Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to school

Girls are back to school!!!!!

Even with the red eye removal Joie gets the spooky eyes. Sorry.

Prim and proper

What a poser!!! Haha

Joie and Addison didn't want to pose, Rylie on the other hand had no qualms.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

100 Things

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun to see what you have all experienced.  Copy and paste this in a new post.  Then make the things that you have done bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band ---does orchestra count?
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity7. Been to Disneyland 
8. Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run- does it count if you did it on the Wii?
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors -how far back are we talkin' here?
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain53. Played in the mud54. Gone to a drive-in theater55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business- if you count helping Nate & his dad with their's.58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving--only on the Wii :)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit 
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day-

Wow!  46/100!  That's more than I would have thought!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1st Day of Kindergarten

Despite all my begging to get her to stay home at least one more year,
Dakota headed off to Kindergarten today.

Want to see what she wore?

She's got a little model in her, I guess.
I used to watch America's Next Top Model religiously (lame, I know)
And Dakota was my little side kick.
I guess a little rubbed off on her,
because she wanted to do a fashion show of all of her new clothes.
In the interest of time, she only got to model her 1st day outfit.

I'm not sure if she was going for Ham or Model here...

Of course, the backpack HAD to be PRINCESS!

She has already completed (and hopefully handed in) her first homework assignment.
She had to decorate the paper doll to look like her.
She insisted I come up with a way to show that she has white around the blue in her eyes.
What 5 year old thinks like that???
Anyway, we put white buttons under the blue beads.

We also had to answer a few questions about her.

I had to take a picture so that I can look back years from now and know what her favorites were way back when...

Okay.  I'm not going to cry...