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Friday, August 22, 2008

Brainerd Baptist School Pre-K 3



Kate and Liddy LOVED their first day of school! They were so excited to cut, use playdough, and go to music! They had a ball and they really like their teacher, Mrs. Payne.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Day at the Lake


Liddy and Kate have been asking to go on a boat for so so long now and today they had the chance! They were both so excited! We went with our neighbors to the lake to SPARC 2008 where children and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to water ski, kayak, jet ski, ride on boats, swim...etc. We went with them last year and had fun, but wow this year was a blast!! The girls swam in the lake, turned flips on the swing set, decorated magnets, wall plaques, and picture frames, took their very first boat ride, paddled on a paddle boat, and they took a ride in a kayak. We all had so much fun!!!


Kate on a pontoon boat...wow!

Ian, Kate, and Liddy playing in the lake. The girls put their goggles on and went under the water...they said, mommy it's really brown we don't want to go under anymore!

Aileen and Ian swimming in the lake.

Ian loved riding on the boat!


It always makes me giggle when they say, "cheeeeeeese!"
This is Ian, Liddy, Kate, and Charlotte.



It was just yesterday that daddy taught us to flip all the way over on the bar....



Liddy was so proud to do the flips by herself...yay Liddy!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Family History

The Carpenter Family Reunion.
Gogi, Mimi, Kate, Lydia, and myself traveled to Cherryville, NC for our annual family reunion. We had such a great time! The drive was beautiful, the girls were so so good, and it was nice to reunite with family. Here are some pictures of our family trip!

Exploring is such fun!

Sweet Lydia!

Lydia up in a tree...wow! Great job!


Kate climbing a tree!! She was so proud of herself!


Below are pictures from the Carpenter family farm. My Grandmother was the youngest in the family and this is where she grew up. I believe the main crop they grew was cotton. Her brother lived here many years and then his son and wife...I remember coming here as a young girl and seeing peacocks, guineas, pigs, cows, horses, and crops (including cotton...really neat). It was such fun to visit the farm with Gogi, Mimi, Kate and Lydia!

This is the potato house...I guess potatoes were hung and stored here!

This is the wash house.

We are in front of the old smoke house on the Carpenter farm.

Mimi and the girls looking at a horseshoe.

The barn...
Mimi, Kate, and Lydia went exploring in the barn and came across a cow...
Wow, my mom jetted out of that barn so fast!


The slave house on the farm where my Grandmother grew up...
yes, her family's slaves lived there.


Lucky horseshoe by the door of the slave house.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cheer Camp


Kate and Lydia on their last day of Cheer Camp!


Kate, Lydia, and Lindsay...
The girls were so excited to be together four mornings in a row! Camp was such fun!
Jennifer and I decided to dress them alike on the last day to celebrate! It was so cute!


Kate was so excited that she could walk on the high beam all by herself and jump off, too! She did an excellent job...way to go Kate!


Lydia's got spirit...how 'bout you?


Kate in a lift doing a "high v," she is loving it!


Lydia, Laura Kate, and Kate...the girls just adored their new friends at camp!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Liddy is a HOOT!


Liddy came out of her room the other day with her swimmie things strapped to her head and said..."Hey mom, I am a elephant!"


This is Liddy's idea of playing chiropractor! She is pretending that she is our neighbor, Dr. Steve! Kate is a good sport...she is getting adjusted!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Imagination Station

Kate & Liddy love the tire swing! They think it's so funny to get dizzy!


Emma!


Jenna playing with bubbles at the park!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Messy, messy, messy!

Ellie's smile was almost as big as the slice of watermelon...she loved it!


Happy girls...eating watermelon & playing with the neighbors!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Watching Madeline with Mimi


Kate and Liddy love having slumber parties with Mimi!




Mimi is go great...she bakes us cookies, lets us stay up late, AND watch Madeline!

Planting a Garden with Mimi


Our Mimi shows us the coolest things!


What a green thumb!

Gardening with Mimi is so much fun!!
She helped us plant lettuce in the shape of a K and an L!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Vail, CO


Andy on our snowmobile adventure!


Vail, CO! Our Fabulous Family Frolics!



Chris and Andy


Chris and Renee


Chris playing on the snowmobile!


Just around the corner from the kids' ski school...


Lydia skiing!! Go Liddy~she has no fear! When mom came to pick her up, she cried to stay at school!


Kate on two skis~whew, she was terrified! When she was done, she was so proud!


Go DEB~as Kate would say!


~Sculpture of Skiers~



We happened to be lucky enough to be in Vail during the largest snow of the season~2 ft!