Thursday, August 30, 2012

Look what I found on that old memory card...

 Oh yeah, aren't we something:)  I have a small camera that I don't use very often because I don't like the quality of pictures very well, but I love that it is so easy to carry around and pull out whenever a photo worthy moment presents it's self.  Because I don't use it that often I forget I have it.  A lot.  So imagine my surprise when I stuck the memory card in the computer last week and found these gems.  The above photo is courtesy of one of the kids.

 A visit from the Elmers.  We decided to impress them with the downtown fountains.  Who doesn't love the fountains?
 Then a visit from the Porters and Harwards who we also decided to wow with the splash park (ok, we are a "one trick pony".)

 Cute cousins getting all wet and then drying off.

 We bought a zoo pass when we moved here and it was so fun to be able to pop in whenever we wanted something fun to do. 

 Look at that sweaty boy with the goat, and the big brother who looks super hesitant.

 What?  ANOTHER trip to the splash pad.  Yep, I guess we can't get enough of this place.  If you ever decided to drop by Columbus give us a call and we'll dazzle you with our splash pad:)

 Miles got in trouble by one of the security supervisors and he was terrified.  Funny how I can yell at him all day long and it doesn't phase him but when someone else talks to him he's crushed.  I decided next time I go I'm going to pay the supervisor to talk to him at the beginning so he'll be on his best behavior for the whole visit.

 Me and Miles.  Random.
 The boys in our new house.  We LOVE our new house!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Enders 1st Haircut!

 I'm not going to lie, I was sad.  He was sad.  But when all was said and done he is still stinking adorable!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The first day of school!

I know I've said it before but I LOVE having kids that love school so much.  They never complain or whine.  They are always excited for the first day, and this year was no exception.  Because of our move we are now attending a different school from last year.  They have changed schools every year, but hopefully we'll be in this one a while.  They really like it.  We had a little scare when we were registering for school.  I called to register the kids for school and was told that even though we are so close they would have to bus Maya to a different school because the third grade was full!  We were frustrated by this so we did everything we could think of.  We got her on the waiting list, e-mailed the principal, and prayed like crazy.  We were told that we could either put in a transfer for Porter to bus with her, or we could just switch her when an opening came available.  So Casey decided we should hold a family fast.  We talked with the kids about what was going on and discussed starting a fast.  They were all on board so we began our first family fast.  Early the next morning we received a call from the school saying that a little boy had just withdrew from school and there was a spot for Maya!!!  It was a great experience.  We called Dad and had a prayer of thanks over the phone.  Later that night Grampy called and asked Maya what happens when we fast and Maya said "Our wishes come true".  It was a great little blessing.  We have been impressed by the school faculty, they are all super enthusiastic.  We live close enough to walk to school and that has been very exciting.  Even our crossing guard is AWESOME!  It looks like its going to be a wonderful year!