Wednesday, August 11, 2010

School and a Vacation

Guess where I am right now? Well I guess that changes depending on when you are reading this, so let me rephrase, guess what today is??

Lucas' first day of kindergarten!! And yes I took pictures and videos, but right after we dropped him off we went to the GI doctor for Ryder's follow up appointment.

So, pictures from his first day will have to wait until tomorrow. But if you just can't wait, you can watch a video I made in honor of the day last year here, or you can see pictures of his first day of kindergarten from last year here, and you can read about why he has two first days of kindergarten here.

That was very very hard at the time, but now I know waiting a year was the best thing.

Not only is Lucas more prepared, but he has three kids he already knows in his class this year, including his preschool crush Madison. They were both so excited to see each other... did I tell you she is a redhead? Guess he is used to those red-head girls.

So instead I will share pictures from our weekend getaway with Lourie of CA Girl and her family.

We went out to the high desert and did lots of this
And of course we ate things like this
Followed by more of this
And we did it with friends like this

And squirted water like this

And tried like this
All while he sat in the shade of his stroller

Oh and did I mention the awesome water fight that Lourie and I had?
But did anyone take a picture?


In fact, we went yet another weekend together without ever getting a picture of Lourie and I together. We have known each other and become best friends for 1 1/2 years now and have somehow managed to never be in a picture together.

It was a fun excursion before school began... which is today!! Hope you are all having great summers.


  1. Looks like lots of fun and good food!

    I hope this morning went well with Lucas' first day.

  2. Fun times! I hope the first day of school went well!!

  3. That water fight was so much fun! hahha. I laughed so hard. We have to fix that no picture of us problem.

    That picture of Ryder is beautiful by the way.

  4. Looks like so much fun! Great pictures!
    I hope Lucas' second first day of Kindergarten goes off without a hitch. Glad he gets to be with his "girlfriend"!

  5. I hope Lucas had a great first day!! Looks like you all had fun on your vacation :)

  6. Wow! After all your posts, I still somehow was surprised that the first day of school was today. Hope all goes well with school! I love your swimming pictures. And you DEFINITELY have to make a rule to get a picture with Lourie next time you two are together!

  7. That pool looks so refreshing right now!

  8. So much fun! I'm glad his first day went well and that picture of Ryder is fabulous!

  9. What a difference a year makes, right? Sounds like this year is getting off to a good start. Yay!!!!

    And you look like you had a great weekend ... but someone needs to take a photo of you and Lourie!!!

  10. Great Pics, what fun! I also loved the picture of Ryder! When I saw it I said Wow, look at those eyes. So glad he is doing better.

  11. So I watched the video. Fantastic soundtrack btw.

    And how sweet that daddy cuts his hair!

  12. Lots of fun. And Ryder'e eyes...OW OW OW!

  13. All the pictures are great, but the last one of sweet little Ryder is beyond cute! What a great shot! Sounds like a ton of fun!!!!

  14. Oh yeah, that's the kind of vacay we like! Good food and pools!

  15. What a perfect way to celebrate! So, when you come down to UT (for the Cougars vs the Utes game, right?) that will be us and our kids playing? Okay, that was a bit forward. I just wish I had a bloggy friend to go play with! :)