Wednesday, August 24, 2011

{Preschool. Year 2...

I love this little man with all of my heart!  I think we are both ready for preschool to start however.  He's been asking me for almost a month when he could see Ms. Carol and Ms. Robin again (I love them too, btw!).  Here's to a fun year Mr. Sammy!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

{3rd Grade...

Jackson woke up pretty excited to head off to school today.  I want nothing but the best for this little guy... go get 'em J!
Every first day of school is so much better with a great pair of kicks.  Aren't they cute?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

{Lunch Box Love Notes...

Well, tomorrow is the BIG day.  Back to School.  To me that means back to routine (which I desperately crave!).  This summer has been SO fun and I am sad to see it go but I'm also excited for what comes next.  The first day back to school can be a little intimidating for a lot of kids.  Jackson (who is super outgoing!) told me that he was even a little nervous.  Well, the mom in me kicked in and I went on the hunt to make our transition into 3rd grade a little less nerve wracking!  Here's what I found...

Lunch Box Love Notes!  What kid wouldn't want a little encouragement from his mom in the middle of his big day back?  
Download HERE courtesy of Silverbox Creative Studio

Download HERE courtesy of Paper & Pomegranates

Download HERE courtesy of Picklebums    

Happy Back to School Days!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

{Trying to fit it all in...

With school starting on Thursday we've been busy trying to fit in all of our last minute summer fun.  On Monday I took the boys down to Pueblo to float the river.  It was the perfect day!  Super sunny, and the water was calm.  We went with a bunch of friends from church and had ourselves a little back to school adventure! 

Today we met Grammies up at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  This is the last week of the Pirates exhibit.  Super cool!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New school year = New teacher!

Jackson has been checking the mail religiously for a week straight. Today he finally found what he was looking for. Third grade will be spent with....... Mrs. Whitney!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Rossell Reunion...

Well, here we all are. It's a crazy bunch but everyone is so fun. When we all get together it's going to be a party and this year did not disappoint!

Grandma Gege. The lovely matriarch of our family.

Jackson is a fish! He sees the waves, grabs a board, and hops right in!

One of my favorite beach traditions... Abba Zabbas on the pier. It helps to kill time when we don't catch anything.

This is our catch. I'm not kidding! The night before I sent Jackson with Grandpa Semi and they caught some red snapper, a sting ray, a baby leopard shark and an octopus! Everyone was so excited that we went the very next night and this is what we came away with!

Each family takes a night and provides dinner and some kind of activity. Our night was Hippie night on the beach. SOooo fun!

This is Grams playing one of the crazy games that mom came up with. Good times!

One of the highlights of our trip was meeting my newest little niece, Sophie. What a little doll!

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{Cub Scout Day Camp...

One of the great things about being 8 years old is CUB SCOUTS! Jackson is the ultimate scouter. He loves everything about it! Frankly, his enthusiasm is exhausting. I got to 'walk along' for one day at day camp this summer and I was hot! That's pretty much all I can say about it. He, on the other hand had a ball 4 days in a row. The heat was no match for his love of all things scouting!

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{Summer swim team and major pool time...

Jackson swam on our local swim team. It was awesome! We were at the pool every day this summer! He had so much fun and got to swim with his buddies.

Here's one of those buddies. Jacob we're so glad you moved here!

While Jackson was swimming, Sam was socializing....

...or jumping into the pool like a crazy maniac!

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