Saturday, August 31, 2013

Can I tell you?

Can I tell you how fabulous it is to have kids who can now play a game together on their own?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Look who came back for a visit this year!

Our turkey friends are back again this year wandering the neighborhood.  Becca spotted them this time and kept pointing over my shoulder while I was eating breakfast.  Finally I realized she had spotted something really cool across the backyard.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's a good thing...

...she has a great smile.  She gets into so much trouble.  In the past couple of weeks she has:
*Drawn with crayon and pen all over the walls.
*Coved a doll in toothpaste.
*Grabbed cars and legos from her brothers and run.
*"Set the timer" on the microwave.
*Pressed buttons on computers she shouldn't be touching.
*Covered herself in dirt.
*And I could go on and on.

But just look at that smile and tell me you don't love her to pieces!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Water boys

My little boy turned 5 and all of the sudden is so much more daring in the water.

I even got him to run right through.

What fun it is to have a water brother.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Summer is full of our children's birthdays.  First up in July Jon turned 5.  When asked what he wanted for his birthday his response as always was "more cars."  So the highlight of his birthday was a treasure hunt we set up where he had to follow clues around the house to find each car.

Then Michael turned 8 at the end of August.  For his party he asked for a baseball cake.  Please notice that the candles are the players - blue team vs. red.  This was very well thought out.

And don't tell Becca, but we totally forgot that she turned 3 and a half this month (I know, I know, third child and all....)  So on the evening of Michael's birthday after doing all of his stuff we announced to Becca that she was 3 and half and after some practice she was able to hold up the right fingers and was thrilled to have some candles of her own.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Girls Night

Wednesday night is frisbee night.  Tim takes Michael and recently Jon too out to play with some friends.  So Becca and I found ourselves home together so we decided to have a girls night.  We started by painting our toenails.  I did Becca's and she did mine!

And then we went out and got hair cuts.  I had enough to donate so I ended up with pretty short hair.  Becca wanted hers just like mine but I decided we were going to keep in a bit longer.  She got about 3 inches off.  All the way to the salon she was saying how she didn't want her hair cut.  I couldn't figure out the reason because when I had cut her hair before she loved it.  Finally when we talked it through her eyes lit up - "Just scissors?" she asked opening and closing her fingers like scissors.  Turns out she thought I was taking her to get her hair buzzed off like the boys.  :)

And we ended the night at Captain Sundae for a treat.  It was a fun girls night!