Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our Week

This week~

Jonathan is going to Cub Scout Day Camp. He loves it. Yesterday he held a real snake (yikes). Today he gets to shoot a BB Gun. He's also made crafts, sang songs, ridden in a horse drawn wagon, and shot a bow and arrow.

David and Thomas are going to Vacation Bible School at a local church. The theme is Space. They have come home sharing Bible stories. Their favorite part is doing the wood crafts. They have hammered together a tool box and a chalk board.

Elisabeth and Momma have gone shopping and to the gym. Elisabeth loves the one-on-one time with Momma. She also fell in love with some pink sunglasses at Wal-mart.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Melted My Heart

Tonight, after prayers, Thomas said:

"You are right under God."

"That's how much I love you."

Monday, July 26, 2010


On Thursday, July 22, we celebrated 15 years of marriage. We went to dinner at The Gathering Together Farm. If you are local, don't miss this place. It was fantastic. The food was out-of-this-world amazing. Here's a picture of us getting ready to enjoy our dessert.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Best Day Ever

Thomas: "Momma, is this my best day ever?"
Momma: "Thomas, I don't know. How could I know that?"
Thomas: "Just guess."
Momma: "Yes- it's your best day."
Thomas: "Nope! It's my best, best day ever."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Slip N' Slide Summer

I took this picture yesterday. I smile every time I look at it. Every other time, I laugh out loud.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Two Desserts

Last night, Seth got home later than expected. I had plans to walk with with a friend. I left right about the time dinner was ready. When I got back, Seth had to leave. I brought the kids inside to have a favorite dessert, ice cream with Magic Shell.

About the time they were all finishing up, Jonathan said,
"Uh, Momma, I forgot to tell you, Daddy already gave us dessert."

Smiling children, with messy chocolate mouths, were gazing at me to see my response. All I could do was laugh.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Teeth and Boogers

David has 4 loose teeth right now. Two of the are very loose. He does not want to wiggle them. He does not want them pulled. He would rather let them fall out on their own.

In fact, he lost his first tooth without knowing it, while eating popcorn. He swallowed it. Ironically, his second tooth was also lost eating popcorn. He was eating his popcorn and then his tooth fell out on his hand. Now he doesn't want to eat popcorn anymore.

Letting his teeth fall out on their own means less blood (and little pain), which is what David is all about.

The other day we were trying to convince him to let us wiggle his teeth. He gave us an emphatic "No." He said he just wanted to wait for them to fall out. We tried to convince him otherwise by explaining he might swallow them but we couldn't persuade him.

Out of nowhere, he said,

"I wish my nose would fall off. Then, I wouldn't have any more boogers!"

I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. It was such a funny moment.

Monday, July 12, 2010

David's First Sleepover

July 4th marked David's first sleepover at a friend's house. He has stayed with family and friends that we consider close enough to be family. This was the first time he spent the night with a buddy of his.

I spend a lot of time thinking about "letting go" with David due to his severe peanut allergy. I imagine things like sleep-overs and summer camps and I instantly feel nervous. His first sleep-over was great- for him and me. Of course, the very first time I met his friend's mom we discussed how she has a niece with a severe peanut allergy. There's no doubt about it, knowing she knows how to care for someone with a food allergy made all the difference in me getting a good night's rest that night.

Here's David and his friend Luke before the sleepover.

The next day David said:
"Momma, I had too much fun to think about missing you much."

Thursday, July 08, 2010

July 4th: Friends

On the evening of the 4th, we got together with friends. It was calm, peaceful, and downright relaxing... oooookay, I'm just kidding.

There were 15 kids there. It was wild, loud, and downright hilarious at times.

Here are the kids (minus one):

Here's the amazing family that hosted us all:
The photo credit on this one goes to their tripod. It was taken earlier on the 4th. Isn't it amazing?

The Walker family:

Our family as we watched fireworks:

There were other families there (thus the 15 kids) but I didn't get more family photos.

Thomas loved his 4th of July Cupcake:

Elisabeth and David enjoying the trampoline:

Jonathan and Masen eating dinner:

My favorite picture of Elisabeth and Derek. She was telling him "NO!"

Boys bein' boys:

A sweet photo of Jamie and Laci.

More 4th of July pictures coming up in the next post: July 4th: Fireworks.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

July 4th: Family

I took loads of pictures on the 4th. I tend to overdue the picture taking on holidays... but I love doing it.

We had a fabulous 4th of July:
  • We went to church in the morning and enjoyed a fabulous 4th of July breakfast.
  • We came home and had grilled hamburgers, chips and watermelon for lunch.
  • We took a few pictures outside and then relaxed in the afternoon.
  • We spent the evening with friends enjoying food and fireworks (those pictures will be in July 4th: Friends).


After Church:


Like Father Like Son:

Watermelon Sweetness:

Enjoying Lunch:

Momma and Daughter Picture:

The Kids 1:

The Kids 2:

The Kids 3:

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Today we took the kids to Toy Story 3. This was our first movie trip as a whole family. It was Elisabeth's first movie in the theater. It was also in 3D.

Elisabeth in her 3D glasses before the show:

Elisabeth by the Movie Poster:

All of the kids (the sun was really bright):

The movie that the boys want to see:

Bubble Fun

This week Thomas discovered that although bubble wands are fun, using your hands to blow bubbles is really cool.