Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tropical Storm Fun

With the children home from school (for two days) due to the tropical storm (TS Isaac) and flooding, we ventured out to our neighborhood for an adventure!

Hint: The bench isn't usually in the lake

Our rainy Abbey Road (eat your heart out, Beatles)

Sharing a downspout

Friday, August 24, 2012

One Week Down!

Well, I am finding that school makes life busy in a different way than summer made our life busy. However, as things are starting to slow down because it is Friday, I finally am able to post our "first day" pictures.   We had a rough early start earlier in the week, but now we don't have to leave before the sun comes up. Yay!

As you can see, the children were a wide range of emotions the first day:

Ready to go to school!  (Rebecca with her super loose tooth that she pulled out at lunch that day)

How did this picture get in?  Oh well, David being... well... David.

I said, "Smile, I want to get a picture of you riding to school".  Nice.

Loose tooth Becca.

Waiting for the bus.  (Now we are at a different bus stop, but you get the idea)  David had no fear, he just jumped right on and went.

Rebecca being so grown and walking to class alone!  Bye, Becca!
At home I have actually been doing my own preschool stuff and involving Andrew as well.  They have fun.  It isn't anything big, but I think it is helping to gear Benjamin's mind to going to school.  We have been learning about "ME" this week.  He is also working on learning the letters of his name.

Benjamin and Andrew at home, occasionally playing together.

For the past couple of days Benjamin has been carrying all this stuff around.  I asked him what he was doing here, and he told me he was making Deviled Eggs.  (his favorite way to eat eggs)
One week down and only forty-one weeks until summer!  (but who's counting, right?)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Getting Bigger!

We visited the Ft. Lauderdale Temple site this morning--with the children in their adorable outfits Maryann made for them!
Step-sitting before the short trip (about an hour away)

Andrew making a break for it! (Our front yard)

At the temple (Andrew trying to get away, again)

Children, sans Andrew


He was singing "I Love to See the Temple"

She was telling me why she was excited for a temple

He was also telling me why he was excited for a temple

He just wanted to play with the camera

Friday, August 3, 2012

You have to see THIS!

All our adventures for July were captured in one place!  You can see them here and enjoy the fun vicariously.