Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
School started today! I can't even tell you how thrilled my kids were! Last night they were saying, "I can't sleep. I'm just too excited!" It was like Christmas Eve or something! This morning they were up bright and early and anxious to get going. I'm such a mean mom, forcing them to eat breakfast and brush their teeth first. And, if that wasn't enough I made them pose for pictures!
If you think Daisey looks like she's in pain, it's because she is. She burned herself really good on the curling iron this morning. Poor girl! She toughed it out and went to school with a bag of ice on her hand. Other than the sad face, I must say I've got some good looking elementary students!
Off they go!
After a fun filled school day they came home to sugar cookie pencils! I found the idea here and knew I had to make them! Mine aren't as pretty, I cheated and used store bought cookie dough and I forgot fruit by the foot and used pink frosting instead. No one seemed to mind! They were a hit!
Isaac finds it hilarious that I'm encouraging him to chew on a pencil!
It's been a fun summer and I do miss them when they're gone but my kids really do love school and they thrive on a schedule, so I'm glad that school is back in session. I may be singing a different tune in a week when my baby starts kindergarten! But, we won't talk about that right now. *sigh*
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Mags wanted to get her ears pierced before she started school. Aren't those the cutest little ears you've ever seen?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Last weekend we headed to the Demolition Derby for a smashing good time! (Pun intended. Yes, I'm cheesy.) The kids had never been to the derby before and it had been years since Robert and I have gone. Well, I can tell you that it's still just as awesome as ever and the kids had a blast! Who doesn't love watching cars crash and destroy each other?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Lava Hot Springs is always a fun time! It's something we do with Robert's family every year and we always look forward to it. This year was no exception. We had a blast and we have the sunburns to prove it!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Where have I been you ask? Busy I tell you! The summer is nearly over and we've been trying to squeeze as much fun out of it as we possibly can! Actually, I've started this post a few times with the intention of highlighting our fantastical summer list and then following up with posts as we cross the activities off.Clearly, that hasn't happened. But, I can tell you that our list is more than half way done and it's a good thing too because the summertime fun will come to an end in 16 DAYS! (No, that wasn't excitement you heard in my voice....I'll be very sad to see them head back to school....)
Anywho....backtracking a bit here and we'll get you all up to speed.
(Also, blogger is being a brat! I don't know why but some of my pics are loading up sideways and no matter how many times I try I can't fix them. Grr!)
June took awhile to warm up. There were a lot of rainy days with some sunny days mixed in. We spent the sunny days like this:
We went on a nature walk and collected "all the colors of the rainbow". We found this idea here. I don't think I'll ever forget the wonder and magic in her eyes as she searched for the different colors. I highly recommend this for the child in your life!
Glitter Toes Baby!
We went to the Farmer's Market for the first time. I hadn't been in years and I was amazed at how much there was to see there! So much more than fruits and vegetables! There were arts and crafts and activities for the kids. It made for a great morning!
Every year we enjoy the Summerfest and this year was no exception. The plethora of arts and crafts and music and food is something we always look forward to! The kids had so much fun, we ended up going twice!
Next up, Father's Day! We bought toasted almonds at the Summerfest for Father's Day. Yum!
On our last Girl's Day my friend, Clarissa took these awesome pics of my kids for this Father's Day gift. It turned out so cute!
We've had many a happy campfire in our backyard. The kids are growing up and getting so big I almost think they could start up the fire and roast up hot dogs on their own! Not that we'd let them, but still, they're becoming quite the camp roast pros!
Yum! Hot dogs!
We love smores!
Yep. That's a hot dog smore. He's a strange one but we love him!
And Mojo Jojo
This guy likes to stick his head through the hole in the fence and demand grass!