Saturday, September 17, 2011


SCHOOL!!!!! Gannon on the first day of Griffin's school heading to bring Griffin to school and convocation.  We actually all got in the car and were driving out the driveway when I remembered that we didn't take any pictures so I turned around and made the school boys get out so I could snap a few!  I guess that is what happens when you have four kids to get ready in the morning!

Griffin-7 years old FIRST GRADE

Griffin with his first grade teacher Mrs. Bouma.

Gannon-5 years old.  His first actual day of pre-school. 
So far school is going good for both boys.  Griffin has his first "real" loose tooth... he had 4 pulled but this is his first one that will fall out on its own.  Gunnar started kids club at church a wednesday night kids program... Gunnar's first time getting left in a classroom/nursery setting all by himself.  He was sooooo proud of the papers he made and his little sticker name tag that he wouldn't take off.  Now when we drive by our church he says "theres my pre school and Tyra can't go, shes too little."  Griffin has also started flag football this year which has been fun and Gannon is doing soccer again.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The week before school...

The week  before school started it was really nice weather so we took full advantage of the last week off before school!  We got together with some of my high school friends and their kids at the park.  Jennifer Branagh's kids on the left, Sophia and Brody. Then my four kids and Griffin is holdin Lexy Bendixen.  Lindsey's little girl.  Nicki and her son Royce were also there, but they took off before the picture was taken. It was so much fun catching up with these girls. I wish we could all get together more, and the kids.

We headed to Birch bay one day with some cousins.

It was perfect the water was way out so there was plenty of sand and puddles for skim boarding.

Tyra was having fun dressing in Grandma Deba's hat and sun glasses.

Gunnar, Griffin, Reese, Kiya, Brooklyn, Easton and Crew.
We also took the kids to homestead swimming one day, birch bay one day, the waterslides one day, the kids cousin Reese had a birthday party camp over so the kids slept in tents at her house, we also had a birthday party at Lake Whatcom for their other cousin Daylin... WOW it was a busy week but we thought we should soak up the sun for the last week we could.  I think Grant was getting a little tired of calling me everyday to see how we were doing and finding out we were doing something fun in the sun everyday!  Thank you for working hard so we can go and play! :)  All of the sudden summer was over and we had to switch to school mode!!!! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Fair

The weekend before the fair there was a golf tournament at Homestead.  All the kids had been wanting to sell golf balls to make money for the fair, so we thought it would be the perfect day.  Nice weather, and lots of golfers that we knew.  The kids did good, had fun, and made pretty good money. 

The four kids just when we got to the fair.  They all did really good this year.  They understand waiting in lines, waiting while mom and dad are talking to other people, and walking a lot!

Gunnar on a tractor... one of his favorite things.

My kids with their Bosman cousins shooting hoops at the Bellingham slam booth.  Griffin made his... so he got to spin the wheel and he won a ticket to a slam game!

Looking at the BIG mama pig and all the baby pigs.  Tyra thought this was pretty cool, however I think she actually got most excited about the cow barns!  Go figure... because we NEVER see cows.  (We live right next to a field full of cows) :)

Gunnar's first time on a roller coaster.  He did like it.  Gannon is in the far right of the picture.

Then the three boys went on the big roller coaster.

Cousin Easton, Gannon and Griffin

Easton and Griffin and Gannon and Mikiya screaming as they come down the hill!

Easton, Crew and Griffin on the Hang glider... not so sure if they are enjoying it...

AHHHHH, its all over and they are all smiles.  They all complained that it hurt their chest a lot!
It was another great year at the fair... I guess its getting a little easier each year with the kids getting older.  We also went to the Demolition Derby at night and the kids LOVED that.  The boys ask all DAY (and YEAR) long when we get to go to the derby... Grant's cousin Brent was in the Truck derby this year and his truck rolled over so they had to stop the derby... the kids thought it was so cool.  When it rolled over Griffin asked if the guy was dead!  The boys spent their money on a few games and they each got a brown leather bracelet with their names carved into them.