Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A little giveaway...

Target $50 Gift Card Giveaway
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Catching up on posts...

Before school started, we also went to the Arch. The kids sitting outside, waiting for Ryan and Will.
The Arch was a gorgeous day!
The boys posing before going inside.

Picture taking in front of the bear. The Arch was sold out for the next like 3 hours, so we decided to come back another day to make the trek up. It was fun walking around in the museum and just hanging out with cousins!

Green Belts

A little while back Tom and Lydia tested for their green belts. I got a babysitter and watched not only the testing, but also the belt ceremony. I was so excited that I got to watch and really see what they get to do at Tae Kwon Do! Lydia being "questioned" by Master Myung on her behavior at home and some of the
Tae Kwon Do rules!
Getting their new belts.
Bowing to the rest of the class. Lydia was excited to be moving to the next level!

Erynn's first day of school

So it that is! Erynn's first day of school was Sept 1st! We weren't sure she was going to make it since you have to be potty trained, but when met with a deadline, this girl aims to please! Or more than likely she just decided to do it! :) Eating a breakfast of fruity cheerios and milk...yum!
Hanging up her bookbag in her cubby and getting her name tag.

Sitting on the carpet, reading a book...waiting for all the moms & dads to leave. Erynn didn't shed a single tear. She actually waved goodbye and I had to ask for a kiss! I wasn't sure that this child who would cling to me for most of her 1st to 2nd year of life would ever be this independant. I think she might be even more independant that Lydia was at this age...and I didn't think that was possible!

Erynn coming out of class. That is her teacher Ms Shari making sure she has her bookbag!

The first week of school went great...then she got Hand Foot and Mouth disease (and possibly strep throat). She missed the whole second week of school...this girl was completely
Hopefully we will be back into the swing of things tomorrow and for the rest of the year! :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

We also went to...

Grant's Farm. Going there is always fun. It is calmer than the zoo and yet the kids always have fun. The free beer is a little added bonus too! :) Lydia loves the goats, although Colin was glad they were on the other side of the fence!

Just some things that passed the time...

So before school started, we decided to do just about every tourist thing in St. Louis. :) This was a day at Cahokia Mounds. It was fun and the girls had a good time. The especially liked playing with the primative toys and seeing how the children lived. I think in a few years they will get more out of it...I know I will! :)