Rally Sunday at church ended up rather rainy, but we still had a lot of fun!
Teague has homework this year and is quite annoyed with it. However, he has been good about getting it done.
These two are so excited to have Gram in town.
Typical enthusiasm for a school morning.
Teague evidently wanted to make sure he didn’t forget what he looked like. I got quite a kick of it.
Tonight we practiced hidden talents.
Kaitlyn and Teague decided to cook donuts for breakfast. Ben was offering his help but nobody took him up on it.
Late afternoon naps for everyone!
These two decided to cook breakfast on their day off.
Enjoying the day…
First day of 6th 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.
Teague made sushi 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.
The first step to taking over cat litter duty.
Learning new skills today.
Teague decided the morning called for cinnamon donut holes.
Cookies coming right up!
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.
Saturday morning snuggles
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.
Now that our babysitters are home, Wade and I went out on a date and left the kids to spend some quality time together with their electronics.
Last lake day of the summer.
They are playing “crack the egg.” Ben is very easy to crack but they both still love to play.
Teague is still working hard to finish the Lego set Wade bought him.
Wade had a new Lego set waiting for Teague when he got home. Both of them were pretty excited to work on it together.
One last day of fun before Pop brings these boys home.
Teague managed to squeeze in another bike ride with Aunt Emmie before she had to leave.
Teague found a biking partner in Aunt Emmie.
Teague is not only a Lego building machine at home, but he uses Wade’s old Legos while in Collierville.
One of the boys favorite activities to do when they visit Memphis is to visit the farm and practice their driving.
Pop found an awesome arcade place for the boys and I hear they had a great time visiting today.
Alex and Teague are spending a week in Memphis with Granny and Pop. Wade flew them down early this morning. They arrived around lunch time and were treated to a rib meal at Wade’s favorite restaurant and then a few sight-seeing adventures while they downtown.
Lazy summer days.
Today I walked in to find Teague wearing the pig ears while reading a book. What is going on in this house?
Summer day chaos.
Just rambling around outside today.
Teague has had quite a renewed interest in Legos the last few months.