Thursday, August 30, 2007


On September 4 it will be a year since the Legend, Steve Irwin died. Every time we see a stingray at the zoo, castaway cay or on tv Rylee will tell you, "that is what killed Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter, right mom"? Our family loved his show and what he stood for. We are sad that he is gone, but glad he gave us such fabulous catch phrases, board games and great television. Thanks Steve!

New Obssesion

So a friend of mine asked me if I had read the Twilight books series and I said no and she gasped and told me I had too. They
are about vampires so I hesitated and said I would try it. A week later I am well into the 3rd book and love them. So if your in the mood for a great book check these out of your library and stay up late like I do and scare yourself. Really good times!

Oh these darn kids... is underway and life is getting organized once again. I love a schedule! I love 8:30 bedtime and I love spending alone time with Lukers!
Kennedy is loving 6th grade. She has 7 classes to make it thru during the day and about a million pound backpack to carry around. She loves her technology class and her science class. Math is still in the works because they have her in the wrong class. She started track last week and LOVES it! She tried the hurdles and found it exciting. She wants to pursue that a bit. I will have to post pics of her first meet.
Noah is "into" 3rd grade as he says. He loves his teacher (Mrs. Kennedy) and enjoys lunch. Sigh...he gives us 30 minute updates on recess and who he played with and what they played. He really likes art and informed me that he doesn't like to sing anymore in music. When I asked him why he just looked at me like I was some type of alien life form. I am not cool I get it already! Geez...
Rylee started out rough this year. For those of you that know Rylee she is very VERY independent. But...she cried everyday before school. What? We had a rough couple of weeks, but now she is fine. She wakes herself up and is ready to go now. (kids always have 2 weeks to get used to a schedule don't you think). She has made new friends and loves her teacher. She did tell me no more dresses to school. Uh...well crap. She has a million this year. She also told me that I need to send better snacks for her class because another kid brought chocolate. (whatever~we aren't suppose too so there. i am following the rules rylee~gosh)
Luke is my buddy still. He and I enjoy the quiet time before Rylee gets home in the afternoon. He likes to go shopping (especially with Dan to Target~gee I wonder why). He loves playgroup and eating snacks. He is talking sooooooooooo well and it catches us off gaurd sometimes. He told me yesterday as he walked into the kitchen, "Mom don't watch me okay"? So I closed my eyes and he opened the pantry door and got a cookie out and stuck it in his pocket. He said, "Okay you can look now, I didn't get any cookies". Oh man...
Well, that wraps it up with the kiddos. Things are great and we hope they are for you all too!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jake the Snake!

One year ago Jake was born & made our family go on the wildest rollercoaster ride you have ever been on...he was the sweetest and cutest little guy you have ever seen. Thanks Jake for everything you did to make our family closer together. We think of you often and know you are happy!
We love you Baby Jake!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I always wondered...

Haven't you always wondered what Butterbeer takes like? Kennedy found this receipe on are going to try it so we will update you on that!

Also...for you Harry fans out there here is more info on the new Theme Park opening in Orlando in a few years:

It's my party...

We had a wonderful time playing at Water World for my Birthday Party! The kids thought it was so much fun and I couldn't believe how wild some of the rides were. We even topped it off with some dippin dots!

Monday, August 13, 2007

First Day of School!

Rylee & Noah starting their first day at Coyote Hills Elementary...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Whoa What?

So my kids are starting school Monday...yes Monday! Can you believe that? I mean we were just getting our summer started! We went to the school last night and found out the teachers names ~ that is always exciting. Rylee is starting Kindergarten and has Mrs. Benedict and Noah is starting 3rd grade and has Mrs. Kennedy. How funny is that? We got a kick out of that one. Kennedy is starting 6th grade and has a mother breathing into a paper bag because she is growing up too fast. Other than that we are doing great! We will let you know how the first day went. Should be fun!

Friday, August 3, 2007

K-Rock strikes again...

So we went out to dinner with some friends for all the August Birthdays (saw the new Bourne movie btw and it was fab). When we came home we couldn't stop laughing from the scene we were looking at! Kennedy is the best babysitter EVER! She always makes things fun for the kids while we are gone. Who doesn't love a good homemade tent in the family room!

We have GRASS!

We came home today and saw that they finally finished our landscaping! Funny how GREEN makes you so happy! We are so excited to finally have a place to play! Yeahooooooooooo

Thanks Dransfields!