Tuesday, August 02, 2016

First Day of School!

Ally has been SO excited about school since the last day of 4th grade.  It's been killing her that summer break had to be SO LONG! At one point she was hoping that homework would be assigned on the first day.  Silly girl! I'm glad she loves school.
 This little guy was excited to see his friends. He has a great teacher and he's going to have a great year.
 Lucy's been looking forward to school, but not with as much enthusiasm as Ally. She likes her teacher and has several friends from kindergarten in her class.
 Josey was definitely nervous, but wasn't going to let it show.  Jo and I have been walking the kids to school since she was 3 weeks old.  She knows the routine.  She knows where her class is.  She knows her stuff and is ready to rock kindergarten. 
 Brigham was excited to walk (instead of ride in the stroller) the kids to school. 
He is a bit lost without them right now, but is quickly realizing he likes it.

 Ben was excited because he wouldn't have to hug Lucy at recess anymore (sometimes she just wanted a hug from a family member). Jo wanted to make sure that Lucy knew she was not going to be hugging her!  Ally told her she would hug her though.
 Matt went into work late, so he could walk the kids to school with me on the first day.




After being with them ALL summer and knowing what they are doing, it's rough sitting at home not knowing what's going on.  I sit here and wonder how they are doing, has Josey gotten in trouble?, are they listening to the teacher? When I pick them up today I will find out a smidge of their day.  Lucy's teacher is amazing at reminding the kids of some of the fun things they did so they can tell me. 
Yeah for back to school, but boy do I miss them!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We made memories!

The kids picked Taco Bell for dinner before we got to the campground.
 We had lots of fun canoeing, swimming, playing in the sand, kicking the ball, taking walks, sleeping in a tent, eating around a campfire and hanging out.
Right before we left, Brigham wasn't watching where he was walking and fell into the fire pit.  Luckily, we had the van loaded and just needed to take kids to the bathroom before starting a new activity.  So we got him rinsed off, ice on him and headed to the nearest ER.  He has 2nd degree burns, but should be fine other than possible scaring.





We seriously have some good kids.  The kids were all really good while we waited at the hospital.
They were great campers, canoers (is that even a word?), sleepers and a great friend to cousin Olive.
They had a great weekend and now it won't be one to forget!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Video fun

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Our summer thus far

We've had a fun/busy summer so far.
We've been to visit grandma and grandpa.
 This little stinker decided he only wants diapers at bedtime and when he needs to poop.
He's really doing great with it.
 The kids had 2 weeks of tennis camp.  Jo started off playing, then decided she'd rather play with chalk and bean bags (really glad I didn't pay for her). The other kids are really improving their tennis game.
 Lucy is in the middle with the pink shirt/blue skirt. Jo is in the purple shirt/blue skirt.

 Ally turned 10!
 Lucy turned 6!
 The kids love legos.

 Playing on the monkey bars at the park.  She was actually walking across them.
 We took the van to the shop to get the tires rotated/balanced.  They were all lined up with their kindles.
 Relaxing on the driveway.

 Uhh I gotta pee!
 Look what we made mom!


 Lucy is in the pink shirt.
 Birthday date!  We were a little late on delivering Lucy's birthday date.  She and Ally both wanted to do the same activity, so it worked out.  One of them picked the location for lunch (Firehouse Subs) and the other picked the location for dessert (Yogurt in Love).

 They wanted to paint pottery.
Ally did a bowl that had peace signs on it. 
Lucy chose a cat piggy bank.

 Hey Kitty! What are you eating? 
 Shake and Go speedway!

 Donuts!
Dress ups 
 Climbing! Lots of climbing has been happening here.
 Campfire in the backyard.  Smores!


 Naps in the van!  There have been LOTS of van naps this summer. I'm doing a pretty good job wearing them out.

 Fishing at Tara and Jeff's.



 Way to go Lucy!






 Ben had more fun attempting to catch fish with his hands. (he didn't catch any)

 Swimming at Julies pool every week. This is probably the favorite thing to do every week.
My kids are serious fish and I am so glad. 
 As soon as they are done swimming and change their clothes, they get to eat lunch.  They are usually so hungry they eat 2 sandwiches, an applesauce, yogurt, granola bar and crackers.  Then tell me they're still hungry.