Thursday, June 30, 2011


This afternoon I dropped Noah off at his first sleep over at a friend's house. He was SO excited!! If my memory serves me, this is the first time the kids have slept apart since Abby was hospitalized with Pneumonia when she was 1 1/2. Noah was having no problem with this milestone, I on the other hand am struggling. It didn't help that when I dropped him off he ran in to the house with his friends. I yelled in the door, "Noah, come say good-bye" and he yelled back, "BYE!". That was it. No hug and kiss. Needless to say I cried quietly all the way to Michael's where the girls and I were starting our 'girls day' with a craft.

We are having a wonderful day which will include painting our nails, shopping, and snuggling up to watch Enchanted. The night will be topped off with me sleeping in their room, our own slumber party!

Have I mentioned how fast my kids are growing?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Play Everyday!!

Even though summer vacation has been going for a few weeks, this week really feels like summer vacation! We are in the groove. We are loving it! In the spirit of summer, here is our summer list 2011!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The cottage weekend #2

We had another amazing weekend at the cottage! The kids made memories to last them until next year!! We are so blessed!


The first Radish from our garden.
A treasure found by Abby


Noah heading home
Noah making a catch at pitcher

Noah throwing from third base to first base

Noah in red

Noah has been busy with wrestling camp and baseball (coach pitch). It's been so much fun to watch him grow in his sports abilities and interests!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Cottage!

Abby and Mommy!

Grandpa M and Abby

Noah and Tori watching Abby (L) and Sophie (R)

One of Noah's fish!

Fun on the boat!

L-R Noah, Sophie, and Tori


We had a wonderful weekend at the cottage! The kids swam, tubed, played, and laughed! Noah even gave skiing another try. We enjoyed time with grandma and grandpa, Aunt Lynn, Uncle Steve, cousins, and even my dad came over on Sunday so we could celebrate father's day! It was wonderful! We are looking forward to spending next weekend there too....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Camping with my NEW CAMERA!!

Yippee!! I have joined the world of DSLR cameras! I got my new Canon T1i last Friday, and carefully packed it up and took it on our first camping trip of the season last weekend! We didn't go up until Saturday because I don't like camping in the rain :) but we had a wonderful couple of days! We played a lot of catch, hiked, enjoyed time with friends who visited (Bolts!), and even read. It was amazing!

Friday, June 10, 2011

And just like that I have 2nd graders....

1st Day of 1st Grade: Sept 2010
Last Day of 1st Grade: June 2011

Today was the last day of 1st grade. It was a long year of long days in school (for me). The kids of course, loved their teacher, love their friends, and love learning! It took me almost until Christmas to get adjusted, just in time for break! I am thrilled to have my kiddos home for the summer. We are looking forward to making our summer list, being lazy, and playing...a lot.

Happy Summer!! (the funny part is that it's rainy and about 58 degrees today!!)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Discovery Day!

Today was Discovery Day (aka Field Day) for the kids. I was able to work the 'camel relay' game all morning. It was so much fun to see the kids' class come through and enjoy the activity (it involved keeping a pillow on your back as you crawled down and back...). The temps cooled down for the day and the kids had a BLAST! One more (half) day....summer, we are ready for you!

Monday, June 6, 2011

1st Grade Field Trip to the Zoo

Friday we went to John Ball Zoo with the kids 1st grade class. It was a great day with the kids and all their friends!

The class!

The kids with their awesome teacher! They will miss her!

Abby feeding a bird (as you can imagine, favorite moment for her!)

Our group