Easton just begun 1st grade! I can't believe he will be gone all day long. He leaves with Scott at 7:30am and gets home on the bus at 3pm. That is a very long time for me to be away from Easton. He was pretty nervous about eating lunch at school, but I think he had a great first day. A few of his friends from last year are in his class, and he has a cool teacher, Mr. Zimmerman. Next week, Luke will start going to preschool 3 days a week. I haven't decided what I am always going to do with that free time, but today, I made Blackberry Jam! Hooray for a new school year!
Easton and Luke just started soccer season. This is the first time they have played the sport, and this is the first sport ever for Luke. They really like their new cleats, their new soccer friends, and practice. They aren't too fond of the games, though. Too much running around in the hot sun, I guess. Luke is on the Lightning Bolts, and Easton is a Wild Bobcat. Soccer is going to pretty much run our lives for the next two months.
Max had to join in the fun!
Easton is the smallest on his team.
And Luke is the tallest on his team.
And little Miss Ginny is now 5 months old! It still seems like she was born only about a month ago. She is getting really big, although to others she still looks like she is 2 months old. She is a jabber-mouth, and loves to play all day. She is growing up fast, but not too fast, so it is the perfect speed for me!
She already loves her baby doll.
We finally had the opportunity to take a vacation. It was a lot of driving, but it was well worth it to see cousins and just play all day. Plus it was a bonus to see Scott everyday for one whole week! We first drove to Utah and stayed with Scott's parents for a day. We played with cousins, horses, chickens, 4-wheelers, and went swimming at the Provo pool. Then we drove to Las Vegas for the Nelson reunion (Scott's mom's family). We stayed with his brother and played with even more cousins, and did a lot of swimming. We even went down to the Strip for about an hour and showed the boys the Lions at MGM and the Bellagio fountains. The reunion was good and it was even catered by Cafe Rio (good call, Justin!). We capped the weekend off by being able to see our new neice Delila be blessed in church (she is 5 weeks younger than Ginny). I even got to see my little sister and spend some time with her when we were in Vegas. We were surprised at how well our kids did. Ginny had the hardest time in the car, which surprised me. I thought she would just sleep the whole time, but I guess that wonderful newborn phase has passed. Thanks to everyone in Utah and Las Vegas that made 4 days of driving well worth it. We had a great vacation!
Scott is the City Manager in Dayton, Oregon, Lindsey is a stay-at-home mom and part-time substitue teacher. Easton is 8 and getting too smart, Luke is 6 and getting taller by the minute, Max is 4 and getting crazier by the second, and Ginny is 2 and getting cuter by the moment.