Wade and I were having a conversation and used the phrase “it snowballed.” Kaitlyn heard this and got a grand idea. She pulled out our “snowballs” and orchestrated a snowball fight with Ben. They had the best time until she had to leave for cheer practice. In fact she was rather annoyed she had to leave.
These two sometimes play so well together. I was running the big kids all over the place and then had to get dinner ready. They seemed content to entertain themselves and it was perfect. They even swept the floor when they were done!
Our Saturdays are once again consumed with activities. I dropped Kaitlyn off for a 2 hour cheer practice at 8 am. Then I took Ben to his soccer at 9. He loved it this year!
We had just a little bit of down time before I had to drive Kaitlyn to cheer at an away football game.
We left a little early so that we could drive to her away soccer game. Her team lost but played a great game. Kaitlyn played goalie the second half and loved that position.
Because we hadn’t been in the car enough for the day, we left the soccer game and drove another hour to pick Wade up in CT where he was dropping his little truck for a week of TLC.
There is nothing like waking up and seeing storm damage. We have had a lot of heavy rainstorms lately and normally we don’t have to deal with anything afterwards – no standing water, limbs down, water in the basement, etc. This morning we had a different story. I looked out our back window and saw a tree split in half. Thankfully the part that fell only hit a tent we had set up in the backyard and not our barn. This also is one of the few days we didn’t have something under the tent – a project, kid toys, a car, etc. The tent has gotten a lot of use the last few weeks. Now onto finding someone who can take care of the downed limb and probably cut down the rest of the tree (sigh).
We are having a crazy heat wave here (maybe the hottest of the entire summer). Schools were only in session a half day today due to the heat (most schools don’t have air conditioning). But I also noticed a few fall leaves on the ground today at the bus stop. Fall is coming.
We’ve been having a heat wave the last few days. Alex and his friends decided to play tag and were incredibly hot and sweaty afterwards. I told them if they were 6 years old I would set up the sprinkler for them. The next thing I knew, there were 5 teenagers playing in the sprinkler in my front yard.
The big boys alternate unloading the dishwasher. Today I was reaching down into the cabinet for a mixing bowl and had to laugh at someone’s laziness. Obviously one of the boys couldn’t take the time to figure out the correct sizing order of the nesting bowls. Lazy!
After our recent hiking adventures, Wade and I both thought Kaitlyn would love rock climbing. We decided today to take the family. We searched the barn and found our old climbing gear. (It required a little dusting off, but it still fit.) Then we set out out and had four interested kids – which is a rarity. We got there and filled out a ton of forms, had a quick belay course, and we were off. Everyone loved it! Kaitlyn and Teague were naturals. Ben loved climbing but didn’t make it to the top till we were about ready to leave. Alex enjoyed it but never wanted to be very far from the ground. I think bouldering is probably more something he would love.
When school started, cheer practice was moved indoors. But before that, it was held outside. Most nights, I wasn’t able to stay and watch. However, one night I made a point to stay and take pictures. Somehow the pictures got lost on my desktop till now.
Kaitlyn and Wade spent the weekend cleaning and organizing the barn. She was intrigued with the go-kart so Wade decided to fix it for her. She loves it and Ben couldn’t wait to drive. We finally agreed to teach him and he did pretty well (only running over small bushes and hitting the house once). Teague even got on for old times sake.