All of my kids love one-on-one time with Gram.
Gram agreed to a makeover. Kaitlyn decided lip gloss would make a great foundation.
These two are so excited to have Gram in town.
S’more pie coming right up.
The scribble scrubbies came out to play.
Kaitlyn couldn’t wait to perform a song before cheer practice tonight.
Kaitlyn and Teague decided to cook donuts for breakfast. Ben was offering his help but nobody took him up on it.
Kaitlyn cooked dinner tonight but was not excited about the process for the green beans. She does not like getting her hands dirty.
Soccer practice started tonight. The girls’ coach has four medals that he uses to motivate the girls. He hands them out at the end of each practice and they have to be returned at the next game. Kaitlyn got the unicorn medal for showing the most improvement.
When Kaitlyn got home from school, she joined Ben and they played babies for over two hours. (She hasn’t touched a doll on her own in years.)
First day of 2nd grade!
One last movie night before school starts tomorrow.
School starts tomorrow so today the elementary kids got to meet their teachers. Funny enough, Alex was bemoaning the fact that he didn’t get to visit his school and get a head start on finding his classrooms.
Kaitlyn made dumplings for dinner.
Everyone had a free night so Kaitlyn and Teague decided to cook. Teague was in charge of sushi and Kaitlyn decided on dumplings. Those are both family favorites and they did a great job!
Saturday morning cartoons.
I recently bought Kaitlyn a transfer book. She loves it.
We checked out a new beach/splash pad today and had a blast.
Kaitlyn is practicing her “flying” skills in cheer.
Kaitlyn’s favorite place to hang out today was this box.
My kids have been looking forward to this day all summer. It was the day we washed windows and baseboards! Everybody helped and it only took a few hours with the promise of a movie at the movie theater later in the week plus popcorn and candy.
Kaitlyn had her first Cheer event today. (They are still waiting for uniforms to arrive, but t-shirts and bows are here!)
“You are welcome”
Last camp day. These kids have actually loved fort building, hiking, fishing, and canoeing. (Well, evidently Kaitlyn screamed during the canoeing. But they loved everything else.) Alex even planned to have all his friends meet him at the lake for a fishing date after camp.
It was Water Wars today at camp. Despite their faces, they had a great time. They just really wanted showers and a change of clothes. (Ben just likes to jump in the camp pictures – he has a few years before he can go.)
It turns out my kids are loving camp. They come home absolutely filthy, but happy and excited to go back the next day. They have been fishing, kayaking, fort building, and practicing archery. (Ben jumped in the picture because he didn’t want to be left out.)
I signed all the big kids up for Adventure Camp this week. Some of my kids are more excited than others.
Sunday best – and Ben with a little “extra.” Yes, I completely let him wear both gloves to church – one stolen from Alex’s desk (he uses it for drawing but it’s really from an old Halloween costume) and the other from a set of driving gloves.
Kaitlyn has been begging for this robosnake for weeks. She carefully planned to use some birthday money and has been waiting for a free day for us to go buy it.
Practicing cheer – high V.
She wasn’t quite ready for morning…
Pop brought coloring books and crayons for these guys and they have loved them.
Kaitlyn had so much fun last week at Gymnastic camp she begged to go back this week – but for the full day. I agreed and this is her second day. She is loving it! (Ben just begged to be in the picture.)
Everyone’s favorite time of day – iPad time!
Because our babysitters are out of town, we decided to go out to dinner with the little ones in tow.
I was painting all day and Wade was in charge of the kids. He was super Dad and pulled out the waterslide to keep them entertained.
Evidently Kaitlyn was the big winner at the ending games today at Gymnastics camp and came home with an alligator pool float.
It’s a Thursday.
Big things happening at our house this morning – one of our biggest trees had to be cut. It was sick and we were worried it would eventually fall. The kids ate breakfast outside watching the workers.
Kaitlyn’s request for summer was a gymnastics class. This week she is doing half-days gymnastics camp all week.
Kaitlyn doesn’t often make her own lunch – but she will take charge when it comes to a pb&j.
These two played hide-n-seek in this box all afternoon.
Summer day chaos.
Just rambling around outside today.
It’s rather difficult to get a natural smile these days.