Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What's This???

Toys waiting to be played with...

"Night-Night" to be held...

Being able to drink coffee while its HOT...

I wish I could take a picture of how quiet it is in the house right now. I walked into the house after dropping everybody off at school and just stood in the middle of the living room. There was no sound, just quiet. Its a good think Josiah goes half days. I don't know what I am going to do when he is going full time next year. YIKES...I can't think about that yet.

Nellie having to keep herself occupied.

It must be Josiah's first day of school!!!
 Can you tell he is excited???
 I wanted him to wear something fun for his first day of school. So I decided to make this tshirt for him. I think it came out great:)

I don't know who was more excited, Josiah or his brother's and sister.

He woke up with the biggest smile on his face today. You could just tell he was ready to go to school. He got dressed and went downstairs to eat his breakfast. You could tell he was tired but so excited. At 7:00am we all got into the car and drove to school. Daddy followed us in the truck because he wanted to go too. I am just so excited about him going to school. He is going to grow up a lot this year. And he is going to learn SO much. I can't wait to see what God has in store for our little JoJo.

Daddy walking with Josiah to his class.

We had to get his picture in front of the sign.

The Rogers kids with the principal, Mrs. Watson.
 Josiah with his teacher's...
Mrs. Ward, Mrs. McMurphy and the student teacher,Miss.Senn
Does he look excited, or what???
I can't wait to hear how his day went!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hiking in Alabama

 The week before school started, we packed Oma, Max and our family up into the car and drove to Huntsville, Alabama to spend some time with the Thompsons. The kids were a little sad because the Thompson kids had to go back to school the Wednesday we were there. But me made the best of it. On Tuesday, Rich; Terry and I packed ALL the kids up (9 of them) and we went on a hike. We all had a lot of fun. I have to say, I was very proud of Josiah who walked the entire hike. But then, he was Christopher's hiking buddy so he had to keep up:)

The ENTIRE Gang.

 After about 30 minutes of going down the mountain, we found a little stream that the kids just LOVED playing in. Especially the girls-Taylor, Noelle, and Riley. They had so much fun getting dirty:)

 Josiah also had a blast getting wet.

 They were DIRTY by the time we got to the car!!
We all had so much fun this week. I think Riley especially likes being with the Thompson's because she has 2 other girls to play with. She gets to play with girly toys and gets to play girly games:) It is great to see they are so close even though we live so far away.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The first day of school.

Yesterday was a big day at the Rogers' household.It was the first day of school. It was especially a BIG day since Joel started middle school. He was so excited but also nervous. He went with us to drop Riley and Jesse off first. I have to say, my kids love going to school. They were all very excited. Jesse got the same 2nd grade teacher that both Joel and Riley had-Mrs. Denny. We asked her if it was OK for him to bring a special cupcake treat for his class to share on the first day of school. So we did (see pictures below).

All packed up and  ready to go!!!

Our Middle Schooler!

Our 3rd Grader

Our 2nd grader.

Jesse with his teacher, Mrs. Denny

Jesse's "Hamburger and Fries" Cupcakes for his class.

Riley with her teacher, Mrs.Sundberg

They all had a wonderful day at school. Joel expecially had a great time. I asked him if he found all his classes ok, and he didn't really answer it. So I am thinking he might have gotten lost a bit:) This is also the first year he has a locker. He said that since he only has 3 minutes to go to his next class.opening  his locker is hard to do., He said that when he is in a hurry he can't open it the first time.I told him that it will get easier:) I can't wait to see what God has in store for all of them:)
Josiah starts on August 31st. Let me tell you, it was heartbreaking to have to remind him that he was not going to school yet. He was so upset:( I have been telling him for a while now but the first thing he said when I told him we were going to take the kids to school, he said "No, I am going to school". Luckily Terry was still home and he got to calm him down:) He is going to have SO much fun this year and I believe he is going to LOVE school. On Monday, we had open house at the elementary school. And we got to see his classroom. He was so funny, he walked in and got SO excited. He ran around the room just taking everything in. He walked up to the sink and just turned it on. He was EXCITED about the sink. I will defently be taking pictures on HIS first day!!!