Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I can't believe that dance is already starting. For some reason I wasn't expecting her to start until after Labor Day. We decided to try a studio that is closer to our house this year. We ended up at Esteem Dance. She is taking a ballet/tap combo class. We will see how it goes??? She is taking with 5 of her friends so that will be a lot of fun. She was so excited to start, she loves to dance!

Monday, August 30, 2010


I can't believe that Kyson is starting Kindergarten! I thought I was going to be fine with it but when I went to his orientation last week and saw 6th graders walking around it kind of freaked me out! I feel like this is it, I am letting him go into the real world. I mean you sort of do in preschool but they are all the same age and for the most part are all still innocent. Now he will be going to school with kids so much older than him and will be exposed to so much more. I know he will be fine but this letting go is a little bit harder than I expected.
We decided to take the kids to lunch before school for their first day! They chose Chick-Fil-A.

At this point they were all starting to get tired of pictures.

My little stud I am going to miss him while he is gone!

Time to go inside. Deep breath and try not to cry!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's a...........

I can't believe it we are having another girl! I was sure she was a boy. Shows how much I know. Even though this is my third baby having an ultra sound never ceases to amaze me! It was so awesome seeing her! How cute is she sucking her thumb! I already love her so much and can't wait for her to be here! Love you my little baby girl!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


We have this bike/running trail that runs along our neighborhood and I have been taking the kids to ride their bikes and scooters on it a lot this summer. Every time we pass this tree Kyson says, "Mom we need to take a picture of me in this tree it is so cool." So one day I finally brought my camera. There you go buddy you finally have a picture of this awesome tree! Lol!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ellingson Reunion!!!

This year we headed down to Arizona for the Ellingson Reunion. I must admit I was not excited to be in Arizona in August pregnant! Luckily the weather was only in the low 100's. We went and stayed at the Hilton in Phoenix. The best part about it was that we were in the water the whole time so it didn't matter how hot it was. There was a slide, lazy river, and waterfall the kids never got bored.
The kids LOVED this slide. They went on it over and over and over again.

We had the kids do a talent show. Camree did some of the same cheers that her cheerleader doll does.
Kyson did some magic tricks. He flipped George upside down without flipping over the dollar and put two paper clips on opposite ends of the dollar, pulled the dollar apart and viola the paper clips were clipped together.

Saturday we went back to Mimi and Papa's to finish off the weekend before we headed for home on Monday. Matt and Lara were in town so they were there too which was so awesome we don't get to see them enough!

On Sunday Spencer and Kristi blessed Lanie Rae. It was an awesome way to end our week in Arizona.
We had such a fun time and were not ready to leave! Thanks Dave and Auburn for planning such a fun reunion.