Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clear Lake Tri

Conn competed in his 5th triathlon this past Sat. It was his first time doing an Olympic length (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run). 

One of his best buddies, Casey, joined him competing in the Sprint tri. This was Casey's first ever race. He rocked it!!

Carly came along to cheer on Casey. I loved having her there to hang out with, too!!

It was a beautiful day! Perfect day for a race!


Proud of these boys!

He said he has no desire to ever do an Ironman. I keep pushing him, but he doesn't budge. I'll be sure to keep you posted if it ever happens. ;)

Monday, August 27, 2012

1st and 3rd

School days are back once again! We are all so excited! It was a fun summer, but I'll be honest and say that this was a long summer! My kids crave routine, being on the go, and socializing! Having a baby brother that naps twice a day makes this really hard! So, the girls' were thrilled to be back at school and with their friends.

Meet the teacher was last week. They were blessed once again with amazing teachers! 

Goodies for their teachers

Maggie - 1st grade

Lily - 3rd grade

Group picture. Well, minus Cash who sleeps until 9:30-10. :)

Sweet baby waving goodbye to his sisters.

Love having sweet friends in both of their classes.

Celebrating a wonderful first day back! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Lily turned 8 on July 24th, while we were at the beach. 

For her birthday, we thought that it would be fun to give her a horse riding lesson on the beach. She was ecstatic!

She and Conn met their horses at the stables and fed them some treats.

Then they rode down a trail, across the street, and onto the beach.

So glad she was able to experience this. A birthday I'm sure she'll always remember!

For her party, she wanted to go swimming with just girls. Simple, fun, and easy! I was all about that!
We had pizza and cupcakes.

The cupcake toppers were a huge hit. Who knew?! Thank you, Kroger! Ha!

She received so many FUN gifts! Her friends and family know her so well!

Party favor...flip flops, nail polish, horse cookie, hair clip

We love you, Lily Belle! Hope you had an amazing 8th birthday!