Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of First Grade

At times it is hard to believe that Cait is already in 1st grade. Here are some pictures from her first day:

Cait with her friend Jason from kindergarten

At her very own desk
Honestly, sending her off to 1st grade was a little harder for me than I expected. I think the thought of her staying longer and seeing her at her own desk made her seem so grown up. I love watching her go through the new stages of life, but selfishly I get a little sad that we are already here. At least I have 3 more that re not there yet!

Summer Camp Outs

Twice this summer we have done backyard campouts with the kids. It is easier than going camping for one night somewhere else, and they think it is a lot of fun!
The last time we camped out Grace really wanted to sleep in the shade tent we have. So here they are conked out under the stars

Our silly Gracie Girl!

Enjoying smores that daddy made in the fire pit


A typical Carson pose!

Sweet dreams buddy!

I am so thankful for our sweet family and the good memories that God enables us to make!

Double Trouble

Carson and Kaylee are becoming fast friends these days. They love being together! They are starting to interact a lot more and are enjoy doing many things together.
Such as riding in trucks and eating popsicles...

and getting into the wipes! (Carson is realizing he is caught)

Kaylee is excited about her new find

Carson decided to redeem himself by informing me he was cleaning for me!
At this point Carson has not taught Kaylee too many "bad" things. However, I see this as a glimpse into what is to come!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ben & Lizzy's Wedding

July 3rd my brother Ben got married. Both Caitlin and Grace were flower girls in the wedding. Grace was excited to experience this role for the first time, and Cait, well she was quick to tell us this was her 2nd time as a flower girl. The wedding was beautiful. They had it at my parents house at night. Unfortunately, I have very few pictures since I was playing wedding coordinator for the first time (and hopefully last ;)). Congrats Ben and Lizzy, we love you!

Setting up - Kaylee and Evvie

Jon and Julia

The flower girls raking

My brother Morgan taking pictures

The 4 flower girls - my girls, and my sisters Bella and Maddi

A little of this, and a little of that...

Summer has ended up being kind of crazy for us! It has been lots of fun and lots of work!
Enjoying the 4th of July parade

Giggles and grins playing with the swamp cooler!

Kaylee likes to show off her tricks

...and her cute hair!

Tim worked hard to set a trap and catch the mouse in our house

I got up in the middle of the night to get water, and this is what I saw...

And, our summer started with Cait needing stitches in her knee, here she is with her bear the hospital gave her