Sunday, December 1, 2013

Max's Soccer Season

Max's soccer season finished up a couple of weeks ago. He had a blast playing with his team and loved his coaches. We have a couple of months off until the new season begins. I'm sure we'll miss our soccer Saturdays!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Back to Blogging

 Before I get any further behind, I thought I'd do a little catch-up post on what's been going on with the Hillens the last couple months.
 We took the cousin pictures a couple of months back and they turned out pretty well...maybe someday all of the kids will look at the camera at the same time.

I love all of these kids so much and am so blessed to be their aunt! (and mommy)
We also celebrated Max's 6th birthday on August 28th. We kept the celebrations to two small family parties. While my budget and party planning stress were minimal, I think we'll go back to family and friends party next year. We love a good celebration and love to include all those we love.
Emma started playing the recorder and also joined chorus. She is loving third grade.
The birthday boy on his special day!!
We've spent our weekends with family and friends and have loved every minute of it!
My gator fans

Damian and I had a date night to celebrate his 36th birthday on September 14th. We love a good dinner at Texas de Brazil.
Max is having another awesome soccer season.He scored a goal!!
One day we were walking to my classroom and I realized they picked out matching outfits!
Emma and I have had a couple shopping Saturdays together lately. She's so fun to shop with these days!

I'm pretty sure we have the cutest Cub Scout around. He has his first camp out in a couple of weeks and he can hardly wait!
Emma is back to ballet and she's loving Monday nights. (Oops the picture is missing--just imagine her in her leotard!)
Last weekend our sweet nephew Matthew was baptized. It was a beautiful celebration.
We celebrated my Mamaw Jennie's 84th birthday this past week.
Look who was the first Student of the Week in her class!!

We had the best time on Sunday at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 
Love these two so much!
We are in that time in our lives where we are on the ballet, soccer, cub scouts, faith formation, doing homework, and trying to keep up with everything else. We are in a great routine and still manage to sit down together at the dinner table every night.

I'm going to try to post more of our fun because goodness knows I can hardly remember what happened last year!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School 2013

Since getting ready for back to school has been such a hectic time, I haven't had a spare second to do a summer recap. We had such a wonderful summer, so hopefully I'll get a chance to go through our hundreds of pictures soon. Instead I'm going to just get right back on the blogging bandwagon and start with back to school. After all, my year starts in August, not January anyway! 

I am more than ready for a new school year to begin. It seems unreal to me that I have a third grader and a first grader. They were so excited and a little nervous about the first day of school today. I felt the exact same way.  Luckily, it all came back to me when my little first graders walked in the door. Also, the exhaustion came back to me--not sitting down all day, repeating myself 445 times, eating lunch in five minutes flat, and retraining myself to only go to the bathroom during my lunch and planning time. Fun, fun times! Also, I am sooo glad I planned our meals and did all of our grocery shopping for the next two weeks. It's going to make my life so much easier with back to school, karate, soccer(just for Max this year), ballet(soon for Emma), faith formation, homework, and Max's birthday next week. 
 Damian went to work at his usual 4:30 a.m. but wanted to come back home to send us all off to school. The kids were happy we were both there! 
 Emma is thrilled with her teacher, classroom, and the fact that some of her very best friends are in her class.
 Max was also a happy camper today. He told me I was right and first grade is awesome.

Here's to a fabulous 2013-2014 school year!