Wednesday, August 31, 2011

beach pics

Do you remember when the family went to the beach this summer? As in 2 months ago??

Well, I'm finally able to post a few pictures from that trip. Tim took these of the kids while I was at my reunion.

So, without further ado (and without commentary)...........

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School

I am a couple of weeks late but I finally have a way to post pictures now so most of my posts are going to be late posts until I get caught up! I don't have too many good shots and these are from my very crappy camera sooooooo deal with it!

We spent the day before getting everything ready and sharpening Big Brother's pencils!

The next morning both kids were bright eye'd and bushy tailed and ready to go!

My handsome 7th grader! BTW, I need to brag on him. Other than the day he was "sick", he's been VERY GOOD at getting up on time and getting himself fed and clothed and out the door on time. I have to take Lilah to school before he gets on the bus so he's left alone for about 30 minutes in the AM and he's done a super job so far and hasn't given me a bit of trouble!!

Thanks to my friend, I was able to download a cute little backpack tag for Lilah for FREEEEE!!!

Here they are excited to start a brand new school year!

Lilah's done really well too so far. There have been a few mornings where she's said she doesn't want to go to school and even twice has cried about it but she seems to love it once she's there! I think that's pretty good seeing how she's been my shadow for the past 4 years and the school day is from 8:30-3:00 and that's a long day for a little girlie!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lilah's Pre- Birthday Party

Yes, I do realize that Lilah's birthday isn't until the 31st but we just had to get a party in last week because this week is going to be crazy and plus, she really has no idea when her birthday really is.

We had the party at Micky D's and I swear I was a fool for not having it there before. We only invited a couple of people (girls only this year) because everyone else was in school. I thought about a couple of home schooled friends and a couple of younger friends when it was too late but I'm sure their mom's were more than fine with not having to buy a gift. They'll thank me later!! haha There were no other kids there either that day other than one or two scragglers so the girls had the place all to themselves.

Here we are on our way to the par-tay!

Camille got "stuck" in the play area and it was so much fun to see her mommy finally go rescue her after about 30 mins of unsuccessful coaxing!

I bought the kids happy meals and brought cupcakes and balloons. I made little gift buckets for favors along with giving them a balloon to take home (I hate that I didn't get a picture of the buckets or balloons). Plus they got their happy meal toys too. Wow, these kids made out like bandits - other than the two who accidentally let their balloons go inside the very high ceiling'd restaurant!! haha

Lilah tried to open gifts from..... hmmmmm let's see.... THE VERY SECOND SHE WALKED IN THE PLACE!!! haha

She got a Dora coloring book and water color set from Lydia and Camille.

What a cutie!

Next was Liv's gift. Her mom is trying to kill me by giving Lilah play dough and finger paints. She tried to find some scissors to throw in there too but apparently her conscience got the best of her!

Finally, Abby and Ella got me...uh, I mean Lilah...a monogrammed towel!!

I swear, it was the best party yet. Minimal clean up and expense and maximum fun! Unfortunately, maximum germs too but I haven't heard of anyone getting sick....yet!

Later that evening, We took McG to a sleepover and Me Daddy and Lilah had a pre birthday night on the town!

All in all, it was a good day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Grandma's Creation

Here's an old Sunday Pics from several weeks ago. Grandma made this dress for Lilah about a year or more ago and she's finally able to wear it this year. She's actually be able to wear if for a couple of years, I bet! Lilah LOVES it because it twirls out really big when she spins around!!

Here she is demonstrating the twirling action!

Here's McG letting us know he'll be in the 7th grade!

Ahhhh the good 'ol self portraits!!

Daddy had already changed out of his suit AND recieved a phone call by the time we took pictures....typical!!! haha