!

Worried about:
My mom has had severe mysterious pains for more than a year now. She has seen doctors and specialists and alternative professionals and no one has been able to diagnose the problem.

On my 'to do' list:
Though we are years away from getting matched to our daughter in China, I still have paperwork to renew. I've got to contact our local homestudy agency to refile our I-600A.

I also have to plan the fall social event for the parents at my boys' preschool. This year we are going bowling...kidfree!

Fun stuff:
We had two of the boys friends over early one morning (I was still in PJs!) so ABC pancakes were in order...

To make ABC pancakes, use a ketchup bottle (with the point cut off) filled with pancake batter. Letters come out best when you write them backwards first because the side cooked first looks better than the side cooked second.

Jack and Logan rode ponies...and I missed it! Scott took them on a boys' day out and somehow they end up on ponies. No mama and no pictures...

Also, Jack put his whole face underwater for the first time ever. After three months of spending time in the pool he finally felt ready and went for it.

I guess that about sums up September for this family!


  1. Wow! I love the alphabet pancake idea! I'll have to do that too!

    Sounds like you all had a great start in September!!

    Way to go w/ the water!!

  2. Your blog has a purpose? Cause mine is ALL over the place! LOL

    LOVE those little red school houses on your calendar. LOVE them!

    I hope your mom get some answers. Not knowing is sometimes worse than the actual symptoms.

    I like the pancakes too!

    Have fun bowling... I am jealous!

  3. What a great review! So glad school is going and the schedule is full! LOVE the pancakes, so clever! Sorry to hear about your mom, I hope that she is diagnosed soon and gets some answers for her pain.

    Take care and way to go Jack!

  4. I think post like these are great! I know for myself that was why I started post about kids and memories that I will probably forget otherwise.

    Love the going to have to try those.

  5. The pancakes look so yummy what a great idea!! I also like your calendar for the kids!

  6. LOVE the ABC pancakes - what a cute idea!

    And I see you're wearing those Fitflops - are the working for ya? I got my mom that same pair last year...

  7. Wait, you had two more kids over in the morning???

    I could not do that. I can barely stand other people's kids in the afternoon.

    Those pancake letters look awesome though!

  8. Wonderful update! I am so behind on my reading. I'm going to make time this weekend to get caught up on all my favorite blogs. :-)

  9. I just love what you've been up to! Look at those boys and their cuteness!

    I never was successful at pancake alphabet letters.


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