Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day of School

Off to school!

Daddy's Girl

Sara's Favorite

When we dropped Sara off, her teacher already had out a school bus coloring paper at everyone's desk. Sara loves to color so this was a great way to start off the day!

Saying Goodbye

headed to school-wide general assembly

Sara got to be the line-leader today. . .This is her teacher, Mrs. Shevy

General Assembly


My good friend Megan came over last Tuesday and trimmed Sara's hair for me so she was all ready for her first day of school today!

More than ready . . .

I don't know who had more fun school shopping, sara or me. . . Sara starts K-4 this year so there were just a few essential things she needed. After a two trips to Walmart she got all of her supplies. A folder, bookbag, lunchbag, napmat, crayons, kleenex, baggies, and gym shoes. Here she is proudly displaying her goods!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Growing Pains

Sara took a little spill on her bike a while back. After seeing the amount of blood coming from her mouth, I thought her tooth may have gone through her bottom lip--thankfully, she just sliced it up a little. Of course, I have to take pictures of these kinds of things for the grandma's and grandpa's who live far away and miss out on the day-to-day injuries of their grandkids.

A train, Mommy!

This is the first time Silas has every tried to build anything specific with his mega-blocks, he usually just builds a tower. . . I was rather impressed when he made this AND told me what is was he had made!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Not the smartest decision we ever made. . . .

So, here we are at the fair, and I'm thinking, I wonder if there is a ride we can all ride together as a family. I naively suggest the Tilt-O-Whirl, thinking it's a pretty calm ride, the kids would probably like it. HA!! WRONG! It was a nightmare. . .I don't think I have ever been on a tilt-o-whirl that has gone so fast in all of my life. Sara screamed and cried the entire time! "I don't like this thing, I want to get off!!" Silas was all scrunched down into my ribs hanging on for dear life. Yup, we totally traumatized our kids. This picture was a self-taken BEFORE the ride began. . . things were far too chaotic to take one after. After we got off the ride and Sara calmed down she said to me, "Mommy, why did you think that ride would make me laugh?!" Poor kid. . we tried to make up for it by letting them ride another slow, safe, kiddie ride. Live and Learn right?

Delano County Fair

A storm's a-brewin'

This is what the sky looked like to the north of us on our way to the Delano County Fair.

Excitement and Apprehension

Silas LOVED the fire engines. . .Sara was not too sure about all that noise.

Fun at the Parade

Friday, August 10, 2007

4th of July

So, July 3rd both Matt and Sara came down with the stomach flu! What a day. I thought this might put a damper on our 4th of July festivities, but Matt was feeling ready to get out of the house and Sara managed to keep some food down. So, despite Sara being rather lethargic that morning, we took a chance(and a bucket just in case) and headed to the parade. Thankfully, everyone was fine and the kids had a ball!

Oh well . . .

So, much for trying to get one good picture of the two of them.

Little Miss Personality