Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Isaiah and Eisley's 1st day at "Grana's school"

I am so thankful for my mom! She has been such a big help to me over the past 5 months. She has joyfully kept all the kids for me one day a week all summer, so that I could continue to work part time. And this week she started keeping Isaiah and Eisley 2 days a week while I work and while Ashtyn and Josiah are in school. She offers to help me all the time which is such a blessing, because I hate to ask. Isaiah has been looking forward to this week, for him and Eisley to go to Grana's, since before Eisley was born. He was so exciting Monday morning when I brought him to her house. She had out homemade playdough, with letter cookie cutters, all waiting for him. She also had out cars and trucks to play with, puzzles and even had a story picked out for the day. Being the 3rd of 4 kids, and rarely getting all the attention, I know that this time with Grana is very special to him. He and Eisley, both had a great day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ashtyn and Josiah's 1st day of school

Ashtyn and Josiah both loved school! Ashtyn is in 1st grade. It will be different for her this year because we have heard that they have lots of homework and no rest time! Josiah is in Pre-K 3 days a week. When I picked them up I asked Josiah if he had fun and he said" Yes, I'm ready to go back NOW!" This is big for Josiah to want to go back! I'll keep you posted on how he does on his second day (Wednesday). Here are a few pictures that I got of them.

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We're all ready to go, with our reflective backpacks

Isaiah's ready to go to Grana's house!

Ashtyn at her BIG desk, full of books!

Josiah with "Dude", their pet turtle that he got to help feed.

This is a picture I got as I was peaking in through the window, before I left.


The girls in mommy and daddy's bed

Ashtyn almost ready for church, all dressed up. We are trying to fit in wearing those white shoes before summer is over and she outgrows them:)

Eisley in front of the TV, waiting for the rest of us to get ready

Josiah in his new classroom with Freddy the Frog

Ashtyn in her 1st grade classroom with Mrs. Hedgpeth

What a busy and exciting day we had...
1. Ashtyn's first night to ever sleep in sponge rollers (can you believe I waited 6yrs!?!)
2. Went to church and heard a great message from our awesome new pastor
3. Came home and had lunch
4. Went back to church aka the kids school for Open House and Meet the Teacher
5. Came home fixed dinner
6. Got ready for bed early...tomorrow is the 1st day of school!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


the weather was wonderful this weekend. after staying inside these past hot days, we finally were able to enjoy playing outside. the kids had a blast playing soccer with their daddy in the back yard (that doesn't have green grass even after watering every day!) i used to love getting out of the house and going places together, but these days hangin out at home is my absolute favorite. while the boys got out to go get "back to school" haicuts, ashtyn and I had our first ever yahtzee marathon! Being at home with my sweet family, enjoying the cooler weather and watching the olympics made saturday a great day!

Hot Wheels

The boys are so sweet to their baby sister. I love to listen and watch them interacting with her. They speak so softly to her and she loves for them to make their silly faces for her. Here they are teaching her about their favorite things in life!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

4 months (at the end of July)

Just wanted to share that our baby is 4 months old, well actually almost 5 months, now. At her 4 month check up she weighed 12 lbs. and 9 oz. which put her in the 25 % for weight; 24 1/2 inches long, which is 50% range for length. By the way, she loves her Bumbo! What a great invention!