Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Girls' Camp

Kiley and I were both able to go to Girls' Camp at the end of June. It was the first time I had ever been to a Girls' Camp. It was so much fun. I enjoyed being with all the Young Women and leaders. We had some very cool experiences. I felt very blessed to share those experiences with Kiley. One of the most fun was the hike to Boulder Lake. This is the same hike we took our family on in July. It was amazing that within 2 weeks all that snow on the mountain behind us was gone.
Our Young Women's group.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Random Summer Pictures

I love this picture. It seems like a sweet childhood scene to me.
Eagle Fun Days.
Lunch on the patio.
Hannah's newly painted room.
Chilis picnic in the park.
The girls all got coupons for a free ice cream cone from the sheriff at the lake for wearing their lifejackets.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Making a Splash

We spent four weeks (up to 3 hours a day) in June at swimming lessons. It is one of my favorite parts of summer. I love to see how much the girls have grown and improved. Paige must have been in her lesson during the above celebrity shot.
This was Kerrie's first year of lessons. She was like a cute little fish.
Everyone was usually so good about sitting on the wall and waiting their turn. School starts tomorrow. I can't wait for next summer to start the fun all over again.

Tennis Anyone?

In June Lizzie took a two week session of tennis lessons. I told Brad one of the reasons I wanted her to take tennis was to see her in that cute outfit.
She loved it! Lizzie is a girl who likes to keep busy with physical activities. She is usually good at anything she tries.
Kerrie and Susanna (and some random kid) enjoyed other activities offered at the park.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

End of an Era

Hannah (seen here with her BFF Kate) graduated from Eagle Elementary School at the beginning of June. She has been excited to move on to middle school since the third grade. Today we went to middle school registration. She would be thrilled if summer would end today and she could get back to school tomorrow. I think she is most excited to have a locker this year. We have three people moving on to new schools this year. Kiley starts high school, Hannah starts middle school and Susanna starts kindergarten. Nothing stays the same around here for very long.
This is a picture of Hannah with her fifth grade teacher Mrs. Bunn. This lady is awesome. She really gets the kids ready for middle school and they feel so loved by her.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dance, Dance, Dance

Kiley, Hannah and Paige were all members of performing dance groups for their studio last year. This was taken before a performance last Spring.
This picture is from our studio's recital in May. Everyone but Kerrie danced. She gets to start this year. It is so much fun to watch our beautiful daughters dance. I love them all having something they love to do in common.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Go Green Gummi Bears!

Lizzie was the only girl we had playing soccer this Spring. She loves it. These pictures are from the tournament at the end of the season. Her team won. Yay! She loves playing goalie.
She is pretty speedy.
She also got a lot more aggressive this Spring season.
Way to go team. We can't wait for soccer to start again in a few weeks.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Our Day in Court

The day after Easter, April 5, was our adoption completion day. The whole family went down to the Ada County Courthouse and finalized Susanna and Kerrie's adoption. The judge asked us some questions and then granted our petition.
We took a couple of pictures with the judge,
and then celebrated at McDonald's with 50 cent ice cream cones.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mom's Day

One of my favorite days in preschool is Mom's Day. In late April all of the moms come to school, we put on a singing program, and then enjoy a delicious treat(chocolate lava cakes) with them.
Even Miss Tricia got to enjoy the day with two of her own girls.
The picture below is the preschool all dressed up for our moms.