Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rescuing a turtle

A couple weeks ago Nana called and said she had saved a turtle from being hit in the middle of the road. She brought it over so the kids could see it and then they set it free in the pond! They sooo bad wanted to keep it...me, not so much!! So into the pond it went! 

{Joel was the 1st to grab him!}
 {then Jackson}


 {of course whatever the boys do Jossy wants to do}

 {Jewels didn't want to have much to do with him but poke him with a stick!}

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

4th of July

I know here it is almost August and I haven't blogged since June and I'm JUST now getting a chance to post our 4th of July photos! 

Regardless of timing we had a great time celebrating with friends and family. On the 4th we had a pool party to go to so we did that and then headed off to Marshalltown for fireworks with family. 

{the girls}


 {my 4 of the 4th of July!!}


 {all the cousins in Marshalltown}

 {pretty girl Julianne}
 {talking to Grandpa before he lights off fireworks!}
 {Aunt Janna and her Julianne!}
 {daddy and Jackson}
 {Jossy thought it was loud!}

 {Family shot on the 4th}
 {Aunt Janna and the girls!}
 {Grandpa and Grandma with their grandkids!}

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dance Recital 2014

On June 1st the girls had their very first dance recital!! For just turning 3 (the requirement is be 3 before they start but the girls did great that Miss Audrey let them in being just 2.5) they did so well, they preformed the majority of their ballet dance and all of their tumbling. It was so fun to watch them and these young ones, they really do steal the show!! Their tumbling dance was to "Alladin" and their pre-ballet was to a song from Beauty and the Beast. 

{Jossy doing her tumbling pass}
 {Joss}
 {Julianne}
 {Julianne}
 {Julianne's big smile!}
 {Jewels}
 {Jewels and Jillian, one of their helpers}

 {the tumbling finale}
 {Jocelyn during her ballet}
 {both girls}
 {Julianne}
 {Jewels}

 {Julianne...already has the facial expressions down!!}



 {The finale!!!}





What a great show and they can't wait to get started again in August with year #2!! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pre-K Graduation!!

On May 21st the boys had their preschool graduation! They were sooo excited and worked hard on their songs and were excited to start summer break!  I got some pictures of the kids before the ceremony and was able to record it and take lots of pictures as Jon had to be out of town and missed it that morning. We're so proud of you both and so happy for this next chapter in your lives to begin.  You will do great in kindergarten Jackson & Joel!! 

































{Joel}
{Jackson...completely over pictures!!}