Thursday, May 28, 2009

Quick Update

Here is a quick pictoral update. We are leaving tomorrow afternoon for the beach in North Carolina for a week.
Paxton & Shaelyn playing in the sand box
Shaelyn being goofy
In the pool on Memorial Day
Enjoying the pool
Shaelyn not really sure about this...
More pool fun
Relaxing in the sun

Shaelyn started walking about a week ago. She improves each day and really seems to like walking around now.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Paxton's Kindergarten Graduation!!!

I can't believe that it is that time already. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that Paxton started kindergarten. Friday night was the graduation but they still have another week and a half of school because of the days that they missed from the ice storm we had in December. The kids all did great and they all shared a few of the things they learned throughout the year. Afterwards Mom and Dad and Brad and Shelley, Ellie and Ava came over for dessert and playing and a few fireworks and sparklers.
Ready for Graduation. They all dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls to do a little program before getting into their caps and gowns.
Paxton and Brody had the same teacher. Braden was in the other class.
Walking in
Singing some songs
Leaving to go get into their caps and gowns
Coming back in
During the ceremony
The graduates bringing flowers to their parents
Paxton's class with their teacher
Paxton with his teacher
With the parents
The whole family
Good job big brother
Paxton and Shaelyn
Had to use up some leftover small fireworks
Shaelyn wasn't to keen on the fireworks
Ava and Paxton in Grampa's jacket
Paxton's turn: "Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States."
Everyone got an award for something; Paxton's was for most improved seat work.
Getting his diploma

Ava's Spring Progam

Wednesday night we went to Ava's program at school. They all did a great job.
Ava played the "Little Red Hen"


Last Friday night Paxton wanted his cousins Ellie and Ava to sleep over so they spent the night and then played at our house and then down at Ellie and Ava's in the afternoon. We layed out three mattresses on the living room floor for them to sleep on.

Little Helper

Last weekend we were spreading some mulch in the yard. Paxton loves to help load the wheelbarrow, at least for a little while!! Then it is back to swing on the swing or riding the scooter.

Shoveling the mulch
Getting there.....
Time for a break on the swing set
Shaelyn enjoying the nice weather.

Loading the wheelbarrow
Ready for another load

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I went to New York City to meet up with my sisters for a few nights while Brent kept the kids at home! Here are a few pictures!
Karra & Tama in Times Square.

The 3 of us in Times Square.

At the hotel.
On the ferry going by the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty.
Little Italy! A favorite!
Karra & Tama eating in Little Italy.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Race Weekend

Last weekend we went out to New York to meet up with some friends to do some Go-Kart Racing. We stayed with Claude and Rebekah while we were out there. Saturday morning all the guys headed to the indoor karting facility. It was a lot of fun and everyone left still being friends. We met up with the ladies and kids at a park for supper and some playing outside. It was such a nice warm day. Sunday a bunch of us met up for lunch at a Japanese Steakhouse. It was a good meal and entertaining chefs that cooked for us on the hibachi. That afternoon I dropped Johanna off at the train station in Albany on my way home so she could meet up with her sisters in New York City. She will have to do a post of that trip.
Jumping at the playground
Good buddies
What a great time at the park
Claude and Rebekah
Jason, Christina and Gavin
Shaelyn enjoying a drink in the sun
Ready to go into the maze again
The kids outside the maze
Some of the guys
Sunday morning
The kids outside the restaurant
The kids keeping themselves entertained
The flaming volcano onion
Ava trying to catch a piece of food with her mouth that the chef threw to her
Jody's turn, which led to.............