Thursday, August 20, 2009

First Day of School

Abbey's first day of 3rd grade. She has gotten so tall this summer!
Lily's first day of Kinder Club!
Gracie's first day of 1st grade!
Gracie, Abbey and Lily on their first day of school.
The girls getting ready to head out the door for their first day of school this 2009-2010 school year. They each had a great day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Art!

Abbey's new sign that Ann painted for her with Mark 11:23-34 on it!
Gracie's new sign that Ann painted for her room with 2 Corinthians 12:9 on it
Lily's new sign that Ann painted for her that has Psalm 91 on it.

My aunt, Ann, painted signs for each of the girls' bedrooms with scriptures on them. She did such a wonderful job on them and they look beautiful!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Our Trip to the River!

Today the girls got the bad news that their cousins , Morgan and Jake weren't going to make it in today. So, I needed a distraction! We decided to call our friends Mary and Reagan to make a quick trip to the river for the afternoon. We loaded up the van and packed the cooler and set out. The girls had fun building sandcastles and playing in the sand before they got comfortable enough to swim in the river. They had a great time swimming and walking across the river . They eventually got brave enough to make a mudslide to "ride" into the river. We stayed right up until it started getting dark. Such a fun day!


Abbey, Lily, Reagan, and Gracie in the Jaccuzi. We had to take one last picture of all of them in the Jaccuzi they created before leaving to head home before it got dark.

Lily Finally Decides to take the plunge

Sandy girls -- Reagan, Gracie and Abbey
Gracie getting sand all over her!
Abbey and Gracie getting covered in sand
Gracie getting sand all over her.

The girls decided to cover themselves in sand to try to "scare" Mary. They even rolled down the bank into the river to make a mudslide.

Swimming in the River

Abbey, Reagan, Gracie and Lily swimming in the river.
Gracie, Reagan, and Abbey
Abbey, Reagan, and Gracie doing a dance after making it across the river
Reagan and Gracie going across the river.
Abbey and Reagan thinking about going in.

The girls had fun swimming in the river and making a mudslide to get into the river.
Making the Jacuzzi.
Gracie eating watermelon and carrying the "Flag"
Lily after playing in the sand for awhile!
Rinsing the sand off!

The girls had a good time playing in the sand and making sand castles today. They really got along well and had fun!! Not ready for school to start:( We have had such a FUN summer!

Our Omaha Zoo Trip

Gracie showing off her white tiger that she got as a souvenir at the Zoo.
Lily's souvenir that she got from the zoo -- a white tiger!
Abbey's meerkat that she got at the zoo as a souvenir.
Sitting in front of the aquarium.
The waterfall at the zoo.

As I mentioned earlier, we went to the zoo for Lily's fourth birthday in Omaha. I finally got Kent to upload the pictures from Abbey's camera. We had a great time!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Abbey and the pretty pink flowers.
Gracie and the pretty pink flowers.
Lily(4), Abbey(8), and Gracie(6).

We had Sunday School and Church this morning and then we went to the Wilson Reunion. The girls had a great time at the reunion playing with some of their cousins and playing outside. We had some pretty flowers pop up last week and I thought I had better get the girls picture taken next to the flowers before the flowers disappear. What beautiful weather we have been having this July.