Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Day of School!!!

Nathan had to get up early for his first day of 8th grade!!!
He was ready to get on the bus at 6:30.  I felt so bad for him.  :(

The girls were sooooo excited!!
Karli was ready for Kindergarten and Kelsi for 3rd grade.

Rob started a tradition when Kelsi was in Kindergarten.  
He gave her a necklace to remind her of us and how much we loved her.  
He has continued every year since then.  
He gets the necklace himself, usually from a coworker at Everence that makes them.

Karli was so excited that she finally got a necklace, too!

Rob caught a picture of them getting on the bus.

And.... I got home in time to catch them getting off the bus!!  
For the next hour or two I just listened to the new experiences they had at school.
What a fabulous first day!  I just know that God has great plans for them this year! 

**I had a pretty good day at school, too!  I am excited!  I have a good group of first graders.**

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Vacation

I am quick posting this before school starts this next week!!  This was our "back to school bash" this year.  We usually take the school kids (Nate and Kelsi) somewhere like the water park or Cedar Point before school starts.  But this year we decided to go to Florida!! 

Rick and Jen were there for a wedding.  So we got stay with each other for a couple of days.  
One night we went down to the beach to look for sand dollars.

Had to stop at the "Unconditional Surrender" Kiss Statue.  
Every time we drive by it Nathan wants to know what is under the dress.  
Everyone got out except Rob and Rick!

Football fun!  Uncles vs Nephews!

While we are here we like to go to the Mote Aquarium.  The kids love it!

Karli's favorite, seahorses!

 Phillippi Creek, one of my favorite seafood restaurants.

Drove down to the Venice area beaches looking for sharks teeth and dolphins.  
I saw a dolphin but nobody else did.  

Nathan and his favorite "eats" while we are there.
Yoders for rivel soup and pie!

Sweet Berries for the girls!

 More beach time!

Storm rolled in and out.  It was fun to watch but Karli didn't like it.

 We love Siesta Key!!! 

**Back to School pictures next week!  Yay!  I'm trying to be positive.  :)**