Saturday, August 1, 2009

June 11, 2009 Bad storm

A bad storm rolled through tonight...even had tornado sightings just north of us.

June 10, 2009 Birthday cake

Normally dh and I get store bought cakes for our birthdays, but this year I decided to make dh one for his birthday. We didn't actually eat it tonight because tomorrow is his birthday.

June 9, 2009 Water fight!

I've got a supersoaker and I'm not afraid to use it!

June 8, 2009 Can't wait!

We went to the theater to see UP but had to take a picture of this...Ethan is a huge Transformers fan.

June 7, 2009 Driveway games

The boys were playing bad badminton.

June 6, 2009 Other half of the volleyball set

This is the basketball side of the 2-in-1 set. The hoop isn't very sturdy...think it's going back to the store.

June 5, 2009 A little pool fun

We were trying out this basketball/volleyball combo set to see if it would work in the pool. Unfortunately the side of the net to the right drops off into the deep end (8 ft.) not far from where Ethan is standing so it didn't work very well. I think we'll look for just a basketball hoop to play with in the shallow end.

June 4, 2009 A pool full of kids

We hosted an end of the school year pool was a blast! I think at one point we had 30 kids in the pool.

June 3, 2009 Happy Graduation!

My a 6th grader. Ethan you rock!

June 2, 2009 Look out below!

My crazy boys having a little fun!

June 1, 2009 Hanging with my boys

Having fun in the pool with my boys.

May 31, 2009 Running

This was from my run this morning...3.17 miles and 5580 steps.

May 30, 2009 End of the year project for 2nd grade

Seth had to do a biography project so he chose a cereal box biography on Ben Franklin.

May 29, 2009 Anyone up for a game of chicken?

They really weren't playing chicken...they were actually posing for me for a change.

May 28, 2009 Not sure how I missed today...

but hopefully it will be the only day I miss.

May 27, 2009 A cool after school treat

Yummy snowcones. The boys got tigers blood and lemon.

May 26, 2009 It's a hot one...

Just back from a bike ride.

May 25, 2009 Look hands!

Just so you all know, I did NOT encourage this and made him put his hands back on the handlebars right after I snapped this...I was riding behind him.

May 24, 2009 Those are some messy ribs!

Do you think that he might have gone a bit overboard in trying to get sauce on himself for this photo?

May 23, 2009 Mmmm...berries and Cool Whip

There's nothing like fresh berries and a little Cool Whip for dessert.

May 22, 2009 That's one large can of soda

Thought this trailer parked near the grocery store was pretty cool.

May 21, 2009 Seth's Unbirthday

Seth's teacher made sure that all the kids with summer birthdays got a chance to celebrate in class before school ended.

Friday, June 12, 2009

May 20, 2009 Yikes a middle schooler!

Ethan is very exciting about starting middle school. He was proud to pose with his new sign.

May 19, 2009 Cool bug

Just thought this car was cool.

May 18, 2009 If I close my eyes you can't see me...

They just wouldn't look at the camera at the same time...little boogers!

May 17, 2009 Pot house

Not cool to hear on the local news that there's a home just over a mile away that is growing marijuan plants in it.

May 16, 2009 More plumbing problems

Couldn't figure out why my shower wasn't hot when we have recirculating hot water tanks. Hubby found the culprit...this flexi pipe had a hole in it. Of course it's a Saturday close to 5pm and I had to find a plumber that could come out quickly to fix it.

May 15, 2009 Time for a pedicure

As I was floating around in the pool today I was trying to kick away from the wall...didn't realize I was as close to the wall as I was. I think I lost a few layers of skin in addition to some polish on my toenail.

May 14, 2009 Just one more level...

Ethan was kind enough to help Seth get to the next level in the game he was playing. Doesn't that grilled cheese pannini look good?

May 13, 2009 Jr. Choir Tour

Riding the school bus during the Jr. Choir tour.

May 12, 2009 Super Soaker fun

It's every boy for himself when the Super Soakers come out.

May 11, 2009 More sunscreen next time

Ouch! Need I say more!

May 10, 2009 Look out below!

Boys at play.

May 9, 2009 Creation 2

A Lego horse stable complete with sleeping quarters for the riders and a corral for the horse.

May 8, 2009 Creation 1

Seth's K'Nex looking clock huh?

May 7, 2009 Great place to chat

A great place to meet a good friend for a chat while the boys are at school.

May 6, 2009 Knocked out!

They're such angels when they're sound asleep aren't they? LOL! I have to wonder how Ethan doesn't wake up with a stiff neck every morning. I actually move him when he's like that.

May 5, 2009 Hey, don't take my photo!

At least he didn't duck in this picture. He knew I was taking photos and didn't want to be in them.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 4, 2009 New toy I want for the summer

I really want one of these poolside basketball hoops this year. This one actually is a 2-in-1 game and has a volleyball net as well.

May 3, 2009 Another project down

I finally finished organizing the drawer and cabinets of my desk in the kitchen. Everything had been piled up on the dining room table so now the cabinets are organized and my dining room table is clutter free again.

May 2, 2009 Almost done!

All the repairs are finally done and we finished painting today. Once the walls are dry we can put everything back. WOOHOO!

May 1, 2009 Last day of safety patrol

Today was Ethan's last day of safety patrol for the year (unless he's asked to train the 4th graders that will be on patrol next year).

April 30, 2009 I want my kitchen back

I am so ready for the repairs to be done so that we can put our family room back together. I'm tired of having my family room furniture in the kitchen.

April 29, 2009 Old age

I actually had to use this magnifying glass to read the instructions for a step counter I was trying to set up. I have had my eyes checked and I don't need glasses...but sometimes I really feel like I do. Perhaps I'll get them checked again.

April 28, 2009 Pile of weeds

When I got back from my run this morning I noticed a ton of weeds in the front yard so I started pulling them. I'm thinking that's what we pay our gardeners for...hmmm.

April 27, 2009 House repairs continue

Still working towards getting all the repairs done from our pipe leak. The walls had to be textured twice because the first time didn't look right. The project continues...

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 26, 2009 One wall repainted

So, pipe joint was repaired, the sheetrock replaced, the walls retextured and painted. Problems now...texturing isn't the same and the paint is darker. So, dh and I repainted one wall in the bathroom and one wall in the family room. Texturing still needs to be fixed and then we will repaint the bathroom and the family room yet again. Oh, and baseboards still need to be painted and replaced. What a mess!!!