Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Maria started Kindergarten on August 23rd. She is in Mrs. King's afternoon class. It was a child/parent day and Maria was not happy about it. She thought the whole idea of going to school meant not being with mom, I had to agree with her. She goes in on Wednesday for testing and then it officially starts next Monday. She is very excited and I hope that she can have a great year.
Classic first day of school photo.
Maria finding Mrs. King's classroom and the star with her name on it.
Maria sitting in her desk for the first time. She is so excited that she gets to sit at a individual desk and not at one large table.
The kids got to go outside and play while the parents received some information. I caught this as I came outside to get Maria.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Have a great day here at Lagoon

Maria and I got season passes to Lagoon. It's about ten minutes away from our house so we thought it would be a fun thing to have. We have been twice with family and then once by ourselves. Maria thinks it's much more fun with cousins than with her mom.
Maria on her favorite ride the Dragonfly with Kate.
Maria on the Ladybug Bop. She's smiling, but didn't want to go on it again EVER.

Trips to Lyman

We have made a few trips to Lyman the past month for one reason or another. We have enjoyed spending time with family and Maria has loved seeing and playing with her cousins. We went to the Anderson family reunion the weekend of July 24th and had a nice time. We stayed in a borrowed camper and although it was better than a tent I still only lasted one night in it and then retreated to the house. All of CJ's siblings were there and it was nice to spend time with all of them. A few weeks later we went to Lyman again, and me and the girls stayed at my parents house and CJ went on a little pack trip with Ben Buckner and some people from work. We had a good weekend and CJ had one good night in the Unitas, and then had some horse trouble the next night. He now knows that he can walk from Dollar Lake down to the trail head at midnight, but would prefer not to if given a choice.
Maria playing at Granny's with Ashton
Maria and Carly cuddling at Grandma Eyre's when they woke up one morning.
We sat outside one evening at my parents house and a moose came and just stood and looked at us. Maria thought is was the coolest thing ever.

Maria is 5!

We celebrated Maria's fifth birthday all weekend (July 30th to August 1st). Jared, Carla, Kate and Hannah came on Friday night for a sleep over and then spent Saturday with us. Maria got a trampoline for her birthday and Jared got to help CJ set it up while he was here. They started at about 10:00 at night and it took a little longer than they would have liked. All I will say is sometimes it's a good idea to read directions. They got it put together and Maria was very excited and has enjoyed having it to play on. On Saturday we went to the Air Force Museum, got lunch at the Burger Bar, played at the splash pad, and walked around Smith and Edwards before Jared and Carla left. Then on Sunday, August 1st we had cake and ice cream and sang to Maria. I think she had a pretty good weekend. We love her and have enjoyed the past five years with her.