Archive for June, 2010

Swim and Pop

Auntie invited us to the pool and we had a blast. We played monkey in the middle and Joe got a rap name Chlorine, he was rapping in the pool. Something about Russia, then some noises…we all laughed!

I made yogurt popsicles, a recipe I found on simple recipes, it was so yummy!

June 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Seasons first tomatoes

While I was preparing dinner Nick walked in the back door with some garden loot. I grabbed the camera to document the situation and Nick made my laugh!

If you look closely in the background you can see artichokes popping up!

June 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

Let the summer reading program begin

“The richest person in the world – in fact all the riches in the world – couldn’t provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library.” -Malcolm Forbes

The boys were excited to start the summer reading program. Tony came home and began reading right away. I took turns with Nick and Joe reading for 20 minutes while we were there. I hope at least on of them has a fond memory of the library as I do. I think they are the most amazing places…they focus and calm me.

June 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm Leave a comment

High Spirits in the June Gloom

Tony called from Guards today thrilled to announce his picture was in the paper. I think he’s going to have a great year….he has only had female instructors up to this point and this year he has a male (which he really wanted), and he knows a couple people in his group(which always helps)! I’m really happy for him.

Took Nick and Joe to see a free movie this morning. We saw The Spy Next Door. It was funny and free, fabulous!

We did Mom’s soccer camp before the movie, after we read on my bed, and then this….

They played together, on their own….my happinest moments are when I catch goodness happening…imagination, cooperation,inspiration!

June 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Guards and Camp Mom

I went down today to photo the ferry crossing. First day of guards and Tony’s riding down to the beach with about five guys. The way they are going involves a ferry ride, which I think is the coolest thing ever.

I decide to run my own little soccer camp. I made them zig-zag across the field with their ball, then big kicks to the goal, walk around the track….Joe was not amused, but Nick was! You can’t please everybody. I’m just trying to keep them active.

mission accomplished, I pooped ‘um out!

June 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

A berry good day

Took the boys blueberry picking today. Sure did. A scrapbooking pal mentioned it on her blog-o-roo and I thought, “Dandy idea” then did it.

So many blueberries, so little the buckets

they were very big and juicy

Is that bucket half full or half empty, …ask Joe and he said half full, it was an optimistic kinda berry picking!

Nick striking a pose, I think we have two blueberry butts as Nick and Joe sat down to get the low berries….

June 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

dice w/dog

Nick was at a Greek festival with his buddy Jack.
Tony was at Ashe’s Grandparents spray painting nerf guns.
Joe was brotherless for the afternoon and he looked to the dog for entertainment. He developed a dice game where by he added together two rolls for each player(he then the dog) and the winner was the dog, or boy with the highest number. Boomer seemed to enjoy the game…

June 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Sprinklers and more!

Running through the sprinklers, the dog gets loose, and a yard sales at Nana’s…..Nothing says summer, like lots and lots of summer time action.

found a slug and picked it up!
Summer is here, my dear, ….summer is here!
Tony helped Hubba at the yard sale, then his buddy Ashe came over and they went on a bike ride. Jack has been here since the sun rose over the garage. Peanut Butter mini bagels, carrots, and grapes for lunch. What an absolutely lovely first summer day!

June 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

The Last Day

Our year of Odds is over 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade….done and ages 7, 9, 11, almost done as Tony will be turning 12 in a week!

The last day and first day of the school year. This one went faster than the others. And it’s freaking me out! I think I will always look back on their elementary school days as the best years of my life, I’m trying to watch them grow and enjoy the ride!

June 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

A gift for the Teach

I had an idea, and people that were willing to help, which is a green light for me! I had each student in Nick’s class trace a robot and color it in using blues, browns, and creams. The students did a great job. Hubba and Uncle Jimmy scanned them and got them ready to send to spoonflower to turn into fabric. The background sample colors were not great so Tammy M, Missy B, Karin B, and Pam T, picked out a better background color and the fabric was made. Auntie got the fabric and turned it into a quilt. It feels good to be surrounded by helpful people.

Today was the day it was presented to the Teacher and she loved it. I think of all the people who helped make it, all the people who wanted to give her a thoughtful gift, and my heart is filled with happiness. I think those kids learned something extra special today and that was the lesson of giving….it feels so good to make someone else happy.

June 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

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