Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ethan = no training wheels

I missed it since I am in Destin but Ethan rode his bike for the first time without training wheels today!

Heading to Destin...

...for the 15th annual DSFFL Auction & Draft weekend. I picked up Andy and Ryan in Tallahassee and then we missed our exit off I-10 to Destin. We ended up going a good bit out of our way. I guess I should have plugged the rental address in the navigation system. We ate lunch at Lillie's on Pigs Alley. According to their web site they have won the coveted Memphis in May Barbeque competition.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ashlyn finally made it to school

After missing days 1 and 2, Ashlyn made it to school today. She is very ready to start 2nd grade.

Monday, August 24, 2009

School Starts Today...And Doesn't

Ethan attended his first day of kindergarten today. He had a good day. Gina and I took him to class for the first time. As for Ashlyn she didn't make it to school because she was sick. And she was not happy about missing.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Playoff Basketball

Disappointing early exit from the playoffs as we lost our game. Although I would not have been there for the semis and finals next week, I still wanted to win.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ashlyn & Ethan's Birthday Party

The kids had a combined party again this year and once again had their friends bring shoeboxes for the City Rescue Mission instead of presents. We had the party at our friends Von and Bambi's neighborhood pool. We had pizza from Little Caesar's and cake. The weather was sketchy and was raining while we were driving there but cleared up as soon as we put up the canopy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

School Orientation

We attended kindergarten and 2nd grade orientation today.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Basketball Game

We won tonight against the #1 and previously undefeated team although their best player was not there. The regular season is over. We are the #3 seed out of 12 teams; for the playoffs. We went 6-2.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Room Color

Ashlyn picked the new color for her room. It will be Sassy Lilac and we are keeping a border/design along the top of her current room color, Butter Up.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Registered for kindergarten

Ethan registered for kindergarten today. While there Gina had his teacher switched to Mrs. Sanford. Mrs. Sanford was Ashlyn's kindergarten teacher.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back to School Splash and Basketball Game

Our church had its 2nd annual Back to School Splash. As for me, we won our game 74-51.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Birthday Boy

Ethan turned 5 and we started the day opening presents. For his birthday dinner, we went to Tom & Betty's Restaurant. It happened to be karaoke night.

Last Swim Meet

Ashlyn had her last swim meet. It was a county wide meet at the Cecil Aquatic Center. It was 2 1/2 hours before Ashlyn swam. She was also going to participate in the relay but it was getting very late and we had to leave to have dinner for Ethan's birthday. After dropping Gina and Ashlyn off at the meet, Ethan and I took e-waste and hazardous materials to the city recycle center.

Friday, August 7, 2009


We had Hannah and Mary babysit tonight. With Hannah going off to college she was showing her sister the ropes. They also joined us in celebrating Ethan's birthday by having some cake.

Earlier in the day my neighbor Dennis gave me some sod so I was working quickly to get it in place.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Basketball Game

We lost our game tonight.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Swim Meet & Beach Day

First Ashlyn had a swim meet and then we headed to the beach.