Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First Day of Preschool

Last week was Ellie's first day of preschool. She had been talking about it for months.
"Mom, when do I get to go to school?"
She was excited for her first day and had a great time.
At the end of the first day she didn't want to leave.
There were too many fun toys to play with and just not enough time to play with all of them!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Summer Hasn't Ended. No not yet.

We are still enjoying the sunny weather and heading outside to the beach and park as much as possible. Summer doesn't officially end until September 21st... right?

Can't get enough of the water

Sunday, September 07, 2008

BYU Cougars vs. UW Huskys

After a close game of BYU football the Cougars pulled through and won the game 28-27. We've been looking forward to this game since it was announced on the schedule two years ago. It was an eventful game and we had fun proudly wearing our blue among the much more dominate royal purple in Seattle. Brandon even got water poured on him by an upset Husky fan while he was leading the BYU section in the Cougar fight song. Yes, he is a die hard Cougar fan.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Clarke Clan

We watched the Clarke kids this weekend while my brother and his wife went to Chicago for five days. The twins, Cammie and Timmy, were great and Ellie loved the nonstop play date. Rachelle (10 years old) was a great helper with all of the kids and was constantly asking me if there was anything she could do to help out. I was grateful it was over the long weekend so Brandon was there to help me entertain the troops over the weekend.

On Labor Day we took them to the Seattle Center and they each got to choose a ride they wanted to go on. No pictures but I have never seen Cammie smile that BIG! Each child chose a different ride so the whole experience took a bit longer than had been anticipated. Then we headed out to get ice cream before their parents returned home.
Ellie loved having a four night sleepover with her cousins. The sleep deprivation was a bit much for her and the day we came back to our house she slept in until 9:30 am! (yes I was shocked as well)