Archive for August, 2009

15
Aug
09

Summer vacation is over

Summer is over for the rest of the family now, but Rob at least had a few good weeks before school started.  He got to go spend a week and a half with Grandmother and Granddaddy Olejnik, and after that Granddaddy Mitchell took him to Six Flags!

Granddaddy and Rob went tubing in Helen, GA

Granddaddy and Rob went tubing in Helen, GA

They used sticks to guide themselves.

They used sticks to guide themselves.

Really excited about Six Flags' water rides

Really excited about Six Flags' water rides

Fun on the swings

Fun on the swings

Looking forward to the Scream Machine

Looking forward to the Scream Machine

Too late now!

Too late now!

He looks worried, but he loved it!  Unfortunately, Grandaddy Mitchell couldn't get him on any other roller coasters.

He looks worried, but he loved it! Unfortunately, Grandaddy Mitchell couldn't get him on any other roller coasters.

Back home, we’ve started to take walks in the evening.  Katie likes to take her bike while Rob snaps a few pictures with his new camera.  All three of these pictures were taken by him.  Poor Zoe is so out of shape that she can barely make it back to the house!

Daniel ready for a walk

Daniel ready for a walk

Katie takes her bike on our walks

Katie takes her bike on our walks

Zoe pulls me for a block, then she's exhausted!

Zoe pulls me for a block, then she's exhausted!

This past Monday was the first day back to school for everyone.  Michele is back teaching economics to 12th graders, Rob has started the 4th grade, and Katie just started Kindergarten at Holy Spirit (she looks so cute in her uniform!).  We seem to have survived the first week, although Michele is a bit overwhelmed by the number of students she has this year.

First day of school!

First day of school!

I mentioned above that Rob has a new camera. It’s a digital one, not a film camera, so he doesn’t have to pick and choose his shots.  Which of course results in this:

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That’s 28 different pictures if you’re counting.  🙄

Meanwhile, Katie has really been improving on her drawing.  It’s really surprising how well she can either draw something from scratch or copy something freehand.  Here’s just a few examples:

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