Seems like we had a good bit going on last week, the biggest being that Lindy started back to school.
Tuesday Drew and I spent the afternoon at the Winston-Salem Open. It is the first year Winston has hosted this event so we decided to check it out. They billed it as “Big time tennis served southern style.” And it was big time tennis. Drew and I got to watch James Blake and John Isner play matches. Isner ended up winning the tournament and he is from nearby Greensboro so that was neat. It was a blazing hot afternoon but we really enjoyed our little outing. The kids went and played with Katie, Claire, and Micah. They had a blast playing with their friends. Lindy had her first accident in weeks though. Sorry Katie.
We left there and grabbed dinner and then we headed to Lindy’s open house at her hearing impaired classroom. She was pretty excited to be back at school and to see Ms. Asbury and Ms. Mary. We chatted a bit and then headed home.
Wednesday Drew had an endoscopy done in the afternoon so Janice came to watch the kids for us. Drew has had years of reflux and ‘burning’ so he finally got it checked out. I had to go with him since they put him out to do the endoscopy. Everything turned out fine. He has a small hiatal hernia but they said to just stay on his medicines and see the doctor in a couple months. He was pretty sleepy the rest of the night. Again, I know the kids loved playing with Janice.
Thursday morning, the 25th, was the first day of the 2011-2012 school year. Lindy was so excited to take her backpack back to school. She didn’t skip a beat. She went in and went straight to her cubby and didn’t look back at us! She knew her classroom, her teachers, and her friends. I was sad for a split moment when we left but it was short-lived. The only thing I was worried about was her going to the bathroom on the potty. I sent her in big girl pants and I was so nervous all morning. I sent many changes of clothes but she actually still had her dress on when we picked her up! She went in the potty! I’m sure she’ll have accidents but that was a good first day! Will and I dropped her off and then ran to Target and ended up at the mall. At one point Will did ask if it was time to go get Lindy yet. They fight like cats and dogs but he still misses her! Lindy will go to her hearing impaired classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays this year. After Labor Day she’ll start preschool with Will on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Thursday evening we headed to a nearby park for a work gathering for Drew. It was a BBQ dinner which was pretty tasty. They had a playground that the kids loved. We ended up leaving early because the kids were sending us over the edge. We tried to sit down for dinner and between the two of them they told us they had to pee 6 times. Not a lot of eating was going on and Mom and Dad were getting more irritated every time they told us! After dinner Lindy fell back and hit her head on the playground and I was just done. So we headed home.
Friday I went shopping with my best friend, Carrie, at some nearby outlet malls. We didn’t find too many good deals but it was still fun to see her.
Saturday was the first day we’ve had absolutely nothing to do in forever. I ended up cleaning and mowing most of the day. It was pretty windy for Hurricane Irene but we were too far west to really get too much. Some neighbors lost limbs of their bradford pear because of the wind. We hardly got any rain at all.
Yesterday was a super busy day with church, a lunch fundraiser for church at CiCi’s Pizza (their cinnamon dessert rolls are to die for – yum!), a 31 Party at Jamie’s (Drew’s sister Anna is a 31 consultant) and then Lynn and Anna came by after the party to see the kids.
Today we kind of finished up the summer with one last outing – to the NC Zoo. It was a perfect day to go. It was almost chilly this morning (although it was plenty hot by mid-morning) and since school had already started back, it was practically empty! We’ve never seen the zoo so empty. We ended up only doing the North American exhibits but that was fine. The kids weren’t really that interested in the animals. Especially since Lindy can’t see a lot of them. But they had a blast with the steps and doors at the zoo. We had lunch at our favorite Asheboro spot, Sir Pizza, with a former student pastor who now serves a church in Asheboro, and headed home. Those babies were tired from all that walking.
And what you all really came for anyway – pictures.
James Black on the left. He played badly and lost quickly.I’m shocked Drew posed for this picture!John Isner – he was ginormous. 6 foot 9 inches! Lindy’s first day of school!Will wanted his picture taken too!Will wanted to give her a hug but she wasn’t into it at first.She finally decided to hug him back!And topped it off with a kiss!SO excited about her back pack!At her classroom door!With her teacher, Mrs. Asbury.In other news, I took the diaper genie and changing pad out of the kids’ rom! BIG STEP!!!! Will has been playing with tents and caves this week. He has had so much fun!Doesn’t my girl look beautiful? The dress she is wearing was made by her Mimo, about 26 years ago! Lynn made it for Anna when Anna was like 2 years old. Anna refused to wear it that year! She decided to wear it the next year, when it was too small for her. So she never really wore it. Lindy on the other hand loved it!I’ve waited all summer for Mimo to come to church so Lindy could wear her dress! Mimo finally came and we totally surprised her! She was so excited that someone would wear her dress!The zoo!