Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun Run

On Saturday we went to Idaho Falls so the kids could participate in a Fun Run. Ty and Kaly's kids were also running in it. Tori and Kennedy were pretty excited to run in the race.

Tori, Kennedy, and Shay

Layton did not want to stand next to his sisters to get a picture.

Kennedy started off a little rocky, not wanting to run by herself, but she finished strong. At the end of the race she told me that she never stopped running, she was really proud of that. She ran 1/2 a mile.

Tori and Raliegh at the start of their race.

Tori ran a mile, and was pretty tired at the end. Austin jumped in and ran with her for a 100 yards or so until she saw Kennedy and I and kicked it in full gear for the last 100 yards. She did great!
I was so proud of both of the girls. They ran hard and had a fun time doing it. They were both a little sore on Sunday, but want to do it again next year.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School

Today is the first day of school. We have a few new things this year.

#1 Kennedy starts Kindergarten! A bit of mixed emotions with that one, for both Mom and Kennedy.
#2 Tori has to get up at 6:45 so we can make it to the bus at 7:30.

#3 Tori and Kennedy will ride the bus home.

The girls are both excited, but it is odd that they can't ride bikes or walk to or from school anymore.
Tori's teacher is Mrs. Hammond, and Kennedy's teacher is Mrs. Swainston.

And yes, the girls are wearing matching outfits. :) Sometimes you would think that I have twins and try to dress them matchy/matchy, but I don't. They just really like to match. I try not to have them do that. Oh well! When I buy them clothes sometimes I will buy matching, not the same, but matching. Then they will always wear those clothes on the same day, on purpose. It is kinda cute. I am just glad that they get along.

Celebrate Youth Party

Every year, the day before school starts, Rexburg has a big party for the kids. So we went to Porter Park with Heather and the kids. The kids all had a blast! The fun part is that it was Kyler's birthday! So we got to have a fun and different kind of celebration with him.
Everything was free, and they had tons of give-aways, including food! It was so fun.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tori's SMILE...

Just got a bit more holey! She is getting pretty good at going to see the Dentist. In the last two weeks she has gone to the Dentist 3 times and the Orthodontist once.
The first time at the Dentist we found out that all of Tori's permanant teeth coming in were too big for her little mouth. The dentist gave her 3 days to make one tooth out or he would have to pull it. He pulled it!!
During our trip to the Orthodontist we learned that Tori is going to have a total of 10 teeth pulled, just to make room for the new ones growing in.

This is Tori's beautiful smile before the first pulling today.

Dr. Davies and Summer numbing Tori's mouth before her FIVE teeth were pulled.

Her NEW, toothless grin!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Layton is TWO!!

Layton got to celebrate his birthday for about four days straight. by the 4th day he was singing Happy Birthday to himself. It started with Grandpa and Grandma coming to visit a few days early, then Birthday cake and cousins, then his sisters and presents, and ended with Grandpa and Grammy. He loved every minute of it.

Wind Storms...

I am doing a little catch-up, but when we had been in the house for three weeks we had experienced a total of FIVE, yes I said FIVE, major big wind storms. There would be gusts up to 60 MPH, and not just one gust, but one after another. The first one occured the very first night. These wind storms were strong enough to pick up our grill and drop it in another spot, breaking it twice!! I was beginning to wonder if I was going to like living out in the country. It obviously didn't like me.

One day, while driving home from Rexburg after running a few errands, I looked toward our home and the sky was BROWN. Literally BROWN! It had been blowing so hard for so long that the clouds in the sky picked up all the dust and made it brown. It was kind of cool, just because I had never seen anything like that before, but really weird.

As the clouds came over our house, it cast a brown hue over everything.

This is a beautiful sunset that we get the opportunity to see from our kitchen window every night. There are some spectacular sunsets in the Plano area. We really do love living here.