In August we spent a lot of time with the Beus side of the family too!! We had family reunions with Bo's dad and then with Bo's mom and her husband. Bo and I also took Carter to a WSU game in Seattle with Travis, Rozzie, and Lane and Palmer. That was fun! The bounce house picture was from the reunion time spent at Travis' house, and the Water Park pictures were from Hermiston Oregon spent with Bo's dad.
Can we talk about how Carter was deathly ill the few days before school started and almost missed his first day? Yeah, that wasn't cool. He was throwing up two days before school started, and was still immobile the day before. Meet the teacher night was the night before school, and since Carter was sick and needed his strength, I just took Megs and Derrick to go meet Meg's teacher and Carter's.
That night I had Bo give Carter a blessing, since none of us wanted Carter to miss school, and by the next morning, Carter was up and running, feeling great!! It was a huge blessing/miracle.
Megan had her very first day of school ever, and this was Carter's first day of 3rd grade. Megan only has half day kindergarten, which is why you'll see her getting out all by herself, with no Carter. Since Dallin was getting home from his mission that day too, Carter got pulled out of school early, so the picture of him inside the building is from getting out early. Lucky boy.
Because we live just barely (but not really) in the walking boundaries of the school, I have to drive the kids and pick them up EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I have to drive because otherwise it would take like 20 min at least for my kids to walk, and I don't think its safe. So yeah, no buses for us. Every morning I grab my kids, drive around the corner to Terra's house to pick up Cousin Halle who is also a kindergartener and drop the kids off. Terra then picks up Megan and Hallie after school, since they are half day, and brings Megs home to me. Then at 3:40 I get to load all the kids back up and go back to the school and pick up Carter. It's getting really old, and we are only 3 months in. Yeesh.