Monday, August 26, 2013

First Day of School

Vera declared the first day of 2nd grade fantastic. She loved that her teacher read them 5 books, which included a chapter of the book Humphrey, AND they also got silent reading time. Her first homework assignment is to decorate a foam flip-flop with all pictures and "stuff" that represent what they did over the summer.  

Keller's first day of kindergarten was great! His favorite part, free choice time, where he got to play with Legos. He walked into the classroom in the morning with confidence and never seemed nervous. Once he was sitting on the mat, he joined in with his classmates for the calendar activities. I was a little teary-eyed realizing that two of my kiddos are now in school.

Two Minutes Away...

  ...and all the tape in the house has turned into a gigantic ball!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Friends in Town

The S Family was in town for a visit...the boys were either loving on or battling each other. Such good times!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lompoc Aquatic Center

While Keller was at Nonno and Nonni's, Vera got to celebrate with her Girl Scout Troop at the Lompoc Aquatic Center. They were celebrating the fact that they met their cookie goals for the year - awesome!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Last of Keller's Visit

Puzzle time is always a good time. 

Happy boy!

Cousin time!

Hard to see, but that is Keller finding treasures on the beach (aka, sea glass). 

Zia time! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Plasma Car Crazy

 Vera has already declared that she is the fastest.

J would like to challenge her. 

With a 220lb weight limit, even the mama-to-be was able to ride the Plasma a lot...just in case you were wondering. 

Finally, a picture of Gus on his birthday present. 

Thank you Nonni and Nonno! A present the whole family can enjoy!! 

Scooter Time

Thanks Opa for the really cool birthday present! Gus rides in the backyard and has even taken it around town a bit. He is thrilled to keep up with big sis on our jaunts so far. 

The kid has some coordination and already has it moving fast. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Keller's Trip - Part 2

Lunch with two of his favorite guys. 

 Too much monkey bars!

A sweet treat to make that boo boo feel all better. 

Keller's first fish from the ocean. I think this trip included a few different fishing adventures.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Keller's Turn

It is Keller's week at Nonni and Nonno's house.His first day started off with fishing. 

A little baseball. 

And, dinner!  

Gus Turns 2!

We celebrated with a 100+ balloons!!

Horse Camp

Vera LOVED horse camp! Of course, this had led to many, many discussions on taking horse back riding lessons and buying her a horse. Uhmm...just kidding, there is no way we are buying the kid a horse. The riding lessons are a maybe at this point. 

Gus and I snuck in one day to take a few pictures. 

Happy, happy camper!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fiesta Children's Parade 2013

The olders were loving it!

Happy boy. 

Wagon duty!

Gus was a bit nervous about the crowds and the parade in general. 

This was my last chance for a picture in their matching shirts. Gus has just about grown out of his onesie. ;)