Sunday, July 26, 2009

First Day of School (Take Two)

Elizabeth and Anne had their first day of school on Friday. Take two for me, because the other kids had gone on Monday. We had a fun week together, shopping, seeing movies, going to lunch and boating. Anne is a Sophomore at Cienega High School.

Elizabeth is a Senior at Empire High School.

Aren't they sweet! Actually, Elizabeth and Anne are my best friends. I really enjoy being their mom! It's really hard to see them grow up--I wish I could keep them forever. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Patagonia Lake Meets a Few Band Geeks!

We took Anne and a few of her band friends to Patagonia lake this morning. They had a blast! The day started out with them being a little cautious. But by the end of the day, they were jumping tubes, trying hands free, and kneeling up on the tubes.

Anne, Lydia, Mariah, and Carly

Lydia was probably the most cautious at first. So this was a real triumph when she went up on her knees!

A little bumpy! Thanks to boat driver Scott!


Monday, July 20, 2009

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for Janet, Charlie, and Isabelle. They were all excited. Janet is going into 7th grade. Charlie started 5th grade. And Isabelle started 2nd grade. Isabelle has been looking forward to this day for weeks. Yesterday, she was singing, "Tomorrow is school...tomorrow is school." Then I would hear her saying to herself, "Why can't it be tomorrow? I wish it was tomorrow."
Don't you love Janet's bright yellow shirt! She also had a sunburn from water skiing with the Young Women. So she was glowing from every angle.

I'm happy to say, everyone came home smiling. Although it was terribly hot. (108 degrees!) It wasn't long before we were all in the pool cooling off. Of course we waited until everyone had their homework done.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Goings and Comings

My brother James left for the MTC yesterday! He is going to the Buenos Aires, Argentina mission.
The proud parents!

Some of the Baggaley clan.

I'm the oldest of 12 children. James is number 11!

My kids will sure miss Uncle James. I think James and Isabelle look a lot alike!

Goodbye James!

Mom and Dad took James to the MTC one day, and the next picked up Richard from the airport. What a week! Richard returned home from the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Spanish speaking mission.

Some of the 12 siblings with Mom and Dad. Richard is number 10!
Welcome home Richard!