Friday, August 21, 2009

The End of Summer

This has seemed like a blah summer, we really didn't go anywhere and now it is coming to a screaming end. Chad is so excited - he gets to play tackle football. They picked up his equipment earlier this week. We haven't gotten the team jersey yet-they are putting the names on the the back. His first practice is Saturday we'll see if "football is my life" is still his motto. I know it won't be mine with two hour practices every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. UGH!

We went to fair for the first time in years. Chad was still in a stroller last time we went. It is nice to have all the kids big enough to go on any ride they want. I even tried to relive my youth and went on Zipper and the boys talked me into going on Kamakazi. Here are some fun pictures.

Chad and I on the ferris wheel - it's a good thing his nose was clean!

The boys on Kamakazi - they are right there in the front and they went on this ride over and over. We didn't get Tylissa on there, she was not to pleased with me after Zipper.

Tylissa got her face painted and her favorite part is looking at all the animals. The miniature horses and bunnies were her favorite. Although the baby donkeys were adorable. Notice the haircut - more info further down.

Granny - I now understand the evilness behind the innocent looking Berry-Go-Round apple/berry ride. Sure is goes around slow and it is in the "kiddie" section of the fair. DO NOT be deceived! See that big wheel - do ya! The kids have control over how fast that EVIL apple/berry thing spins! The use that big wheel to make it spin and they had it going so fast I almost lost my lunch and I have never felt that way after a ride. I should have paid more attention to Tylissa's face - it looks like she was plotting her evil plan. Give me the Zipper any day but not the Berry-Go-Round.

This is the kids on the last row of the pirate ship. Talk about give you butterflies in your stomach on the giant swing. Next round we'll move more to the middle. Tylissa was mad at me after this one too.
It was a good day - we went after I got off work and then we went home, ate, and cooled off then we went back. It was fun to ride on the rides with the lights on. I even got my cotton candy. We all slept great that night.

In preparation for High School, Tylissa got her hair cut. It is in the cute A line cut where it is shorter in the back. It looks adorable but she wouldn't let me take a good picture. I liked it better when she was three and you couldn't get her to stop posing for pictures.

What is this? - oh yeah - double trouble. We had a great visit from Rob and Becky. They took the Chad and Tylissa to the waterslides (Keston was at camp). Sorry I had to work guys, but thanks for coming down to see us.

We had Tylissa's open house at the high school yesterday. Wouldn't you know it that she goes from one end of the high school to the opposite side (meaning outside and across the street). We might need to borrow Austin's power scooter so she can get to class on time.
Keston had his open house at the middle school today and we are pros up there now. Unfortunatley for Keston he has the same team of teachers that Tylissa did so he has some expectations to live up to. He is thinking about trying cross country this year.
I did get Chad to calm down and go get school supplies. He is still not happy about school starting but oh we hope it will be a good year.


Jessimo said...

Wow...Tylissa...high school. Wow. Tackle football? You'll have to let me know how that one goes! :D

Kartchner Family said...

Too much fun! Chad you look awesome in your football gear and you all look like you had a blast at the fair.

The Doig family said...

It was great to come visit you guys! Good luck with back to school...and acid mouth. Maybe Chad should chew chalk....