Thursday, August 20, 2009

1st day of 2nd Grade

Today was Macy's 1st day of 2nd grade. She was so nervous to go to her new school. I think she is going to do great. Here she is in her classroom - getting started!

Sitting at her new desk. She had the saddest little look on her face and I asked her if she could at least try to smile and look happy to be there for the picture. This is as good as it got.

All ready to head to school

Family Pictures

We decided that we wanted to do some family pictures before Jase got busy with harvest and since we all had something purple from Hadley's wedding. It was a lot of fun. We went to the garden's at the college and Erin was so sweet to come and take our pictures. It was a lot of fun, but the boys are funny. We had a hard time getting everyone to smile at the same time and for the boys not to be pulling funny faces. We told Carter that he had to smile and he put on the most forced looking smile I have ever seen. It made me laugh. We were able to get some good pictures and so I guess they will work till next year.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wood Cutting - Island Park

We headed up to Island Park last weekend to help Jase's Aunt & Uncle cut firewood. We all love being in the mountains. There is something relaxing about it. The kids had a good time playing and even helped haul some wood. Their favorite part is eating lunch up there. We saw two bull moose while were up there too.

Macy, Carter & Austin stacking wood.
Carter & Margie

Carter, Margie, Jase & Loren

Carter, Macy & Austin - taking a break

Austin & Carter


Picnic at Grandma Bird's

It's always a good time when you get family, swimming and steak on the grill together. Dad made lamb chops and steak on the fire, they were so good. And we spent the entire afternoon in the backyard by the pool visiting and catching up. What a great summer day!

Grandpa, Jase, Austin, Isabelle & Macy
Daryl, Dena, Arlene & Harold

Dena, Arlene & Harold

Austin, Max & Carter playing in Grandma's fish pond.

Carter, Macy, Isabelle, Grandpa & Austin


Horse Riding

The kids had a chance to go horse riding the 1st of August with Grandma & Grandpa Bird. They love being on the horse and they are getting to be good little riders. They would never get off the horse if they had it there way.

Carter & Grandma Bird

All of the grandkids on 1 horse. Poor Lilly didn't know what to think. Isabelle, Austin, Carter, Macy & Max

Macy & Grandma Bird

Austin & Carter



Austin & Grandpa Bird

Hadley's Wedding

My little brother Hadley got married August 1st. What a crazy day. It was weird seeing the baby in our family getting married. Well I guess mom and dad are officially empty nesters now. It was a beautiful wedding and the reception was a lot of fun. I love being able to spend time visiting and catching up with family and old friends.

Chalise & Hadley

Max, Carter, Macy & Isabelle - the cousins were so excited to be together. They had a lot of fun over the weekend.

Jase's Birthday

Jase had his birthday the end of July. The kids were really excited. I was very excited, I bought him some new boots and I kept them a secret for 2 whole weeks. It just about killed me not to tell him what I had bought, but I was able to do it.

Macy, Jase, Austin & Carter - because you can't open your own presents.
The fancy new boots!