Friday, August 26, 2011

End of Summer Bang

We have had a lot of fun playing in water that last bit of Summer break. The children had fun playing with water balloons, I was impressed that they did it all by themselves. I was unable to help them with all that I am doing around our home, and they figured out how to do it themselves.

For a long time Andrew would just crawl to the window and look outside at everything. He loves watching his brothers and sister as they play.

Benjamin was excited to join the balloon fun. They pretended the balloons were their babies.

We took one last trip to the beach before school started. Clark really had a lot of fun in the sand, as you can see his amazing sand picture!

David made a picture too, since we have been talking about jelly-fish safety he made a jelly-fish.

I was so amazed that we had the beach almost all to ourselves. We love getting to the beach in the morning when the sun is coming up and the weather is cool. It is a beautiful time.

Having fun together as we walk along the beach. Andrew became so relaxed he even fell asleep in my arms which hasn't happened in a long time.

The school started and I have half of my children in school now! My children seemed to jump right into the school thing, even at a new school.

We tried the bike riding thing, unfortunately the first day didn't go well, but we tried again the next day and found that riding the two miles to school by bike was faster than any other way. We received some amazed looks as I pulled three children on my bike (two in the trailer and one in an infant seat) and followed David on his bike. Rebecca is going to practice riding before she tries riding again.

The children are very excited that Rebecca has two class guinea pigs, Pinky and Cocoa (Cocoa is pictured)

And now we are already one week through school. I am always shocked at how fast time goes when school starts, I know that the holidays will be here soon. As my high school English teacher told us seniors, "Christmas is next week, and graduation is the next week." We didn't believe him, but here I am more than ten years later... Who knew time could fly so fast.

I feel like my children are growing fast and will be becoming adults, serving missions, going to college, and getting married sooner than I expect. At least we know we are a forever family, it makes growing up a lot easier.


gaylene said...

such fun pictures! It's nice they can ride their bikes (and you get to exercise, too!). I love the sand art--they're both pretty good!

Danielle said...

Your kids are looking so big and grown up. I love all your blog posts, Maryann. You have such a sweet, tender way of writing that just makes one really want to stop and appreciate the little things more. I know I need to do that more often.

Mindy said...

Amen to your final paragraph!

Looks like you're all enjoying making Florida your new home. Good luck with all of the unpacking and organizing. :)