Monday, July 26, 2010

First Day of School 2010

Caroline and William started school on the same day this year, July 15th. 

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William gets on the bus first at 7:50am.  He was ready to go!!

DSC00811It was so different than last year…


He was excited and so was I.  He was all strapped in and off they went…


Then Caroline got on the bus at 8:50am.  She was all kinds of excited!!

Caroline with her friends at the bus stop…


And then she was off…


Then Will came home at 12:10pm.  The bus dropped him off…


And he was happy to see me…


I didn’t get pictures of Caroline when she got off of the bus at 4:30pm because we were running late for swim lessons!!

That was their first day, as witnessed by me, the Mom of these two amazing kids!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The St Louis Gateway Arch

Caroline has been asking to go up in the arch for a long time.  We decided it was time to take her and William to the wonderful monument that is right in their backyard.

Riding the tram up to the top…


Can I just tell ya, I am not a fan of the “tram”.  It’s a little car the size of an egg and they cram 5 people in it, with no air flow.  Let’s just say, I was glad to finally get to the top…which takes 4 minutes.

Caroline looking down onto the Mississippi River…


And of course, we had to take a picture of the best place on earth…


William, I believe is afraid of heights…I can’t blame him.  I tried to put him up by a window to look down.  He looked one time then shook his head no when I tried to do it again.  He didn’t want to look.

We stayed at the top for about 20 minutes and then came down.  Caroline thought it was pretty cool.

Hanging out under the arch…


Monday, July 12, 2010

Our Summer

Okay, so I have been MIA for awhile.  The kids only have 6 weeks of summer vacation and I feel like we have been busy the entire time.  So I will give you a re-cap of our summer vacation (school starts on Thursday!).

Caroline played softball this summer.  She loved it.  Josh also got to do a little coaching, which I think he enjoyed too.


We had a bit of nature in our backyard.  The kids and I found a turtle in the yard… DSC00778

And we also had some baby birds…


I went on my annual RTS Momma’s weekend with my friends, Kelly and Jessica!  I had a fabulous time, I love these girls!  We went to Kelly’s family mountain house in NC.  It was beautiful and relaxing.  We hiked down to this waterfall one morning…


And us standing with the mountain view behind us…

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Caroline did 2 weeks of VBS.  She loved it and had a great time.  She did one week at Grammy’s church and one week at our church here in town.  I think she could have done VBS every week if it were possible!  She loved it that much!

We have also been swimming A LOT!  The kids are little water bugs…William for sure.  I have no pictures of them at the pool because I am usually too busy keeping one little boy safe (not running, staying off of the steps, etc).  But hopefully soon I will be able to get some pictures. 

On the 4th of July we went to my Sister’s house and the kids played on the slip-n-slide.  They had a blast!  Will was actually trying to slide on it.  Caroline was a pro!



I am sure there are some other things that I have forgot to mention.  But for the most part…that was our summer, in a nutshell.