Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Last Swim

I can't believe the kids were able to still play in the water in September. It was nice to let them play outside and soak up the sun one last time before Fall set in. The kids love playing in the water and having water fights.

Shelby showing off her stylish sunglasses.

Sydney's friend Sophie, Sydney, and Shelby striking a pose for the camera.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Thanksgiving is in just 2 days! Before it snowed, I wasn't even "feeling" the holiday spirit. Now I am so excited.

I am thankful for so many things this year (well every year) but thankful that we have finally gotten our upstairs finished (now we just need to stay home get it all put together), the girls love their new bedroom.

I am thankful that we both have jobs that are stable and able to have a roof over our head.

I am so grateful that we have vehicles that are in good condition for these early 5:30 am COLD mornings going to work.

I am thankful for my WONDERFUL kids that put up with Shaun and I as parents. We aren't perfect and they know that and tolerate us as we learn to be parents, but they know we love and support them no matter what. I am so grateful for the JOY they bring into our lives and the fun things they say.

I am grateful for our families health. We have all been pretty healthy over the years and hopefully we keep going. I am thankful for modern medicine/technology that is used to help those that are sick to become better or live with their illness. I am so very grateful for Doctors and other caregivers that dedicate their lives to helping people get better or staying healthy.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends this year, please keep those in need in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

First day of School

The first day of school for Shelby and Sydney. Shelby was so excited because it was her first time to go to school and be on a bus. She is a mainstreamer at the Early Learning Center run by the school district in Corinne so she gets to ride the school bus. She is gone almost 4 1/2 hours, she rides the bus an hour to school and an hour home. Most of the time she has a little nap on the way home. She loves her bus drivers they are really good. She loves school and doesn't like Wednesday's becaue she doesn't get to go. She can't wait until next year when she goes to the big school and gets to go everyday. I hope she still feels that way when she gets in middle and high school. Her teachers are Miss Karla, Miss Robin, and Miss Kay.

Sydney is in 2nd grade this year and has Miss Stevenson, this is her first year teaching and she is great. Sydney likes all of the kids in her class loves to go to school every day. She never misses spirit days on Friday. Her favorite subject is break time she says (she really likes all subjects in school)

Preston got up and got ready for school, so we had to take his picture to. He was really bummed when he realized that he didn't get to get on the bus and go to school. He cried until we got in the house. I felt so bad, I hope he still wants to go when it really is his turn.