Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Last Friday was Brian's 38th birthday, and we celebrated as only we know how...a crazy keg party! Actually....we did our usual birthday routine: homemade b-day cake and presents. Its about as crazy as it gets around here!
We got some BBQ, had cake and ice cream & Brian opened gifts. I will say though, that I got totally outdone in the gift department. A pilot T-shirt, a book about different types of architecture, and a desk calendar with pictures of the kiddos every month. Not bad, I thought!
However, we were so happy when he opened his present from his mom: a huge photo album filled with photos of Brian! She had never had the time to organize all of her pictures of her kids, but apparently she's had time recently! Brian had a great time enjoying the flashbacks that the photo album brought with it!

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School 2011

Before I start filling everyone in on all of the exciting things we did this summer, I'll begin by telling all about the start of the school year!

Jolee started the 4th grade at Richards Elementary this year. She got a really good teacher this year: Ms. Schrader. She had been a special needs teacher for the last few years, but decided she wanted to get back into 4th grade this year. Jolee may not have several of her good friends in this class with her, but she does have one of her best friends with her, Madi! The girls haven't been in the same class since kindergarten. Nana made her a really awesome bag for school, and she found the perfect lunchbox. Here's some pics from her first day as a 4th grader :

The first of many pictures on her way into school

As you can see here, she was already getting a bit tired of all the picture taking. This is her fake smile ;)

Jolee with Daddy and Brady outside of her class

Jolee and her friend Kaylynn. They're in different classes this year...booo!

Taking a quick family picture while trying not to make Ms. Schrader mad! LOL

Meanwhile, Brady has his first day of pre-school for the year on the same day as Jolee. He had been going one day a week, but he is now going to be going TWO FULL DAYS!!!! He got to get a brand new Lightening McQueen backpack so he could kick off the school year in style. He's also telling everyone that he has a best friend now (Luke). It's so sweet that he has his own little life away from home now :)
Here's a couple of pictures from his first day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here's To Tomorrow!

I would like to apologize to the small handful of people that actually check on this blog from time to time. I completely let updating everyone on our lives slip during our very busy summer. I have so much to catch everyone up on (and a few pictures to share)! I promise that I will be a much better blogging mommy from now on ;)

Plus, it will be MUCH easier to find time now that Brady goes to preschool 2 days a week now!

Starting tomorrow, let the blogging begin!