Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Smoky Mts Family Photo

We went to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park today with family. We went to have a picnic, a family photo, and to play in a creek. It was so much fun.

Unfortunately, I had camera issues. I got a few pictures of the kids and family but my camera started having issues during the photos. I only got one picture of my family that is not blurry. By the time we took the bigger group shot of the family, my digital camera wasn't working. (I think I may need a new battery because this one is not lasting very long anymore.) I am counting on getting pictures from other family members. (Thankfully, another person was taking pictures of our family. And, I had my 35 mm camera for the extended family pictures.)

Here's the one non-blurry photo of us. (Sure wish Thomas wasn't scratching his nose! He seems to do that a lot these days.)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Snapshots: Tennessee Vacation

We are visiting our families. Both sets of grandparents have pools so we are getting in a lot of swim time. The cousins are having a blast playing together. I am taking tons of pictures. It is hard to pick a handful to share.

Jonathan with 3 of his cousins showing off the hiking sticks they decorated

Elisabeth cooling off in a kiddie pool

Thomas jumping off the diving board

Gran and Daddo swimming with Elisabeth

Thomas and David making bubbles

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day 2009

For Father's Day, the kids and Momma made Daddy a book. The book had a letter in it from Momma, interviews from the boys about Daddy, and artwork from all of the children. The kids worked really hard on the book and were excited to give it to Daddy. I'll post the interviews soon. They are precious.

The Book

Jonathan's comic strip -with Daddy as Super Dad

David's picture of David and Daddy holding hands

Thomas's picture of Thomas holding hands with Daddy and Momma

Elisabeth's Drawing

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's that Smell?

JA: "What are you thinking?"

Seth: "I'm thinking about how bad Jonathan smells."

Jonathan: "Probably because I went through the sewer pipe."

JA gives Seth a confused look.

Seth: "It was just a storm drain. I mean, it was 75 yards long under a road... but it was just a storm drain."

Friday, June 12, 2009

2nd Grade: Before and After

Today is Jonathan's last day of Second Grade. I took a picture of him on the first day of school and on the last day.

When I found the picture from September, I laughed. He's wearing the same shirt!

Here he is on the 1st day of school.

Here he is this morning before school.

Here is another picture of him after he grabbed his book. Everyday (starting after birthday in April) Jonathan takes a book from the "Diary of the Wimpy Kid" series to school. He reads on the bus and he reads when he has extra time in class. I cannot tell you how many times he has read these books. He keeps reading them over and over.

He has come a long way this year! At the beginning of the year, he told me he loved math and didn't like reading "so much". Now, I can hardly get his head out of a book. It's such a joy to see him love reading.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Strawberry Festival: Junior Parade

This afternoon I walked in the Strawberry Junior Parade with my kids. We walked with my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. The Strawberry Festival is celebrating its 100th year. Participants in the parade could choose any theme from the last 100 years. Our group choose the "Strawberry Round-up" Theme.

Momma and the gang before the parade started

Waiting for the parade to start

The sign holders

Two cuties in a wagon

My friend Jill (who has an awesome blog called Barnes Yard-she posted a few more pictures there, including some of her cuties)

Thomas and David with Abbigail (who was with a Dance group in the parade)

Enjoying popsicles after the parade

Tomorrow, Jonathan is walking in the Strawberry Festival Grand Parade with is cub scout group. He is really excited about that. I am sure I will have lots more pictures to share.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Look-Alike Brothers

Who says the boys look alike?
(You can click the image to enlarge it-
you know, if you can't see the similarities.)