Saturday, August 28, 2010

Water Camera

I had a water camera that I used this summer to take pics while we went tubing and at Sea World, and I finally got the pictures developed! It was funny, I had found a bunch of old disposable cameras and ended up getting about 10 developed at once and it was so funny to see what was on those cameras! Riley at camp when he was 7, and he accidentally got someone elses camera about halfway through camp, so we have a bunch of pictures of some older girls that we don't know!

Here are some from tubing (with Trista, Chris, Kenzie, Gary, Joe, Mark and Tristan!):

And from Sea World (with Tina, Bennie and the kids):

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School

Today was the kids' first day of school! They are both going to a one day school this year. Riley goes to a middle school where he learns American History, Life Science, and electives Geocaching, Cartooning, Mythbusters and Photography. Regan's is all specials, art, PE, music, speech and Spanish.

They both loved their schools! Riley's has a boy's club that meets a couple times a month and he's already met a lot of the boys from school and Regan's school has a monthly park day, so they are both happy to be out making new friends again.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

End of Summer

It's been pretty boring around here lately. I thought I would finally tackle the carpet, and started ripping out one hallway and realized the padding had been very heavily glued down, and the tack strips weren't coming up without some serious tools, so I abandoned my pursuit of wood floors for a bit. At least until I get better tools, and my big strong man is home from work to help!

And then we had to put the truck in the shop. The rear a/c hadn't been working in a while (it would click whenever we turned it on) so we had just been running the front a/c on super high, until that started clicking, anyway, with 100+ degree temps this time of year, the kids were sweating, and then we were sweating, it was time to get it fixed, but required me to be stuck at home without wheels for almost a week! Which if you know me, you know that's like a death sentence!

So we've been stuck at home, trying to organize and get ready for school to start back. I spent the last couple of weeks ordering curriculum and now that it's all in, and piled on top of the dining room table (I mean, the home school desk!) it's time to sort through and get it all ready to go on Monday (wow, summer is over already!).

And here's the Mont-ster, he has decided he wants to be an outside cat, but we haven't come to that conclusion yet. He just likes to sit and stare outside, until a door opens and he tries to kill you by running right around your feet to try to get out. He's so cute though.

And here's Regan at a birthday party recently, she had fun sliding down the water slide. She asked me on the way home if I thought she was too young for a boyfriend. I was like uh, why? And then she asks how I knew that dad and I would get married. Ack, a little serious for 8 years old! But apparently there was some boy rocking a Spongebob bathing suit that she thought she could see a bright future with. I'm not ready for that!

So, that's the update on our end. Not a lot going on, just getting ready to get back to our routine and get some order in this house!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Regan's Video

Forgot to post this last week, but this is Regan on the trampoline at the mall! She did great, and loved it, keeps wanting me to take her back there.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Suncrest Farm

It's been a pretty laid back week for Riley and me, we just stayed home, ran errands, and got stuff done to get ready for school. But Regan spent the week at Suncrest Farm! Since it never worked out to have her birthday party over the summer, she decided she would take a week of horse camp instead of a party. And the great thing was, 2 of her Girl Scout friends were going the same week, so she had buddies there.

And she had a great time! She came home every day exhausted and full of good stories. She got to "adopt" her favorite horse, Louie for the week, she took care of him, brushed him, fed him, saddled him, and rode him all week. One day they learned about the mounted police, one day they learned about vets, and one day they took the horses to the lake and got to swim with them. That was her favorite day!

So this is the official end of summer for us. I'm waiting on a few last curriculum orders and as soon as they get here, we will be back to the daily grind!