The pavement crew showed up the other day and we couldn't be more grateful! We are ready for a smooth driveway without so much dust and stones! Asphalt Repair did a great job on this hot day!!! Every time I see work crews working hard with such messy things, I am so thankful that it's their job and not mine! :) Thank you guys for giving us a beautiful driveway!
Finished project ... Mike was in Tennessee when this crew showed up at our house and so I sent these pictures to him after they were finished.
The kids are really going to love playing some hard basketball on this pavement!!! (Look at those clouds and blue sky!!!)
And now that we have pavement and not stones, Ashlyn learned how to ride her bike without training wheels!!! This is so cool for her! The only thing was, her bike had a flat tire. Mike got her new tires and she is now good to ride all around the driveway!!! Way to go girl!!!
We had a wonderful day at our annual school sale last Saturday!!! Ashlyn and Shakia ran in the Family Fun Run and Ashlyn was so excited!!! She couldn't wait to run fast and hopefully earn a ribbon!!!
So here they are ready to start!
It was a fun run where they ran through obstacles! Ashlyn loved it and kept going to the very end!
She ran through tires.
And over ramps.
Right before the finish line she went down a big tunnel! So much fun!
And at the finished line she received her very first running ribbon! This was a first running ribbon ever earned so far. I hope that as she grows up, she will receive many more!!! She really couldn't have been more proud!!! She wears this award ALL THE TIME!!! It's already dirty from her wearing it so much! She has it now lying right beside her bed! She is so happy to have received this first ribbon!
(She made a comment the weekend before when we were watching a 5K race, that she wants to earn a ribbon for herself. Now she did.) :)
They ran out of ribbons and because Ashlyn finished before Kia, Ashlyn got a ribbon but Shakia did not. Not yet. They wrote down Kia's name and hopefully she will get her ribbon given to her soon! Great job girls!!!!!
Matthew was thrilled that we bought their class project of a camping theme basket! We are now ready for many more tenting nights! Ashlyn loved the face painting!
This is a month of many "firsts" for Ashlyn!!! She had her first dentist cleaning done! She did great and only has two cavities to get filled. I hope it will go as easy as her first visit! Bravery was on her mind and she didn't shed a tear!!!
Volleyball practise has begun and now so do the games. Hadassah was excited about this game (she is always excited to play volleyball)! It was Linville VS Conestoga! Linville won one out of three! The girls played pretty good for the first game but we are super excited to see what they can do in the next upcoming games!!! I think they will do well after a few more hours of playing together and a little more practise!!!
The cutest little cheerleader!!!
Jess going for a spike!
Volleyball isn't the only sport right now in our schedules. Matthew is playing soccer. He has practises twice a week and they had their first game last week VS Bethany Christian. They lost but played hard. It was a warm day causing them to sweat it out and run hard! (I love these September skies!!!)
This little man is in love with shoes!!! He constantly wants to put on and off shoes. His shoes, Ashlyn's shoes, even Mikes!!! This particular morning, he had four different pairs on before 10 AM!
I just can't get over how cute he looks in his fall clothes!!! He looks bigger with pants on. The navy and golds like adorable on him!!! He was helping me work outside yesterday in between stopping for a few rides on his toy!
Austin is 14 months old and jabbering all the time! He says a few words and when he says a new word ... we all cheer! "Mama, Dada, Matt, Bat, Bye-bye, Night-night, Ging (for Ginger) ... are his vocabulary! He has eight teeth and working on another molar. He is great on his feet now and walks great in shoes. His blankie and nuk are still his favorite things of comfort! His giggle is so cute! He loves books. He is our little Charlie and cannot, I said cannot, hold still for very long. Church services are still a major challenge!!! We love him so much!!! He is our go getter!