2016/12/03

Czech Day 2016

Same weekend, different year.  First weekend in October Annie participated as a Czech dancer for the third year in the Czech festival.
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She's an old pro at riding in the parade & waving to us.
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Denver found the ponies & got a ride in
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Brynn came along to dance too
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Annie has really gotten the traditional dances down & does a great job.
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She did well & we got stocked up on kolaches which means another sucessful Czech fest goes in the books.

2016/12/02

Sweet September

Here's a short round up of how our September went...
We spent weekend not long after school started out at Sayre.
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Lily's face pretty much displays the joy we all had for the weekend as we were trying our hardest to get back in the swing of things with school & work.
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When we go out to Papa & Nana's the kids get to have all sorts of fun riding around, driving, "helping" Papa with chores & livestock, running around with Nana, jumping on the trampoline...and then there is the added bonus of unlimited access to Oreos & Mt. Dew to keep everyone's energy level high.
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Leaving the kids looking like this...when the sugar runs out.
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We all have a good time though & it's fun catching up with those I grew up with when we cross paths out there.

Annie had the opportunity to meet Bullet & Pistol Pete this fall too.
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And Lily learned the importance of having a closet full of spirit gear here because of Orange Fridays
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During September Annie was recognized at school for displaying Respect 
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We spent some time cheering on the cowboys BloggerImage
Early in the season things didn't always go in our favor...
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Denver spent a morning at work with Dad
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Lily had a growth spurt and started babbling some
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September kept us busy getting in the swing of things managing three kiddos & work schedules but we've found our new normal which is wild about ninety five percent of the time but five percent of the time we get this
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and it's hard to decide which percentage is better.

County Fair

This summer while Nana was up helping us out with the kiddos her and Annie worked on her first county fair project.

They made a backpack and Annie did the sewing herself.  While she enjoyed making the project with Nana she LOVED going to the fair and seeing she placed first in her class and got a blue ribbon.
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This was special to me because I grew up competing in the county fair & have friendships & great (although sometimes hectic as we did as many 4-H projects as we could come up with) memories of the time spent putting the projects together.  Along with this I learned so many good skills that have continued to be useful & I was tickled she was interested in participating

Most of all though I was thrilled to see her joy when she realized her & Nana's hard work was rewarded with a blue ribbon.

2016/08/26

Denver's first day

Denver started a pre-school program this week.
As you can see he wasn't overly enthusiastic to venture into the world of education, but after a healthy dose of sugar for breakfast he changed his tune a bit.
He's going 2 mornings a week to a Mother's Day out program here in town which is a first since he's always stayed with our sweet friend Sara in her home.

He's got his best buddy Mosi in class with him though so he's doing well
And on day 2 he walked in with his little friends like he'd been doing it for years.

2016/08/19

First grade

Things are getting real around here now - we have a first grader. A full curriculum, expectations to be met, start taking tests, no rest or snack time, walked-in-to-school-on-her-own-on-the-first-day school kid.


Milestones are hard on Mom, y'all.


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