Our Five Ring Circus: 9th Wedding Anniversary and First Day of School

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

9th Wedding Anniversary and First Day of School

It's 09/09/09 and we're celebrating 9 years of marriage today!

How did we celebrate? By taking our baby boy to his very first day of school!

Dylan was so excited. He asked so many questions about his school while we were getting ready, and was so happy with his new clothes, new kicks, and new bag! He must have been excited, because he usually refuses to smile for the camera, and today he was all smiles!

What did Lexie think about Dylan going to Pre-K?

My dad came to stay with her while Grant and I took Dylan to school. It was only an hour long class, and we got to stay with him. It was so crazy seeing him in class!

His teachers seem great, and he had no problem interacting with others and leaving our side. I think he's going to have a good year!

The only thing I noticed was that his stutter got a lot worse when he was talking in class. As soon as we left, it improved. He must have been a bit nervous. Hopefully that will change. It's really hard to watch him stutter. He's so friendly, polite, and outgoing. He has no problem initiating conversation or answering questions. Up until recently, he had no speech problems, and he has no clue that anything is wrong. I hope he will improve soon!

Once we got to school, he found his coat hook and then met his teachers.

Then, we did a scavenger hunt to learn where things were. That included making shapes with playdoh, and painting a picture.

I was really impressed with how well he did. This was his first experience in a classroom! He listened well, was polite, and attentive. Hopefully he keeps that up! On Friday, he goes by himself for an hour, and then the regular schedule starts on Monday.

We took Dylan to McDonald's for lunch, since it was his special day. Then we went home to get Lexie Bean, and went to a nearby state park, to go for a hike. It's one of our favorite places to go, so it seemed fitting to go on our anniversary.

Lexie spiked a high fever while we were walking. I ended up carrying her the entire 2 miles (ouch) and she slept in the car while we waited for the boys. I felt so bad, because she was acting normal on the way to the park, and then she was miserable! She has been sleeping off and on since 3:30 this afternoon, and she's spiking 103- 104 degree fevers in between doses of Motrin. I hope she feels better tomorrow!

The boys still managed to have fun! They caught salamanders, crayfish, and Dylan caught a big toad and a little toad. That kid is obsessed with frogs and toads!

Despite Lexie's fever, Dylan had a great first day of school, and we had a good anniversary!

After 9 years of marriage, I'm happy with how far we've come.


  1. the last pic is adorable!!
    hope lexie feels better soon and that Dylan keeps ♥ school

  2. Happy anniversary! What a cool thing to have your 9th anniversary on 9/9/09! Yeah for Dylan's first day of school! I hope he likes it.

  3. happy anniversary and lots of cute pics

  4. Awwwwwwwwww, love that family photo! I think your walls are the same color as my bedroom walls!

    Hope Lexie is feeling better today. Yikes, I don't like those high fevers. =0(

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. I agree. That family photo is great.

    What is your hubby's tat?

    I'm glad 'Oylan' had a great time, and I hope Lexie is feeling better. That's scary!

    Take care,

  6. Happy Anniversary! I love the last picture of your who family ... too cute! I'm glad Dylan had a great first day of school!

  7. Thanks! Lexie is back to normal today!
    Lisa-Grant has Lexie's initials on his right forearm, and Dylan's on the left.

  8. Happy Anniversary! Cute pictures and I am glad he had a good time!


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