Tuesday, August 16, 2016

and just like that...

And just like that, Krew can ride a bike!  He has been riding his balance bike for the past year or so, and he loves it.  But of course, like so many things right now, he sees his brothers riding bikes with pedals, so he had to have a pedal bike as well.  I wasn't sure if all the hype over balance bikes was accurate.  I'd heard that if kids got good at riding them, that they could learn to ride a bike easily, without ever using training wheels.  So, that's what we tried. 

 And, it worked!  In just a few minutes of trying to ride his new bike, he was a pro!
 He spent the next several weeks wanting to do nothing but ride his new bike.  All.  Day.  Long!

Way to go, Krew!

aunt sadie comes home!

 At the beginning of June, Bart's sister Sadie returned from serving her mission in Long Beach California.  We were so excited to see her again, as you can tell by these pictures of the boys as they waited for her to get off the plane.

 It was beautiful to watch her be reunited with her parents, after not seeing them for 18 months.  It made me think about what it's going to be like when I watch my kids return from their missions.

Even though Everly was only a couple months old when Sadie left, these two became fast friends, even after that first night seeing her.  It's been fun to watch Everly's enthusiasm at the mention of Sadie's name, and we are sure going to miss her when she leaves in a few weeks to go back to college.  We are so proud of your hard work and service to the Lord, Sadie!  Thanks for being a good example to my children.

last day of school

I'm so hilarious!  Some of you are already posting pictures of your kids going back to school, and while my kids don't start for several more weeks, I'm just now getting around to posting their last day of school photos.  Hope it doesn't cause too much confusion.


Here they are on their first day of school.  It's amazing how much they grow and change in less than a year!

We have made it a tradition to go to Smart Cow for frozen yogurt on the last day of school.
Everly decided she likes this tradition.
Way to rock 4th grade, boys!  Can't wait to see all that's in store for you next year!