Friday, September 10, 2010

Hesston Steam Museum

On Labor Day the girls and I visited a local Steam Museum, we had a lot of fun!

There are 3 sizes of trains you can ride, all steam powered. This is the 1/16th scale train!

Here we go! One of 2 of the train engineers on the 1/8th scale train

These trains are very loud, but the girls loved it!

Each ride was at least 15-20 long, through the forest and across bridges

On the way back to the train station Kylie spotted this swan

Our view from the full scale train ride

The front of our trian
Saw a steam powered power plant

Kylie blew the whistle at the power plant, sent black smoke everywhere
Lacey got to blow the whiste too! Matter of fact she made sure she got to do it, as we were walking away she was trying to get of the wagon while I was walking. When I stopped she said me too and made her way straight back where we came from...too cute!

We got to look inside a cuboose, Lacey's trying to get me to come up there with her.

Kylie loved being able to look and play in the cuboose.

We saw a huge saw mill, both girls thought this was pretty neat!

Steam powered tractor

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1st Grade

And so it begins, another year of school. I can hardly believe our oldest daughter, Kylie is starting first grade today. It seems as though it was only yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital. And now this morning I was dropping her off for her first day of FIRST grade!
I hope she has an amazing first day and an even more amazing year in first grade. She was very excited to start school. She knew who her teach was ahead of time. She describe Mrs F. as 'a very loving lady who gives lots of hugs and never yells'. Doesn't that description make her sound the best?! I think so, and having only met met her last week at back to school night and talking her her a little bit this morning, it seems as though Kylie's description is right on track!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fun with Friends

Saturday after Kylie's soccer game one of Kylie's best friends came over to play. While they were here we had a mini photo shoot. They turned out great!

3 little monkeys sitting in a tree
1 jumped out and then there were 2!
Love this picture of these friends

sisters :)
Baby J
Isn't he so cute!?
All in all it was a great day to play. Too bad Lacey missed the photo shoot, she was napping.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ring around a Rosie...

A pocket full of posies,
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down