Sunday, August 30, 2015

Boating with Tom

 Alyssa's friend Tommy invited us for a day of boating on our local lake.  At first Kayla didn't want to go because she wouldn't have a friend to hang out with.
 I tried to take a selfie..Summer looks, not so much!
 Alyssa and Tommy who is super tall now btw..
 Tom and Ed

 Summer enjoying the boat ride!
 Kayla is loving riding in the front of the boat.

 Tommy and Kayla took the first tube ride!
 Kayla loved it!

 Now it was Daddy and Alyssa's turn.

 Guess what happened?  The tube got a hole in it so their fun was cut short.
 Time for a swim with the geese!
 This was Summer's favorite part!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Praying Mantis

 Alyssa and Kayla decided to catch 3 praying mantis and put them together in a cage.  I told them it probably wouldn't last long as they would start fighting.  I was right, within a few minutes they had to remove the group and only keep one in.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dehydrated Fruit

I bought a new food dehydrator.  I want to be able to include dehydrated fruit in the girls school lunches everyday.  This was my first attempt. Dried bananas, pears, and peaches.  Yum!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Waiting for the girls

 Summer wanted to sit under the shaded tree while we wait for the girls to get out of school.  She said it was too hot.  I thought it was a perfect opportunity to get a cute picture!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

First day of school

 Today is the first day of school for the girls!!

They are not ready to go

They are happy to see their friends though!  :-)

 I tried to take a picture here but the sun was in the way!
 Alyssa's friends!
Kayla's friends!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kayla hair

 Kayla's hair has been getting tangled in her earrings quite a bit.  So, she let me braid her hair in an effort to keep it away from her earrings.  I totally love it!!  She has great hair!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Kindergarten Orientation

 Today Summer had a two hour kindergarten orientation.  When we arrived we saw Dylan, one of the few boys she liked at her first preschool.  It was so fun to see him and sit with him!
Here is Summer in her new classroom!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Annual Camping Trip with Ed's family

 This weekend we went to Lake of the Springs to go camping with Ed's family.  Summer had a great time playing in this is one of those chairs that you can lounge back in.
 Here is Kayla hanging out with Grandma.
 Of course the girls wanted some pool time!!

When night time arrived Uncle John pulled out some cool glow stick toys.  I am not sure who had more fun, the adults or the kids!

The girls had fun playing with their older cousins.  I think they were playing uno or dominoes in this picture. 

Summer rapping with glowsticks

Monday, August 10, 2015

Praying Mantis

 The girls are loving finding all of the Praying Mantis around the house.  If we didn't love them so much we would have paid a pest company to come out and spray to kill all the black widows we have outside.  Now, in order to save the Praying Mantis Ed does a walk around the house at night with a flash light and finds the black widows to kill.  We are happy we have Praying Mantis.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Water Park

 Today hubby took the day off so we could go on our annual Water Park day for some end of summer fun!

This year we brought Summer along.  I was worried she would only last an hour.  She had a great time and did very well!!  She loved the lazy river and spent a lot of time in the kids section with shorter water slides.

The older girls went on some slides with Daddy but the lines were long!!  It was a very hot day!  We had a great family day and at the end the girls enjoyed some ice cream!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dress up play for Summer and Kayla

 This has been a time of bonding for Kayla and Summer.  They have really enjoyed playing with each other.  They especially like playing dress up and My Little Pony.
 I thought it was so cute that Summer put a hat on first and then her crown.