Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of School!

I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by and how fast my kids have grown up.  It's exciting, but also a little sad to think that I'll never be able to go back and have these moments again.  It makes me want to treasure each day.  Savor each talk and kiss each little cheek.  

 William is looking pretty excited to be a big 5th grader.
 4th Grade here comes McKay!  He has two teachers this year:  Mrs. Andrews and her daughter Miss Andrews.  Pretty fun.
 Bella is now a big 3rd grader.  Dad's getting a little worried about sending this beauty out without him now these days.  She keeps getting more beautiful each day and smarter too!
 The Francom Trio
 They've got skills- Ninga Skills (Must be hanging out with Aunt Tommi)
 All lined up and ready to go.
 The boys giving and getting advice about how to be cool in the "upper grades."
 "10 paces behind us," they say.  
 "What are those boys talking about up there?"
 Let's do this!  (Notice Siena sneaking over)
 "Yes.  Summer has started and in about five minutes I will be going through all of their rooms and getting into all the stuff they wouldn't let me have all summer.  Oh yeah.  School is great!"
Siena started preschool a week after the kids and insisted that she wear her Lady Bug outfit the first day. I can't believe how big she is already.  She loves learning and is loving preschool so far.

The Fourth- 4 Kevin

SOooooo My Brother Kevin has been on my case about posting pictures, so here are some pictures from the 4th of July.  My family came out from California and we had a fun day up the canyon, relaxing, eating good food and practicing the right to bare arms.

 Bella and Mia just chilling in the shade.
 My baby sister Nat got really into the holiday spirit.  She was Miss Lady Liberty!!!
 Dad decided to join her as "Captain America" or ........something else.  Ha ha.
 The styling ladies- Michelle and Miss Lana.  Super cute.
 Bella looks like she's ready to surf off that log.  We had a picnic on the banks of a stream.  The kids LOVED getting into it and exploring it.
 Grandpa joined in and helped Siena explore the water.
 "Well, hello there! Happy 4th of July!!!!"
 Enjoying the company!!!
William and his aunt.  Pretty close to the same size ehh? 
 Uncle Chris got really REALLY excited to go and catch a fish with his bare hands.  McKay takes a moment to pause for the camera as he begins his quest to help Christ fulfill his destiny.
Grandma and Max just chillin' in the shade.  All in all a fun day!!!

I guess I didn't take pictures of us with the riffles we shot later that day.  You'll have to bug Michelle for those ones.... although I think she may have lost them.  Guess you'll all have to come shoot some more then.