Thursday, September 10, 2015

Back to School!

Summer's over and the boys are back in school! 
Jakob is in grade 7! I can't believe it....
Jake had a great first day and was very excited to start Jr. high.

Levi and Zack are both in school together:

Grade 4 and grade 1!

Zack in his class:

Zack and his bff Emily :)

Levi in his class:

All the grade ones in their 'welcome to first grade' assembly and special event:

Zack with his "schuletuete", a cone filled with school supplies, books, and a few treats:

All 3 boys had a great first day and are looking forward to this coming year!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Jakob's Birthday

Jakob is 12!! We celebrated all day long on his birthday. 
Birthday breakfast:

Fun at our beach:

Jake with his brothers:


plus new fish for our tank:

Cake with 12 candles!

and after supper, Michael took Jakob fishing:

Sunday we continued the celebration with a family party:

...pickles from Oma & Opa!

Playing games after dinner:

Lots of birthday fun!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Week at the Lake

Last week we went to the lake for a 5 day long weekend. We had such a great time together as a family and with our friends!

We started out our mini-vacation boating with the Sagerts :)

Sarah, Abby and Amy on the tube:

Abby, Jakob and Levi flying through the air!

Michael wake boarding:

Michael skiing:

Amy skiing:

The kids thought they were pretty funny, relaxing on the tube:

The boys sure use their dart board a lot:

Relaxing on the new deck:

Fun at the playground:

Games with friends:

It was cold and rainy on the Friday, so we played games, read books and played Lego. I took selfies in the mirror of our fun new clock ;)

Saturday warmed up, so the boys worked in their fort:

and played outside:

Jakob mowed the lawn for the first time:

The boys built a firepit:

So strong!

Of course, we tried it out too!

Ice cream break with friends:

Sunday, we were back out on the water with the Sagerts:
Rick took Michael for a wild tube ride!

The kids got a wild ride too!

Air born!

Michael wake boarding:

Amy skiing:

Thank you so much to the Sagerts, for taking us out on the boat with you. We had a blast!! :)

So much fun! I love being at the lake :)