Sunday, August 17, 2014

This Week in Pictures

This week was our "official" last week of summer vacation.  However, we've extended summer into next week for our family.  Noah starts second grade (he's so excited!!) tomorrow, and on Wednesday we head to the beach for a long weekend.  

We've had an awesome summer.  Maybe the best ever!  I wanted to post pictures from our week so you can get a glimpse into our activities:
Noah opened his first bank account.  He's been eagerly anticipating this for weeks!  He decided on his own that he needed to wear a dress shirt and tie to the bank.  He's holding a sandwich bag of coins and his wallet, ready to go.
Waiting outside the bank for it to open

Waiting at the bank.  He chose to get a University of Michigan logo on his debit card.  He also purchased his own stock this week.  That's a whole 'nother story!

Exploring construction equipment around our neighborhood

One of our favorite evening activities

The boys and I went on one of our favorite summer activities - riding the Lynx light rail train to uptown Charlotte.

The boys always look forward to riding the train

Soccer season has begun!  Isaac is in the blue shirt in front of the goal

Noah made a deposit in his account.  He's a saver.

Returning a bucket of books to the library.  Going to the library is a highlight of our week.  We check out so many books I can barely carry them all.

Isaac worked very hard doing jobs around the house so he could earn enough money to buy pretend handcuffs.  He was so proud of his accomplishment!  He checked himself out at the U-Scan completely independently and paid his own cash.  That's awesome.

Noah has started drum lessons.  He is so ready to learn!  This is the music he's practicing after only his second week.  He has also learned some awesome rhythms.  He eagerly practices every day!

Noah's soccer season has also started.  He's in the blue shirt kicking the ball.

Whew!  Those were only the things I remembered to take pictures of!  
Life is good.  
We are blessed.
Thank you God!