Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ella's First Day of School

Today was a big day for our family. It was Ella's first day of school. I took the day off so that I could take part in the preparations and see her off. We can't believe that we have a kindergartener... She has grown up to fast.

Ella was very brave and excited about her first day of school. There was no hesitation stepping on to the bus. She was excited to take this next big step in her life. Ashley was a little jealous she didn't get to get on the bus and that she had to stay home with Mom and Dad, but she got over it.

When Ella got home we asked her how her days was and if she liked it. She said, "It's a long story..." Needless to say, we weren't able to get much out of her at first. But from the comments she made later in the day, I think that she had a good time and made some friends.

We are very proud of Ella and know that she is going to be a great student. She is very smart and is a good example for us in our family.

Here are some pictures of her first day...

Ella dressed and ready to go to school...

Ashley wanted to get in on the picture taking fun

Waiting for the bus...

Jana and the girls

Dad and the girls

There she goes.. Everybody wave!!!

Ella really likes the bus, and it is a good thing. She has a half hour bus ride to and from school each day.

And her she is when she got home. All smiles.

"What's the deal with all these pictures of Ella? I want some of me to!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Tea Party At Grandma's

Ella and Ashley were both able to go over to Grandma Dixie's today and have a Tea Party with their cousin Kate. This Tea Party was the last one they would have before Ella starts school. The tea party included a light luncheon with a few hors d'oeuvres (that's French for snacks) and a special craft project for the girls to do. Enjoy the pictures!!!

Everyone has on their Tea Party hats and gowns

Even Grandma is joining in on the fun




Some heart-shaped PBJ, complimented by the Swirled Cheese Puffs and frosting covered cupcakes. Looks like we got a little bit of each of the major food groups. (Is that real Tea Grandma?)

Even Baby David got a special invite to the party. It's all about who you know. (I sure hope that's peanut butter on his nose....)

And to cap the afternoon off, they all got to paint their own jewelry boxes.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some Summer Fun

We have had a pretty eventful summer so far, spending a lot of time with family and friends. Grandma and Grandpa also got a new house trailer and we have had some fun camping trips. Here are a few pictures...

Jana and Ashley enjoying the swing ride. Jana looks like she is having a real good time.

Ella and Scotty

Ashley driving by herself.

Ella riding the dragon.

Ella and Ashley on their horses.

Ella riding mules with Uncle Tim.

Hey Tim!!! That is a nice ass.

Ella is a good little cowgirl.

Grandma and Grandpa's new home away from home.

One of the cutest little girls in the whole world. (And one of the biggest trouble-makers).

Hmmm.... What could we get into next?

I promised my mom I would post a picture of her looking her best. :-)

The End....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Baby!!!

We just had the 20 week ultrasound today, here are a few pictures of the baby. The due date is December 25th. And for those of you wondering if it is a boy or girl, you can keep on wondering. We haven't found out on the previous two and we are not going to find out on this one. We need to have some surprises in life... And don't give me the, "it's a surprise when you find out at the ultrasound" or "what are you going to do for clothes if you don't find out". Those are just weak excuses. (We have some upset Grandparents that sent monetary bribes to the ultrasound tech, but were unsuccessful.)

Ella and Ashley keep referring to the baby as a boy... I don't think they understand that we don't have a lot of say in the matter. We took them both with us to the ultrasound... Ashley keep wanting to know when they were going to cut mom open and get the baby out. I don't think either one of them were impressed with the picture quality.

I think we are all hoping for a boy
. We definitely have enough barbie's in our house and I don't think Jana or I can handle any more drama. I can't imagine having another girl, I would most likely have to live outside in a tent. But as long as the baby's healthy, we don't care what it is.

The side shot

The Foot (all 5 toes, we counted)

Good shot of the hand

Side profile shot

A picture of the face. We had a hard time getting the baby to put its arms down.