Friday, October 12, 2018

Still has those Ramsey eyes.

Boyd is a great helper for friends.

Making up for not toad catching during summer. Fall sports end so late, the toads are out when we get home.

Boyd has taken over two rooms. He and his 6 or 7 stuffed animals now sleep in the guest room.

Staying up too late.

Belly up.

Telling the toad a story before releasing.

2 hour school delay due to bad weather from the hurricane the night before. First fall feeling day and everyone was happy to get outside before school.

Love his love for babies.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September flew by with the start of school, soccer, basketball, and some fun traditions. We have had so much rain but managed to sneak in Outdoor day at Caledon State park. It was scaled down due to incoming weather but lollipop shooting was on so we had one happy kid. He also casted for fish, and did some soap carving. The accordian from my grandparents house arrived, rain meant frequent trips to Skyzone to bounce some energy out, the kids in the neighborhood made a fort and made up some stories too. My 4th grader is becoming more like a pre teen but we still love him to pieces. A busy October awaits!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Do we really have to say goodbye to summer?

Reminding mom that there are only 5,more years until high school and just over 6 to real driving.
What we have been up to as sumner draws to a close...

Soccer and humidity

Back to school night. I was more amused than Boyd to take the shuttle bus with him.

Tummy time is better with friends.

Anything last minute we stumbled upon for fun.

Neighborhood party.

Nationals vs. Brewers when a friend offered us tickets last minute. Our home team lost but we still had fun.

Not looking forward to sending this guy to school all day, a 3 hour school day would be nice. I miss him too much during the day.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Entering 4th Grade Questions

Boyd Entering 4rd Grade Question and Answer

What do you want to be when you grow up? Professional handball player

What’s your favorite color?  Red

Favorite Animal: Turtle

If you could have a pet what would it be?  A cat

What superhero are you most like? Antman because he is funny

If you could travel to one place where would it be? Back to Colorado

Favorite thing to do outside? Swimming, riding bike, all things Colorado

Favorite thing to do inside? Playing fortnite, nerf wars

Favorite place you have ever been?  Colorado

Best memories of the summer. Ultimate frisbee

Worst memories of the summer.  Losing the baby

Favorite food? Ice cream cookies and cream and chips ahoy Breyers icecream

Favorite Book? The Rhino in Right field was the favorite book of the summer

Favorite toys? Koosh ball

Interests: Fortnite, dancing

Favorite sport: Ninja warrior

Favorite movie: Jurrasic World Fallen Kingdom

How fast do you think you will run a mile next year? 5:50

What summer camps did you do this year?  Baseball, Animal habitats, and sports creations

What camps do you hope to do next year? The Harry Potter one and the Arcade one

What are you looking forward to learning in 4th grade? Math

What was the best thing about third grade?  Reading and Mrs. Mansberger

What's one thing that you taught your friends? How to laugh when I said it’s too hard to cut this rectangle.

What are two things you are good at? Being funny and art and playing Fortnite 

How many inches will you grow this year?  3 or 4

What are your goals for this year? To make a goal in soccer,

What makes you unique? I’m funny, make funny faces, brave

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

As summer winds down and we are back home there have been lots of errands and prep work for the upcoming school year. There has also been plenty of fun with water fights...

Costumes (these must all be characters from the popular video game) And nerf fights.

Group lunches.

The start of soccer season.

Almost daily wild pool time. We are lucky the pool has been wide open due to craziness and noise levels.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thursday Night Summer concert in the park. Boyd found a seat.  Boyd I hope you are always brave  and never self conscious. Boyd proceeded to dance all alone right in front of the singers at two different points in their show. He never ceases to amaze me and make me want to be a little more like him.

Another seat in a tree this time. Almost hidden.

Taking the bike to the Colorado soil. Again, way braver than me although he did get me out there on the small bumps he was far more comfortable.

Love this view and contrast of colors.

Button Rock is a place Boyd will ask to go to several times within the year.  Up the road we go.

Macy walking Boyd.

These stumps used to be a more appropriate fit for Boyd's size.

Trying to find a route across.

Tree pose in the trees.

We cheered Chris and Kylee on at their 2 mile race and afterwards Boyd had a long dance battle with the Dairy Queen cone. It was so fun to watch. When the cone became human again he was drenched in sweat.

Always visiting at least one new place in Lyons. This year it was Pinball. Who knew this hidden gem would be so fun.

Boyd dancing and CeAnn relaxing.

These two have a long standing history. In 2012 Boyd surprised Macy and she bit him in response. Boyd has been leery of her at times but this year loved her to pieces. He wanted to feed her and turn her into a sausage with all the treats and he just wanted to be around her. She loves when he throws rocks and he likes to think he is a little bit his dog as he instructs her to do things. These two were always so much fun with Chris at the river. 

Giving commands.


Shake with a treat

CeAnn snuggles while snacking and hanging out outside the market.

In so many ways this is our immediate family and home. I wish I could eloquently explain what our hearts feels every time we pull up for the summer.  This summer perhaps even more than any other we needed to come "home". Thank you for showering us with love, peace, purpose, conversation, laughter, growth, fun, perspective and a million and one more things.  While we hate to go and struggle with the transition back to the east coast we look forward to next year. 

One last night. Boyd kept squeezing Kylee and telling her, "I'm so glad you can stay with us"