Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Pumpkin painting 2023.

 Pumpkin painting is a favorite beginning of fall tradition!

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Labor Day weekend/Fields of Fun 2023.

We had a good Labor Day weekend at home! We were initially supposed to go to Omaha to visit family, but Ellory had a fever for a couple days so that was unfortunately canceled. While it would have been fun to go, it was also nice to have a few slower days at home as a family, especially after starting school. We went to the the football game, worked on a few house projects, and went to the pool a few time (it was hot that weekend!). Midweek we also hit Fields of Fun (our local pumpkin patch) for the first time this season- yay!

So fun to take these pictures every year!

The corn pit is a favorite.

Labor Day was quiet but good! We had asked some friends if they wanted to do something, but they were all busy, so we had a fun family day. We stayed home in the morning and I cleaned, then we went to the final day at the pool, out for supper, and to a fun park in a neighboring town. Happy long weekend!

Monday, September 11, 2023

First day of school 2023.

First day of school for these sweet girls! Bittersweet to send them back as I will miss them, but the routine of school will be good again and I am so thankful that they are growing and healthy and able to go to a great school. Norah is in 3rd grade this year and Lucy and Ellory are in first grade. Norah, Lucy, and Ellory, may you shine His light and be kind! We love you so much- you bring so much joy! :)

Thursday, September 7, 2023

End of summer fun.

What a summer! We didn't have as many lazy days as I would have liked, but we still had tons of summer fun! We were busy moving a lot of the first half of summer, and also went on several different trips (more than we usually do), which were all great fun too! We got to go to Rapid City to see my grandparents, Norah went on an "it's great to be 8" trip with my parents and Lucy, Ellory, and I went to visit a friend in DC while she was on that, we went to CO with Kley's family, and to Des Moines for a few days with my side. After our last trip, we had almost a week before school started, and were so glad to do some fun end of summer activities! We went to a small beach/lake for an afternoon and the girls loved playing in the sand. We went to a waterpark in a neighboring town, which was so much fun because this was the first time all three were really old enough to fully enjoy it and do all the things. They were each so brave and did the zip line and diving board! We went to our local pool with friends, and we also did our annual nail painting trip the day before school starts to have fun nails for the first day! It was super hot this week, so glad we could do lots in the water!