Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Princess Olivia!!!

Olivia Ruth turned 7 this month. We celebrated this wonderful day by having a bowling princess party. Olivia was very excited to invite her little friends to a party. This was her first non-family party. Here we have a picture of a few of the princesses. Ashley, McKenna, Olivia and Breanne. Prince Gage showed his smiling face as well. A few Princesses had already left, and Ian and Ethan didn't seem to care to be in the picture. They all had a great time. There was bowling and dancing. Each of the girls took turns dancing in the fancy lights.

For her Birthday Olivia wanted breakfast in bed. Of course she wanted it in MY bed. Gage and Ethan helped to make her cereal, chocolate milk, strawberries and yogurt. She must have been hungry because she scoffed it all up (with a little help from Ethan).

She had a few presents to open that morning. Papa and Auntie Sandy sent her packages in the mail which she was so excited about. She got an American Girl doll from Mommy and Daddy. She has brown curly hair and green eyes, just like Olivia. And her name is Ruthie. Olivia has loved fixing her hair EVERY morning. Gage has also been caught playing with the baby, and Ethan just wants to know where his baby is.
I am still having a hard time believing that my precious little girl is 7 years old. I hope she will slow down a little bit, and wait for momma to be ready (do you think that will ever happen?)

Monday, September 8, 2008

An End to Summer!!!

It is over, done, finished complete. And I must say I am a little depressed about it. Labor day has come and gone, and now Summer is over. :(

To finish the summer off we took the kids to Dixfield camping. We camped with the entire Derouche family. I love those times. It is always so nice to get away from home and just relax. And for once the weather agreed, no rain during the day.

We all had a chance to spend some time with Jenn and Mariana at Memeres house also. Mariana has finally softened up to Gage a little bit. She actually put her arms out to him after a nap and cuddled with him for quite awhile. I know she doesn't look too excited, but they both seemed to enjoy their cuddle time.

Then the day arrived. It was too soon for me, but not soon enough for them.

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!! They were so excited to pick out that first outfit, pack their back packs and get on the bus. Don't they look excited?!?!? I was a little sad, as was Ethan. Gage started 4th grade, and Olivia is in 1st grade at Bowdoin Central School. I will miss our long lazy days together. I enjoyed just going with the flow each day. Now it is back to the grind.

Good bye summer, we will miss you :(