Monday, September 21, 2009

Back to School 2009

School started late here on Sept. 10th and now that it is the 21st, I figured it's about time I posted the traditional back to school pictures.  We started the festivities the night before with a tasty dinner and back to school cupcakes with a friendly reminder from Pres. Hinckley to "Be Smart."  Daddy gave blessings, the girls picked out one of their new outfits and then we tucked them into bed...where they goofed around for way too long because they were so excited!

Halle, the big 2nd grader!

I liked this picture of Halle in her class line.  It's a good representation of just how tall she is.  (She's the one with the black and white backpack.)

Haven started Kindergarten this year.  It seems so crazy to have two kids in school.  She did awesome on her first day, I was so proud of her!

Both the girls had their nails polished for the first day of school.  They looked fabulous!

We've had some great weather this month.  The girls celebrated the first day of school by running through the hose that afternoon.

This was the second day of school.  We actually have a bus this year that picks up and drops off at the end of our drive way.  What a blessing!  (Come to find out the bus made the same stops last year, but I was totally unaware.  Oh well.)  This was Haven on the second day of school, looking so darn cute.  She hopped on that bus like such a pro.

On a side note, this is where we usually find Asher when we go to bed.  We tuck him in to his bed and then when it's our bedtime, we find him sleeping tightly in our bed.  The other night we had put all the kids to bed and then were sitting our bed chatting when Asher rounded the corner with a wad of blankets, ready to tuck himself in.  The look on his face when he saw us was priceless!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Yeates Came to Play

A few weeks ago, our good friends the Yeates came for a slumber party! There was good food, as always, backyard football, garage sale-ing and time spent in the wading pool. Its been so fun to see our kids grow up over the past few years and still have a blast together.

Haven, Halle, Freddy and Alastair (Aug. 09)

This is how everyone felt after our time together...exhausted!

Freddy and Halle helping Haven across, just two years ago!

Baby Haven and Alastair!

Catherine and I are both expecting babies in December! Here's to many more years of fun!