Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ariel's First Day of Pre-School

Ariel is attending pre-school two days a week at The Church of Christ in Bentonville.  She was a little timid on her first day but seems to really enjoy it now.  One of her friends Cameryn who she goes to church with and is also in dance with, is in her class.  I think it made the first day a bit better knowing there were familiar faces in her class room! 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dallas Trip and Grandma's 90th Birthday

 We went to Dallas over the weekend and celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday.  My dad flew into Dallas and the kids and I were able to see him.  It was so good to be with the entire family.  My dad's cousin Carolynn hosted the party at her house.  She always is such a great hostess. 

 This all the cousins together.  I think it is amazing how much we all look alike!
 My daddy and I!
 And with my grandma!
 The siblings with my grandma!
 My grandma received a gorgeous paridot ring from her kids.
 My Grandma and I!
 My cousin Allison and I!
 Ariel and Allison!
 Debbie and Allison.
 The complete Raley family!

 The cousins with grandma!
 And her gorgeous ring!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bug Catchers

My kids have had a fascination with all the grasshoppers that have been jumping around all over the place the past few weeks.  They decided to capture a few and keep them in their bug catchers!  

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Bus Rider

This year we decided to let Caleb ride the bus to and from school.  It has been so nice to not have to get Ariel and I dressed in the mornings to get him to school.  It is so much easier on all of us and he absolutely loves it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Caleb's TV

 This is Caleb's TV.  He is always full of ideas!  The tinker toys are in the shape of a box and he hangs all of his "DVD's" and "CD's" on the hangers on the side of the TV.  This TV also has remote controls...see below!
 This is the music controller.  It has Christian, Christian Rock, Rock, Mozart, Country and Calm music stations.
 These are some of the DVD's...Incredibles, and Cat in the Hat.

 This is his X-box controller.
 And his DVD controller.
 Notice the green part in the back...that is the cord that plugs into the wall!
 This is his TV controls Netflix, too and has the alphabet on it!
 My little creative guy!

Get Yo' Dance On!

 Today Ariel started her weekly dance routine.  She is taking Jazz, Ballet and Tap this year and couldn't be more excited!  Here she is with her friend Camryn!

 Mouth full of rice crispie treats before class started!
 Sweet little dancer!