Thursday, August 27, 2009

Only in Iowa

Brian couldn't find his wallet this afternoon, and his car was in desperate need of gas. Can you believe the gas station let him put $20 in his tank? All he had to do was leave his University ID with them and promise to come back and pay tomorrow. Only in Iowa.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Holy cow, I have a kindergartener!

Aidan was super excited to start kindergarten today at Heritage Christian School. All weekend, he kept saying "I'm so excited, I'm so excited." He went right in, put his things away, and sat down at his desk. He is going three days a week, all day.
Alex also had his first day of school today. I have decided to homeschool him for preschool. He feels like such a big boy when we come home from dropping Aidan off at school and start our school work. Today, he learned about Henri Matisse and his collage "The Snail", and Alex made his own collage. We're following the "What Your Preschooler Needs to Know" book from the Core Knowledge Series, and he loves it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

May Days

I missed the month of May entirely, so this entry is dedicated to the fun we had that month.

The excitement started with a couple graduate-school graduations. My neighbor Amy rented this limousine to pick us up at all of our houses to take us to her party at Hotel Vitro. This limousine even had a dance floor in it!

Next, we went to Austin, TX to visit my brother and his wife. We had a really great time. They live in a penthouse condo right on the lake in the middle of downtown Austin (next to Lance Armstrong).

Look at all those turtles!

After Austin, we drove to Alabama to visit Brian's parents. The boys had a really good time, especially when we got to tour Talladega. If you know Aidan at all, you know how much he loves race cars.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

And now we need to babyproof...

Caitlyn is crawling! She just started today :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

All Day (or just 8am-2pm)?

Brian and I ran across this sign in the pedmall last weekend. Just thought it was kind of funny.