Thursday, August 9, 2012

Olivia Starts Preschool!

Yep, this little cutie started preschool this morning!  

Our Elementary school has a 3 and 4 year old preschool class.  The 3 year olds only go half days, but it is a really good program and we couldn't be happier.  Olivia is most excited about the playground and going to music, art, library and P.E.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Ella!

Well, it's official, today Ella turned 8 years old! 

We started celebrating last week with a sleepover with some school friends.  We went to Cracker Barrel for dinner and then to Yolo's for dessert.  The girls stayed up until 3:00 in the morning when I finally made them go to sleep!

 Saturday night we met Ken's parents at Stevie B's and ate way too much pizza.  Ella received her long awaited rollerblades and was sooo happy!  So far no broken bones and she actually does pretty good on them.

 Sunday my dad made "Pop Pop burgers", Ella's favorite and we had a yummy cookie cake.

 And then today, her actual birthday, she started 3rd grade.

I can't believe how she is growing up so quickly.  She is so beautiful, smart, kind, spunky, full of life, stubborn and sassy.

And I wouldn't trade her for the world!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Chicago Day 2

On our second day in Chicago we visited the Shedd Aquarium. We all liked the jellyfish and enjoyed the dolphin show.

When we left the aquarium we headed over to Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) and rode the elevator to the 103rd floor.  The ride up takes 1 minute and my ears were popping!

When we got to the top Olivia loved looking out the windows.

Not a great picture, but Ella wanted to take one of us.

Olivia wasn't even scared to get on the glass ledge.  She walked right out there and took a seat!

Ella was a little more cautious.  She did step onto it, but was too quick for a picture, so she stood close to it for her picture.

Ken really wanted these sunglasses in the gift shop!

I talked him out of them!