“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First tooth and First day of Kindergarten..

So far this week we have had a quite the eventful week.  On Sunday Olivia lost her first tooth and then today she started Kindergarten.  I was a nervous wreck about her starting school, more I was nervous for her to ride the bus.  True to Olivia fashion though she did great.  I repeated many times what bus she needed to get on to come home and to make sure that she sat by Reagon her neighbor friend.  She had a great time and is excited for the next day.  All day today Olivia was asking me if I was going to cry, well I was doing good until she got on the bus.  Then the tears came.  I just can't believe that she is old enough to be in school.  Now she will always be in school.  No more spontaneous road trips, everything will have to be planned around school breaks.  Today I definitely feel like a grown up.  I'm not just a young mom with young kids, I now have a kid in school!  She loves that she is old enough to go to school.  Oh and you bet after she got on the bus that I drove to the school to make sure she went to the right classroom!

Outfit all ready to go the night before!
Getting ready to go to the bus stop!
Going on the school bus!
Walking to her classroom!
Big smile for her first tooth to fall out!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our LONG road trip across country part 1....

Well this summer we did a family vacation (on my side) to Virginia where my sister Emma and her family live.  Since Sophie can't fly on planes because of her oxygen need, I knew that I was going to have to drive.  However because there was no way that Damon could take that much time of work my dad was gracious enough to come along.  The drive there the girls did so good.  We left Friday morning and got to Virginia I think Wednesday evening.  Along the way we stopped in so many church historical sites.  It was really neat.  So for the next few days I am going to be FINALLY blogging about our trip.  Now be warned they will be very long posts.

Somewhere in Wyoming.
At a rest area but I just loved the look of the windmills in the horizon.
Blowing bubbles, a sure way to keep a toddler and five year old entertained.
At Winter Quarters visitor center in Nebraska, such a neat place and a great place to stop for a few hours. 
My pioneer children.  Olivia getting to see what it is like to pull a hand cart.
Winter Quarters temple
Flooding in Iowa, they had so much that part of the freeway was closed, making us get lost and spending a couple of extra hours on the road.
Look at all those sandbags along the road!
So many cornfields in Iowa, I have never seen so much corn in my life!
An Amish family! I was so EXCITED to see them.  I have never seen Amish before and thought it was really neat.  They were very nice and gave me a wave as we drove by.
  Mississippi River, was even bigger than I had imagined!