Friday, August 28, 2009

Spa Day

Grandpa babysat for Allison today. When Grandma & I arrived home from picking Ryan up from school we found that Grandpa had a spa day thanks to Allison!

You will notice that Allison might have applied the make up a little heavy on Grandpa and I am not really sure that Barbie pink looks good on him. Allison also somehow found the good detangler spray (instead of the plain water I normally let her play with) and used it on Grandpa's hair (now his hair smells like beautiful berries and is super soft!) You will also notice Grandpa is reading a paper in the photos while getting his beauty treatments!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Schools Here :(

Well, summer is now officially over and school has started. :( Ryan went back to school this morning and Allison and start back to school on Tuesday.

Ryan's day went pretty well, but he came home with a headache and started throwing up at about 5 o'clock tonight. He hasn't been able to keep anything down but isn't running a fever, so we will see if a good nights sleep makes him feel better or if he will be home sick on his second day of school!

By the way, the second photo was taken on the way into the school building when Ryan looked at me and said "mom, I don't think they allow you to bring cameras in here". I pointed out to him, that evey mother had a camera in her hand on the first day of school! The first photo is of the lonely dog who spent his day curled up in the corner of the other living room looking out the window waiting for Ryan to come home!

Friday, August 14, 2009

What a Busy Week!

Wow! What a busy week it has been here! We started off the week with me officially going back to work. My back to school meetings started this week and left Jeff and I trying to coordinate babysitters and work schedules. We really appreciated the help we got from our two babysitters Taylor & Ashley. They came out to our house early in the morning to watch the kids for a couple of days and really helped us out!

Wednesday evening Allison started her dance classes and she LOVED them!

After dance class on Wednesday we went out the the fair and rodeo in town where Allison, who was still in her dance outfit, got to get on the mechanical bull and ride!

The kids also stuffed themselves with midway food, played carnival games and rode real miniature ponies.

By the way grandma, they are trying to convince their daddy that they need a horse.

Tonight we took the kids to the kiddie park in Bartlesville for the first time. Some teachers I now work with were talking about how neat the park is and encouraged us to go. It was such a nice evening and we had a great time! We all rode the Aquarius together and Ryan enjoyed turning us in circles until I thought I was going to be sick! Ryan was nervous about tackling the larger roller coaster since he is afraid of heights and was unsure how fast and high it might seem to go, but he was brave and tried it with his dad and I and then LOVED it! After that, we couldn't get him away from the larger roller coaster! And Allie even met a little boy we didn't know at the park who was two and a half. He wanted to hold her hand and ride the rides with her. He even gave her a ticket (even though she had her own) so she would ride the little roller coaster with him! Then he held her hand and walked to the little roller coaster with her. At the little roller coaster he let her go in first and then tried to help her get on the coaster. But, since Miss Allison is a 90's woman, she refused the assistance up into the seat of the coaster and walked the little ramp without his help :) When it was about time to go, they hugged and said good bye! And as a final note: Yes, Allie is dressed like we live in the Arctic North. She had on normal summer clothes appropriate for this time of year and the 80-90 degree weather we had today. BUT, when we were eating supper in Bartlesville she spilled on herself. The only extra clothes we had with us were the ones that had come in the back to school care packets that Grandma & Grandpa Kreller had sent us in the mail today, so long that is why Allie is looking oh so stylish in her long sleeves and pants in these summertime photos!

School starts Monday for Ryan and Tuesday for Allison and I, so I am sure things won't slow down here anytime soon!

P.S. ~ Grandma & Grandpa there are more video clips and images from the past week in our dropshots account if you want to view them!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Guess who is going to have the hardest time?

It is now August. The countdown is starting. In 17 days the house will be busy every morning and we will all be rushing off to school. No more lazy mornings of breakfast and snacks on the couch in front of the TV. Over the past few days I have realized that the one who is going to have the hardest time with all of this isn't even going to be attending school.

It is true, that over the years I have learned to loath mornings, especially the early ones. But, I will eventually get in the groove and be o.k.

As for Allison, she will have a hard time getting up and rushing around to get ready. Over the next few weeks we will probably find Allison falling asleep in every corner at any given moment.

Being a 2 year preschool veteran, Ryan has become used to early morning wake up calls from his daddy. But now he will be attending school every day all day in Kindergarten and will probably also fall asleep early each evening.

Jeff is our get up and go man who enjoys the mornings. He will keep us all on the move and make sure everyone gets out the door on time!

So, who is going to have a hard time with this new morning routine?

Buster has become very used to hanging out on the couch in the morning with the kids. He is loves to snuggle with the kids and hang out with them while they watch TV. I think he will be a little lonely when school starts!