Sunday, September 11, 2016

Back to School 2016-17

I'm  a little late with my back to school post but nevertheless, I did finally complete it!!
Addison started second grade this year and Avery started kindergarten.  They are both attending The Classical School.  

 Here is Addison with her teacher, Mrs. Glossen on the very first day!

 Here are the girls at the meet your teacher event.  This is Addison's classroom.

 Here is Avery in her kindergarten room getting her things all organized!

Avery before her first day of kindergarten!  So big!
 Addison - oh my!  She looks like a girl, not a little girl either.

 My sweet girls!

 Ready to go with backpacks & lunches in hand.

 Here's my Jacker! He started high school today and for whatever reason, that made me tear up!  How could my baby boy be starting 9th grade?!?!

 Of course, sweet Aliah needed to be in the picture too!

Drew started his junior year!  He's now officially an upper classman with open lunch!!

So handsome!

 The girls' dance classes started up again as well!  Addison is now in Jazz, Ballet, and Tap 2 which means she can wear a "big girl" dance uniform - a black leotard instead of a baby blue one and she can also have toe-less tights and brown tap shoes.  She felt so big!  

I didn't get any pictures of Nick because her left when I was at work!  He is a junior at Pitt State and begins his first year of nursing school.  So proud of all my kiddos,  Such great gifts from God!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Summer Zoo Visits

We have a family membership to the zoo so during the summer we visit it often.  Here are just a few pictures o a couple of our visits.  The girsl always want to pose on all the neat animal statues.

The girls like the farm area.  (Since thy're rarely exposed to farms, the country and such its a treat.)

Brushing the goats. They were so cute.

Aliah kept looking at the goats with an expression that says, "Go away strange smell!"
She really wanted nothing to do with them.

Sweet baby face!

The lion was sleeping which provided us with this great shot!  Avery was pretending to be scared which was clearly annoying Addison.

At the end of our visits we usually ride the train around the zoo.  IT was really hot this day.  You can see Addison crashing...Avery was still being a goof-ball though!!

More goat grooming.

The girls sitting by the grizzly bears who were cooling off in their pool.

This is Peyton, Aliah's older sister.  She came with us once which the girls loved!

Painting the barn with water.

All the girls posing for a picture! Such cuties!

The girls LOVE feeding the giraffes.  Here's some video of them feeding them at our zoo.
Avery was a little apprehensive about it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Vacation videos

Vacation 2016 - Part #4 (Last one!)

We went to the beach most evenings to collect shells, catch little crabs and one evening we took pictures. Here are some of those shots.

All my girls on the beach!

Aliah wanted to get into the water so she didn't last long in the sand posing for pictures. My girls kept wading into the water.  It was so pretty!!!

Avery wasn't looking buck Aliah &Addison had the cutest smiles!

Playing in the waves.

pretty sunset, pretty girls.

Then we saw a huge Crane walking down the beach!  They were amazed!

Here he was.  

Running from the waves!

Aliah was completely in awe of the crane - she kept staring and pointing.  It was funny!

Couldn't take her eyes off of that big bird!

My beauty!

Here are the boys getting ready for a few pictures.  

Nick enjoyed his evening at the beach too!

My two handsome boys.  Love them!