Thursday, August 27, 2009

Busy Times...

Yes it has been a long time without a post, but I have 4 kids, it is the summer and I've been tired, so give me a break. Below you will find random pictures in random order of things we have done in the last few weeks. Enjoy! Someday soon I hope to be back to my old blogging self!


Jumping off the dock at Grandad and Tina's camp. By the time we left she was doing cannon balls without plugging her nose or being caught! Awesome!


Abby playing in the lake (don't tell her siblings, but she may be the cutest of the bunch!)


Grandad and the girls.

The boys loved the beach, playing in and eating the sand.

Fishy faces.

The crew having lunch with Daddy at the creek near his office.


2 girls on a log...



(I wish this shot wasn't such a blur.)
Blueberry picking with friends

I'll show you mine if you show me yours... (Soph and Max)

Story time with Abby (please ignore the piles of CRAP behind them)
More to come...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Buzzed

After much debate and fear (on my part) Rich won and the boys got buzzed! Simon was in desperate need a major hair cut, I was starting to call him Simone and one step away from putting bows in his hair. And we figured we might as well do Charlie while we were at it.

Charlie wasn't a fan!

"Oh no my beautiful hair!"

Simon seemed to enjoy it and even relax while it was happening!
"Yeah this feels good!"

Look at the difference in hair color!
Post buzz photo shoot...Handsome little men!









Friday, August 7, 2009

Camping

Weather has SUCKED this summer! Rain has been the mainstay with occasional hail and random sun generally appearing at about 7:30 at night, just before bedtime. So I have had to be creative and do things like this...Camping in the family room equipped with fake fire to roast marshmallows.



Telling stories by the camp fire. I love the look on Abby's face in the 2nd shot! Notice the fire, I made it out of construction paper logs and tissue paper flames...sometimes I impress myself and I'm not afraid to admit it.

Checking to see if the marshmallow is done...

The beauty of camping in the family room is that you can watch a movie from the tent. Kind of like an indoor drive-in. For any mothers reading this post, if you recreate this event in your own home you can probably ride out the Best Mom in the World status for a good 2-3 days.
*At about 10:30 pm Abby decided she wanted to sleep in her bed and Sophia decided she didn't want to sleep alone in the family room, so she went upstairs also. I think I could have gotten at least 2 more Best Mom in the World days if I had slept with them in the tent...but I just didn't want to and neither did Dad.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Check out my HOT DOG!

So much for organic/natural foods...Look what we found in our "healthy hot dog" this weekend! I've been told all parts go into hot dogs, but this is a little ridiculous.







Thankfully I was cutting up the hot dog for Abby when the plastic was found and no one actually ate it! The company seems to have taken the complaint seriously and say they pulled that batch from shelves. They also told me I would receive some sort of compensation in the mail. I told them great, I just don't want any free hot dogs or hot dog coupons!