Thursday, November 3, 2011

Soccer Saturday's

 Our Saturday's in September and October were filled with am soccer games.  Kooper was our star player this year.  While he's not the most aggressive player he give it all he had and had a blast, which is really all that matters, each and every week.  By the last game he even made contact with the ball.  A huge hooray!!  We were also blessed with decent weather each week which was a highlight in my book. 
 Our soccer star in action..
 Two of his biggest fans..

Team Kiwi! 

Back 2 School

 Since my blog is way out of date I figured it was time to update and what fun it is to look back.  The first day of school was a bittersweet day for me.  We had such a fun summer and the back to school routine wasn't something I was sure I was ready for so I was filled with bittersweet emtions that first day.  Letting go is hard, but now that we're in a groove and the kid's seem to love school, the bittersweet feeling has turned into a sweet feeling.  Kennedy has adjusted well to her transition to all day everyday- a big 1st grader.  Kooper is loving young 5's and Kolter seems to like Threeschool.  He does protest that he's not gonna go each Wednesday, but once we're there he lets me go with a smile and is full of stories when I pick him up.  What a blessing it is to hear the excitement each seem to be filled with while sharing stories when they get home.

 Big stuff by her locker..
I did follow the bus so I could get pics of her and make sure she made it into school and to her class..
 With Ms. Janssen
 Koop's first day!

 I was most nervous about him and the whole bus thing so daddy came home to ease all fears..

 Koop's bus buddy..
 Getting one like a big, brave, boy..
I did follow the bus for his first ride too.  Thankfully he made it safe and sound.  He transfers to another bus at Kennedy's school.  Such a brave boy!
 Finally it was Kolter's turn.
He still asks, almost daily, when it's his turn to ride the bus.
A couple more years, buddy. :)

 Big man on campus!

 Mrs. Scholten.
Praising God for great teacher, great school, and a great start..  Hoping the rest of the year goes as well as these first couple of months have..

Sunday, October 2, 2011

John Ball

Towards the end of August, Jami and I ventured to John Ball Zoo, with all the kiddos, for some end of summer fun.  It was the first year I didn't have to push a stroller- which rocked- and all six kids seemed to love every animal and every sight there was to see.  Makes the trip all the more worth it when all are enjoying..  Jami and I enjoyed watching them take it all in.  I do think the monkey's were the highlight for all.  They weren't as active as in year's past but always seem to entertain.  All in all it was a great morning.  We topped the fun off with lunch at McD's.. and I believe I had two napper's on the ride home.   

Monday, September 19, 2011

Silver Lake Highlights

 We headed to Silver Lake for a little family vaca during the end of August.  It was just our family of five and the first time in 6 years since we'd been up to Silver.  The kids had never been up there so was a special treat for them.  Thanks to some generous friends we were able to use their place for the weekend and it worked out slick.  We enjoyed lots of trips in and out of the dunes, all meals out, go cart rides and even a little shopping.  It was a great weekend with lots of quality family time.  We hope to spend more weekends up there in the years to come.  I'm always amazed at God's creation when visiting a place as beautiful as up there.  I think I stood in awe several different times looking at the landscape... so gorgeous..

 No toys for us anymore..  I was a bit nervous taking Bry's everyday truck up there..  Thankfully he's super cautious and we made it home safe and sound with no repairs to make.  We saw some over the weekend who weren't so fortunate.  It's pretty entertaining to just sit back and watch...
 Kiddy carts..  all three were able to drive their own carts- BIG stuff!

 Buckled in and ready to ride..
They enjoyed tooling around as long as we didn't attempt any big hills.. :)
We played it safe to avoid their screams. :)  (probably a blessing)