Thursday, September 27, 2012

More September Happenings

A few more honorable mentions for September.  Eliza finally potty trained (HALLELUJAH!!!)
We figured out how to do rag curlers on the girls.
We finally got a bunch of much needed rain after a very hot and dry summer.
We spent some great times out at Grandma and Grandpa's doing lots of fun things... especially over labor day weekend with Uncle Justin, Aunt Carrie, Stella, Jackson, Rachel, Grady, and Delila.

Xander likes to go to the highschool tennis courts

Christopher caught a snake

The kids all got a little looney as it got later

Eliza rode Polka

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2012

Our very favorite part of September is the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes every year.  This is Darci's favorite day... tied right along with Christmas.  This year was no exception.  There was so much fun to be had.
The Armstrong girls make this look GOOD!

Our beautiful family.

Darci doing the "Boot Scootin' Boogie" during walk warm-ups
Darci's Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Caldwell

We love finding Darci's sign along the 3 mile walk

Our team lining up to walk.  GO Pancreas Posse!!
Jenny, Kayla, and Quinn "Cowboy Up"
A couple of our Cow BOYS!



Eliza says "HANDS UP!"
Colored hair??

Bret caught this shot as the DJ announced it was time to gather everything up and go home.  She says ANOTHER year until the next walk is a LOOOONG TIME!

September 2012

September has always been a favorite time of year for me.  I love the changing of the temperatures and the leaves, but it's not too cold yet.  Even though I'm not a football fan I love the festiveness (is that a word) surrounding football season.  Best of all the kids are back in school.  Now, I promise, I'm not one of these parents that thinks summer vacation is horrible with the kids home, but it's just a fact that kids, my kids at least, are happier with the activities of school to occupy their day.
So, technically school started end of August, but we'll include it in our September post since I am way behind... again.

Christopher and Xander started Aug 21st.  Christopher started 5th grade and he is so excited, because he has Mrs. Kitchen.  Mrs. Kitchen was his teacher last year and his favorite teacher ever.  He has always liked school, but this has been his best year adjusting to a new year because he's not adjusting to a new teacher.
Xander started 2nd grade and was very nervous about what teacher he would get.  His teacher is Mrs Krause and Xander claims she is the nicest teacher ever.  He has been adjusting well and love the homework he gets to do online on the computer.

The big part of the new school year is Darci starting Kindergarten.  We met with the school nurse, Principle Johnson, and her new teacher, Mrs.Caldwell, a few weeks before starting school.  We hammered out her diabetes care plan and helped her feel a little more confident about starting school.  She is absolutely excelling in school.  She loves it and is happy almost all of the time.  She has made many friends and her teacher loves her.