Saturday, September 26, 2009

Field Trip

A couple of weeks ago, I went with my sister when she took her sons on a field trip to a local nature preserve. We walked around observing the wildlife and took lots of pictures (what else?).

"Little Buddy" is happy there is someone smaller than him in the family now.
Trying to do the sign for "bird" but she doesn't have it quite right.
The path ended up at Lake Erie.
Trying to get close enough to touch the water

If you want to see pictures of the wildlife we saw, click here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Really, This Is The Last Of The Summer Pictures (maybe)

On Labor Day weekend, we decided to hit one of the local festivals. We've lived in our town for over seven years and this is the first time we attended this particular festival. It was pretty entertaining.

Sarah LOVED the swing ride. In fact, she rode it twice.

Here comes Abby
Third time's a charm for the carousel. Sarah finally relaxed and had a good time.
Billy rode the spinning ride with the girls, NOT ME!! They had fun posing for pics before the ride started.
Once the ride started, I barely saw them they were spinning so fast! They all loved it!
Enjoying a smoothie before the parade started.
Abby resting in the stroller with the prize she won at one of the games... a gold fish. I am still waiting for him to die, but he has proved himself hardy. We named him "Phineas" or "Finny" for short.
Here comes the marching band in the parade!
The Festival Court of Princesses and the Queen The Melon Man... don't ask. Just bizarre!
After all the fun of the festival, we took Sarah home for her nap. Later we went for a bike ride and ended the evening by setting up a tent in the backyard... and sleeping all night in it. How fun! But, I woke up with a sore throat. Yuck.

All in all, a great way to end the summer.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boots, Bows and Baby

I like alliteration. What can I say.

Sarah has been stomping around the house lately in Abby's boots. I don't think they quite fit either of them right now. But Sarah sure does have fun...
even if they're on the wrong feet.

And her other new favorites are these tennis shoes - another hand-me-down from Abby. She loves to try to tie them herself.
Here she is accessorizing her baby in the stroller.
She even wears the shoes with her jammies.
My cutie!!! Love that girl!

Friday, September 18, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten

You know I took lots of pictures for this milestone! I even warned her the day before that I would be taking pictures of the event.

"How many?" she asked. "At least a hundred! So don't have an attitude!" I replied.

Starting off the day with a good breakfast!
Yes, I took a picture of her lunch! It's the first one I've ever had to pack. I'm still not used to doing it. BTW, she didn't eat all of this.
On the front porch. Sarah wanted to go too. She had her back pack on as well.
She looks so grown up!
Off she goes. Her back pack was stuffed with all those back-to-school supplies the teacher requested.
No, she doesn't really walk to school, but I thought these would be cute. Am I right?
Outside her new school. Her face is wearing the look that says, "I'm really done with you taking pictures now, Mama!"

Thankfully, it wasn't the tear-jerker I expected it to be. I have been taking her to pre-school for the past two years, so dropping her off at Kindergarten didn't seem to be a big deal. Then, around 11:30, when I would normally be going to pick her up, I started missing her big time. I was so glad when 3:15 arrived so I could go get her!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Swingset Fun

Enjoying each other is one of the best parts of having a sister!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Soccer has started again for the fall. Abby is doing better this year. She seems to have a better grasp on the idea of the game: get the ball in the goal and block the other team from getting a goal. She has played several games and these pictures were taken at a couple of them.

Abby and her cousin

Going after it!
Pack soccer at its best. If you look closely, you can see all eight players on the field in this one frame (four yellow and four purple shirts).
She does have grace and style!
Sarah is intently watching!
A friend from pre-school and swimming class is on her team.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

County Fair

Here, I am again, attempting to catch up on the picture worthy moments of the past month.

My second ever post on this blog was about the county fair. You can see it here.

This year, we hit the high points, as usual. Horses...
Goats... (Sarah was not amused)

It was pretty hot out, and Abby is a little sensitive to the heat. So she devised this simple solution.
Sarah's second ever carousel ride. She was still not super thrilled about the horse going up and down, but I think, maybe, she had fun.
The helicopter ride...
The cars that go round in a circle...
Ice cream shared between sisters...
The corn table...
A fun time, despite the blazing sun.