Friday, August 28, 2009

School Kids!

Yesterday was Logan's first day of preschool! He was excited to go and wear his backpack. When we arrived he was a little shy about going in, but once he found the toys he was happy! There are 7 kids in his class. It's nice that his 2 buddies Kegan and Gavin are there too! Afterward, all he told us about his day was they went on a tour, and he did nothing! I think he had fun though, and is excited to go again! Today Meadow started Pre-Kindergarten. She loves school and was glad to go again. There are only 5 in her class. All we learned about her day was she "didn't learn letters."

Various Happenings

Ashlen loved her first bites of real food! Yummy runny oatmeal! Her arms shook with excitement and anticipation as I brought the spoon toward her mouth, then she grabbed it and shoved it in! Yup, another Cooke kid who loves to eat!
Then she decided she needed some vegetables. She had fun licking the grass and clover on a nice sunny day.

One evening we had a picnic dinner with my parents at the lake. It was buggy, but beautiful! The kids of course couldn't stay out of the water, and had a great time splashing around. Brennen ended up falling in, and cried and cried. Big sister Meadow rescued him and brought him to shore, where he immediately stopped crying, and went straight back in, only to fall again! Meadow rescued him a second time. After that he stayed out!
The other night our nice new neighbors bravely invited us all over for root beer floats! Anyone recognize their lovely house? Krista and Stephanie are renting our apartment now!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

rest of our trip

Sorry all you blog checkers, It's been a while! We've been home nearly 2 weeks now, but here are a few more pics from our trip:
The seven grandkids
The grandparents, William, and David spent a day at the Kennedy Space Center. It just happened to be the day the space shuttle Endeavour was landing there after 16 days in space! They heard the very loud sonic boom as it came in, then on a tour to view the launch pad, they past it being towed in after landing!
The second Sunday there, everyone except for our family drove down to Naples to attend Pastor Kevin's church. William preached and introduced them to their ministry in Mexico. After that service, he and Katie spoke at a Hispanic church as well. We decided not to go because it was a three hour drive one way. That would have been hard on the kids, especially with Ashlen who screams on long drives! This next picture is not real good, (that's a spot on the lens covering Pastor Kevin's face) but it shows the whole group, who had lunch together, and then went to a nice beach. Jasen Wickert was also there visiting.

Our family attended a nice Assembly of God church nearby, then spent the day around the pool. It was really nice to have a whole day just as a family- something that rarely happens! toward the end of the trip the kids became much more brave in the water. Even Logan and Brennen, who wouldn't go in for a long time, were jumping in (with someone to catch them)!
We had a nice but long flight back, and Ashlen didn't scream this time! All the kids did very well. It was a wonderful trip!