Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bus Boy

"Yeah! Alright!" was what Nash said when I told him it was finally time to catch the bus again! He is a boy who loves the bus!
This year he gets on pretty much by himself!

He is such a big smart handsome preschooler, he is growing way too fast!

Ridge waving good-bye. (This was the first day he didn't cry and throw a big fit when Nash got on the bus without him! I think he's finding that its not so bad being home with mom!)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Time for Kindergarten!

This has been a big week for us! Brynlee's long awaited turn to go to kindergarten finally came today! On Sunday we had a wonderful Back to School Dinner where Brady and I shared memories of when we were in kindergarten, Brynlee asked a million questions, and we talked about small and simple things like learning the letters of the alphabet that help us do great things like read. It was so nice having a quiet afternoon to spend together preparing for school.

First day of school 2011!

It was so sweet when Brynlee said her prayers last night, she prayed that Nash and Ridge and Mom won't miss me too much and that they will know what to do while I'm gone!

She was so excited to ride the bus

I was way more nervous than she was! She was ready to go!

All smiles after her first bus ride, it was so fun!

Brady and I met her at school.

She is an official Mary McPherson Wildcat

Mrs. Graceson is her teacher

Lining up for class

and listening for roll call. She had a spectacular first day, I still can't talk her into staying home for another year. =) She is going to have a fabulous school year!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

State Fair

We always look forward to the petting zoo part of the fair, the kids were so excited to see the animals! Brynlee loved feeding them grain. Nash loved feeding them grain, grass or whatever he could find, if he couldn't find anything he just let them suck his fingers. Ridge loved the idea of feeding them until they got too close to his hands.
Nash was ecstatic about the cow I think it was his favorite because he kept talking about it over and over, "Mom, cow mooo!! Moooo!!" And every time we tried to leave he would run back over to it.

It's so fun to see how excited the kids are about the animals, they are pretty cute (both the kids and the animals). Ridge was so excited he really wanted to pet them but he was very cautious.

We also enjoyed the Ham Bone racing, great red-neck entertainment!

Brynlee's favorite was the sea lion show

And just like with every other animal she sees, now she would really like to have a sea lion someday!

I told her she could take as many pictures of the sea lions as she wanted instead of actually having one, she got some good pictures!

Nash loves animals and they love him!

Brynlee showed us how responsible she would be if she had a pony, she'd comb its hair just like this everyday!

Hip hip hooray for the Idaho State Fair!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Swim Lessons

Brynlee enjoyed a couple weeks of swimming lessons again this year and had no hesitations about going down the slide of jumping off the diving board! She loved it and was quite proud that she could do it on her own. She really made a lot of improvement this summer.

Last year she didn't love the slide, but this year it was her favorite!

Brady and I are proud of her for being brave and working so hard!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bryn's First "Scouting" Camp

Bryn had been looking forward to her first overnighter scouting trip with dad all week, and she wasn't disappointed! She had so much fun riding the four-wheeler, hiking (even though she got tired and dad had to carry her), looking at deer, and sleeping in the tent.
They made a fire pit and had hot dogs for dinner

They only took one air mattress...can you guess who got it? Every time she would roll over she'd slide off of it and start crying that the rocks were too bumpy! Brady loved it even though he had a rough night in more ways than one!

They got up super early so they could hike back up to the top before sunrise. Brynlee said her favorite part of the trip was watching the sun come up out of the ground. =)

The happy camper and a brand new day

They had a great adventure together! They did find deer and an old abandoned mine shaft too.

When all the excitement was over it didn't take long for dad's princess to fall fast asleep, dreaming of deer I'm sure!