Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kloey's first day of school
Katie wanting her pic taken too
Joseph showing off his batman shirt
Ben matching Joseph
Dry river bed I took some pictures of
Zach and the Hulk going to school
Jonathan being nonchalant
Andrew ready to go
Lydia not really sure about the whole thing
Gallie prepared to walk to school as a 1st grader

Last summer fling to the botanical gardens
trying to cram into the lighthouse. Yikes! it was small
Kodey getting ready to drive to school as a junior
big and mighty sophomore. Finally at the high school
Nathan ready for 3rd grade
Oops! I forgot Jacob. I will add that one later. we are in our second week of school and still trying to find some kind of routine. we have our days and nights packed and we all fall into bed exhausted every night. Besides that we are having such good time. The preschoolers will start on Sept.22 and I will be starting to sub. around then. I have already had a lot of offers but want to be home with my little ones. Working on financial aid forms to start back into independant studies at BYU. I will finish this degree! That's about it for now....

Monday, August 18, 2008

hiding out in a dinosaur cave at Thanksgiving point dinosaur museum
digging for bones
new haircuts for school and for Dad's graduation
John has just recieved his diploma from BYU in the Master's Program
Kodey at Girl's Camp with Miss Utah. I am pretty sure Kodey is just as beautiful
Standing by the cows at the Animal Farm. Josh just can't get away from the farm or cows. The little cow behind him keeps licking him and head buttng him
Andrew's 8th birthday on August 10th. He is looking forward to getting baptized on Saturday, Sept. 13.
The family at John's graduation from BYU
A triple piggy back ride. "hold on tight, Katie Grace"
Well another fun week right before school starts. I will load on first day of school pictures next. The house is super quiet with everyone gone. Katie, Ben and Joseph are doing their best to keep me entertained though. We are trying to catch up on laundry right now. I know you ae thinking,"Wow!what a life!" right now. I was very sad to send everyone off this morning. You should have seen the 8 elementary aged kids trooping down the hall in a tight pack. It was so heart-warming. The boys were promising to show the girl's where the first grade rooms are so no one would get lost. So, back to the laundry and the list of things to do. Hope YOU are having a great Monday!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Well, I have lots of pictures but I didn't download my camera yet. We have had a fantastic summer which is now coming to a close. School starts Monday Aug 18 and the kids are so excited they can hardly stand it. I on the other hand can't stand them going back. I really do enjoy every day together with them and all of the laughter we share. Our big news this week is John graduates from BYU Master's program on Friday!!! We are so excited for him and this amazing accomplishment.
Our school shopping is all done except for shoes which will be done tomorrow (Thursday). The new clothes are set out and new backpacks ready to be filled. The kids were all able to get seperate teachers this year which is an amazing accomplishment. The staff at Bonneville Elementary are the best ever. we have 1 in 4th grade, 3 in 3rd,1 in 2nd, 3 in 1st and 3 in preschool. My only concern is dealing with 8 seperate teachers and homework styles. I am sure we will work it out okay. Parent/teacher conferences should be interesting as well but at least the kids won't be compared to each other and they will all have some time apart.
Our disneyland adventure is set for Oct. 15-20, 2008. We are thrilled! I can't wait! Although, I can't see spending this much money very often. We are excited for the adventure.
Besides all of that it is just the normal things, getting haircuts, pictures,glasses for 3 kids and therapy appointments. I need to get my routine back in place. I am going to be joining a gym at the beginning of Sept. as soon as preschool starts. I want to be back to running in some races next summer. Maybe even in time for the turkey trot in Nov.
Well, gotta go for now and I will put some pictures on soon....