Monday, August 31, 2009

First Day Back to School!

It happens this time every year! New textbooks, new shoes, new clothes, new teachers, new friends ... lots and lots of "news"

For us this year we are still settling into our new house, meeting lots of wonderful new friends and neighbors, G and O are attending a new school, and our oldest will soon be attending a new homeschool co-op for middle schooled and high schooled homeschoolers and our littlest two are trying to figure out what to do while the older kids are either at school or doing school. Here is just a sneak peek of our life today:

Big boys headed off to school

Mikayla enjoyed her peace and quiet and did her work on the couch today

And the little ones had fun together

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

County Fair!

We have a few friends spending a few nights at our house this week and it happens to also be the county fair where we live this week. So when I heard that Tues. was Kids Day, I packed up all 8 kids (my five plus the extras) and we met my dad at the county fair ... and 7 hours later we were hot, tired and dusty from having so much FUN!!!

Mmmm ... mmm 4H food

Check out the inflatable jumpy fun!

I think we need one of these in our back yard someday!

Girls loved the ponies

Boys loved the police dogs

Boys also spent quite a bit of time checking out the TRUCKS!!!

And how could it be a fair without some walleye on-a-stick!

And then the tractors

And bikes!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pictures From Owen's Party!

Owen on his new bike!

Trampoline chaos and FUN!

Everyone sing:
"Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to Owen
Happy Birthday to you!"

Zeke and Jack ... not just cousins, but best buds, too

Best part of these parties?

A four generation picture: