Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Day Weekend and First Day of School!

Mackenzie, Cade, Alexis, Luke, and Josh made our loft into a "movie theater" as they enjoyed their Sunday afternoon watching movies and eating popcorn and cookies.

I posted a few weeks ago of our funfilled St. George weekend. As I was working on it the auto save kept saying that it was not saving, I finished anyway and yep it did not save and I lost my post, very frustrated! So I will have to post about that at a later date! Too much has happened since. 
My sister Julie and her family were here last weekend with my parents. Since it was Labor Day weekend and Jason was working even more hours than usual, (which I did not think possible since he has been working 6 days a week, and there store is closed on Sundays) but he did, he had to work all day Thurs. - Sat. and Monday! I'm done complaining, so while he was working it was nice the kids had cousins to play with all day! They had so much fun. They swam, watched movies, played on the computer.... Mackenzie watched all the kids for us on Saturday afternoon and Julie and I took my mom to Kohl's! They were having great sales! We made it back in time for the BYU game, that Lance could not miss! It was a great game. We had to watch it again on Sunday so Jason could see it!  It was a fun relaxing weekend.
Jason with Josh and Cade.

The boys also started school two weeks ago. They were so excited to meet there new teachers and to see who was going to be in their classes. Jason always comes with us for the first day of school, the boys love having him come, and it helps me with the chaos of finding their teachers and getting them to the right lines.  I was glad he was there! 
It is always a long day for me as I anticipate them coming home, I can't wait to hear what their first day is like. I try to get as much done during the day so I can sit down with them when they get home and talk about their day. Josh said his day was "perfect". Cade was just as enthusiastic.  I was so glad. Now if they could just hold onto that same enthusiasm the rest of the school year, that would be awesome. 

Cade's first day of 2nd grade.
Josh's first day of 1st grade.

Cade with cousin Wyatt both in 2nd grade!


JD and Rachelle said...

Maybe Jon could learn a lesson from his brother and come help me with the first day of school! I know what you mean about having everything done so that you can take the time to just sit and talk with them when they come home. . . .that is always my goal, but it only happens about 50% of the time.

Flem said...

Wow what a great goal, to sit down and talk with the kids. I have a 30 minute ride in the car with my kids and that is all I get. Once we are home they are out the door playing.

Glad to hear things have been so fun for you and sorry the computer ate your last post.

Tracy said...

Yay! You blogged. I love the pics and am so sorry my kids weren't there with you too! Love the boys first day of school pics! Miss you!