Thursday, August 25, 2011

To be a ballerina

I think at some point every girl dreams of being a ballerina.  Carli is a bit of a tomboy so I didn't know if she was going to every try on the ballet slippers... but this year she finally want to take a dance class.  The class is full of friends from church and she gets to do a little tap and ballet with Mrs. Jenny.

She makes a pretty ballerina ;)

And the winner is....

Jeremiah!!!!  Yep he took first place in the raingutter regatta this week at cub scouts!

Reaching for the Stars

Bryce started preschool this week at Shinning Stars preschool with his new teacher Mrs. Michelle.  He has been asking all summer, "when do we go to preschool?"

First he had a visit from his teacher.  She read him a book and played army guys with him.  He thinks she is pretty cool.

Then we went to open house together and he saw some old friends and meet a few new ones.  He had a some cookies and played with play dough.  After that all he could do was talk about starting school.

The day finally arrived and as you can see he was a happy boy!

This is the fun playset at preschool
and the "fast slide"
and here is his name with the other shinning stars!

I know he is going to have a great year!  And that I am going to enjoy a few hours a week to get things done!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Bell has Rung

Summer is officially over and the kids are back in school.  It is sad to see summer go.  We really tried to enjoy every last drop of summer....

Jeremiah starts 5th grade this year.  It will be his last year of elementary school.... I remember his first day of kinder like it was yesterday.  I cannot believe this is the final chapter in his elementary years.  It should be a good one.  He has a nice teacher and one of his best friends in his class.
I think Carli will miss Jeremiah next year when he moves on...
Like the new bags????
How about the cool shoes????
LOVE this one!!!!

My second grader.... she is growing up too.  Carli loves school and her teachers always love her.  I am sure Mrs. Jones is going to enjoy having Carli in her class this year.  I know Carli is going to enjoy herself.  She was lucky enough to have 3 church friends in her class this year: Calie, Emma and Emily!  Watch out world!
Here is Carli in her new class.... Jeremiah wouldn't let me follow him to class this year.  I did go take a peek in the window on my way out.... he didn't see me ;)
Following with tradition we went for ice cream to celebrate!

Last day of Summer

It was a beautiful and hot day.... perfect to wish summer a farewell.

We splashed
and enjoyed the water at Soak City
We had season passes here and Bryce would just go up and down these 2 slides over and over all day long while the big kids hit the big slides

then we rushed back to Temecula to watch the bishop eat 9 scoops of ice cream for the 9 weeks of summer scripture reading the primary did
the kids got 8 toppings because we read for 8 weeks of summer
then we headed down to the pool to meet up with some friends for a night swim

Bryce learned to swim this summer and he is a very good swimmer.  He can jump in and swim to the side all on his own and he does race across the shallow end of the pool with Chase.
Good Bye summer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Beach House 2011

We headed down to the Beach house in Newport Beach the last week of July.  It is always a great time of family fun.

Jeremiah 9, Carli 7 and Bryce 3  these 3 have had a beachy summer
Carlis gets her Aunt Jayne
Carli was really brave this year.  She took on the big waves!
It is so nice to have Dad off work for a week so he can join us at the beach
Jeremiah had a few of these during the week...
Sully tackles the waves with a little coaching from Bryce....

Bryce shows Sully how it works... these two played so cute together.

Jeremiah with his Calamari at the Crab Shack
Matt teaches the kids to suck the crawfish head... yuck
We made woofems and smores 

these two worked tirelessly on this 2000 piece puzzle... they finished with one missing piece that Bryce hide.

We rode the beach cruisers done to the pier 

I love this photo of Grandpa and Bryce on the boardwalk

Pizza night at the fun zone

I think Bryce enjoyed his ride... not so sure about Carli

I think we are almost to the point where we won't have any kids at the carousel age... kinda sad to think of.
This is what Carli looks forward to all year

And it may become Bryce's new favorite beach house outing
He also found a new love for skee ball
Matt was the champ at hoops this year.
Jeremiah took home some winnings 

Bryce loved fishing
Carli didn't catch anything this year...
actually Jeremiah was the only one to bring home some fish
All and all a fun time!