Now that school has started, the weather of course warmed up! For nearly four weeks it was cool here. Now it's back to 90-100 degrees. We are trying to enjoy the hot weather after school and on the weekends! The kids still love to swim in the back yard, so we will do it as much as we can until the fall weather hits!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The kids and I stayed overnight at my parent's house on Friday night. On Saturday we went to visit my grandma. I brought the kids' scooters along so they could show Oma. They were pretty excited to see her!
That afternoon, we went swimming! My mom, Kayla, Devin, the twins, my three kids and I all went! Later my dad, my brother and Josh joined us too. We had so much fun!
The girls LOVED pushing Logan and Ryleigh in their floaties!
After swimming, we ate supper, and had s'mores at the fire pit. Then the kids and I headed home. I was hopeful that if we left at bedtime they would all fall asleep, and I could move them to the house. Jax and Jayla stayed asleep. Jordyn needed a few extra minutes, but then she fell back asleep too. :)
We had a lot of fun spending the day with my family!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Justin was out of town last weekend, so the kids and I decided to visit my parents for part of the weekend. We headed to their place on Friday and came back to SF on Saturday evening. My best friend from high school was home from Texas with her little girl. Chris, Taera and Hadley moved from Hawaii to Texas last year, and it's so nice to have them closer ... if you can call Texas and Iowa/South Dakota close. Ha! :)
Chris stayed in Texas to work but Taera and Hadley were home for a little visit. So .. on Friday night they came out to my parent's house. I didn't really take too many pictures, but the four kids were so cute! Hadley wanted to see the cows, so all of the kids held hands and went with Grandpa Buzz to see the cows.
We were so glad that we got to see Taera and Hadley for a few hours!! :)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I love watching Jimmy Fallon ... but now that school has started, I am going to miss my late nights watching him! I also love the song Blurred Lines. Loved it from the moment I heard it. Imagine my huge excitement when Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke and The Roots performed the song together one night on the show!
The next day I showed the video to the kids. They loved it just as much as I did. Jaxon can sit and watch the video over and over and over. He loves to sing "Hey Hey Hey!" and as soon as the song comes on he yells "Mimmy!" (since his "J" sound doesn't always come out correctly) I love his excitement! Its funny to listen to him the in van if the song comes one because he tries to sing and yells "Mimmy" as loud as he can. :)
Monday, August 19, 2013
It is so hard to believe that summer is over. Two weeks ago, I spent several days working in my classroom at school. Last week, Tuesday, was our first contract day and open house, followed by two days of in-service. Today was my first day with students. Summer went way. too. fast.
With getting back into a "normal" work routine, I have fallen behind on blogging. These pictures were from over a week ago. Some are from swimming time at our house and some are from swimming at the condo pool. I am going to miss my backyard pool days with the kids. We did that at least three times a week.