Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BTS 2011

6:58 am. 5th grade. New building. New locker.

New schedule. New bus driver.

7:45 am. Best friends!

4th grade.

2nd grade.

Happy back-to-school Day!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


The last 10 days have consisted of Comargo Camp, a new nephew, back-to-school shopping, my Dad's 70th birthday and my parents 44th wedding anniversary. And my camera memory card that died completely. I did manage to swipe Julie's picture off facebook of my Dad's 70th birthday. Loved being together!

So, we went shopping at Target and bought out their entire school supply section. Almost. I did have pictures of that, but they are/were on my dead memory card. But, I do have these.

And they make me


so much!

I know normal people don't rip out notebook paper and tape it to their wall

or stop at Kroger for 1 red apple

But, seriously, how can this not make your day amazing!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meeting Brayden

The story of meeting my new nephew Brayden Isaiah.  In pictures.

Welcome to the world, Brayden! We're so glad you're here!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Legos, Lorna, & Losing teeth

Caleb has spent a lot of time working with Carl this summer.  He earned $ to get a snowboard pass and is now saving up for a bow.  He doesn't like getting his pic taken but I forced simply asked for a few shots of
his 394 piece Lego creation.  I even managed to get one pic with half a smile!
My girls adore Lorna and were thrilled to get invited to her surprise (kind of) birthday party. 

Her party was at an old fashioned icecream parlor in Lebanon
Ella looks thrilled with her choice :)

The Village Ice Cream Parlor
Downtown Lebanon
Pretty flowers.  Pretty girls.
And Ella lost her first top tooth. 
I love. love. her smile!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Baking Party

Abby and Ella wanted to invite a few friends over for a "baking" party.
My idea of a baking party = a few friends coming over to bake.
Their idea of a baking party = games, pinatas, paper chains, games, balloons, pizzas, cookies, sprinkles, and games.
They started with the pinata.
A balloon.  Flour.  Water.  Strips of magazine paper.
Let it dry. Pop the balloon. Add Candy.   

And then tissue!

Then tons of paper chains

Finally, time for friends.  They made little pizzas

and added their own toppings
Fruit kebobs

And sugar cookies (out of a bag)

And decorated them with frosting (out of a can) and chocolate chips

And sprinkles, of course.  And they played tons of games. And giggled.  Alot!
Hmmmm...maybe I should have a baking party with my friends :)