Saturday, August 30, 2008

End of August

August 25, 2008
First Day of School!

Tyler needed an About Me paper done for school and wanted a photo of himself

August 29
Football Game and band's first public performance

It was really raining at some points so we looked like drowned rats!

August 30

Today Lexi turns SIX!

I will have more photos later. She has friends coming tonight and we want to take a picnic tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

School Stats tomorrow!

My oldest is starting high school tomorrow and my youngest is starting kindergarten. Ty will be in fourth grade.

Whenever Nicole is is the kitchen, things get a little messy.

Sprit Day recently at our high school. It involved all the sports teams and marching band.


Our local fire company had their Open House yesterday. We worked really hard to prepare for it. We planned for 100 kids, figured we'd only get fifty and got waaaaay more than that...... we ran out of crafts after two hours. We had to make two runs for food in addition to the food we already had bought. For the first three hours, it was wild! There was so much going on, we didn't even think about how exhausted we were. The first three pics were from the fire company website. We had story time with a firefighter and a local clown also gave presentations on fire safety.

Aeriel Lift rides...... very popular!

Sparky the Dlamatian teasing my son, Tyler

Kids having fun with Pluggie.

My daughter, Nicole, resting outside fire safety house.

Nicole's friend, Nia, also helped with the fire safety house.

Smoking up the fre safetyhouse to train people to get out of a smoky building.

Norm and Tyler

Pin the badge on the dalmatian.....

incidently this is actually a blow up pic of the dal we usd to have.


My mil brought Lexi to the Open House for a little bit.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day at Hershey PA

Lexi pretending to nap on the way to Hershey......

Hmmmm.....but is she REALLY sleeping?

We got up to Hershey Chocolate World after maneuvering aound the Hershey Complex parking lots. They claimed the regular lot was full so we ended up parking in Arkansas....well, it felt like that far away anyway! We had to walk awhile to catch a tram which took us there. We got to the building to get in this long line that didn't seem to be moving. They suddenly moved everyone into a que line. We thought it was really weird. We had always been able to walk right in and get right on the ride and suddenly we were in a long line that didn't seem to move. That was when we discovered that the ride was broken down. We stood in line for awhile and the kids were really thirsty and then we heard it could be a half hour to hour wait so we decided to get out of line, find a water fountain and look around for awhile. Found this large Hershey Bar and took a pic before putting it back. It was a dentist's dream! (or worst nightmare....LOL)

Finally we made our way back and discovered the ride was fixed so we got back into line and soon were on the ride.

Outside of the Giant Center where we had to park.

Well, we found our way out of the parking complex...... legally? I really don't know but we got out......
Headed for Zoo America after a quick turn (so quick the turn Nicole may have whiplash :D) into a Turkey Hill for batteries and water. Arrived at the zoo for our tour.

These pics didn't get great but Mama Bobcat had kittens and they were sooooo cute! We were pondering what would happen if we took one home with us, turned it loose outside and dared the neighbor to try and trap that! (like he threatened to do to our cat that we gave to a friend to protect her!)

Unusual but intelligent looking creatures..... LOL

There were wolves and bear but I could get nowhere near the bear to get pics and the wolves pics didn't tun out..... it was also too far away.

Later at home, Tyler and I had a foot war...... I can't believe how strong he is!