Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Katie!

Today Justin's older sister, Katie, turns 34. Katie is the proud mother of five beautiful girls and what a good mother she is. We hope you have a great day, Katie, even if your birthday happens to fall on BYU's opening game. We hope you get treated extra nice!
Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

School is here!!!

The girls finally started school today! Anna has been pretty excited and Ellie kept telling us she wasn't, but I think her true feelings came out at about 4 o'clock this morning when she had a stomach ache and couldn't sleep. I remember always being so nervous and getting sick to my stomach when school started, too. Poor girl.
Anna is in 1st grade this year!
Ellie is our big 2nd grader!
These girls are so excited to get to go to the same school this year! Ellie kept asking Anna if she wanted to play with her at recess today. I love what good friends they've become!
(And aren't they just adorable?!)

Truman- All smiles

This kid keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Books for Sale!

The other night the kids were outside playing and Ellie came inside to borrow a stool or something to put her books on. I had no idea what they were doing, but that's pretty common around here. After a while, though, Ellie ran inside saying she got a dollar. When I asked her where she got it, she said they sold a book. What book? you ask. Oh, only very special books. They tore pages out of their coloring books, colored them slightly, and then glued the edges together to bind them. I still can't believe someone paid a dollar for one of those books. I ran outside to take a picture of the scene and there was someone else stopped to buy a book. All I can say is they must be some cute kids!
McKinley, Ellie, Anna, and Ogden selling books
I thought this picture was so funny. Ellie held up the "books for sale" sign, but there wasn't a car in sight.
This is Ellie running to show me more money they got.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


On Saturday, I took the girls and Truman school shopping, so Justin and Ogden headed fishing. Ogden was so excited and proud of the three fish he caught! Way to go, bud!

Wii Fit!

We got out the wii fit while some of our friends were over the other night and had a blast! All I have to say is, Chandler and Celeste, you rock!!
Chris; Chandler;
Celeste; Amber
McKinley snowboardingDaxson hitting soccer balls

And I saved the best for last!! Justin hula hooping. Hope you all enjoy, he's so fun to watch!!

Happy Birthday, Eli!

This is a late birthday wish to our super-cute nephew, Eli. Eli's birthday was actually Sunday, but I've had a few computer problems this week and couldn't get to posting for him until today. Thanks for letting us share your party with you, though. Hope your day was great.
Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Gregg Manwaring Family Reunion

This past weekend was our reunion with Justin's family. On Saturday, we went to Heise for some swimming. The kids had a ton of fun and Anna even got rescued by a lifeguard twice (a little embarrassing). I think she's a little more confident in her swimming abilities than everyone else is. The lifeguards were a little anxious to help, but we were sure glad to know they were paying attention.
Ogden, Justin and Ellie
Melissa and Micah, and Elena and Kate
Ben, Kaylin, and Eli
Halle and Anna
It was a great weekend, and we're all a little more tan. Thanks Brandon and Emily, and thanks Wards for letting us stay with you guys!
You can find more pictures and details on Becky's and Elena's blogs.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy Birthday, Blake and Emmie!!

Today our brother-in-law, Blake, celebrates his 31st birthday! Blake is a hilarious guy who's so much fun to be around and who kids just can't help but love. We hope your day is great, Blake.
Happy Birthday!
Today is also my little niece, Emily's, 1st birthday. What a little sweetheart she is and probably the most perfect baby ever! (she must get that from her mom) We hope you get spoiled rotten, Emmie!
Happy Birthday!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

It was our week for the Banzai Falls. The kids had a blast!
Anna and Baylee
Ellie and Ogden
Keeping cool
Anna, Ellie, and Baylee taking a break on the grass
It's a thumbs up day!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Avery!

Today my adorable, sweet little niece, Avery, turns 4!! Avery is just to cute and we hope you have a great day, today! Make those brothers of your spoil you rotten.
Happy Birthday!!