Monday, November 14, 2011

Puyallup Fair Time!

In September (yes, I'm still behind!) we made our annual trip to the Puyallup Fair!  After Jeremy got off of work we hurried over to Puyallup to enjoy some yummy food, rides, and animals....

First stop: Food!  We ate standing, the only place we could find.

Rides and more rides.  This was Collin's first time trying out any ride and he LOVED it!

A nice foot massage after a few hours of walking. 

A super fun night!  We also enjoy going and visiting Jeremy's aunt who works in the fair.  And, thanks to her we get free tickets and free parking!  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Liberty High Cheer Camp

So, these aren't great pictures, but I wanted to document the fun Samantha had at Liberty High School's Cheer Camp this year!  She did it last year with her cousin as well, and loved it so we thought we'd give it another try.  My camera ran out of batteries at the game, so I didn't get any pictures, really, but here's a glimpse of what she got to be a part of.


Game: (not much cheering goin' on right then...)

Meet Your Teacher Day and First Day of School

Samantha had her Meet Your Teacher Day the day before school started, which was August 30th.  She has Mrs. Watts this year and is in 1st grade!  I can't believe I have a first grader now.  Sam is loving school and is doing great.  Here she is getting ready to meet Mrs. Watts and check out her classroom...

First Day of School!  She was so excited and only a little nervous.  Jeremy took her to school that day, since I did the "meet your teacher" thing.  Luckily, she already had some great friends in her class from Kindergarten.  She got to hang out with some of her old friends from last year while waiting for class to start.  Sam is quite the social bug and has no trouble making friends.  I'm so happy for her.

Parker also started preschool this year.  He goes with some of his good friends from church and is really enjoying it.  He attends Miss Tammy's neighborhood preschool, which is the same one Samantha went to.  Here's Parker with one of his best buds, Damian, walking into their first day of preschool...Oh, and Collin had to join as well.


Ok, so I'm really, really behind in my blogging.  Terrible.  BUT, I'm trying to catch up...again.  Back in September Jeremy and I had the wonderful opportunity, thanks to Jer's mother, to go to Disneyland.  Just us.  No kids.  Crazy, huh?!   We left the kids with Sharon for 3 1/2 days to stay in the Disneyland Hotel, go to Disneyland, and California Adventure and have the time of our lives!!!  We stayed out until midnight every night. We rode all the rides...together.  AND, we did crazy things like get up at 6:00 a.m. to ride rollercoasters.  It was awesome!  This was our first trip we had ever taken without the kids.  Our first time leaving them, except to have more babies and stay in the hospital.  It was so needed and so appreciated.  Fantastic!  We can't wait to go back.  But, next time we'll bring the kids. :) Here's just a small handful of the pictures we took while we were there. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Summer In A Nutshell

I haven't blogged about so many things that we've done this summer!  I thought, since I'm so behind I'd just do a "summer" post.  So, here's some highlights of the summer!  Warning: LOTS of pictures!

Planted a garden

Sprinkler Park

Seattle Aquarium, Feeding the Seagulls at Ivars, and Flowers from Pike Place

Renton River Days Parade

Jeremy and Samantha hike Rattlesnake Ridge

Beach Parks

May Valley Ward Campout

Jerermy Paraglides off PooPoo Point