Sunday, October 21, 2012

August Overload

I have such a love/hate relationship with blogging but the longer I wait the more I have to update so here goes an overview of the month of August mostly in pictures! One day I will stay up to date with this blog but until then enjoy the pictures of our last month of summer!

We had a list of things we wanted to do before school started and one of them was go to the Hill Air Museum. It is perfect because it is free and it is about 10 minutes from our house. We invited a few friends and had a great time. I kept thinking that if my dad was there we would have received a few history lessons and been there for a few hours longer but with a bunch of kids it was nice to let them go and see what they wanted at their own pace. We had a great time and finshed the day off with a trip to Burger King! Can't be that!

We had a few art projects that I also wanted to do with the girls so we finally got around to it and had a lot of fun! Thank you pinterest!
They made trees by painting with Q-tips. Super easy and they loved it!

Finished Product!
Another art project; we went on a Nature Walk and collected all the prettiest leaves, sticks, grass, etc that we could find and then glued them onto their posters. They were so proud!  

 Its not summer until you have had a water party with friends which has to include sprinklers under the trampoline.
 The girls really wanted to go swimming one day at Seven Peaks but Jonathan was feeling a little too tired so the compromise was to go to Chuck E. Cheese and then to Krispy Kreme. I think they forgot about swimming especially when Dad promised them lots of coins!
Our garden: We used pots this year and just planted tomatoes, peppers, and squash. It was not the best year of gardening but we sure enjoyed our tomatoes!
 Sunday night at the Tanners! Every Sunday we have movie night which involves getting out the "big bed", having popcorn, and watching a family movie. We love it and the kids ask for it every week.
 Monday night snow cones!
Treehouse Museum
We love the Treehouse Musuem and go to it quite often but when we go with a lot of friends it is even better!
Abigale loves doing the particaplays where they have people from the audience be part of the play.
In the school

Ryan loves the fire in the teepee. He said "hot" about 20 times!

 Nana came in town for a short visit and so we had to go to one of our favorite places- IKEA! Abigale loves playing on the toys and the meatballs! I love being able to shop with my mom and only one kid!
 The Dinosaur Museum in Ogden
We had never been to this museum and it was actually really fun. Besides the fact that it was over 100 degrees outside the kids loved seeing all the dinosaurs. Lydia was really nervous and Ryan could not get enough!

 Classic Waterpark

 Seven Peaks
We got the Pass of all Passes this year for a great deal and went to Seven Peaks in SLC as often as we could. The kids loved it and at our last time there we finally rented a tube and it was so worth it. The wave pool was awesome and Abigale loved going down the waterslides. The bigger the better for that girl!
P90X right there! :)

 The girls had one last sleepover at Grandma's house before Abigale started school and they got very spoiled of course! She bought them brand new tennis outfits right down to the shoes and socks! So cute!
 First Day of Kindergarten
Abigale started her first day of Kindergarten on August 22, and she could not have been more ready or excited! Having an October birthday can be hard on a little girl as she watches all of her friends go to school the year before but she survived. She is attending a charter school in Kaysville and so far she loves it! The drive is a little far but luckily I carpool so that helps a lot! She is so big and beautiful! I did not realize how much she adds to our family until she was gone! She is the peacemaker and her younger siblings sure miss her almost as much as her mom!

This was the only time I teared up when Abigale said goodbye to Lydia and they hugged. It was so sweet!
Ready to learn!

The little girl she sat next to on her first day ended up being her best friend in the class!
How we like to spend our summer nights:

 Eliza's Baptism
My niece was baptized in the Teton River in Driggs so we made the trip so that we could be there. It ended up being quite the crazy weekend but we are so glad we were able to be there and see her baptized. It is so neat for my girls to see someone they look up to making such a great and important decision! We are so proud of you Eliza!

All the cousins sang "When I am Baptized". It was very sweet!
In the freezing water!

Ryan was happy as can be with his Papa despite being so sick!

It was a very fun and full month that ended with a bang! Poor Ryan ended up in the ER (more on that in the next post) and Jonathan and I had an amazing time with his family in Orlando! Stay tuned . . .   


Patience said...

Awesome post, that must be some kind of a record! :) We love having you guys in our ward!

Lynette said...

Love the blog update! You'll have to tell me more about Abigale's school.