Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Three on Thursday: Summer week 1

Welcome summer! We've been enjoying our first week of summer vacation. Bedtimes are later, little boys are sleeping in, picnics are happening, sunscreen is on and we are soaking it up!

We dug out our "baby" bike the other day for Bennett. He doesn't want to steer or pedal. He'd just prefer to be pushed....that's a fun game.

In an effort to be completely ridiculous this summer we orchestrated a bike parade with our friends. The kids thought it was fantastic. And really with streamers and balloons on your bike, who wouldn't?

We celebrated the beginning of summer with a visit to Cherry Berry. It was delicious!

Maddox is a crawling machine. Not even grass slows him down. He also enjoyed his first bite of dirt can probably see the string of dirt drool on his shirt.

The flowers and garden are planted. I sure hope their eagerness to be gardeners is still strong when the weeds come. Carson is working on a Cub Scout badge for gardening so he has no choice! The garden is full with 8 tomato plants, 1 pepper plant, 2 pumpkin plants, peas, green beans, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and basil. As much as I want our house to sell I'm going to be really sad if we aren't here to enjoy all these yummy veggies. Thank goodness for the farmer's market!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Three on Thursday: It's Summer

School's Out. Our house is still for sale. The garden is going in this weekend. Soccer is almost over. We had a showing today. I haven't planted any flowers yet. We had Cherry Berry to celebrate school's ending. It was 90 degrees today. We ran a 5k last week. Our summer calendar is full with lots of fun things. Maddox has a tooth. Bennett will be in speech until September and is making wonderful progress. The pools open next week. I made sun tea yesterday. Had a wine slush. Maddox crawls everywhere. Carson passed 1st grade. We filled an entire grocery sack with Emily's hair last weekend when we sheered her. Didn't cry at the end of the year mass today like I did last year but I did have a lump in my throat.  I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I got a new phone. I'm making kabobs this weekend. I found a fun board game at a garage sale yesterday. My pumpkin plants are planted in my straw bales from last year. Enjoyed a fun couples date night with some really good friends. Life is busy. Summer is here!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Three on Thursday: Scouts and Laughter

On Sunday we had a big Cub Scout event. Carson officially became a Wolf. Being new to the whole Cub Scouting experience this was all very new to me. Lucky for us we learned just 2 weeks out that we would get to decorate and plan the whole thing. Yay! So to say we were under a bit of stress would be the understatement of the year. I'm happy to report that it went off without a hitch...well except that the ceilings were too low for our flags but that was easily fixed. We had 92 people attend! And these 1st grade boys were more then delighted to officially become Wolves. We have been blessed with a great group of boys. Carson is signed up for 2 different Cub Scout camps this summer and he is beyond thrilled. Declan is desperate to be a Cub Scout. Poor kid needs to wait another year. I hope his enthusiasm doesn't waiver

Not a Tiger anymore!

New Wolf neckerchief from his Den Leader.

So excited for his new book. 
Future Cub Scout #1

Future Cub Scout #2

Future Cub Scout #3 took this picture of us!

And a bit of Maddox laughter for you! Please excuse the green beans all over his face.

Friday, May 4, 2012


He'll be 8 months old in 4 days. 
He crawls. 
He likes every food he's tried so far. 
He wakes up twice a night (sometimes more)
He loves a good power nap.
He's a corkscrew, always spinning and moving. 
He almost pulled himself to a standing position this week. 
He can get from his belly to a sitting position. 
He's a momma's boy.
He's skinny.
He's got the BEST eyes. 
He loves to smile. 
He's growing way. to. fast.