Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School!

Yesterday was Aaron's first day of school (Mother's Day Out)! He is going to a church nearby and we have heard great things about it. One of our friends' children go there.

Aaron was SO excited about school. He went to a couple of things there before the first day, so he knew where he was going and had met one of his teachers.

I didn't get points for variety of color in his first packed lunch, but there was spinach in the ravioli!

These pictures are so funny because Aaron was SO ready to go to school and I was seriously slowing him down with my picture taking.

He had an awesome day and he's excited to go back tomorrow.

We were all thrilled with Aaron's first day at school.

Monday, August 29, 2011

More Pillow Fun

Aaron's favorite thing right now is to play in a Pack N Play he filled with pillows. He loves it when Abby joins him!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spinach for Dinner

I swear she does get some in her mouth!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Last Weekend

I am slowly but surely getting caught up on my Blogging. Last weekend was a very nice weekend. On Friday, Rachel came over and we went to John and Kim's to swim. She had missed out on swimming when she was with us at the beginning of August and we wanted to make it up to her. Plus, we just really like having her around. During lunch Kim's best friend, Vicki, came to bring Abby the most beautiful dress she had smocked. I didn't get any good pictures with Vicki, but it was so nice to visit with her. I can't wait until Abby's old enough to wear that dress. It is gorgeous. When we got home, Aaron took a nap and Rachel dressed Abby up.

She's got on a Tutu Onesie from Old Navy that our friends the Schraubs gave us with the Flower Headband. In some of the pictures she has on sequined shoes that were her cousin Leah's.

In the picture above she has on some PINK sandals from our friend Debbie.

We got to have Rachel spend the night with us and on Saturday morning the girls went to Target while the boys went to swimming class. It was Aaron's last class of the semester and he did great! He got a ribbon and a backpack for completing it. He started his Fall lessons the following Tuesday so that we can keep his skills up.

After lessons and shopping we met the boys while they were getting Aaron's haircut. Much needed!

Then we headed to Einstein Bros!

After some play time at home we took Rachel back to her mom. We are already anticipating next summer when she can visit us lots! On Sunday we went to church.

These pictures were taken after church. It was Promotion Sunday and Aaron moved up a class. Abby is still in Babies.

The rest of the day was just Family Time.

That's what I call a good weekend!

Friday, August 26, 2011

This Week

I don't have a lot to report from this week, but I did take pictures of the kids every day.

Monday August 22, 2011

Tuesday August 23, 2011

Aaron started his fall swimming lessons this day. Kimmie will be coming over every Tuesday to keep Abby while I take Aaron to his lessons!

Wednesday August 24, 2011

Thursday August 25, 2011

A special treat at Einstein Brothers

Friday August 26, 2011

The Dress

Abby has a dress that I absolutely love. Leslie gave it to her at the end of July and I can not get enough of it. It is a six month dress, so I know she will grow out of it soon so I put her in it constantly.

She has, without doubt, worn this more than either of my children have ever worn a single outfit.

I don't think you can tell in these pictures how great it is. It is a light purple Janie and Jack dress with the cutest pattern. I adore it. It is what she wears every Sunday to church.

And here's Leslie holding her in it!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jory's Blog

I got A LOT of e-mails about Jory's Blog. I am glad you love it - I do, too. There are a few ways to access it regularly.

1. You can obviously just check it every morning at

2. On the left side of this Blog is a list of Blogs. His is called Jory's Journal and you can see when it has been updated and click on it from here.

3. If you want to receive his Blog posts via e-mail just let me know. You'll get an e-mail each time he posts something and the Blog Post will be in the body of the e-mail.

Happy Reading!

High Chair Eating

Abby started in the high chair last week and she is doing really well, though you can't tell how much she likes it from these pictures. She is really sitting up well and she is enjoying her chair and it makes it a lot easier to feed her.

The third time we tried green beans she loved them. I gave them to her a few more times to make sure it wasn't a fluke and then I moved on to spinach. I like to get the tough ones out of the way first! She LOVED spinach - couldn't get enough! I actually limit her on how much she can have, because - really - how much spinach does a six month old need? She is still eating oatmeal several times a day and we will try some other grains soon. I think the next vegetable will be limas!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Blog

My husband has started a wonderful Blog that records his thoughts as he does his daily Bible Reading. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I wanted to share it with you. You can find it here. His first post gave the background for why he is starting the Blog and you can read about that here.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Papa and Kimmie's

We went to John and Kim's the weekend of the 13th and 14th. We had such a nice time. Kim had bought Aaron some chalk!

Abby got lots of loving from her grandparents!

We had pool time

And golf-watching time

And sand box time

And shark-riding time!

When we got home Jory took Aaron for a wagon ride around the driveway.

And Abby joined!