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The First Day of School - August 22, 2011

Lucy - 1st Grade

Brynn - 3rd Grade

Mary - 5th Grade

Heading off to start another great school year!
In August we took a fun trip to California to visit Grandma Linda and Papa Jon. We were there for a week, and did lot's of fun stuff. We went to Santa Cruz, and Tilden Park, but hands down we spent most of our time in the pool. In fact the day before we left, Mary and Brynn spent 9 hours in it! Corey, Jess, Colin and Mason came halfway through our week, and it is always fun to spend time with them. Robert also came home from Israel the day before we left. I wasn't very good at taking pictures, but here are a few.

Santa Cruz!The Ocean was COLD, but the girls still had fun!

Rides at the Boardwalk. Mary loved the Giant Dipper roller coaster.
It is the sixth oldest in the US.

This is how hard we played...Kelsey fell asleep on the exercise ball
while playing legos.

Tilden Park
The 100 year old Merry Go Round!The cute little Steam Train.

The 24th of July 2011

Rides at the carnival.
Lucy teaching everyone "its good to party everyday" at the Street Dance.

Cute kids at the Parade!

Kacy and Mary Hike the Y - July

Lucy turns 6!

Lucy's special cake at her family birthday party, with cousins Blake and Peyton.
Lucy got a "poofy dress" too!

Mary helped Lucy plan a great party, where they made purses, got fake money, went to a "restaurant", and the "movie theater".
Here they are buying tickets for the movie.
And treats at the "concession" stand.
Look at these awesome girls! It was a great party, that went much later than we planned!

Lucy waking up to presents on her real birthday!

Kelsey turns 3!

I can't believe our baby Kelsey is 3 years old! This was two of her favorite presents, her "poofy dress" from Aunt Flur and her super hero cape from Aunt Katie.
We had a family birthday party to celebrate Kelsey turning 3, Eddie turning 1, and Lucy turning 6. They each had their own little cake, and enjoyed that individual attention.
Kelsey and her little buddy Trey!
Of course Kelsey was spoiled by the family.
Lucy and Kelsey opening presents on the morning of Kelsey's real birthday.

She loved all of her presents, but especially her pillow pet!

Then that afternoon, several of our neighborhood friends came over for a slip n' slide/sprinkler party. The kids all seemed to have a lot of fun.

Pink cupcakes!
Kelsey with Kyla and Julia her little 3 year old neighbor friends.