This year Austin graduated Kindergarten. He was really excited.
They held the graduation in the High School Auditorium. This was his teacher. After the ceremony, they went to Spring Valley to the Gold Mine Restaurant that Aunt Connie works at.
They held a little party for him. His little Jar is cute. Tina rolled up $1 bills and tied them like a Diploma. Put his picture inside and a Graduation Hat on top….Great Idea for any occasion. We weren’t able to attend it so Tina held a small Party at “Fish and Fun”. Its a little recreation area with a fishing lake and pool area with 3 different sizes pool. The lake is lined with houses, house trailers and camping trailers. It is only several miles outside McNabb and is Membership only.
Aunt Beth brought a cake and all the kids went swimming. I bought him the pump container to fill water balloons. They all had a good time with that. Finally got a group picture of them all.
This was hard. Cameron didn’t want to cooperate….lol…and then theirs Dexter…
Austin and Miley have both been involved in Sports this summer. Miley will be in 3rd grade next year. She is growing but Austin is growing faster. Soon, if not already Austin will pass her by.
Miley has also been involved with the Cheerleaders this year. They did a performance at a High School game at half time. She is so tiny and petite, and has been involved in gymnastics since she was 3. So she can do lots of great moves.
Here’s the whole family, including Tina, Ed and of course Dexter. They stopped in Wisconsin Dells on their way up to Wisconsin for their annual fishing trip with Grandpa Dan Dolder.
Next we have little Carly. She was 5 this year. She is such a “Princess” and she’s so smart.
She will enter Kindergarten this fall. This photo is at PreSchool.
Now this is one of my favorite pictures of her…Her hair is all natural curly and is very hard to control….Pigtails or pony tails are best..
Her she is sticking her head out of her Mamas new car. Tammy is in Love…..lol…..with her car….
Next is her Big Sissy Cassidy….She is 13 this year….Now an “OFFICIAL Teenager”. Cassidy went to live with her dad this year. He lives nearby, and now she’s getting to know her other family which is a good thing. She spends lots more time with her Grandma and Grandpa.
She comes out to her moms house a lot. Probably almost every weekend. So their all working it out. It’s nice for all of them. Teen years are tough. Cassidy will enter 8th grade this fall….Almost High School….
This is a favorite picture….
Now for their Big Brother Cameron….He just had his“19th Birthday this month. We are so proud of him. This past year he has achieved so much. Last year in the early spring, he dropped out of High School. He was so far behind, he would have had to take summer classes, if not another year. He has struggled all of high school. He said he was going to get his GED. We were all skeptical, but he made us all believers. He enrolled at the Junior College. He had to take the courses that would build his knowledge in all academic areas up to a certain level, so he could enroll in the GED Class. He completed them and enrolled in the GED classes. He finished in Nov and received his GED. Then, with the help of Uncle Scott, he enrolled in CDL classes at the college and completed them in Feb this year. Finding a job has been hard as he is only 19 and most company’s wont insure him until he is 21. But he has found a job with the help of Aunt Tina with AG View FS Fertilizer Company. He is doing so good and is well liked by the company and all the employees. As you see the family has been behind him, but only because he has showed so much drive and initiative to complete his studies. He found his goal to complete the GED and he pushed himself to succeed. He now gets up everyday on his own, anxious to go to work. Sometimes he leaves as early as 5:30, and works till 8. But it is the busy season. He has come so far this year.
Scott and Brandy also had a big celebration in their family this year. Brandy’s daughter Staci, has now graduated also and received her BSN in Nursing. She will soon be taking the “BIG TEST” to obtain her license and then pick her job to begin her career. In the mean time, she is helping out at the bar.
One more photo is my niece Ashley’s little girl, Vivian. She is Richs sister Connie’s Daughter. Last year just before we left for AdventureLand, Connie held her Baby Shower. Little Vivian is growing like a weed and is almost 1……And Guess What…….Vivian will be joined by a new little baby sister or brother this fall. Exciting news… The family is growing….
This is a photo of Scott and Brandy’s Billboard for the bar….”ONE PAW’Z PUB”…..It is located on Rt. 89 at the corner of Main Street into McNabb. Rather IMPRESSIVE isn’t it.