Sunday, August 22, 2010

an A+ kinda day..

Our Summer has flown by..
and this morning was greeted with much excitement..
our "mommy kid dates" to get the perfect attire..
found out classroom numbers and teachers names..
filled backpacks and lunch bags..
and worked on some signature “rockstar-ness” in prep for the BIG day!

I always think of the beginning of the school year a "new years day"
of sorts because there are so many new things
school supplies
shoes, socks
new teachers
new friends
new schedule
sports and dance start anew

The 2nd grade was ohhh so lucky to gain this little rock star..

the 5th grade was ready to welcome this awesome dude..
Anz was the only one to ride the bus...the older kids are just a bit "TOO COOL"
to catch a ride on that thing...

Another "first" day of school down.. just wish time would slow a little!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

end of Summer party

Every year on the last day of the kids' Summer break we throw a "end of Summer" party! It isn't really a celebration to me..I hate it when they have to go back to school, but the kids love to do it and it is a celebration of a new school year for them, so this year we had to really work it into the schedule because Ash has had practice twice a day and gets home late. But we did it and of course the kids love it. We get everything we can think of that everyone enjoys having on ice cream. Brownies, m&m's, gummy bears, oreos, bananas, strawberries, whip cream, caramel and hot fudge!!
Ash and Chan make their own version of cold stone and Anz and Jens just pile everything on their ice cream and Blayre had fun just taking samples of everything!!

Sad to see Summer has come to an end! :(

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


3 words... Var. Sit. Tee.

Ashtyn told me when she was 12 years old that she would make the Varsity Volleyball team when she was a freshman! She said that this was going to be her goal and asked if we would help her achieve it.
She got a lot of different opinions on why she should shoot for J.V.and not dream something so big!! set her expectations to something that could be reached!
but there were those few that would tell her that if she set that goal and worked hard and kept her eye on the prize she would get there!


Congrats Ash I always knew you could do it!! We are so proud of you. I know how hard you worked to get here and you did it!
Sky's the limit for you baby!

Friday, August 6, 2010

big day

Jensen started football this week. This is the first year he gets to play with pads, in Shelley the boys can not play in pads until the 5th grade. Jensen has been waiting for this day since he was 6. He got home tonight and didn't take the pads and helmet off until it was time to brush his teeth! :) This is such an exciting week at our house! Grid Kid football get ready for this....

good luck Jensen!