Friday, August 28, 2009

First Day Of School

The day has finally come for Xander to be in Kindergarten!! It's been a long time coming, he's had 2 years of pre-school. He's one of the older ones in his class (he'll be 6 in October). He was so ready to go, that he almost left me in his dust!! I had to holler at him a few times to slow down on the walk over to the school :)
Here are a bunch of kids from the ward that have class in the afternoon. Xander, Tanner, & Jarom all have Miss Watanabe, and Weston & Sarah have Miss Johnson.
They were so anxious to get in the room that they were all plastered against the window!
They all lined up to go into the classroom.
I love that Xander is so confident and loves going to school. It's going to be nice for him to be at school everyday, it makes for a really nice break :) It's been 2 days so far and we're looking forward to more!

Snakes & Waterfalls

On Wednesday when we were at my Grandma's house, Pat found a small snake in her backyard, caught it, and put it in a jar. Xander was loving having it but we decided to go up to Bridal Veil Falls and let it go that night.
Our attempt at a family picture.
The kids had a great time throwing rocks into the water, and it was nice to do something as a family before school started (not like we won't be able to, but you know what I mean).

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another Day, Another Skirt!

Here's my 3rd skirt for Mara. This one is by far my favorite.

I Think He's Ready For Sports

Too bad we missed the baseball season.
At least there's time for him to fine-tune his skills :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Miss Watanabe

We met Xander's Kindergarten teacher at Back-To-School night. Xander was able to explore his classroom and is super excited for school to start. Too bad he has to wait another week. I'm SO ready for him to be in school.

I Found Something I Love To Do!!

Make Skirts!!!
This is the first one that I made. I used a 1/2 yard of fabric, made a tube, put a hem in, and elastic! It was very quick and easy.
This is my second one. I bought 5 Fat Quarters of fabric and pieced them together. I couldn't remember how to make ruffles, so I googled it.
I love how they turned out and I'm proud of myself because I didn't have a pattern for either of them! I have fabric to make 2 more tiered skirts and I'm going to try to make them 5 tiers instead of 3. So we'll see how that goes.

Family Fun

The whole Ramey family went out to breakfast on Saturday the 15th to Golden Corral. It was really nice to do something together as a family that was outside of Mom's house.

Friday, August 14, 2009

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Ever since I made the princess pictures for Mara I have wanted to do something for Xander's wall and couldn't decide what to do. I had purchased the Cars Cricut cartridge a few months ago and finally decided to pull it out yesterday and get to work on stuff for him. I did the Rust-eze last night and the Dinoco today. I'm glad that this was a fast project, those are always my favorite.
(The designs are 9 inches and Mod Podged onto a 12x12 canvas)

We Have a Rocker In The House

(Too bad I won't let her play with it when the game's on)

I Love My Husband

Pat took the kids to the "duck park" while I had Activity Days on Wednesday. I slipped him the camera as he left and told him to take pictures if anything fun happened. And he did!!!
Thanks for indulging me sweetie, I love you!!!

Forts Are Fun

I helped the kids make a fort on Monday morning, and we had it up until Wednesday morning. We used all of the stools from the kitchen, 8 blankets from my mom's closet, and a bunch of tape :)
Oh, the joys of being a kid.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Love This

Amber showed me this! I have never really listened to Taylor Swift, but I do know the Coldplay song. This is Jon Schmidt doing a mix of the two songs. It's cool!!

Weekend In Boise

We set out Friday morning at 6 AM and traveled to Boise to visit Pat's brother Ben & his family. On the way we ate breakfast in Tremonton at an "Old McDonald's" (as Xander says) and the kids were so happy because there was a Play Place!!!!
We brought along some Kool-Aid Bursts for the car ride. I'm always surprised when things make the kids tongues change colors.
We were able to go out to lunch with our friends Andy & Amber on our way. Thanks again for letting us drop in on you!!

We arrived in Boise around 2 and just hung out for the evening. The boys played video games and the girls just chilled. We were planning on going boating on Saturday, but it was overcast & rainy, so we had to make other plans. The boys & Bryton decided to go see 'GI Joe', so Me, Amber and our girls went shopping!!!! When we got back we put a movie on for Mara & Aubrey and they had a great time!!
After playing around and having fun, we decided to go out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner!
Mara & Aubrey (they were practically inseparable the whole time!)
I hope someday Mara will look at the camera!
The Boys: Caden (almost 11) & Spencer (9)
My SIL Amber and their youngest Brody (almost 2)
Me & The Girls: Mara, Aubrey (4), Me, & Bryton (6)
Amber & I had talked about using my Cricut and making a birthday banner for her, so I brought it up with me and we made 2 banners and some fun Halloween people for decorations, and some dinosaurs for Brody's room! I didn't get pictures of all of it, but here are the people.
(It's the Paper Dolls Cartridge)
All of the kids wanted something big, so Caden & Bryton got Dinosaurs, and Xander, Aubrey, & Mara all wanted Ghosts!
We went to church this morning, then played around until 3:30. Amber & I were able to finish the projects that we started :) We got home a little after 9 tonight.
It was a really fun weekend, even though we didn't do what we had originally planned. Pat & I love being able to spend time with family and wished that we could go to Boise more often to spend time with Ben & Amber. Thanks again for having us, We Love You!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

I Can Do It All By Myself

Mara is really good about getting her shoes on by herself. She can do up her sandals alone, but needs a little bit of help with her jellies. But tonight she got them on all by herself!!!!!
I love the fashion of a 3 year old!

Xander's New Friend

While Pat was mowing the lawn tonight, the kids were in the back playing. Xander found this tiny grasshopper and decided to play with him for awhile. I was amazed that it stayed on his hand! He held it for a good 10 minutes and was just so happy about it. He even tried to bring it inside a few times and we had to remind him to keep it outside. Afterwards, Pat was able to do some more Dragonfly catching. It's amazing the color difference from the one we got a few weeks ago, to this one today!
One things for sure, Xander loves bugs :)

Outside Fun

Last Friday, Mara and I enjoyed some time outside in the backyard. I really hate to be in the sun during the summer because I burn so easily, so I try to wait until later in the day when there is more shade on the swing set to go out with the kids. We have a glider swing that the kids love and Mara always makes me swing on it with her. I took a bunch of pictures of us while swinging and here are the 2 that look the best :)
We also have a tire swing and I made the mistake of sitting on it, because then Mara decided to spin me. So I layed back for a little bit and enjoyed the ride, but quickly got dizzy and decided it best to lay on the grass for a bit. But I was able to get this cute picture of her while she was spinning the swing! I just think that she looks so big. Where did my baby go?
(This is her natural smile and I love it! Too bad she won't smile like this for pictures all the time!)