Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 181 - La De Dah

Kids will find things to do if left alone to do it... here they are passing the time again at the Fireworks Tent.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 180 - Camp Time!

Tyrus is attending camp this week with our church!  He's so excited!

We went up to visit the service tonight... here's Alexis looking gorgeous before church...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 179 - Sidewalk Chalk Gone Wild

We're spending lots of hours at our church's Fireworks Tent.  The kids have to entertain themselves somehow, right?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 178 - Auntie & Nephew

Look who's asleep on me! 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 177 - Auntie & Neice

Do you think they look alike at all?  I do.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 176 - Garage Sale Hero

We're holding a Sale at our home today.  Here's Carsten acting in his usual goofy way!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 175 - Camp!

Tonight was the last night of Family Camp.  It was a tremendous service and we really enjoyed the awesome presence of the Lord that was there.  It also happens to be my Mother-In-Law's birthday.  Here are the kids smiling with her after service.

The funny thing is, Carsten was standing in here too, but was goofing around and danced right out of the picture!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 174 - Red Fish, Blue Fish

Now that school for the year is officially over, I've launched the kids into their Summer Reading program.  (The funny thing is, they don't know this!)  I'm determined that they will read each day of Summer so that their reading skills don't slip.  I've told Alexis a few times to go and read to Carsten...  she thinks it's fun, I know she's practicing!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 173 - Squished!

Tyrus asked this afternoon if he could come and sit on my lap.  Now you have to understand - he's a very tall kid.  He always has been!  I realize though, that as he gets older, the times he'll want to sit and cuddle with me will be fewer and farther in between, so I'm going to cherish each minute I get with him!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 172 - Before & After

It's amazing how much stuff can land in a kid room.  What a mess.  I'm happy to say though, now it's perfectly clean - trashed picked up, clothes straightened, crayons picked up and corners vacuumed!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 171 - Two Lovely Ladies

Skylah and Alexis... so pretty. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 170 - Mr. Artist

Carsten has really branched out into the world of color and paper.   He does a great job coloring!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 169 - Junior Bible Quizzing State Finals

Today was the day!  We represented our church well and went undefeated in the tournament!  Now, we're allowed to quiz during the National Tournament at the end of the summer!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 168 - Hmn.

I'm not sure why I don't have a picture for today??

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 167 - Aww, how sweet!

I'm amazed that I caught this rare moment on camera.  Usually, they can't hardly stand to be next to each other, let alone being kind to one another!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 166 - Basketball

Tyrus is playing basketball this week.  The other kids begged to stay and watch, so we hung out this morning with him.  Alexis is in her last week of First Grade schoolwork...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 165 - Ghost?

No.  No worries.  It's just a silly boy with his shirt on his head.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 164 - Alexis Reads!

She's got it now!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 163 - Mommy & Girl

Usually she sits on MY lap, but today, it was the other way around!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 162 - Around the Camp

Here's a few pictures from our camp today...  it was a pretty chilly, though beautiful, day. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 161 - Campfire

We're making a quick camping stop this weekend to celebrate my aunt's 50th birthday...  Fun times.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 160 - Me and the Little Lady

Lex has been begging me for at least two weeks to go out and have a Momma & Daughter Night.  Tonight we were finally able to make it happen.  What could be more fun than a trip to Wal*Mart and then ice cream afterwards?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 159 - Summertime Sprinkle

Freshly mowed grass.  Warm breezes.  The sprinkler running.  What could be better?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 158 - He Did It!

Ty has been working for quite a few summers now to figure out how to go under the water without a major fit of coughing and gasping!  Alexis hasn't figured it out yet, either.  Well, I put the challenge out there tonight to see who could do it first.  The winner?  Well, they'd get a candy bar.  They both tried and tried and finally, Tyrus did it!  He was SO proud of himself and kept doing it the rest of the time we were at the pool! 

Awesome work, Ty!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 157 - Mr. Yoga

Well, I actually forgot to take a picture today, so I'll just use one from last night.  We went out to eat with Dana & Dylan and kept cracking up as he would pull his foot up so high in his chair!  He's got great moves, let me tell you!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 156 - Nursery Duty

Tonight was my night in the Church Nursery.  Who couldn't love this job?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 155 - God's Sky

As I put the kids to bed tonight, I couldn't help but admire the lovely sunset the Lord painted for us tonight.  Beautiful.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 154 - Hungry!

Carsten, my picky eater, has been starving the last few days.  He can't seem to get enough food!  Here's his breakfast today:

Two peices of rasin toast (one with jelly, one with cinnamon and sugar), milk and yogurt!  This may not seem like a lot to the Average Joe, but for my guy, this is a TON!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 153 - Trees

My boys descovered a tree they could climb today!  Pretty awesome!