Wednesday, August 23, 2017

First Day!

Summer flew by!  It's hard to believe that it's already over, but alas, we are three days into a new school year.  Let's back up and look at all of our first day festivities!

We have a traditional back to school dinner!  I cover the table in butcher paper, have the kids write some stuff on it, and we usually have pasta.  I love seeing some of their answers.

Graham is excited about wearing headphones at school, and he is nervous about nothing!!


Here's what Clare had to say:


Jane's responses:


And lastly, Sydney's:


On the first morning of school, everyone was up early and ready to roll.  I think everyone had some nervous energy...no one ate much breakfast!  

Graham is headed to first grade, and one of his best buddies is in his class!


Jane and Sydney are in fourth grade.  They have two great teachers...one for reading and writing and one for math.



Clare is top dog this year as a big 6th grader.  (sniff, sniff)  


My four smarty-pants!!


And a more serious one for posterity's sake!


All reports from the first day were good.  Clare's teacher was out sick, so that was kind of a bummer, but she seemed ok about it all.  

Praying for a great school year!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Colorado 2017

At last!  It was finally time for our week in Colorado!  The cousins were excited to be reunited!


One of our first stops was Jane's Lane!


We started our week off with our second annual campout.  The campout always provides some good memories.  This year we saw a moose on our drive to our campsite.  It rained a bit, and we were very thankful for our tarp setup!.  Thankfully, the rain passed by, and we were able to cook our dinner and have a good night's sleep!



These five love the camping trip.  They hang out by the stream, gather wood, look for animals, and they even shot the pellet gun.


We spent a day on Mt. Crested Butte.  The kids love all of the activities, including bag jump


and Euro Bungee!


Several in our group hiked up to the top of the mountain!  


Clare's had an injured foot, so we passed on hiking this week, but she thought something was pretty funny!


Another day, Megan took these four on an easier hike.  They loved it, and I love the pictures that she got!


On Friday, Mom helped the kids have their second annual lemonade stand.  "Cousins Lemonade!"



Graham was excited to get a matching shirt with his uncle Nate!


LoLo had a fun project for the girls.  They made no-sew fleece scarves!


It was a great week in a beautiful place!!