Saturday, September 26, 2009

First Day of School

Our first day of school was August 31, 2009. Nate started 8th grade using the Abeka Academy videostreaming program (love it so far!) and Drew began 5th grade, doing the same 'ole thing we've always done. Lilymei got into the spirit and wore one of Nate's homeschool t-shirts. She grabbed her colored pencils and notebook and was ready to begin as well.

A happy bunch in the kitchen.

In the family room, with the kitchen in the background.

View of the family room. Notice the futon we purchased since we were tired of sitting on the floor and our couches hadn't arrived yet.

Kids in the front living room. I think they all look pretty happy for the first day of school.

Sitting on the front step. Lily's colored pencils go wherever she goes....

School is going well. We are in the 4th week now and I believe we have a pretty good routine down. Lily has done extremely well in keeping pretty quiet while the boys are working. Nate started off the school year using the living room tv for his lessons but he has moved into his newly remodeled bedroom and is now using Scott's laptop for his lessons. This has allowed Lily access to the tv to watch her favorite tv shows: Dora the Explorer, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, and Little Bear. Drew has been working at the kitchen table for most of his lessons but he also escapes to his room to do his reading.

Let's hope that the rest of the school year goes as well as the first 4 weeks. Time will tell....

3 1/2 months after we last saw our's here!

Here are a few photos of our household goods arriving in early August.

Household goods have arrived ~ August 6th, 2009. (Date stamp on photo is wrong. The camera was still on Guam time!)

Scott and Drew counting 7 crates. Yep! That's what we had when we left Guam.

Kitchen is filling up. Kitchen boxes are always so heavy.....

In the basement....looks like parts of the entertainment center have arrived, along with some Christmas decorations.

We have 4 kitchen chairs and a table. Oh yeah!

View from our back deck.

Lilymei on the deck, checking out her new surroundings. We have lots and lots of trees in the backyard.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

He is 99, what can we say! Shaka Papa Bean.

Scott's Grandpa, affectionately known as Papa Bean, turns 99 years old this weekend! He recently fell and broke his hip, but not to worry. A new hip joint was inserted last week and he is already up to walking 45 feet with a walker. Papa is not the happiest guy when taken out of his routine. He has complaints about the food, the staff, having to get dressed up everyday, etc., but he really just wants to go home. Sadly he will be in the physical rehab center for his Birthday. We just wanted the rest of the world to know how great it has been to be blessed with a company of your Grandfather for your entire life and you are into your 40s. (not well into the 40s, just barely really).

Happy Birthday Papa, you have made life great, just don't be grumpy if the coffee isn't "just like home".

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Who's Excited?!

Can we say....Lily's just a little excited? It's unfortunate that she won't STAY in her Princess Big Girl bed at night. I know....give it time. I'm just so tired....

Lilymei joined our family...

Lilymei was born...

Drew is...

Nate is...

Jean and Scott have been married....