Monday, August 16, 2010

And...we're back!

Okay, after taking more than a month off from blogging, I am re-entering the blogosphere to update you all on what our family has been up to. First of all, July 9th is Eat Mor Chikin day, where you get free food at Chick-Fil-A if you dress up like a cow. I'm all about free, so I whipped out some costumes for us and away we went.

We met our friends the Slinker's there and lined up the kids. For some reason, Sareny wanted to make a pouty face in every picture.

We even had little tails on the backs of our shirts.
The reason for my long absentee-ism from my blog is largely because we bought a new house in July. We got our keys to our beautiful new home right after we left Chick-fil-A, but between packing, cleaning up the old house, moving, painting, unpacking, more cleaning, ect., we've been pretty busy. The week after we got our keys, we spent as much free time as we could out at the new house painting before all of our furniture got here. The kids got pretty acquainted with our new family room, as the only thing in the whole house was our TV and DVD player.
They spent a lot of time doing this:
And one evening poor Finley fell asleep on the stairs in her favorite position.
We even stopped in on Sunday after church (although we weren't painting.)
Then Grammy Jo and Bampa came to help out with the kids while we got as much painting done as possible. Finley got to open up her presents.
And then she tried on the apron and little purse she got.
The kids had a lot of fun with their grandparents here. Grammy and Bampa took them to see Toy Story 3 and to the water park twice. I always wish I would have taken more pictures, but I forgot my camera the day I went to the pool with them.
And then on August 4th, Sareny started 1st grade! Why is my little girl growing up so fast??
I took Sareny to meet the teacher the day before school started, and her teacher seemed really nice. Since Keith didn't get to do that, he wanted to take her to school the first day. After they left, I'll admit I cried a little. The first couple of days are always sad, but then we quickly adapt and I kind of enjoy having her in school. She is making some new friends and seems to enjoy her new school.


Jolynn said...

Looks like you found your camera cord! I figure Sareny is doing the pouty face in that Chick-Fil-A Pic because she is not happy about being dressed up like a cow, and it's not Halloween. But I would totally have done that if we were near a Chick-Fil-A!! I'm glad we got to come down and help a little. Wish we could have done more though.

Myrna Foster said...

I love the purse and the apron. They're adorable. And so are your cow costumes.

Congrats on the new house!

debra g said...

Can't wait to see pics of the house!

lexi said...

i thought sareny was pouting to imitate fin. because fin is pouting/glaring in every single pic. dressing up looks like fun. im glad you are in your new house. i cant believe sareny started 1st grade already.

Tanya said...

I can't believe you guys have started school already. You must get out in April or have tons of breaks or something. Now, lets see pics of the new place. Actually I never saw pics of the old place so lets get a before and after!

cassidy said...

Sareny looks so cute on her first day of first grade. It seems like just yesterday we were making up songs and dances so she wouldn't cry on that Canada trip and she was only a few months old back then!

I agree with Tanya, I want to see some pics of the new house! Even though I saw some already, I want to see how it looks with all your stuff in it!

Meghan said...

so glad you are back. we have missed you.

The Frosts said...

hey where did you guys move to?

holli jo said...

Yes, pics of the new house! I can't believe how old Sareny looks. :( I would cry too. I don't want my boy to grow up. The cow pictures are awesome. I can't get John to do that.