Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kids having fun

Okay...this one is just for me.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ethan's 1st Day of Preschool!

Today, was Ethan's first day of preschool!!!! I can't believe he is that old already! Yes, I am excited for Emery to go to kindergarten....but thinking that Ethan is in preschool makes me think that my kids are growing up too fast. He had a great day!

The morning started when I woke up at 6:30am to take a shower before the kids woke up. So, I was dressed and ready to go by 7am when Preston woke up. Perfect timing! We woke up Ethan shortly after and he wanted the cereal with marshmallows in it. So we woke up Emery and we went downstairs to have breakfast. After breakfast Ethan knew exactly what he was going to wear. We had gotten him school clothes and he has been waiting patiently for school to start so he could wear them. He picked out his Lego Star Wars t-shirt and new jeans. (the only pair of jeans that are actually long enough!) He made me tuck in his shirt and put on his "fast" shoes. After we calmed his hair down a bit....he made me style it so that he looks like a dad. (notice that he combed it over to the side just like his dad)

So off to school we went! He had so much fun. He got to play with toys, sing in a microphone with his friend Gage and learn about the number 1. I can't wait for the rest of the year!

My 3 yr old son with his
XS 5/6 Lego Star Wars T-shirt and
5T jeans and
size 10 "fast" shoes and
I love all 38 lbs of that boy!

The best close-up shot I could give with the sun in his eyes

Ethan's super hero back pack

And Emery being a good sister leading Ethan to preschool.

Zip Line Fun

This past Friday we headed up to my Uncle's cabin and had a BBQ! It was so fun seeing family! It brought back memories for me growing up and now I am so grateful that my kids can have fun memories there too! I think you can tell where we ended up by the videos below. I love my dad in these videos. He is such a wonderful Grandpa!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Homemade Soft Pretzels

We have been so busy with the last of the summer fun before school starts. One of the fun things we got to do was go to the new water park: Cowabunga Bay. Jac's old company invited us for a Family/Work party there. Since it was free....we totally went! We had so much fun even though it was very COLD. There is a kiddie pool area that was luke-warm and the water slide water was I heard but never went in myself. Before we left for home Jac bought the big soft pretzels. The kids loved them and were interested in how they were made. So, today I decided to try and make them and thought the kids would have fun also.

Here are the kids helping make the pretzel dough. They are such good helpers!

The kids seeing if the dough has raised enough.

The kids having fun rolling out the dough and making pretzels

The finished product

And of course, the kids enjoying them. They made lots of snake pretzels and had fun playing with them. They turned out pretty well.

Diaper Cake Geniuses

Here is the beautiful mother-to-be Sarah! She is NOT holding her baby but her niece Adelaide. She is already a natural! Kari and I gave Sarah a baby shower for her upcoming baby girl. We are so excited for her! This picture is basically the best pic I have of the hopefully Sarah will have better ones than I have.

But, me being a creative really, I was creative this once....I decided to do a diaper cake., you can't eat it. I'm creative but not that creative. =P
I had the crazy idea to make a diaper cake....and my friend, Angela made my idea come true! Thank you!

Here it is:


Here is a view from the back

And here is a view from the side

I rolled up tiny diapers and filled the "cake" with baby necessities. And of course some "nursing" necessities and baby accessories. It was so fun to do! Thanks Sarah for having a baby so I could try this diaper cake idea. Good luck on your future baby!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kindergarten is coming....

My friend called and told me that they had the class lists up.....and that I should check out what teacher Emery has for Kindergarten.  I was going to go during the boys nap-time but Ethan was SO excited to see Emery's school that I sneaked the drive over before nap-time.  And I'm excited to say that Emery's teacher will be a woman from our neighborhood! YEAH! (I was secretly wanting her to be Em's I'm very excited too!)  So here's to the beginnings of getting ready for Kindergarten.....yipee!

Cute quote:

Emery: Mom, when I die and I'm up in heaven......(pause).....Can you walk?
Me: Yes
Emery: Well, When I die and I'm up in heaven I want to walk and give Jesus a big hug.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Camp Out At Grammy's

Every year, Jac's mom has a camp-out with her grandkids! It was so fun this year that Lexi was down for the week and just in time to spend time with her cousins at the camp-out!  Here are MANY pics from the fun evening we had! 

One of the first times that Bobby really knew what it meant to be a dog! =)

We roasted hotdogs and had marshmallows for dessert.  Mmmmmm.....

A cute pic of Jac and Preston! Preston was hanging out with his daddy and wanted to be just like him.  

Grammy even had glow in the dark bracelets! This is always a hit!

In the tent ready for bed!

Grammy telling bed-time stories.  She told us about the 3 little pigs and stories of her childhood.

Prester's baby browns!

What a silly goose!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Good Bye Shoes

I really do love my flip-flops from Old Navy.  And am sad to say that I have retired them but am happy to report that I got a new pair of the same basic black flip-flop from, non-other, than Old Navy.  Jac has said for AWHILE that I needed to get a new pair of the basic black flip-flop but I couldn't let mine go.  They were comfortable and molded to my feet....the only problem was that....yes, there was a hole.  So, when I went out shopping with my good friend, Angela.....I splurged and spent the few bucks on a new pair of these mamas.  So here's to my new flip flops!