Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of First Grade

My first grader woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Apparently, I didn't make her the right breakfast. I made waffles (and by made I mean popping them in the toaster) and cantaloupe. But that is what she wanted last night. I should have known she would change her mind. On to the outfit; she couldn't wait to wear her striped dress. Then it was hair time and THAT is sheer torture... for both her and I! After terrorizing her sister some more, we made it to the school and finally... an attitude change, for the better! Perhaps the rough morning was so I wouldn't be sad to leave her at school ALL DAY. ;)
She survived the first day, loved it and can't wait to go back tomorrow.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Lake

I tried to talk Benj into going to Cali for the weekend, to play at the beach. But he wouldn't go for it. So we settled for a few hours at Lake Mead. The girls had so much fun swimming, digging in the dirt, and collecting seashells. We may as well have been at the beach, they couldn't tell the difference. Here are a few pics:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mommy/Daughter Date

We started this tradition last year when Lexi started Kindergarten: Breakfast @ Denny's and school supply shopping @ Target. Just me and Lex. Her and I love Denny's (the biggest white trash restaurant chain ever, lol). The first day of school is only 15 days away. I can't believe Lexi is going into FIRST GRADE!! She's going to be there all day... I have to pack her a lunch... she's going to be there all day. I know it will be fine, but it will take some getting used to. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Escaping the Heat!

This last Saturday was spent running and then playing. Apryl and I headed out for a run @ 5:30 am and ended up running 9 miles!! It was great at first and then we headed up an incline, that seemed to go on FOREVER. But thanks to Apryl for the great running buddy she is, we stuck it out. It was soooooo tempting to quit and walk. Even running by the park we wanted to stop at the drinking fountain, but we didn't. :)

Later in the afternoon our family and the Larkin's got out of the city and went up to Mt. Charleston. It was great temps, like 80's. The kids had so much fun playing in the little creek, climbing hills/trees, and playing in the "fort" the dads built. Thanks for hanging with us Apryl & Sean, it was a blast!