Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Chow Down

Sunday dinner with all these girls is one of my favorite times of the week. It is noisy and messy. Last week Brad smoked ribs and the girls devoured them. Messy but delicious!
Kiley was not this proper when the camera was not out.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


We made it through our first full week of preschool. Yay! The picture above is of Susanna and Kerrie on the first day last week. The pictures below are of my preschool. This room used to be our playroom. Last year we converted it into Holly Mountain Preschool.
I teach a class T/Th morning, T/Th afternoon and M/W morning.
I love teaching preschoolers! I have darling students.
Susanna and Kerrie are doing great in school. They love the kids and the structure in their day.
I feel lucky to spend my days in this room. It is a happy place.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tiny Dancer

Monday afternoon Susanna had her first dance class. I have never seen someone so excited. She carried her dance bag around all day. She keeps asking when she gets to go to a class again. She has really been motivated to show us "big girl" behaviors. What a cutie. I can't wait to see her in a recital along with all her big sisters.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Last Hurrah Part 2

We started the second day of our Labor Day Weekend mini-vacation at the Pancake House. Kerrie wasn't very hungry, so she just ordered a little cinnamon roll.( This was actually shared by three girls.)
Kiley went to Girls' Camp near McCall in June. She loved the hike they went on to Blue Lake. We like to take the girls hiking, so we thought we would give Blue Lake a try. It was awesome! We drove to the top of some mountain (maybe Snow Mountain) and then hiked a mile down to the lake. I pulled my camera out to take some beautiful pictures and found a dead battery! I was so mad. Luckily we were able to get some good pictures with Brad's phone.
The girls were great hikers on the way down. There were more complaints on the way up.
What a great weekend. We are all sad to see summer go.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Last Hurrah

We took the girls up to McCall for a couple of days over Labor Day weekend. We got up there late in the afternoon on Friday. All the girls, except Kiley, threw on their suits and ran down to play in the lake.
I am glad they did because Saturday was not a good day to play in the water. It was windy and much colder. We took the boat out for about one hour and it rained on us most of the time.
Paige was the first off the end of the dock.
Hannah and Paige.
Brad thought they might like to go out in the wilderness where nobody would care how loud they get. We found a nice campsite and roasted (cheap and not very popular) hotdogs and made s'mores.
The bigger girls enjoyed the roasting.
The little girls enjoyed the eating.

We all had a great night together.