Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back to School!

So my girls had their fist week of school. Alisha started on Monday, and she is my big college girl even though she is still just a senior in high school. She is doing post secondary, and after this year she will have two years of college completed. I am so proud of her. She is very responsible and I never have to ask her about anything with school. I some days feel like she already graduated from high school. Then there is my little Andrew who wishes he was going to school. Below is a picture of him getting his book bag on, with his pajamas still on. Some days I wished he could go to school, and other days, I am no where close to send my last little one off to the big scary world. Then my Megan started school on Wedn. I have to be honest, I was the most nervous about her. Megan has always gone to private school her entire life, and this year we made the switch over to public school. The poor dear only new a handful of people that was at her school, none of which were in her class. I also was worried about her going back to school because Megan and Andrew have become particular close over the summer. The two of them are attached to the hip. I knew it was going to be tough for Andrew when his sister got on the bus, but he was having the melt down before the Megan even got on the bus. It is good to see how happy he gets when she comes home. Andrew, actually has been playing better by himself since Megan started back to school. I think he realized real quick that she wasn't around to entertain me. All in all, I am so glad to be back into a routine, and oh ya, Megan is making friends and seems to be adjusting. It is just hard for parents when there kids have to going through something a little scary. We had a great week at the Stahnke house, and I look forward to a great school year!

No Andrew, it isn't your first day of school.  Mom has a few years yet!
I got to go in that big scary world!
Megan's new shoes!
Andrew giving his sister a good bye kiss.  He still didn't know what was coming at this point!
Megan walks with her brother and her neighbor friend!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Working On The Railroad!

So I went on a photo run the other with two of my friends who also have a passion for photography. Here are a few pictures I took, but to see more of the pictures I got, go over to my photography blog that I started. I figured I wouldn't bore everyone with all my photo shoots on my family blog, so that is why I started a new one. I'm planning on starting a photography business but for now I'm building my portfolio, and dumping those pictures on my photography blog. I'm having a blast!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A little of this and a little of that!

Fun in the pool!

So Alisha and her boyfriend decided they were going to do the cooking one night. It was a nice break! They made chicken fettucine alfredo. Yum Yum!

I was so excited to take Andrew to the fair this year. Unfortunately we got a crummy day to go. It wouldn't stop raining but we stayed long enough for him to see all the farm animals. He knew every single animal we saw from all our reading in books, but it didn't mean he wanted to go to close to them.

So our friends came for the weekend and Cain and Dan just passed out on the couch. I guess not going to work tires them out!

Andrew is always wanting to be just like his daddy!
This was a visit to my Grandmas. Andrew sat with her in the chair and when he realized she had some nail filers, he started giving her a manacure. Maybe this is a sign he will pamper me also.

Andrew just loves his little power wheels truck. He thinks it is just like dad's truck. Here is a picture of him working on his truck. We give him a few real toos, and he really thinks he is doing something. He cracks me up! He is all boy!

So we met an old friend of mine at the splash park near my house. Andrew and Megan had a great time with my friends kids. They were so much fun to watch!

This is the first time Andrew has ever let either of our cats sit in his lap. I was so glad I was able to get to my camera in time, because it only lasted a few seconds. One day he will overcome this fear of animals.

The kids always enjoy stopping for a smoothie at Smoothie King!!!!

Here is an evening at the park, and I'm proud to say and also embarrassed to say that when Andrew and Megan hung from the monkey bars at the same time, Andrew was able to hold on longer. His strength always amazes us.

So here are some fun pictures we had with bubbles. The girls were trying to pop them with their noses. So that made for some funny faces. Andrew just loved to run through them. Infact he got that little horse he is riding in the last picture on that same day, and he couldn't get enough of it, so he rode it through the bubbles.