Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome to Summer!

Last year just before school was out I saw this idea on Pintrest and I did it for my kids on the last day of school.... so guess what my kids say to me on the way out the door for school on their last day. Mom I hope you do that banner on the door again! So of course to try to keep being a "fun/ cool" mom I throw one up. Luckily the kindergartners were done the day before so all I did was write the words and Hayden and Hadley did all the art work. Worked out great!
 As soon as Larry was off that night we headed out to Green Peter Lake and camped out. Great way to kick of summer vacation I think! The next morning after breakfast we got to go on our first "real" boating trip with our new boat. We had gone on a boat ride but not gone water skiing or anything. (Since we bought it in February this is not weird that we didn't run right out and use it. BRRRR!) Ethan got to do all his favorite things. Slalom, knee board, and wake board.
 Brock water skied and knee boarded. He popped right up. Larry got his first trip as well. It was Amazing! Great take off and easy pull! LOVED IT! Don't ask if I did. It is June the water is still COLD!
 The weather was perfect and we all had a wonderful time! Hayden loved hiding in the "cave" under the seat.
 Amelia on flag duty. Amelia also did some water skiing and some knee boarding. My battery died before I got any more pictures!
We all came up with a little sun burn. Ruth and Hayden got away with almost none, hardly pink. Ethan and I are pretty sore 2 days later. But it was fun anyway and we will be golden brown by the end of the week! Welcome to Summer!!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 2013 Dance recital

 These are my super sweet "tiny dancers" I have been teaching for a year and a half or in my time really 2 full school years. It has been so much fun for me to be dancing again and being creative in that way. The girls are so fun to work with too!

 Ruth was wild by the end and did NOT want to pose for pictures! I am going to try to post more videos...

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The video might not be great quality but it is the best I can do while not being the camera operator...
All the routines were choreographed by me except the tap ones. They are done by Kimber Jessop.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Family Pictures FINALLY!

 We haven't had family picture taken since Ruth was 6 weeks old! I have had the kids done but not all of us! Sad I know. 3 years later here we are. I won't comment on all of them because I chose to post a lot of them. Thanks MacKennzie I love them and have them on my wall already!
 Ethan age 13

 Amelia age 9

 Ruth age 3 (1/2)


 Hayden age 6 (1/2)

 Brock age 11 (almost in this picture!)






























 I love this family shot... I should have blown it up for the wall!
 If you can't tell this was really one of the last ones. Ruth was on the RUN! She was SO Done. Happy but not wanting to sit or listen anymore time to explore!!!













I don't know if you can tell I am having to hold on to Ruth for dear life. She was about done and was hitting everyone (playing) and ready to RUN!