Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Ian

We love spending time with Kevin's cousins. The girls--Isabella, Sofia, and Brynn--get along so well. It really is amazing. And now, Nate and Ian will have someone to play with when we get together. Nice of the to have a son so Nate has a friend.

Yummy, Cake.

Birthday Boy. Isn't he a cutie?

Brynn and Sofia.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of School!!

Today, Brynn started Kindergarten. I can't believe she is old enough.
She was so excited. Her big worry--How would she ever remember all the kid's names?

I loved hearing her stories from her day.

Can you believe she, Dylin, and Alexis sat at the 1st grade table at lunch? Just shocking!

And she had gym
and snack
and rest time
and lunch
and and and.

I loved her excitement. I hope it continues!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Spending the evening at Oglebay

On our way. Quacky and Corkscrew go with us everywhere.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Just "Exhausterated"

Brynn's word when she is just too tired to continue.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spotting for deer

There are so many deer on the farm this year. We really don't need the binoculars to "spot" them, but Kevin is trying to teach Brynn to look for the antlers to spot a buck.

I love teaching the kids to respect nature and admire it without harming it (although I must admit that a few of the deer could go bye bye and I would be very happy--so would my hosta).

While Brynn and Kevin are spotting, this is what Nate is doing-running down the hill screaming. So hard to spot deer with a screaming brother beside you.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Taking a walk

Kevin has been working late this week, so it has been a lot of me time with the kids. We have been taking a walk most nights, mainly just to get out of the house. We are so blessed to live on a farm that is on a dead end road. The kids can run and have some freedom and I don't need to worry constantly about traffic.
And yes, Jenny the Unicorn comes with us a lot.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Their favorite thing in the world

Brynn and Nate love to play in water. They would do it every day. Too bad the weather here has been really crappy. But today it is hot and perfect. They got on their old suits and shoes (Why shoes? I have no idea. They had to have shoes.) and played for a couple of hours. It's amazing how well they can get along when they are doing something they both love.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just because...

Don't you wonder what he is thinking?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ready for Grammy's

Did I forget something?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ready to swim

Brynn's swimming teacher recommended goggles for her lessons since she will be swimming so much more under the water. We had to try them out in the bathtub first just to make sure they worked.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's Brynn Birthday!!

Waiting for Brynn to wake up

Is it present time yet?

Ready to go to my swimming lesson
And, what fine restaurant do we eat lunch at? McDonald's
Then off to Build-A-Bear

Choosing Jenny's heart
Making a wish for Jeeny
Gotta give her a bath
Nate enjoying the action
Meet Jenny, my new bestest friend