Thursday, November 7, 2013
Last week Sunday we took a walk at Aman Park with the kids. They were so excited to go on a trail and explore. It was a great family time to be outside and see the fall colors. The kids were so tired afterward and it felt good to get some fresh air. Levi like helping us follow the trail markers to see which way we had to head next. The other morning we needed to get outside to play so we raked some leaves in the backyard. Levi and Maci had fun just jumping in the small pile that we made. What joy to throw the leaves and laugh. They had a great time doing this! Luke is constantly wandering and loves to climb the stairs to the deck and scream down to us..Mama!
We carved pumpkins and Ryan made a kitty for Maci and got the drill out and helped make some cool holes and designs on Levi's pumpkin. We had a fun Halloween night. The kids were so excited to dress up and get their candy. It was a rainy but warm night and Ryan took Levi and Maci around the neighborhood while Luke and I passed out candy. Levi and Maci loved dumping their buckets out when back at home to see what they all got. It is fun to to see all the kids come to the door. Levi like passing out candy this year and was not so afraid to do it. A lot of older kids come to the door and see "Mr. Koopmans" and Ryan always has fun with that.
|Moto Cross Driver, Bee and Spider|
|Levi - Moto Man and Maci called herself, Buzz Buzz|
|Ready to Go, I think they were the first to start out that night|
|Spider Man- Luke|
Monday, September 30, 2013
We have already been to the Country Basket two times this year because it is such a fun place and the donuts are so good! Last Saturday we went to breakfast as a family and got our pumpkins. The weather this fall has been perfect for being outside.
|Luke LOVED the Cow Train Ride|
Maci having fun on the ride.
|Grandma and Grandpa Koopmans and kids. Thanks for the donuts!|
|Working hard to get the ducks down the pipes.|
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Levi did great his first day of school. He was up early and ready and waiting for the bus with his backpack on hours before it came. He was a little scared of the bus but I helped him on and Maci and I waved goodbye. A few tears shed by him and mom. The second week has gone a lot smoother and he is already more confident of getting on and off the bus. We had a practice day at his school where I went with him and we through the whole routine of the day and parents got to hear the details of the class and ask any questions. Levi seemed a lot less anxious after this day but was told by the teacher that Mom is not going to be here the first day so he needed to get in line and find his locker himself. He look at me like...what? you aren't going to be here? We have a hard time getting much out of him after the school day but most days he says he has fun and always tells us of a new friend made.
|Got him on. Would not wave or look up at me or Maci|
|Practice Day. Learning Bus Safety and then a Bus Ride with Mom|
|Practice Day Finding Seat and Name Tag|