Friday, August 22, 2008

First Day of School

We've got a First and Second Grader that started school this week. Their teachers seem really nice and the kids were happy to reconnect with friends from last year. It sounds crazy, but I have 5 hours a day now with only 2 kids and I feel FREE! But don't these 2 look so grown up!? Sigh, tear.

Bro & Sis together on the playground.

Quincy and her friend Kate...happy to be in the same class.

This is the kind of junk, oh I mean gifts Dede sends the kids. :-) It took me 20 minutes to get them on and they fell off right after this picture. Keep 'em coming Dede!

What are the other kids up to? Cole wears a Spiderman costume all the time, even while sleeping. Drew went through the same phase with this very same costume!

Chase is just happy-go-lucky and goes with the flow.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Camping 2008

We just got home from spending 2 nights tent camping with our church family. It was a group of 52 people! There were 14 tents and 1 motor home. It was so much fun and very tiring. I failed to get a family shot, but here are a few of us seperately.

Next year we will have to haul a trailer for all of our stuff. The kids were packed in like sardines!

All of the kids had fun and were filthy but Chase stole the show.

This campsite had showers (& flushing toilets!) so here is Chase before his shower...

...and Chase after his shower. As soon as we got back he tripped and fell face first in the dirt. As you can see he landed on his forehead and the tip of his nose. My advice is don't bother with a shower!

Here are some shots of the rest of us (and some of our friends).