Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Taylor starts school!

This is a big year for our family, Taylor is 5 and old enough for school! He started Kindergarten this week and I am in shock. He was so excited and very ready to be in school. He could hardly sleep the night before and woke up extra early, wanting chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. He wasn't nervous or scared, just confident and ready to learn. He is happy because his good friend, Sam is in his class, and they are on the same bus. He looks so grown up.
Emily was sad to see him go and kept asking when she can go to "Taylor's school".
Although she provokes Taylor all day and loves to fight with him, she misses him when he is gone. She had her backpack and special orange tu-tu for her back to school outfit.
Taylor has loved his first 2 days of school, let's hope his enthusiam lasts all year.
Last weekend we did a little hike overlooking Boise. It was a beatiful night and the kids had no much fun. After the hike we let the kids play at Camels Back park until nearly dark.
Isaac loves to be in the swing, he is getting so big!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Trip to Utah

We took a fun trip to Utah last week. We spent some time with the almost the whole Shields family up in Park City. Taylor and Jeffrey got new BYU jersey's from grandpa. Taylor and Emily had so much fun playing with their cousins,and getting spoiled by grandpa & grandma, and all their aunts and uncles.

We spent most of the time swimming, hot tubbing and boating at Jordanelle. Taylor had fun going on the tube and learning how to knee-board. Emily was scared to get out of the boat, but her and Isaac like going on boat rides.
The highlight of the trip besides being in the water was going on the Alpine slides and mountain Roller Coaster in Park City. The kids loved the slides and everyone had a blast on the roller coaster. It was a great week full of family, great food and fun! Sorry Colton and Derek couldn't make it, we missed you.