After much debate (Spence wanted Hayes to be home schooled and I wanted to send him...sort of), Hayes went to the 4th grade. He got Mrs. Ellsworth for his teacher, which we were excited about because she was an engineer and Hayes loves math, so we thought it would be a good combo. For the first time in Hayes life, he's actually been concerned about his clothes and shoes and keeping them clean and nice for school. He was worried about his shoes getting dirty at recess. This is from the kid who would have rather just gone without clothes for a good portion of his life. It makes me sad because I know he's growing up and I don't want him to.
Hayes still made sure he had time to play with the puppies before school. I guess I still do have some of my little boy left...thank goodness...it's more than this mom's heart can take! :)
Now for Chase. This is Chase in his new school clothes...............after he made himself a swimming hole in the front yard.
Spence has been putting a sprinkling system and some new faucets in. He hasn't buried it all yet, so Chase was able to "wiggle" the faucet enough to break the pipe and fill the hole up with water. It was just the right size of hole for Chase to fit his whole body in up to his neck. I wish I would have got a picture of him sitting in the hole, it looked pretty funny.
I turned on the hose (the one in back that's not broken) and by the time I got back around front, Chase was doing a great job of cleaning himself off.
He even figured out how to wash the mud off the back of his pants when I asked him to. Thank goodness for little victories. Who can stay mad at a face like that?!?
I wish I would have taken a picture BEFORE swimming; he really did look cute!