Thursday, August 24, 2006


At the beginning of the summer, we went to Mom and Ronnie's condo at Port Aransas. We all had a great time. The kids enjoyed the beach very much, despite the seaweed! Emelie had the opportunity to become a mermaid for a few minutes!

Katherine decided that her favorite toys are any toy that is not a baby toy... thus you see her here eating Jonathan's shark.

Katherine and Curt

Katherine is sitting well, now and is very good at army crawling around the house. She is very speedy, so we have to be very careful about what we leave on the floor!

Curt woke Katherine up with the camera in her face!

Katherine fell asleep "standing up"...

Curt made Katherine the centerpiece of our kitchen during one of her naps...

Jonathan had a "boy party" and invited Dominic LeJeune, Richie Rychetsky, Michael and Joseph Pettibon. They had a blast, since I let them spread Jonathan's toys all around the house - I even help them!!

Emelie had a "girl party" at the end of the summer with Mary Pettibon, Kyra LeJeune and Hannah Valentino. They made friendship bracelets... it was very girlie indeed!

Back to school

Katherine is attempting to crawl. She rocks and rocks and then flings herself forward...

Emelie's first day of school in her cute new uniform. She's in first grade at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Bryan. She really likes it. Jonathan will be there next year for kindergarten. He's not doing any school this year, but we have 5 or 6 of his buddies over on Fridays to play and do crafts, read stories and do some ABC's work.... They all really enjoy it!

Well, the picture above is actually the sedond day - Feast of the Assumption, when they had to wear their dress uniform. The pics below are of the actual first day...

This one is hilarious... Curt was attempting to get Emelie to pose outside for some great, memorable school photos. She wasn't cooperating. Then, her ham of a brother came out and started posing, crossing his legs and pretending to smoke a pipe (great... that's what we get for watching so many episodes of Little House on the Prairie!!) Emelie was NOT happy with him...

Here is everyone in front of the school. These are the few good ones we got before Emelie got a whiff of the mulch in the garden behind her and pinched her nose shut!