Monday, June 28, 2010
Just about every weekend Tim tells the boys that one of these days he's going to shave them bald. Apparantly the time was now.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It's a cute story really.
the little girl was feeling left out :)
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The kids thought it might have a broken wing because it wouldn't fly. I got my camara out, took a picture of their pet, and then we put it back in the woods where they found it.
I told them we'd go back out after dinner to see if it was still there, and figure out what to do with it then. We prayed for the bird, and finished dinner in record time. I've never seen my kids eat so fast! Luckily, after dinner the bird was no longer where we put it. And so, my bird cage remains a household decoration LOL.
I think I may buy stock in Purell :)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Serious talent for a 2 year old....drinking and fishing at the same time.
The only catch of the day!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
....and it is one of my absolute favorites. I should say, she sold me this art, because it was her latest "get rich quick" scheme at the time.
Another of my favorite places around the house is the wall outside of my mudroom....
So, todays craft was simply painting a "favorite thing" on canvas. My kids feel like real artists when they can paint on canvas instead of boring paper :)
And wa-laa! This is my new wall going out the back door to the garage...
Friday, June 11, 2010
Can you read that fine print? "Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" Music to my ears.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
For the past few weeks I've been trying to wrap my head around summer, and how it will work with 5 kids at home all. day. long. I've been randomly jotting down ideas of things to do when they are bored, sketching out a tentative schedule of how our day will flow at home, making lists of fun, attainable and cheap outings, making lists of daily chores, and making up separate lists of chores, for when they grumble about their regular chores LOL.
not so happy to be set down while I help the kids :)
Wa- Laa! Our finished shirts! Apparantly I washed them on too hot of a setting because we lost most of the color. But, the kids had fun and they're excited they all match...even Elles.
Stay tuned for tommorows craft!
Friday, June 4, 2010
We spent a beautiful holiday weekend in Grand Haven at the fabulous Yogi Bear Campground. We're really starting to grow quite fond of that bear!
There was a nice little kiddie pool just perfect for Stella, and she loved it.
We headed out to the beach early in the day, and were able to actually get in! Not an easy task on a holiday weekend. The water was 51 degrees. Did i mention that I went under? I did....Tim told me I couldn't do it, and Austin told me I just needed courage. Seriously, you just can't pass a challenge like that up!
gearing up for a walk on the pier....destination ice cream!Sydney rocked the basketball tournament, and won first place! Somehow she beat out 4th and 6th grade boys to win this sweet little satchel LOL.
On Saturday night there was a dance. An absolute dream. come. true. for Sydney!
What could be more fun than doing the Y.M.C.A with Boo Boo Bear?