Sunday, August 28, 2011

1st day of school 2011

Summer free time ended and school has started. You wouldn't know it by the triple digits we are still experiencing every day here in Texas. The kids were all excited for the 1st day. They would never admit that to you, but Phoebe had her outfit picked out for at least a week. Ethen was anxious to get 7th grade started and looking forward to playing football for his school. He had no interest in fulfilling my need to take 1st day of school pictures so these were all I got. He has to be up at 5:50 a.m. to get to school for practice so that is a bit tough on all of us.
It is still pitch black outside! I almost feel bad for him.

Here is a fun picture Phoebe took looking serious. I did a cute inside-out side braid for her hairstyle.Luke 1st grade, Phoebe 5th grade

Friday, August 5, 2011

Phoebe is 10

My girl hit double digits this past week. I put together a luau themed party with 14 friends and we had 3 hours of non-stop fun. Phoebe was able to go with her Aunt Tina to make a cake again this year. Lots of fun colors on this one. It was red velvet with chocolate buttercream inside....oh so yummy!!!! I planned lots of activities and didn't even have enough time to do them all. We ate fruit kabobs and Scott grilled Hawaiian Chicken kabobs that the girls gobbled right up. We played water balloon games and made flower leis. I didn't get pictures of everythign because I was having too much fun being involved. Ethen was a huge help in blowing up extra water balloons and keeping things running. Can't believe Phoebe is already 10 and growing up too fast.

Whip Cream Faces after the bubblegum game
It's over 100 degrees here so we had a slide (thankyou friends) to cool off

The hit that ended it for Hula Girl

Splash Pad Cool Off

I recently discovered a new splash pad and sand area close by. While the older kids were off to Utah with grandparents I took the littles and a friend to cool off and get out of the house one day. It is a pretty fun place. They do a water light show in the evenings but I haven't been to see that yet. They had fun running around in the cool water and playing in the sand.

sneaky boys following Paisley

Makes me want to play at a real beach. Ok lets be real...makes me want to LIVE at a beach!