Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Three kids started school this week!
Where did the summer go?
I felt like a mom out of practice....Its not like I haven't made a ton of lunches, but for some reason Monday morning came and I looked at their boxes and wondered what to put in them. 
Crazy right?
I think I was preoccupied with the fact that Izzy was actually going to Kindergarten this year!!!
All the days before Monday I kept thinking, she's too small and I'm not ready to let go of her.
She came down the stairs all dressed, so excited and so ready for her new adventure.
She grew up on me that morning and me heart broke a little, but I was amazed all at the same time.  She also had no problem saying good bye to Mom and Dad!  She hopped on the bus super excited to finally have her turn after years of watching her big brothers.  When we met her at the school to walk her to the class door, she told us..."I want to walk with Ethan, not you guys".

She's my sweet little girl, I've missed her.  At least she's only gone half the day!

5th grade
Mrs. Anderson

2nd grade
Ms. Tiffany

Mrs. Day

Cole and his best friend Brady...what a pair!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Camping at Lake Mary

We went camping by Flagstaff last weekend.  We spent two nights up by Lake Mary, and got away from this crazy Arizona heat.
It was a blast! 
We had so much fun together.  It was great to get away for some much needed R&R and together time.  All electronics were left at home - Loved that!! It was full of good old fashioned card playing, hiking, camp fire poking, and most important....talking!

Almost had the whole place to ourselves the first night.  This camp site was so clean, even the whole in the ground toilets smelled good.  The hosts were great at keeping everything clean!

Cole and Kev on dish duty.

First time bringing our hammock camping...we'll never leave it at home again!

It got tons of use!

 Trying to get everyone to smile at the red flashing light for a family picture is not easy!

Fun times!