September 15, 2010

Candy Apple Fun

There is a book that Jax and I read often entitled Where Is Baby's Pumpkin?  It's a Halloween book but we read it throughout the year.  On one page it talks about candy apples so Jax has wanted to make candy apples for a while now.  I found this adorable idea here so I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make candy apples.  The recipe was so easy although it made both John and I a little nervous to have Jax around the hot candy mixture.  He did great and followed directions so all went well.  Jax took a basket to each of his Mother's Day Out teachers and they were thrilled.  A very sweet and simple idea that was easy and fun!

Labor Day

My brother Jay and I participated in the Franklin Classic 5k on Labor Day.  This was my third year and Jay's second.  We had a lot of fun.  Jay ran a fantastic time and I came across the finish line a few minutes later.  It's an easy and fun course to run (and walk).  Ready for next year, Jay?

John, Jax and I enjoyed a relaxing day after the race.  We went to visit Mema and Granddaddy for a while and then had a delicious lunch at Corky's in Brentwood.  The remainder of the day was spent at home just enjoying the day.  Jax loved having Daddy home for an extra day over the weekend.

First Day of School 2010

The first day of school went great except that I could not get my little guy to pose for a picture.  This is the best I got.  Jax had a half-day his first day back which was different than last year.  He went a full day on his first day last year.  I think it would have been better for mommy to have had a half-day last year on his first day!  This year brought no tears from either of us (yay! mommy).  Jax walked into school like a big boy, gave his teacher his folder and marched into his classroom.  I was very proud of him. 

Snoopy Day

It's time for school again!  Jax and I went to Snoopy Day a couple of weeks ago so that he could "snoop" around his room.  He has two wonderful teachers.  One of his teachers is a friend from our church so that certainly helped with the transition this year.  He also knows several boys and girls from his class last year and from church.  We had a fun day exploring his classroom and getting to know his teachers.  This year I made him a cover for his rest mat (my first sewing project).  I found him a super soft cuddly blanket for nap time, too.  I embroidered his name on both and I think they look fantastic.  I'm excited about this year.  I know he is going to have lots of fun and learn a lot of new things.