Friday, August 29, 2008

School Bus

It was a very exciting day today. The girls got up early and we headed to the bus stop and this is the only end of the bus that we saw. We missed out first bus. Sometimes mom's don't know everything. We had some tears when we realized we had been standing in the wrong place and the bus had left without 2 very excited girls. I told them not to worry because they would get to ride it home. And they sure did get to ride it home. They were pretty happy about it too. So was I. I have to say it sure took a lot of stress out of the day. I didn't have to drive in traffic or fight carpool lanes or crazy people who do it wrong. I got to stay at home. Ian actually got to take a nap in his bed this afternoon. I got dinner started. We left the house to get the girls and about a half a block from the stop my phone rang. The bus was early. I was there and back in about 5 minutes. This is amazing and why didn't I start this last year when I had the new baby. What was I thinking? (or not thinking) We'll see what they have to say about it on tuesday when they ride it to and from school.
The other big news is Kennedy got a stay at home cello today. She is so excited. For those of you who don't know, Kennedy plays the cello and has had to take it to and from school everyday for the last 2 years. It is a great set up with backpack cases and everything. It sure is cute watching them walk with them on. Anyway, she now doesn't have to do that everyday and she is so happy. She doesn't have to pack and unpack a cello at least twice a day. Yeah, Kennedy!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day back to school. Needless to say Morgan and Kennedy were very excited. Morgan thinks that third grade is the best ever and Kennedy thinks she is wrong because second grade has to be the best. After school, we went for some ice-cream with some friends. It was a nice cool treat for a hot day and a good way to end the first day of school.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kid grow too fast

I just think this is the cutest picture ever and I wanted to share it with you. I just can't believe how fast they grow. My babies are growing up way too fast. I wish I could slow things down for a day or two.

Kennedy turns 7.

July 26, Kennedy finally turned 7. We had a great day. She got to open her presents and Aunt Leslie we even here. We spent the day at the beach and I forgot to take my camera, but we still had a lot of fun.
She was very excited for everything, especially her cake.
There is just something about blowing the candles out of your own special order cake that just seems to make the day.
Then again, eating it isn't that bad either. Happy birthday sweetheart.
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Swimming lessons

I finally caved and enrolled the girls in swim lessons this summer. They loved it. Emmy couldn't have been happier to swim with her teacher Anna everyday. She got to kick and put her face in the water.

Her favorite was jumping in the deep water all by herself and swimming back to the side on a noodle.
Kennedy learned a lot of new things. She got a lot stronger and learned to swim freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke and a little side stroke.
She especially liked swimming with the turtle shell on her back, even though she didn't need it.
Morgan did great in her class. She learned all her strokes and swam laps everyday. She also learned boat safety and floated with life jackets.

She also learned how to help get big people out of the water if they need help.
The best part about swim lessons was that Kennedy finally passed the swim test. We go to the YMCA and they have a water slide at their pool. In order to go on the slide you have to be able to swim a length of the pool all by yourself without touching the side or the bottom. Kennedy has been trying so hard for the last year and she finally did it. Way to go Kennedy!

The circus came to town.

We are lucky to love in Houston. There are some great summer reading programs here. The kids signed up with the public library and read 10 books each and got ticket to go to the circus. It was a great deal. The seats we got were $30 seats. I didn't realize it was so expensive to go to the circus. So thanks to the City of Houston we got to go the the circus for free. We got to see the tigers do lots of cool things.
The elephants were amazing.
It was fun to see people shot out a cannon.
And best of all, we got to do it with our good friends.

Doing laundry is fun to do.

I just love doing laundry. Especially when I have a cute little helper like this guy.

Emmy loves being a girl

When Aunt Lynette came to visit she brought some presents for her birthday. Emmy loved every single one of them. It had hair clips and necklaces. Rings and barrettes.
But best of all, it had makeup.

You can see that she loves being a girl. And what a pretty girl she is too!

Fun with cousins

This July we were lucky to have some cousins visit all the way for Juneau, Alaska. We got to take them to Galveston for a few days and we had a blast. Ian went to the beach for the first time and loved it. I think he ate more sand than he had on him at the end of the day.
Emmy loves to build sand castles. What could be better than getting dirty and swimming?
Kennedy just loves the water. Can't you tell.
We also got to go to Schlitterbaun which is a huge water park that has something for all ages. At the end of the day we took this picture and couldn't believe that we managed to go to a park like this with 10 kids and no one got lost.