Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First day of school 2009

The girls started school yesterday.
A started 1st grade.

M started 3rd grade.
They were so excited to go back to school. The love to dress alike, so they are wearing their matching shirts. I think it is so cute, but I know it won't last forever.
They had a good day yesterday. It was only a half day, so today is their first full day of school. It has been really quiet around here without them. That has been great, but a little sad as well. I didn't realize how much I depended on the older two girls to help with the younger ones. This will be an adjustment for everyone, but I think it will be a great year.

The Last Week of Summer Vacation....

The last week of summer vacation was a busy one, so busy in fact, that I didn't take 1 picture of it.
We finished up our last minute shopping. I got fabric to make the girls lunch bags and skirts. I have two of the lunch bags done, but I will have to post pictures of those on another day. I still have to make the skirts. I think I will start those today.
My DH and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. On that day, DH brought me a dozen roses mixed with sunflowers. It made a beautiful bouquet. We had our real fun that weekend. We dropped the kids off at Grandma and Grandpa B's house for the night. Then DH and I went to the temple and went out to a movie.

After that we went and looked at carpet. Very romantic I know, but it was so much easier doing that without the kids. Then we went out to dinner at the Olive Garden. It is one of our favorites. Then we went back to our house for a little chocolate fondue, a game of Rummikub, and for some unaccounted for time. We had a great time together.

The next day DH had to go to work and I went and got the kids from Grandma and Grandpa's house. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching them so we could have some grown up alone time. We also had a back-to-school party at my house with my family. We had yummy chinese food. We are having leftovers tonight for dinner. I am excited! I am on a total chinese food kick lately.

We also got to have a little manicure/pedicure party with Steph and her girls. Steph brought me the yummiest sandwich ever. Thanks Steph!

All in all, it was a great summer break. I am glad it is over though. The girls were starting to get on each others nerves (and mine!) this last week. It was just time for them to go back. Have fun at school girls!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer Vacation Weeks 9 and 10.

I am going to do these two weeks as one post. The weeks blurred together anyway. We had swimming lessons both weeks. It seemed like we just got our swim suits on, went to lessons, came home, washed the girls, washed the towels and suits, and started all over the next day. I am glad they are over!! The girls loved their lessons though. A didn't pass this year so she will have to take the same class again next year. I am not so sure M really passed it either. I think they might have just passed her because they felt bad she was 2 years older than all the other kids in her class.
Poor A probably didn't pass her class because she was sick and had to miss two days. :(
We have also been working like crazy on our basement. Poor DH is such a trooper. That sheetrock business was completely horrible and very messy, but he plugged along until he got it all done.

We finished painting it all last night. PHEW! That was a lot of work. I will have to take some new pictures and post them next week.

M and Dad also got to go to a Daddy Daughter Date Night for Activity Days. They had a nerd night. Dad had fun dressing up for it.

We also went to a ward party, had lunch and a play date with friends, had a primary activity, went to Grandma's house for a crop, and I did an enrichment night. I think last week was the busiest week I have had in a very long time. I was looking forward to this next week being a lot less busy, and then I started my list of all the things that I need to do before school starts. AAAHHHHHH!!! It is going to be another busy week afterall.

10 weeks down, only 1 more to go....oh no!

Summer Vacation Week #8

We have had a busy couple of weeks and I haven't been keeping up on my blog too well. We have something to do on the calender everyday lately. I feel like we are just hopping from one thing to the next, but we have been having a lot of fun.

This week we got to go to a neighborhood party in place of our regular FHE. They had set up a blow up water slide thing that the kids had a great time playing on. We BBQed, and they made homemade icecream. YUM!

We also had some friends over for another Polly Pocket Pool Party.....those Polly's just can't have enough parties you know. I forgot to pull out the camera. It seems like the longer summer goes the less pictures I take. I think I am getting tired!

The girls were starting to get bored of their toys, so we dug around out in the garage and found the Dress-Up tub. They have had so much fun dressing up and dancing around the house.

The girls are still doing their reading to earn their Twillerbee dolls. They are both going through books like crazy! This is M nearing the end of Harry Potter #3.

For our craft day this week we made these little shapes out of "ironing beads" as we call them.

We are getting tons of tomatoes from our garden. We found this little guy out there one day. (Okay, I added the black bean eyes, but that nose really was growning out the side of the tomato...so funny!)

We also got to go to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House with some good friends of ours. I kicked myself as we were driving home because we forgot to take pictures! We had a fun BBQ with them after and had so much fun visiting. We sure miss them and their family.

8 weeks down 3 more to go!