A New School Year

Today was the first day of school!! We now have a big 3rd grader and a Pre-K 4 year old. At Peyton's school the 3rd grade teachers are team-teaching this year. We feel very fortunate that one of Peyton's teachers (his main teacher) is the same wonderful lady that taught him last year. Yippee!! The other teacher taught our niece last year. We're looking forward to a great 3rd grade year.

Preston started Pre-K at the same school where he went this summer. His new teacher is very sweet. We're praying that our little guy has a good year too.

Preston & Mrs. R
Peyton and Mrs. C

The Reed boys ready for school


Fun at the Link Home

This weekend we had so much fun getting to spend time at the Link home...not my parent's home but that of my wonderful brother Matt and his precious wife Katy. We had a terrific barbeque dinner and celebrated our sister Nicole's birthday. The kids had such fun playing with Izzie, swinging in the hammock out side and playing several games on the Wii, but the biggest highlight was feeding the ducks that live at the pond right behind their house. Because the location was so pretty, it pretty much ended with an impromtu photo session with kids and each individual family. It was a great night and Matt & Katy were the best hosts! Their home is precious and so are they!

Matt & Katy- the super hosts!

Four happy cousins

Mom, Me and Katy

Hammock Ride for Preston & Ellie

Emma & Peyton enjoying a yummy dinner!

Feeding the ducks

Granddaddy & Grammy

LeBlanc Family Pic-it's less than 2 months til we welcome Ethan!!

Reed Family Pic-I love these boys!

Me and the hubby


Tech Camp

Every summer Peyton gets to do some pretty fun camps. This year he did Sherman's Sports Camps and participated in both the golf and basketball workshops. And a couple of weeks ago he did Tech Camp. This is the 3rd year he's participated in this activity and every year he loves it! There was a familiar face teaching his session this year. Mrs. Jennings used to be the computer teacher at his school so he was glad to see her again. This year their week consisted us creating artwork for a t-shirt, creating a DVD cover case, learning about Wetlands and creating a booklet about what they learned and then a made a DVD necklace. Although Peyton's favorite always seems to be working in PowerPoint. It's a fun week with lots of fun activities!

While we're at work during the day, he attends the big kid daycare center that he goes to after school during the school year. This summer they've taken swimming lessons, gone to movies each Tuesday, gone skating each Wednesday (an activity that Peyton has passed on each week-he's never been a fan of roller skating) and every other week they go swimming at the pool that is right done the street from our home. This kid has had a great summer full of fun activities! Oh to be 8 again!

Mrs. Jennings and Peyton with his Wetland booklet
and wearing his sport-themed t-shirt and DVD necklace
On the last day of camp, they have an open house
where the parents can see what they've been working on

Showing us his Wetlands project