Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Then while watching the news last night I found out that "they" were urging people to stay out of the water, especially children, because the water was filled with green mucky goo that they called "algae blooms".
So, when the day is 85 degrees and you live next to a huge, beautiful lake that is full of sickness causing algae blooms - what is a person to do?
You call Grama and see if she will take you to the yacht club pool. That is what we did and we had a great time.
Hailey would "mump" off the side of the pool all day long if she has someone willing to catch her and "hep meeeee" back onto the edge.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
9:00 am - Evan's first t-ball game.
10:15am - Spencer goes to swimming lessons.
10:55am - Spencer comes home from swimming lessons.
11:15am - Scarf down some Mac n' cheese while watching Spongebob.
11:45am - Evan goes to swimming lessons.
12:25pm - Evan comes home from swimming lessons.
12:35pm - Pack up wagon and Burley to walk to the beach.
12:58pm - Walk to the beach.
1:15 - 3:15 - Play in the water and sand at the beach with friends.
3:35pm - Home from the beach.
4:00pm - Friends from beach come over to play.
5:30pm - Friends from beach get picked up to go home.
5:31pm - Sit on the couch and watch Spongebob.
5:50pm- Pick at dinner and beg to watch Penguins of Madagascar.
6:15pm - Play outside on play set and in driveway with scooters.
6:50pm - Leave to play at the park while Dad meets with scout leaders at the park.
8:00pm - Home from park. Sit on the couch and watch "the crab fishin' show".
9:00pm - ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!
The water is rumored to be in the mid sixties but it felt warmer than that to me. It was very dirty though. Last week we had a ton of rain that caused many rivers in the area to swell over their banks. There is a lot of flooding in areas around us. The water was calm as well which didn't help to wash away the floating debris. Once you waded in past ten feet or so it was OK but the thought of raw sewage and swimmers itch was just kind of giving me the willies.
The kids didn't seem to mind at all. Spencer was in the water from the minute we got there until the minute he had to be physically removed from the water. He ran into some of his buddies down there and played around with them the whole time. He seemed like such a big kid wrestling around in the water with friends, trying to dunk his buddie's older brothers, and tearing down the beach at a pace that I have never seen him move at any sporting activity he has ever participated in.
Evan and Hailey are pretty content to hang around at the waters edge and make castles or look for treasures in the sand. There were plenty of "treasures" today - I was just not sure I wanted them to be touching any of their new found loot. After Evan grew tired of yelling at Hailey for wrecking his creations for about the nine hundredth time, he joined all the boys in the water and had a great time splashing around.
I am about at my picture limit with this post, but I can't get over how cute my kids are all sun kissed and brown. And seriously - Hailey's bikini - I have a serious case of clothes envy with her wardrobe. I am dressing vicariously through my daughter. Hey, she has the bod for it - my body was sacrificed by bringing them all into this world.
If you listen closely, you can hear Jillian Micheals screaming.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I figured since today was a rainy, dreary day - it was the perfect day to make that happen. The day I took these photos, the rain had stopped and the sun was starting to peek out. I was hoping to see a rainbow, but no such luck.
We have had some wonderful summer like weather the past few days. Today's rain has really thrown the boys for a loop. Evan's t-ball practice was cancelled this morning. They still had swimming lessons - in the rain - but I guess wet is wet. They are both jonesing to go the the yacht club pool with Grama. We were going to go there yesterday but the boys were still feeling a little sick from the virus they both came down with the day before at the EXACT same time. It was the same thing that Hailey had the week before - it was just so weird that they both were fine all morning and then walked in at the same time complaining of a headache. Fevers soon followed. And Evan copied his sister completely by getting up in the night to throw up. On our freshly cleaned carpet. At least it was only one little spot in his room. (And to be totally honest, I was thankful that it wasn't in his bed because I had just finished putting his whole bed back together from his latest pee "accident".)
Monday, June 15, 2009
It only took us over a month to get back there, but yesterday we had Evan's fake birthday mini golf extravaganza! In our defense, this week has been the first week that it has actually started to warm up around here. Yesterday was a real summer day. It was gorgeous out. On a side note, don't neglect to check out Hailey's little purple skort set. She got to wear three brand new outfits yesterday - a dress to church, her bathing suit and this little number for golf. She has so many adorable warm weather clothes and this is the first chance she has had to wear any. Seriously, I am so in love with her summer wardrobe options I would change her four times a day if I could avoid the laundry!
I thought they turned out pretty cute. And because I am totally shameless I have to post a photo of his dinosaur bone cake. I LOVED how this cake turned out. I got the idea from Family Fun magazine and their website is where I printed the template for the bones.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It may look like a pretty normal summertime activity, but on this particular day the high was 65 degrees. It did feel warmer in the sun, but seriously, where are our summer temperatures?
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Last night was that moment. Trent and Spencer were at the baseball game. We had every intention of following a bit behind them, and then the rain started to pour down. I was sure that the game would be called because of it, so I decided that we would abandon our plans to watch and just wait for Dad and Spence to get home while playing in the rain.
Evan grabbed his umbrella and Hailey begged to wear her new raincoat. How much do I love her raincoat? SO MUCH! There may be some other pictures soon to make an appearance on this blog of her in the same raincoat from the day before. My cousin knew that I admired little girls raincoats from afar and so badly wanted to purchase one, but didn't know if I should spend the money on something that Hailey might not wear very often. She told me last week that TJ Maxx had cute raincoats on clearance. I went the next day and found a little gem that Hailey has worn twice in the past four days.
And the game never did get called. Spencer came home very wet.
Evan so happy to be "singing in the rain"!
I LOVE this picture of Hailey letting the rain fall on her face. I am bummed out a bit by the blur though.
Cute, cold, wet, blurry toes! I couldn't resist. She does not have a deformed big toe. She just has it turned under in stubbing mode.
Photo note: These pictures were shot with my long lens - the 40-150mm in aperture priority mode. I don't know if it was the AP mode set to the wrong aperture that made them blur or if I am just use to my "good" lens where the blur seems nonexistent. I like the background blur I get with this lens but the lack of tack sharpness drives me crazy and makes me remember why I tend to keep it in the bag.