Monday, July 30, 2012

Birthday Fun in the Rain!

Kids' sky hike and miniature golf in ridiculously humid weather followed up with a ride on the train to enjoy the shade and perhaps catch a few wisps of breeze = adventure.

Getting absolutely soaked by rain on the way to the car and skipping/puddle-splashing/singing rain songs while everyone else huddled under shelter = what made it a most fun and memorable birthday morning!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Builder Man

Gabe's our builder!

He likes to play Jenga the conventional way, but he's thrilled when the tower falls over and he gets to build free form. In fact, partway through the game, he usually commanderes the pile of "already removed" blocks and begins construction. Then, as each block is removed from the Jenga tower, he eagerly claims it for his project!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Church Parking Lot!

The kids absolutely love riding bikes in the church parking lot. This time they even raced with Naomi on foot and Gabe on bike. Andrew trotted around, begged for (and got!) rides on both bikes, and played in the bushes.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Reading!

Turning in summer reading charts and selecting their prizes!

Gabe selected one about Henry and his huge dog Mudge (I was previously unfamiliar with these characters, but we liked the book). Naomi chose one that compared great white sharks to killer whales...not what I GUESSED she would choose, but both kids were fascinated by it!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cow Appreciation Day 2012!

Continuing the tradition!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Sunday Morning Moment!

Andrew often grabs a book, backs right up to me and plops in my lap. On Sunday morning, he thrilled Naomi by plopping in HER lap! And it thrilled this mama to see some quiet group kissin' and gigglin' over books!

And...the picture to accompany the previous post!

Toddler Bed!

Andy's trying out the toddler bed right now. He's thrilled about it, but I see no signs yet of him thinking about actually falling asleep in it!

Friday, July 06, 2012


Andy has some...quirks, shall we call them? Tucking his ears in (either ear!) and munching fruit through the peels are all in a day's work for this boy!

New Pajamas!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

4th of July Festivities!

We actually didn't get pictures of most of our Independence Day activities...but we're big on fire safety, as you can see!

We are proud to be American, and I love teaching my children the significance of our country's symbols, the history of our country and how to be respectful of the flag and the people who have served our country. Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Back in the swing of things!

I'm back in the swing of things and thrilled about it! Our activity of the day? Washing the van with water squirters! Perhaps not very efficient...or effective...but filled with laughter!