Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Ok, so it really isn't the most wonderful time of the year. I definitely miss the kids when they are at school, but it was time to get back into a routine. I am very excited to see what God has in store for each of them this year. The two days that Erica goes to school is when I will notice them all gone the most. It will just be me, Kate and Aubrey, a sweet little girl that I watch. Those two keep me very busy between feeding them, playing, diaper changes & of course the jealousy issues that we are battling with both of them. :)



Kate absolutely loves climbing the stairs and exploring up there. Not such a safe thing though since we have not baby-proofed that area of the house yet.
Erica and her three wonderful teachers. She is so, so, so excited to go to school. Bethany & her best buddy, Daddy. Jaren, to cool to have his picture taken but decided it wasn't worth the battle with mom. 1st day of 1st grade! 3rd grade already! 1st day of preschool with her new backpack from town grandpa & grandma.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Enjoying the weather

Enjoying the end of summer and the beautiful weather that God has blessed us with.


Kate waiting patiently to go outside.


Loving the new swing-set from Farm Grandpa & Grandma.



Content swinging for now. She would much prefer to be climbing like the big kids.




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The kids being wild going down the slide. Thankfully no one was seriously injured even after the 100th time and I would not allow them to add Kate to the top of the pile. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Family Fun Day

What a fun day we had on Saturday. Kurtis' plans got changed due to his tractor breaking down, so we went and had a lot of fun instead...miniature golf, the zoo, out for supper to Famous Dave's and then ice cream to end the day. Great memories!

Jaren starting us off on hole #1


Check out Erica's putting stance! :)

Having so much fun!


Sitting pretty by the flowers. Kate enjoyed crawling on the greens and trying to get the balls.


Bethany looking beautiful by the flowers.


Jaren got a hole in 1 on #14! To say he was excited might be an understatement. And not to leave Kurtis out, he got a hole in one on #2, but I forgot to take his picture. :)


Enjoying a lunch of hot dogs and pop in the clubhouse.


Then it was time to hit the zoo. These three braved to wobbly bridge.


Watching the little birds.


Kate loved the fish. She would wave and say hi.


Hatching


Taking a break on the caterpillar.


Erica, Bethany & Jaren getting cooled off by the elephants spray.


Our last stop at the zoo was the train.


Proof that I did go along on this fun day. :) Kate loved the train and was quite the wild child the whole ride.