Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

Happy, but sleepy!

She loves chapter books!  She's doing pretty well with her reading, but we still read the chapter books to her.  She tries, though!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011

Emily's first day of 1st Grade
So excited she just ran off the bus!  I barely caught her with the camera, she was full of chatter and stories!  She loves 1st Grade!

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

Hard time picking photos today, so I decided on pictures that I took at Dairy Queen.  I took the kids out for lunch today as a "Last Day of Summer" treat before Emily starts school tomorrow...


There are MANY more pictures that I put in a set on FLICKR - Emily needed a picture for her "About Me" paper at school, so I took a bunch of shots, then we went to the store to pick one out to print for her.  Some of the pictures are quite good, but you can see them all in the set.  Enjoy!

This one is my favorite though:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011

Bradley and Emily and Daddy
Yes, Bradley is holding his "Boo Boo Horsie" on his face... again... he and his stool had a slight disagreement.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011

 They were playing cowboys, but they only had one horse (a rocking horse) so Emily built another horse out of legos and a couple of stools... clever girl!



Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011

No nap today, and he is SO tired!

It was Back 2 School night tonight and we got to meet Emily's 1st grade teacher!  It was crazy hectic there with all the kids and parents checking out the new building (very, very nice!!).  Emily found her desk, left her supplies in it, and talked to her new teacher.  Then we checked out the library, had root beer floats in the cafeteria, the kids ran laps around the gymnasium and we scoped out the new playground, too!  It was fun!  On every desk in her classroom were name plates and new little friends, this little bear is named Ariel (perfect for Emily as the Little Mermaid is Ariel) and Emily was excited to get a toy at school!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

They were playing trains..



And away they go.... choo choo!

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

 Sorry for the blur... he's still cute though, isn't he??

The look on her face?  Yea, she fell over right after I took the picture!  Needs a little work on the ballerina balance :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011

He's all stuffy and sniffly... his nose is red, his cheeks are shiny... not very photogenic today!  :(  Hopefully he'll be feeling better tomorrow!

I had this little dog speaker thingy hiding in my craft room and thought that Emily would like it for her iPod... she loves it!  Nana Rosie told her to take a picture of it, so I took a picture of her taking the picture!

And, here's the picture that she took - notice the backdrop!
This goofy little dog taps it's foot to the music, bops his head, wags his tail.. his ears wiggle and he has lights on his face that light up in time to the music.  And, even when he's not being used, he barks, whines, growls and yips... he's been banished to the craft room because he wouldn't stop barking after the kids went to bed - and no, there's no off button... 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

This little boy just LOVES his croissants!
doing push-ups... really?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

Water play day at school!



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

Just Emily
playing with Bradley's toys

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14, 2011

He fell asleep while we were cooking dinner....

Helping us cook dinner - her first time working over a HOT stove - notice how close Daddy is!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

Today, the mall had a Pirate Adventure day with crafts and games for the kids... they had a really good time!

Making a pirate flag

Showing off his sword, eye patch and the pirate hook that he made
Also got a sword, eye patch and made a hook hand

Digging for treasure

Yay!  Treasure!

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

Our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary!

This is his face when he saw...

It's the new release banner from Cars 2 that I got from the movie theater yesterday!  It covers an entire wall in the playroom from floor to ceiling!
and I went out for pedicures (Emily also got a manicure) today... she wanted Kitty Cats!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011



And, I found this on Emily's camera, one of her friends must have taken it...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

A little Wii gaming after dinner...

And, Turtles that they made at school today!



Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 7, 2011

Playing games on the Wii - he's playing the Cars racing game, but he's not actually racing, just seeing how fast he can go before crashing into a fence, or building, or sign, or anything else that may get in the way!

She's discovered games on my computer..... I think I may have to fight for my computer from now on!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 6, 2011

Oops - camera shy today!

Working hard in her crafting area :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

The kids made snakes at Summer School today - so cute!!