Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Friday, July 31, 2015

4th of July

Daddy got to take a day off and hang out with us at the pool.  But, first, he had to shoot some squirrels and Anderson was super exctied to help!

We were at the pool the entire day, then came home to shoot of fireworks with our friends.  Whitaker fell asleep so the next night we saved him his sword.  He was happy! 

More crazy boys.

AG and Decats, drinking water, summer of biking

AG was the moderator for her Improv class at Decats this year.  She did such a great job, she is an excellent public speaker!  And she loves improv.  It was an awesome way to wrap up Decats this year.  They also do a big service project and this year they raised enough money for a well of water in Ongutoi.  The pictures are fantastic.  I'm so proud that this group was responsible for this well of fresh drinking water.



Here is a cute pic of AG and some of her sweet school friends.  She showed up late to meet us at the pool and these girls surrounded her happy to see her!

 This summer could easily be called the summer of biking!  The older three have started taking their bikes all over the place.  I track them from their phone.  They ride to go get Popsicles from Steel City Pops, go to the grocery store for me, go to CVS or just ride around for fun.  Whitaker can't stand it and really wants to go with them.  Here he is trying to get biking down.  The BIG pics of Anderson and Lexi are from a trip they took to Trader Joes. 

Sweet boys being crazy. 

AG has been baking this summer.  This recipe was SOOOO GOOD!!!! We made ourselves sick eating them all.  

 But, after all the volleyball work outs, biking, they also do agility training.  Here they are trying to work out the summer laziness!  Then we came home and made big salad.  Then a couple hours later at a big Pizza.  Ha! But still, at least they got some veg.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

catching up!

Oh my, so my computer ran out of space so i could not upload my pictures.  THEN my phone ran out of space.  Stan was too busy to fix so I was stuck in a log jam that was VERY stressful.  But, alls well that ends well, I am back in business!  Thanks, to my personal Geek Squad.

Summer got kicked off to a great start.  Swim lessons with Mrs. Carol.  Whitaker did great overcoming his fear of water in his face... She is so good pushing them through the little things.  It was fun to see her again.  Mrs. Carol was shocked how big the other 3 were.  She has taught all of them since they were babies.... I missed her the last couple of years.

We got busy doing some summer shopping, playing legos, swimming and of course Vacation Bible School.  We all had a great time, altho we missed Ainsley Grace - she did Decats again this year and had a fantastic time.

Anderson wanted me to play Legos with him. He had a bad guy w machine gun. Some dead guys, armless, headless. I made a house with flowers and then he stuck the laser on top. Then I found a chalice! So I made an alter, host and the chalice with a bald Father John/Harry potter. In case the bad guy wants to repent! Last Rites offered for dead dudes. ‪#‎dontaskmomtoplaylegos‬

 VBS was a blast this year.  Such great memories...  

And, I must include this picture.  As our dining chair collapsed underneath me, instead of comforting me, my daughter rushed and grabbed my phone to take a picture. What the hell kind of monsters am I raising!?! LOL. It is a funny picture tho!

And this dead dragonfly was on our front chair.  It was like 4 inches or more long.  Really beautiful!