Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school!  Here are the girlies before they left for high school:
 Mackenzie is a sophmore this year on the volleyball team.  Madalyn is a freshman on the tennis team.  This is an exciting first year of High School for her as a freshie!!

Trevor and Meredith are both in elementary school.  Only two school to go to this year (elemenary and high school)!

 Trevor is in 4th grade with Mrs. Rademaker for a teacher and Meredith is in 2nd grade with Mrs. Globus as a teacher (for now...that may change...keep you posted!).

The three oldest reported having a great first day of school!  Meredith says her teacher is "mean", however I have only heard great things about her so maybe she is just setting a standard in the beginning of the year. 

It was only the first day of school and we were busy running around with school, volleyball and tennis.  Not sure what tomorrow will bring when we add football on top of all that tomorrow!  I am exhausted just thinking of all the different places I have to be at the same time for the next four months....wish I could be duplicated!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cub Daycamp June 2011

This was Trevor's first year at cub daycamp.  It was held 15 minutes from where we live at O'Neill Regional Park.  Every morning the boys would meet in the Avendale parking lot and then we would carpool to camp. 

Here is our group of boys (notice the crazy orange hair?  It was so hard keeping track of them because all the boys wear the same shirt so our leader thought it would be fun to color their hair so we would know that they belong to us!).

I worked at cub camp on Wednesday.  Since my older two were away at girls camp I put Meredith in the siblings camp.  She ended up having archery with us at the same time so we got to see her.  It was so cute to see them be so excited to see eachother!!

Since the girls were gone alot this summer the three of us had lots of hanging out time.  It reminded me just how easy having only two kids can be!

Here we are in workshop.  The "boys" were making a tool box.  Well, something must have happened the day before because our troop of boys were all so behind in cutting their wood. So here is Stephanie and I jamming to get our sons tool box finished.  It was actually pretty hilarious...our time was up and we kept telling them to "hold on"...we knew if we did not finish there it would never get done at home.  Sooo long story short...Stephanie and I made these great tool boxes...hahahaha!!!

Trevor's favorite events of the week were archery and the water games.  He actually made a bullseye and was one of the "chosen" few that could pass the magic line to get his picture taken with the bullseye!

He Is We

For Madalyn 14th birthday she received tickets to the "He Is We" Concert at the Epicentre in San Diego.  The concert was August 2nd.  I, the mom, was lucky enough to be able to take six beautiful girls to the concert. 

Before the concert we had some Taco Bell.

We were told the concert would begin at 6:00 p.m. (it did), but little did we know there would be four other bands playing first so He Is We did not perform until 10:30 p.m..  It was a fun and late night!

I brought my niece, Rachel, along.  She is a big fan of "He Is We".  It was great having her come along!  Especially since she called me the "coolest Aunt ever"!

Here are the girls sitting on the stage after the performance
(Claire, Madalyn, Hailey, Emily and Sheryl)

We were right up front for the performance.  Here are the lead singers Rachel and Trevor.  One of the favorite songs of the evening was "Happily Ever After"

After the concert we waited around to get autographs from Rachel and Trevor...
It was a great night!  Such a wonderful group of girls!  Sorry to all the parents who waited up for their daughters to get home well after midnight~!