Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Posted by Ted and Leslie at 3:56 PM
Two things are on Emma's mind right now: soccer and driving. She is on the high school soccer team (even though she is only in ninth grade), and she is antsy about taking driver's ed and getting her license. I wondered why Emma has been more than willing to help Ted put the boat away in the storage unit after we are done , but now I know why. He lets her drive around the church parking lot, and she is loving it.
Where we live she can get her driver's license at 15. I have been absolutely opposed to this thinking it was far too young until I was calculating how many times I had driven to the high school soccer field. When I figured out that over the course of ONE week I had driven that stretch 35 times just to drive her to soccer practice (and no - that is not an exaggeration) I changed my mind. Now I am the one who is counting down the days until she can drive, and she couldn't be more thrilled.
Now if I could just stop freaking out over how fast she is growing up and that next year she will be in high school we would all be fine.
Posted by Ted and Leslie at 3:46 PM
Sam is in third grade this year, and is mostly excited for recess to play soccer games again. I have been fighting the bus situation and how early they pick up the kids - but he doesn't mind. It gives them more time to play before school and he is just fine with that. I wonder if his tune will change when it is 12 degrees outside? Knowing Sam, he'll find something else to be happy about. :)
Posted by Ted and Leslie at 3:31 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Dave & Jessie
We were so excited to find out that Dave, Jessie, Noah, and Gage would be able to come stay with us for a few days - we don't get to see them nearly as much as we would like, especially now with them living in Singapore! It was great having them here.
Following our fun visits we headed to Island Park, Idaho to stay for a week at the Checketts cabin. I swear the kids look forward to this all year long - they LOVE it, and so do I. I go to bed each night with my cheeks hurting from laughing so hard. We had a great time!
This year we were there over the fourth of July and went into West Yellowstone to watch the fireworks.
Even Jack went out on the wave runners - I don't think he was a huge fan. :)
We were home just enough for a piano recital (my camera died so I only have this one picture of Lincoln):
And then we headed to Five Star Ranch for the Wagner family reunion.
It didn't take long for this game of "mild" water sports to go from this.......
As moms we knew where the safe spots were.
This was the end result - happy, exhausted kids. Priceless!
Posted by Ted and Leslie at 2:56 PM