Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Suncadia Golf

Our good friends the Erickson's on their 11th Wedding Anniversary.
We enjoyed a beautiful morning on the golf course with them and had a fabulous day!
Shawn and I use to golf quite a bit together while we were in college, but have been busy doing other things as a family these last few years. It was nice to spend a day on the golf course together, brought back many fun, sweet memories!

Brady & Shawn

Autumn, Leah, Sara
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Puyallup Fair Cattle Drive

Every year, the Fair kicks off opening day with The Cattle Drive Parade. Jackson and Ellee love parades, so we couldn't miss this one!

Meeting Cinderella at the parade MADE Ellee's day!

The Cattle!
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Ellee's First Day in the Preschool Classroom

Ellee's first day of school, all by herself this time! She was so excited!

When we got there, Ellee hung her backpack on her hook and took off into the classroom. (I didn't even get a kiss or a hug goodbye).....I called her back however because I needed one!

Mrs. Papen (Her Preschool Teacher) & Ellee
We are so excited and proud of our Ellee!
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Baby Tate

Here's the new "Baby Hog" of the McGowan Family!
Ellee just can't get enough of Baby Tate!

Tate looks a little nervous here, but in the lower picture, Ellee is reassuring him that he'll be fine if he sticks with her!

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Labor Day Weekend Camping 2010

Labor Day Weekend we headed out to my Parent's property to go camping. Luckily the rain held off and we even got some sunshine! The kids enjoyed running around with their cousins, playing in the tents and snacking the entire time!

My 'Lil Campers before we left

Ellee & Nana

Nana tried to take her potty and she REFUSED. According to her, the potty is "scawy!" So we had to teach her to go potty in the woods.

Shawn and John working on a project for my Parents.

The kids were kept busy for at least a half an hour picking up pine cones.....hmmm....wonder how long we can trick them into doing things like this?

Sophia & Ellee

Ellee & Jackson at the campfire

We had a great time and survived another year!

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My little Kindergartner chose cherrioes and a bananna for breakfast his first day of school.

Jackson's first day of school was my first day as well, but luckily I was able to sneek away during lunch to see my little guy off!

Jackson was so excited for his first day of school and to be the first in line:)

I know you will do great things my little buddy!

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The Night Before School Started!

I had a slight panic attack the night before school started for Ellee!

Ahhhhhh......Is she ready for school?!!!!???!!!!

My answer is yes!
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Ellee's Preschool Field Trip

Ellee's first day of school was a field trip to Gwendon Farms! My first day with students was the same day, so Ellee was lucky enough to have Auntie Erin with her! She got to plant a mum. (She said it's not for me, it's for her.)

Ellee & Auntie Erin
We are extremely Thankful for her!

Look at that happy face!
Ellee had a great day!
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Monday, September 06, 2010

Ellee's First Day of Preschool

Ellee's first day of Preschool and Jackson's first day of Kindergarten was September 2, 2010! They are growing up way too fast!

Ellee will be going to preschool in the morning 3 days a week. Jackson will be attending Kindergarten everyday in the afternoon and alternating Wednesday mornings. Hopefully I can keep their schedules and my alternating teaching days (Monday, Thursday and some Wednesdays) straight! My Calendar is VERY color coordinated!

Ellee was so excited to go to her school she knew exactly what was going on after watching her big brother do it for the past 2 years. She has been patiently waiting her turn!

Ellee is going to the same preschool Jackson went to and has the same teacher that Jackson did when he was in the 3 year old class. Many of the kids in her class are younger siblings of some of the kids that were with Jackson, so she already had met quite a few last year.

My cute preschooler!

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Horse Riding

Ellee and Jackson went to their friend Ty's Birthday Party and got to ride his horse! What a fun surprise for the kids, they loved it!

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