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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day: aptly named

First off I have to give a shout out of Congratulations to Keith's sister in law Danielle who gave birth to a healthy baby boy today! I will post a picture as soon as we get one! I love little newborns!

In other news, Labor Day is the signifier of the end of summer, at least it always has been in my eyes. School always starts right after (if you are lucky) and the weather seems to start changing pretty soon thereafter as well, at least when you live in a place with a normal climate! LOL, meaning NOT Texas! I am pretty sure it will be hot here for a while still, ah well.

So, anyways Labor Day isn't Labor Day unless you do something to "rest" from your labors, and since I have to work tonight (sooo worth the holiday pay) we ended up getting together for a fun BBQ at the Kirchmann's house. The kids and dads went swimming while Sarah and I chatted away, and then we feasted on some yummy burgers, peaches and chips! The perfect BBQ food! Sometimes it is so nice to be able to just hang out, no pressure and enjoy being with friends, and the kids were really cute too!
I asked Miss Bella to smile for me, and she rolled over and went to sleep. Cracks me up!

Brady had so much fun playing with Daddy! Brady is still a little tentative in the water, but we will work on that next summer.
Aube was impressing me greatly with her skills. Even Brady wont go out by himself! She is fearless!
This picture kills me.
Natalie all of a sudden was so brave today! She only had the arm floaties on and was jumping in and going underwater all on her own. Then she had Keith throw her in the air into the pool. The first time she came up smiling and happy so I had them do it again...
...she came up a little less thrilled that time!

It was a good time, and I know the kids loved it. I love doing things like this because not only do the kids get to be out of the apartment where they are constantly up in each others business, but I feel like it makes good memories. And they are learning how to play so nicely with other kids. I love to see them interacting with little people their own age, it cracks me up and it shows me how quickly they are all growing!


Mindi said...

What a blast, I wish we had a good group of church friends to hang out with, but I guess we do have our family here. We didn't get to have a BBQ with friends today, but we are going to a corn feed for church. Guess who's house it's at? Sister Mary Parker's. I wouldn't have gone if Dave couldn't go, but luckily he gets off early tonight. I still feel really awkward around her even if she has been nice to me since we've been in this ward, it's hard to forget how she made me cry when I was a young woman.

Shannon said...

Hahaha, Sister Mary Parker, now there is a scary woman! I hope ya'll have fun, which I am sure you will! I remember when she took you to lunch, oh, those were some fun times! :D

Kelli said...

Man, that water looks good right now. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! That pic of Bella is hilarious.

Auntie Erin said...

so im nin the library right now and i read this post... totally laughed out loud! loved it!!! i miss you all so much!