Electronics for all!
Sunday church best. Alex is wearing Ben’s purse for him. The minute Ben saw Kaitlyn’s purse he wanted one too. Kaitlyn was nice enough to get one for him that matched his outfit. He carried it all morning but didn’t want it for the picture.
This particular dinner place is a favorite because it has a grassy field next to the picnic tables. We always try to remember to bring a soccer ball to keep everybody entertained.
Lacrosse – again.
Practice, practice, practice.
Spring Concert is done! Wade and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Alex perform.
We bought this raincoat last fall when we realized Alex would be walking in sometimes unexpected rain storms. This is the first time he has agreed to worn it – most likely only to protect his headphones and Chromebook.
Hotdogs for dinner!
It’s Fun Fair and the entire family has been drafted into volunteering. (The boys are on parking duty.)
Homework waits for no man…
Alex decided to take a page out of Ben’s book and go with the mis-matched pajama look. He tried to one-up him though and turned his pants inside out.
Alex has been consistently practicing lacrosse the last few weeks. He also now has a helmet that allows him to wear his glasses during games. He may turn into an entirely different player at some point.
Today Alex was too cool for pictures.
The slip ‘n slide was a huge hit today!
Dressed in their summer Sunday best.
We attended our first B’nai Mitzvah today for one of Alex’s good friends.
(One of Alex’s other friends tagged along with us.)
Alex showed up after school with a bunch of boys. (Ben was quite annoyed that he didn’t have any “brothers” of his own over to play with.)
Alex truly loves the new spring to his rebounder. Every time I look out the window I see him practicing.
Ben’s preschool had a graduation ceremony and picnic this evening. We had a wonderful family evening before rushing Alex to lacrosse.
Alex joined in the fun.
Alex had a lacrosse today in insane heat (97 degrees). I was trying to convince him he needed to hydrate beforehand. He agreed to several glasses of water, some popsicles, and a gatorade.
Summer is here!
Hot dogs for dinner.
Decisions are the worst.
Alex used to shoot baskets (at least for 5 minutes) every day. Now he picks up his lacrosse stick every day – at least for 5 minutes. Progress…
One last chore before bedtime – putting up the ironed clothes.
Alex has been consistently practicing lacrosse now that his rebounder actually rebounds.
The rebounder is getting a facelift, which hopefully means more bounce.
Alex was so hot after lacrosse practice today that he tried to hose himself (or rather his feet) down.
Alex is holding tight to his favorite sweatshirts at least in the mornings. High temperatures come in the afternoons so he does come home with them stuffed in his backpack.
Alex wanted to show me his skills on the play set tonight.
The third floor was full of boys for most of the afternoon.
More family lacrosse practice.
These kiddos snuck upstairs for some electronics while Ben was busy playing Paw Patrol downstairs.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Today he was all teenager.
Date night for Mom and Dad means all the kids play electronics together upstairs.
Cookie dough seemed the perfect snack for today.
Working on Mother’s Day gifts for Gram and Granny.
As I was taking his picture, Alex decided to dance for me – probably not realizing I would actually post the picture.
We have had enough of Alex not feeling well. This back/side pain is no joke. We finally took him in to see a professional. They fixed him right up!
Who is this man child unloading the dishwasher?
Alex is still having quite a bit of back pain after his lacrosse practice on Wednesday evening but we did send him to school today. He says the heating pad helps some.
Alex wasn’t feeling well and stayed home. These days that doesn’t give you a break from homework so he still did schoolwork from his bed.
Lacrosse practice drop-off. (But he’s annoyed with us because we are a little late due to a 4 year old stowaway.)
Morning chaos – One unloading the dishwasher, two eating, another still in bed.
(Time is 6:30 am)
These laundry baskets belong to Teague and Alex. The deal in our house is you bring the laundry basket downstairs to the laundry room when you need laundry done. (Or in Alex’s case, you can also just do your own laundry.) I was a little surprised when these showed up today. I did laundry right before leaving KY!