Monday, August 25, 2008

Pre-K, Day 1

Today was Owen's first day of Pre-K.  I took his picture in the same place as last year, my how much he has grown in one year.  Allie so badly wanted to be like him, that she grabbed a bag, put her binkies in it and sat down by brother.

Owen will be going 5 days a week in the morning.  He was so excited that he walked a few steps in front of me the whole way.  There are 18 kids in his class, some that were in his class last year.  He told his teacher when I picked him up that he would see her tomorrow.  He then told me about a new friend he met in class, he can't remember his name.  This little boy was crying for his mommy, until Owen started talking to him.  That's my little man!

Moving on up!

On Saturday, Jake went and bought the hermit crabs a larger tank.  He set it all up and even included two bigger shells.  The crabs loved their new digs.  They walked all around the place.  The very next day I walked into Owen's room and happened to look in the tank and saw that Turnie had moved out of his painted shell and into a nice big shell.  Everyone in our house is getting so big!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles

Owen starts school on Monday! So to end our summer of fun, we had a bubble bath tonight. I don't do them often, since it is almost impossible to bath two kids covered in bubbles. However, as you can see, they had the time of their life.

summer 2008 part 2

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Picaso, take 2

Today during "quiet time", my artistic son thought he should decorate the wall in his bedroom.  Lucky for me, he only used stickers.  He explained that he used ocean stickers, because his room is the ocean room.  Makes sense to me!


When we were out to dinner a while back, the kids were getting restless waiting for their food.  So I gave Owen a pen and piece of paper to "draw" on.  Up until now it has always been scribbles and wiggle lines.  He carefully took his time and when he was done, he looked up at daddy and me and said,"What do you think of my moose?"  I was speechless!  You can actually see the moose.  I was so proud of his artistic skill and ability to complete his picture.  I carry it my purse where ever I go.  If you happen to see me, ask and I will enthusiastically show it off.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

So Big!

Owen and Allison had their first over night without Mommy or Daddy, and not at home!  This past Friday we dropped the kids off at Papa George and Gramma Karen's house in Topeka then headed on to KC for a concert.  Neither kid slept on the way up there, but totally perked up when they saw the basket of toys that was waiting for them when we walked into their house.  The report went like this.  "We went to the zoo.  We went to the park.  We rode the train and I blew the whistle.  We rode the carousel.  I went two times.  Allison only went once.  It was fun."  Both kids slept through the night and were happy to see Mommy and Daddy the next day.  Looks like our babies are getting big!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Last rays of sun...

The end of summer is near and school is just around the corner.  After swimming and dinner my little angels found themselves some rays of setting sun to bask in.  As I grab my camera, I truly realize that they are only little once...I am very blessed!

P.S.  For those of you who are thinking de ja vue, the last one wasn't posed but it is very similar to a photo that was taken during January 2007.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Look whose 4!!!

We just had the best party ever. And a ton of it was because of our family and friends who showed up to celebrate Owen's 4th birthday. If I didn't or Owen didn't, we would like to take a minute to "Thank" all of you. Parties are fun, but they mean so much more when our loved ones can be there with us. Thanks again, to all of those who traveled through the rain to get to our extravaganza. Owen loved all of his gifts. He has been playing with all of them since 6:00 this morning. It is now after 2:00! I will include a few of the pics I took for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

summer 2008 Part 1

I have realized that my son will start school in two weeks, then summer will be over.  So as to remind myself of all the fun we have had I have put together a collage of photos from this summer.  There are so many photos to chose from I will break these trips down memory lane into two segments.  Enjoy our adventures as we did!

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Butterfly Kisses

As you can see from the picture, someone was happy to see Daddy.  He is going to be in so much trouble when she gets older.  It looks like mommy is going to have to do the disciplining.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tot Time at the Y

Today we took advantage of the morning sun before the heat really took off.  Our best friends-Price's, William's and Daniel's met us at the YMCA Pool for Tot Time.  These are just a few of the adorable pictures I was able to capture.  Enjoy!