Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another day at the lake

The little kids playing in the sand.

Dave teaching Avery how to build her first sand castle.

Dave and Wyatt on the tube.

Dave on the tube

Dave on the wakeboard

Wyatt digging in the sand.

Avery digging in the sand.

We spent a day at the lake with the Sparks, Piercys and Steph and Wyatt. It was a cool, windy day so we didn't get to spend as much time in the water as we did in the sand. We had a fun day though and the kids were definitely tired when we left.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Life is good...

I can't complain...Life is good!! I have officially become a "stay at home mom". This is something that we have hoped to be able to do for a long time and finally things fell into place. The business has been extremely blessed so Dave (not me) thought that it was time to take the leap of faith. If we didn't just set a date then it would be a lot harder, and we would find more reasons for me to continue working. So...needless to say, it was quick decision.

With Baylee starting school it has been especially nice to not have to worry about who is taking her and who it picking her up...and wondering if she was going to be picked up at all. At first she would ask me "who is picking me up today". Finally she asked "do you get to pick me up every day?" It is actually sinking in that I am not going back to work any time soon. She is so excited when she comes home from school and wants to tell me everything that happened in the few hours that she was there. If I was working I wouldn't realize how special this time is to talk about what she did and who she is meeting and becoming friends with. It's amazing to see how much her response changes when Dave asks her how school was. She still tells her was she learned but it isn't with the same excitement. I just feel extremely lucky to be able to spend this time with her.

Avery misses Baylee so much when she goes to school. She cries EVERY DAY!! I keep thinking that she will get used to it, but my luck it will be right around the time she goes off track. I love the few hours that I get to be with Avery all by myself. She is trying to hard to communicate with me and I am picking up on the words that she tries to say. Sometimes they don't sound like English but we're working on it...and that makes me feel a whole lot better. Avery actually likes to sit on my lap and look at everyone's blogs. She is learning names from the pictutes that are posted and loves to look at pictures of Baylee and from the lake. She is getting big so fast...she's got to slow down soon. She is starting to wear some of Baylee's old clothes that, I swear, Baylee just barely grew out of. Time flies!!!

It was a harder transition than I thought it would be...since I have always wanted to stay home. Lakeview was a GREAT place to work though. They were so accommodating to my needs and my families needs. I never had to feel bad about putting my family before my work. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a job. I made a lot of great friends there and know that I'll be keeping in touch.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Playing at the Park

These are a few pictures from our day at Discovery Park. The kids had a fun time running through the HUGE play area.

Our day at the Lake

We also went to the lake to do a little tubing and wakeboarding when my Mom and Dad were here. I was actually able to get up on the wakeboard so it was a successful day for me!! The kids had fun just playing in the sand.

Avery's Gymnastics skills...

Our Little Soccer Player

Does she look like a soccer player...or what!!!


As you can all tell...I am a fan of the collage. It makes blogging so much faster.

So, as you can see, Baylee has started her first year of soccer. My Mom, Dad, Emily and Jonathan were all able to be here for her very first game. It was pretty intense. They "practice" for the first 30 minutes and then play a "game" the last 30 minutes. There are only 4 girls on the team, which is good since they only play 3 on 3.
She did a great job for her first game and had a lot of fun!!