Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1st Shot Gun

Cody wanted to give Lyndon his birthday present early so he would have his shot gun on the 1st day of dove season.  The shot gun was Cody's 1st shotgun that he sold to a family member, who sold to another family member, and then Cody bought it back to give to Lyndon.  As you can see Lyndon was super excited! Cody has been very anxious to give this gun to Lyndon.

Monday, October 14, 2013

First Day of 5th Grade....a.k.a. MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lyndon's first day of 5th Grade had him extremely nervous.  He was nervous throughout the summer thinking about his first day.  We toured the school twice, met with the principal, & of course he already new who his teachers were.  I was extremely nervous as well for him.  I was mostly sad; as he has always been in my building and I would see him in the hall, or walk by his classroom and glance through the window as I passed by and none of this would be possible anymore.

Lyndon's 1st Day of school gifts: a new Webkinz (pig), scapula medal, & a Notre Dame wallet for lunch money.

You can see the nerves in Lyndon as he has trouble smiling.  He told me on the way to school that he thought he was going to be sick.  So sad he was that nervous.

Traditional 1st Day of School Pictures.

He had me & Cody walk him into school, put his backpack up, and even wanted us to walk him to the cafeteria.  Of course we did!!!!

  I was on pins and needles all day to see how his day went.  I couldn't wait until 3:00 to pick him up.  He walked to the car and was all smiles...."The 4th Grade Teachers were right.....I LOVE 5th Grade!"  That made this momma feel so much better!

Lyndon survived his 1st Day of 5th Grade!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dessert to Ski Lift-All in the Same Day

We headed out to the White Sands which was almost 2 hours from us; however, we could see them about 30 minutes into the trip, but you circle all around and come in on the opposite side.

We made a stop at the World's Largest Pistachio.

Lyndon, Cody, & Blaine checking out the pistachios.  The farm also had a vineyard.

Finally here.

We picked up sleds and wax for the boys as well as water-it was hot!

Very beautiful views atop the sand dunes.

On Your Mark....

Get Set....


The NOT so fun part...hiking back up to the top!

Too pooped to go quite yet.

The gypsum.

& then they decide it's more fun to purposefully CRASH & BURN!

After leaving we hurried back to the other side of Ruidoso to make it to the top of the ski lift before they closed for the day.

We made it just in the nick of time.

A view at night from atop the mountain....BEAR hunting again!