Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hard work

Rylee has been working really hard the past few months with her cheer squad. 16 more practices until the first friends and family performance!

Monday, September 9, 2013

An afternoon feeding the ducks

Sadly summer is coming to an end. We're trying to take advantage of every last second! After school today we went for a little journey to get some fresh air... And feed the ducks! 

Rylee insisted on wearing rollerblades... Only to realize that maybe it wasn't the smartest idea. I'd say a small price to pay for a lesson well learned! 
She made it work with what she had, finding a way to still pull the wagon. It sure helped to have a little push from Ava;) 
All that pushing wore the spunky girl out! This is where she decided to take a rest. Silly girl:) 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Luna Moth Caterpillar

Out for a drive after school today we stumbled upon a HUGE, green, fast crawling, "animal" that the 4 of us were positive we'd never seen before. 
Curious as ever we crowded around this crawling friend, examining his every move. Josh was pretty curious, Rylee was totally creeped out, and Ava kept a safe distance away in awe. 
Once we caught our green buddy we turned to google for some fast answers. Typing green caterpillar into the search engine an image of the same looking creature popped up. The description referred to it as a Luna Moth Caterpillar. 
Slowly Ava became much more brave. Rylee, still completely uninterested. 
The Internet provided us with some interesting facts about this Luna Moth. First, it likes to eat leaves. So, leaves is just what he got! Second, once he turns into a moth he'll only live for one week. His main purpose is to reproduce. Third, once he's a moth he no longer has a mouth. he'll eating nothing during that week. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2nd grade spotlight queen

Rylee gets to be the queen of her class for the day! This bag is filled with things all about Rylee. Inside it has a cheer leading trophy, a horse, pictures of her brother and sisters, a snorkel, a pair of ski goggles, and rice crispy treats to hand out to her classmates. Rylee also gets to eat lunch with her teacher and be the line leader. She's very excited! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

First day of 2nd grade!

 Summer is over, and 2nd grade has officially begun! Rylee was so excited to see all her friends and meet her new teacher, Ms. Rasmussen! Nana is in town for the week and got to join us on her first day adventure! This year Park Lane has a new principal. She came up with a great idea to have all the students strut their stuff down the red carpet on their way inside the school.
 Picture we add to every year... Shows second grade, first grade, and Kindergarten
Chantel, Rylee, Cambri, Payton
(friends since Kindergarten)
 Rylee and Nana

 The new classroom and 25 classmates.
 Walking down the red carpet!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Naartjie Kids

Rylee was chosen to be apart of a little modeling shoot for Naartjie Kids last month. The collection hit stores and ads this past week. We went to take a peek at her window display tonight. She was pretty excited! 

Langs Horse and Pony Farm

Our trip to Nana's wouldn't be complete without a trip to Langs. Rylee has outgrown her days of riding ponies and has stepped up to horses. Instead of our usual trail ride through the forest Rylee had a private lesson, trotting around the corral. She learned a bunch of new things and had a great time roaming the farm on her horse, Belle.

Clear Lake with Claire

We had a great trip to Washington to visit and play with family! One highlight was a trip to the lake to play on the beach with Claire. The lake then turned into Claire coming home with us to play... which then turned into having a sleepover! Such a fun day with these two cutie pies! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A day in Coeur d'Alene

We spent the day walking down Main Street, having lunch, visiting an awesome toy store, getting sweets at the local candy shop, and best of all... Playing at the lake! Quite a fun day... Making memories with the people we love!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood theme park is in Idaho, just North of Coeur d'Alene. We got to spend the day there today with Nana, Grandpa Lewis, Courtney, and Lauren. School starts next week so this is our last Summer trip before then. Silverwood is a cool little forest from the outside... then 1/2 amusement park rides and 1/2 water park rides once you get inside and explore. Such a fun day spent with family roaming around in the sunshine!