Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Amy!

For who you ARE,
for all you DO,
for all you SERVE,
for your pure HEART,
I am SO thankful.
I'm proud of you and love you more than I communicate 
and more than you know.
Love, Mom

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to School I

Four of our grandchildren started school this week - two in kindergarten one in first grade, and one in third grade!  Have a great year, kids!  John, buddy, Grandpa and Grandma are SO proud of you!  You look FANTASTIC in your Bears shirt with your new tote bag! 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Smiths Go to Michigan

While the Obamas vacation at Martha's Vineyard (and the Gulf Coast), the Smiths are in Michigan enjoying a retreat with the student leaders from Moody Bible Institute where these children's father is employed...

Have fun, kids!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Water, Water, Everywhere

There are waterparks in Kansas, too!
I didn't realize the title I used for this post came from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner...
Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday Pleasures

 Saturday morning.  T was ready with his basket to collect candy thrown from floats and other paraders!
 What's a parade without a band?  Here's Woodlan's!
In the afternoon we went to watch the Grand Prix Corn Crate race.  Here, Grandpa & T look over the entrants prior to the race.
 In lieu of Saturday night baths, T chose the fountains at Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne.
What a great way to end the day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Kansas "Krew" Rides and Reads!

At the library...
Love to see you guys wearing those helmets!
Wish we could read with you.