Friday, September 2, 2016

Splashing Around and Let the Season Begin

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming....
We stopped off at the craft store for something and of course the boys found the dragons. We always take pictures to help remember (for me for gifts!) and also it curbs and whining about buying whatever it is on the spot. We say it's to save up for and remember and has seemed to help.
Working it at Winco.
And making wands. They had fun picking out different beads and painting their own wands.
Air hockey at swimming lessons!
We got all of our kids together. So many kids in such a small space. I believe there were 18 kids I believe, 6 moms and Justin. We joked that this must be what a polygamist family would be like.
I brought a ton of water ballons and the kids had a blast throwing them at each other. Davis mostly just threw them at the ground.
A sign of a good summer afternoon.
And more water balloons in the backyard.
Then we all went up and this is what Dave did. He was having so much fun.

This kids loves his blanket. He has like 5 favorites.

I got me some baby time while the boys ate their lunch.

The water area always makes me the most nervous with Davis because he always gets completely soaked, so I try and save it for the very end.

Oh and this air machine with the balls. He seriously played with it for 45 minutes straight and wouldn't let any other kids near 'his' tube.

I took this because I thought it was a clever way to hid ugly trash cans. I'd love to get Jason to do some but I don't know where they'd go.

Guess what time it is?
RS night. I liked this activity. It was just a garden party but with it everyone was supposed to bring dressy type cloths for a local organization to use for women who were in need of work cloths. I think we need to do more of this combining with all these fun activities with giving for others.
Not many grapes but they're there!
Football practice! His first year of tackle and he's got a great attitude.
The Carstens invited us over to watch a movie with their new projector.
My deep clean list. It probably needs updating.
Brothers. I love both these little men.

Homemade popcorn and kettle corn is just better from scratch.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Camping and Ice Cream Time

The boys working hard to save up their money. They were still deciding what it was for but saving is always good.
HP spell book. I found a printable one online, it was so easy to make up.
And we invited the Rowleys over for a swim. Swimming's always better with friends.

Ugh. Seriously so many shoes.
Football practice.
I love his deep contemplative look. And eating a favorite granola bar.
And I randomly found this water balloon on the piano long after the fight was over. Boys.
I love these series of photos. Davis interested in what Max has, Max trying to keep it away and then big goofy grins.

I was working hard to try and get the boys to practice their writing (mostly Levi) so I would write down a question and then they would have to respond to it in writing.
A pre nap snuggle.
My anniversary gift! A ton of my favorite fruits and some bubble bath. Jason knows what I like.
More of the same. Watching them play kind of made me want to get one of those old school machines.

This kid. I totally let him go to practice and then to the grocery store in PJ's. I used to say I would never be one of those moms but I just don't care. Pick your battles. Oh and after this Davis pushed the panic button and the alarm on the van went off.
On the ride to go camping. Typical.
I found these card holders to help the boys with their game playing skillz.
Oh Dave.

We also went to the cheese factory. These photos were taken because I was looking at Davis on his tippy toes and saw his calves, he has such definition on them. That kid is buff! I think he gets his calves from Jason, they're pretty muscley.

I saw this little jug of milk and had to get it. Then Davis had to carry it which was adorable.

Working at the Harry Potter scarf factory. I know it's a little crazy but I love doing parties because I get to use my creative energies on things I don't normally get to do like sew. And instead of doing a little goody bag that would get thrown away I like to do things that would actually get used.

Tidied up. Kind of. It usually looks like a mess no matter what I do.
And time to can some pears.