My high school friends and I had a play date with our kids – at William’s house. Poor William. By the time we got to the group picture he was ready for us to go home. We’d invaded his house and his toys and his snacks for long enough.
Month: July 2015
This one keeps us on our toes. I knew she liked water, but this time at the pool she was determined to play with the big kids. She continued to walk straight towards the deep end, over and over. She would walk out till she fell face first. We would rescue her and carry her to the shallow end. She would turn around and walk right back out towards the deep end. She never once cried or got upset when she went under. She knows what she wants….
I think my instructions were pretty clear. “Boys, put on your fake smiles and don’t look directly at the camera.”
She seems a little too happy about the credit cards she found.
Gram had all kinds of plans for our week, but today she was adamant that we needed to go to Discovery Park in Union City. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical. How great could a kid’s museum be in Union City, TN? And if it’s so awesome how come I hadn’t heard of it before? It was fantastic! There were parts of the museum we didn’t even see and the kids could probably have stayed another few hours just at the water section. Amazing! I highly recommend you all go to Union City and check it out.
This entire scene (especially Alex and his pose) reminds me of a Scooby Doo scene.
Teague begged for this picture.
Favorite car. Favorite color.
Boy with a huge grin.
Alex begged all day to go back to the pool. As soon as we got there he decided to jump off the high board. Way to go Alex!
These two ready to leave the pool long before Alex was done jumping off the diving boards.
Making orange julius is one of the boys’ favorite traditions at Gram’s house.
(That and Red’s donuts!)
Gram reading to her boys.
Little sister is learning to say NO.
My lens arrived back from Canon last night, but I had already given up hope on it returning in time for pictures. I rented a lens last week and took the pictures I was missing for the full house tour. The only room I didn’t get photographed was my office. Wade felt that some of the items on the wall not only needed to be removed, but the holes needed to be patched. That required work being done several weeks in advance (sigh). Some of the rooms below you have seen before but these are new angles or I just like the pictures better.
In this crazy round of moving, the kids and I are leaving tomorrow for Gram’s house. Wade and I thought it might be best if we were out of the way and he stayed alone to supervise the last bit of packing. I really wanted a picture of our house full of boxes, but this was the only one I though to take and it is pretty bad…
The house never felt “full” of boxes like our last house. They were spread out or in rooms we didn’t see when we walked through the main part of the house. I can’t believe we are leaving tomorrow!?!?
I put the boys to work cleaning out the recycling bins. Here’s hoping our new community has curbside recycling. That is one part of country-living I won’t miss!
She looks like she knows exactly what she is doing, doesn’t she?
Alex spent all day decorating “his” boxes.
(Thank you packers!)
Teague made friends with the packers very quickly and even got to “help” pack.
Kaitlyn loves the boxes the packers put together for playing.
Only from a boy who spent his first five years in Wisconsin…
Alex: When you keep saying the packers are coming, do you mean the football players or somebody to do with moving?
Tonight is our last night at Family Fun Night. (The packers come tomorrow.) The theme was fishing and the boys were super excited. Fishing poles and bait were provided. We stayed until Kaitlyn woke up from her stroller nap and needed her bed. It was a pretty awesome last night with our church family.
Teague got a call from Harper today. He was pretty excited to talk and talk.
Kaitlyn is never allowed to have my phone. She was a little too pleased to have found it and be carrying it around.
Alex decided Kaitlyn’s doll needed a cape.
Last eye appointment in Kansas City! The best news – no more eye patches!!! (for at least 3 months)
She’s finally getting the hang of her new riding toy.
The boys each have a dresser in their room (Alex’s is red and Teague’s is blue). Alex’s dresser is part of a bedroom suite I bought in high school. It’s pine furniture but it has been fantastic furniture. I have split up the pieces and painted them different colors for different rooms throughout the years. Teague’s dresser has needed to go for years. In fact, the only reason we kept it in Milwaukee was for storage in the basement. Then we were desperate for additional clothing storage in the boys’ room and put it in as a temporary solution. For the past year I have been looking for a dresser, but really hoping to find an exact match to Alex’s. Wouldn’t you know I found one this week. I debated and debated. I finally bought it and decided to go ahead and try to get it painted before we moved. Here is the before and hopefully you’ll see an after picture before to long when we reach Chicago!
I couldn’t figure out what Alex would be listening to on the monitor. I was pretty sure Kaitlyn wasn’t making any noise. Then he told me that her musical lamb was singing.
Teague is pitching a fit because he got apples (his second favorite fruit) and not strawberries (he ate the last of them for a snack last night) with his chocolate pop-tart (which we buy about three times a year).
One of Kaitlyn’s favorite activities is to sneak into the dining room and pull all the stickers from Alex’s behavior chart.
This catalog. It comes twice a year and for the hours of quiet time it provides I would pay for it. In fact, I am considering petitioning to see if they will considering sending them four times a year.
Teague has developed this white spot on his cheek in the last few weeks. Interesting. I’m curious to see if it goes away or maybe he gets a matching one on the other cheek.
Ready for church – in one of Aunt Emmy’s childhood dresses made by Granny
Hot. Sweaty. Dusty. Dirty. Playmobil catalogs are still the favorite activity – even in the shop.
“Mom, I’m drilling my toe.”
I’m really going to miss taking pictures of Kaitlyn in this bathtub.
Experimenting – cleaning up a penny with lemon juice.
All the books Teague requested (and I read) while Kaitlyn napped.
Random pictures from our day….
I love that I caught a picture of just this. Kaitlyn’s favorite way to carry her baby doll around the house. Milestone moment: Baby is the first word we say that Kaitlyn definitely demonstrates an understanding. Shortly after returning home, the boys and I were talking about her baby doll and she went to get one of the dolls. She has consistently done this and also shown a great interest in playing and loving on the dolls.