Moving a few last things from our old house to our new house.
Month: August 2020
Tonight – fajitas!
Kaitlyn in a mood.
My sous chef.
Madison always loved to swim. We tried Pepper in the pool when she was a tiny puppy but it’s been a long while. We took her over to the pool today to see how she would do. Spoiler – she hated it!
Everyone is quite fascinated with Fortnite.
Brother bonding time.
We had a nice lazy morning. Ben read some books to KitKat and then Teague read some books to him. Ben helped me make one of our favorites – Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.
Then we decided to spend the afternoon in the pool.
These three sometimes play so well together. The games they come up with make no sense to me but they all seem to love them.
Like father, like son.
These kiddos love to jump on the couch.
The cutest ball boy.
Alex gets very animated when he tells stories.
Teague had some big ambitions when it came to reading today.
Puzzles puzzles puzzles.
Teague is not normally a child interested in sports with balls, but I looked outside to see him playing catch with Wade today.
Basketball with distractions.
I feel like pedestrians should be wearing the protective gear – not this particular driver.
This kid can always be found in the raspberries.
Alex spent the day drawing. I’m always impressed by what he can do.
These three created a game and played all afternoon.
Kaitlyn has complained of her stomach hurting for the last year or two. The complaints come and go but are persistent. We have mentioned them to the doctor and were initially brushed off. After more pushing, we finally got some testing initiated and a referral to a GI doctor. Because of COVID, most of the meetings have been virtual. Today, Kaitlyn was scheduled to have an ultrasound. She was a champ and we ended up with no more real answers.
Today Alex was willing to strike a pose.
Teague is always happiest when driving.
These two loved helping Wade cut branches.
Alex needed eye drops and wasn’t too happy about the process.
Teague wanted to make cookies and we all thought that sounded like a great idea.
Kaitlyn being Kaitlyn.
Today – puzzles.
I found Ben hand feeding KitKat on the kitchen table this morning. It was pretty adorable.
Today we all just enjoyed being outside. It was the perfect Saturday.
Family soccer game.
We mailed this picture, a crown, and a gift card to Burger King to Pop for his birthday. The kids loved the excuse for a burger lunch.
Kaitlyn is definitely getting her wiggles out in the hotel room.
Today on our drive we stopped at a rest stop for a quick break. The boys all decided to “dab.”
Every time Ben took a nap or went to bed this week at Gram’s, he has been sure to park his trucks under his bed. As we were leaving this morning, I saw that the trucks were parked in their spot.
Every once in a while Gram makes strawberry freezer jam. I love it and my kids love it and somehow we only make it in KY. Then we take a cooler full back with us. Today Gram and Teague decided to fill her freezer and ours. I love to watch them work.
Alex loves having his own room and makes himself completely at home.
One of their favorite things to do is build forts at Gram’s.
This boy is into everything – again!
Melissa and I arranged to have a cousin photoshoot. We booked the photographer. We coordinated the clothes. We did not count on the heat. It was insanely hot – even in the later evening. Most of the kiddos were able to tolerate it. Kaitlyn, however, was a mess. She absolutely could not handle the heat and got quite obstinate. At one point I took her back to the studio to let her cool off while everyone else had their individual pictures taken. The photographer was amazing and eventually got some smiles out of her, but a picture of all four was a no go. Thankfully Wade was able to work some photoshop magic when we got the pictures back. He produced a single image of my four and it made me so happy.
We had real pictures taken!
We had a slow morning, which the kids love at Gram’s house. Alex had a plan to make a cake according to a recipe he created. Of course Gram is agreeable and willing to help.
Then we headed to Noble Park to feed the ducks. We’ve moved away from bread and now everybody gets oats to feed the ducks and geese.
Morning at Gram’s.
Melissa and I planned several activities in advance for this trip. One of those was tie-dying shirts. We tried white shirts with colored dye, but those didn’t produce very dark colors. Then we decided to try colored shirts and bleach. This method produced much better shirts! I seem to have lost the group picture we took but here are some of the ones from today.