Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten

This week Elise started Kindergarten. She has been talking about starting Kindergarten since last summer (when she was still 3).  As I walked her into school on her first day she was racing down the hallway to her classroom, I was like, "Wait up, what about me?" Ha, I guess she was ready. So far her favorite thing is recess and she is glad she knows a few kids from church in her class. I'm pretty sure this little lady will have a good year. Other recent happenings are lots of activities with the kiddos. We went swimming, biking, on a trip to the library, bowling and a picnic at the park. We also attended Aggie Fan Day, which this year over 8,000 fans attended. It was pretty crowded and hot, but the kids enjoyed getting Aggie Tattoos, getting to play on a fun house, meeting the mascot, Blue and hanging with the cheerleaders. Lastly, the kids got haircuts this week. Elise was very excited to get to go to Cookie Cutters, where her brother always gets his haircut. Until next time....

So I might have created this photo. There were WAY too many kids taking pictures in the front of the school where the sign was. This impatient girl was too excited to get to class so we just took this pic and I added the sign. Clever I'd say.
 At her desk
 Riding bikes

 Library fun

 Swimming with Daniel's cousin Eldon and family that came up to visit
 Daniel (the twins) and Eldon
 Aggie Fan Day:
 Blue signing autographs
 A quick pose
 Aggie Tattoos

 Showing them off
 Elise and Carter hanging out with Utah State Cheerleaders
 Picnic at the park

 Bowling with Mommy and Poppa

Elise bowling
 She was so excited when she almost knocked down all the pins

 Carter's turn
Daniel gets a strike!
Elise and Carter wanted to stay all day. Carter says he has been having dreams about bowling since we went.
 Haircut  time
 We cut off 3 1/2 inches :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Swimming and Slurpees

One day this week I took the kids swimming ALL day long, it was a super fun, relaxing summer's day. Even better we ended it by getting slurpees, delightful! We also watched another Aggie practice/scrimmage game at the stadium. We are all getting very excited for the new season to start. First game is August 29th.

These kiddos love the pool

 Elise coming down the slide
Taking a little rest
Elise giving a wave, a second before being soaked with water, ha ha!

Visiting Poppa at work and watching the Aggies practice for their upcoming season

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This Ain't My First Rodeo...

Oh wait yes it is. This week we took the fam to the Cache County Rodeo. Pretty much it was everything I expected and the kids had a great time too. It was a sold out show and the stadium was filled to the max. We also took a trip to the zoo, I got a pedicure and we watched a scrimmage game for The Utah State Football team. Since school is starting soon and it will be super busy, here are some recent updates on the kiddos.

Elise: Favorite Quote of the week: "Mommy, if everybody looked the same, the world would be pretty boring." Very true Elise, very true. Okay here are some updates on this 5 year old.
Her favorite treat right now are popsicles. She can pick up things with her feet, loves to watch older shows on Netflix, like Jem and the Holograms (My personal favorite) The Magic School Bus, and Bobby's World. She loves cooking, whether it is helping Mommy in the kitchen, watching tips on the food network with Mommy and Poppa, or trying to think of new recipes, this girl is fascinated. She loves to rhyme words, floss, read Sweet Pickles books, swim, decorate her barbie doll house, listen to Adele and to beat box along with music.

Carter: He will turn 3 1/2 this month. He has started saying, "that's pretty cool" a lot and "rad." He really really likes to wash his hands, maybe too much because the soap seems to be disappearing. He loves watching any type of super hero clips on you tube. (With adult supervision). He has discovered Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and continues to dress up like super hereos everyday. Currently Batman and Hawkeye are his favorites. His favorite food right now is noodles. He LOVES hip hop music and dancing, we got a pretty good little break dancer on our hands.

 Carter and Elise with their cousins Mya and Bert

 Notice the monkey?
 Elise and an Elk

 Saying hi to the duckies
 Silly faces

 Bike Ride time
 Elise was so proud of her puzzle, of course I had to take a picture
 I know nobody really cares, but these are my super cute toes this week :)
 Scrimmage Game
 Daniel hard at work with the team
 Mommy and Carter hanging out in the shade
 Merlin Olsen Statue
Rodeo Princesses
 Poppa, Elise and Carter at the Rodeo
 Elise being silly while waiting for the rodeo to start
 Yee Haw!
 Here are a few rodeo videos: Short, but sweet