Friday, August 20, 2010

The First Day of School 2010!

This past Wednesday was the kid's first day of school! Crazy to believe it's already here. The summer has gone by quickly, but also very slowly. It's was a lot different than usual because of having Jacob. The first month or so is always a blur after having a new baby, then it's getting into a routine, and now it's halfway through August!

All three kids are going to the same school this year, which will be wonderful! Isaiah started Montessori with this precious smile.Abigail began Kindergarten
And Colby started 2nd grade!
My 3 kiddies ready for school on a foggy day!
Walking into school with daddy.
Abigail & her Kindergarten teacher!
Colby & his 2nd grade teacher!
Isaiah & his Montessori teacher!
It was sad to see them go, but at the same time exciting to find our new routine for the year. Isaiah will just be there 3 days a week, and one of those only a half day. So, I'll get to have a lot more one-on-one time with Isaiah & lots of Jacob alone time! I'm excited to see what Colby & Abigail will be learning this year - I know it will be a lot!

Isaiah has been taking swim lessons all summer in hopes of learning to swim & he's done so well!!! Here's a short video of him swimming Wednesday afternoon all the way across our deep end!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jacob's Baptism

Jacob was baptized yesterday morning at church. Thankfully all four kids acted great at church! The best all summer!

"This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go" Genesis 28:15
Msgr. Tash & Jacob

"There shall be showers of blessings." Ezekiel 34:26
This is quite a funny pictures - check out all of our expressions - with Abigail wizzing by!
God's given you a family, to always take good care of you,
to rock you in their arms and hug you tight
to keep you comfy, warm, and dry,
to hold you when you start to cry
and tell you everything will be all right.
Here we are with godparents - Brigid & Mark.
You'll bless their lives in every way,
You'll make sweet memories every day.
You'll celebrate good times year in, year out.
God says you're always in His hands
and that He has some special plans
for good and hopeful things your whole life through.
Our 2nd official full family pictures since Jacob's arrived!
Cousin Emily & Abigail.
The blessed boy:

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

Cuties at the Park

After Abigail's last ballet class, we went to the park to feed the ducks. These precious impromptu pictures were created there!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baby Holding & Summer Camps

Abigail & Dan's Lego creation:
Colby did a week long "Making of a Cave" camp through the junior college. He really, really enjoyed it! They created a cave out of trash bags, with a fan to keep it blown up. They learned about cave drawings and created some of their own.
They also learned about stalactites and stalagmites.
Here's the blown up cave:
Colby's creation:
Isaiah loving on his brother.
Abigail did a 2 week long princess ballet class. She completely enjoyed it! So much that I've finally decided to break down and sign her up for a weekly ballet class. I've been putting it off thinking of the time commitment, as well as costumes, makeup, recitals, etc. But, she loved it and was quite good, amazingly!

Look at that perfect pose!
Babywearing. I've been doing quite a bit of it with Jacob. I had one sling with Abigail and Isaiah and I didn't use it too much. But, this time around, I need to have both hands available and it's usually at a time Jacob needs a little attention too. So, slings have been an amazing solution! When I was pregnant, I found a few on eBay and other websites. I was able to find this Moby orange one on clearance at Target for only $7 too (regularly $40)! After finally getting the hang of how to wear it comfortably, it's my favorite!

Here's a few videos of Abigail's dance class.