Friday, July 22, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mom Summer Camp: Day 5

We went berry picking for the last day of summer camp.
We didn't end up taking home many berries.
I just picked and picked.
When I got home and saw the pictures I realized why our outing was so unfruitful.
Can you figure it out?

The ratio of eaters to pickers was


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mom Summer Camp: Day 4

Today we loaded up the minivans with bikes.
These kids rode fast and far.
Then we had ice cream...

...and maybe that is all we had for lunch.

Mom Summer Camp: Day 3

Thanks to my friend Liz, we have documentation of Day 3.

Anna had her daily intake of fiber in the form of sand.
I know, because I changed her diaper the day after.

We hunted for snails and crabs.
The barnacles were a little rough on our tender feet.

I think this picture looks magical.

And the parting shot, my favorite of the day


drum roll...

I think Anna is asking for a cold lemonade here.
What a life.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mom Summer Camp: Day 2

Today was field day...we also slipped in a craft.
Tug-o-war was so cute to watch.

The water balloon toss turned into a water balloon fight.
The relay races didn't really go the way I envisioned, but red rover was fun.

Archery was probably the favorite activity,

or maybe the snacks were the favorite activity.

And of course, we went swimming to cool off.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mom Summer Camp: Day 1

Today was the kickoff of our annual "Mom's Summer Camp".
So far this year's camp trumps last year's, because we had friends come.
We headed to Walden Pond where we...

hiked, the hike quickly became this...

...except when we were chasing chipmunks and checking out train tracks,

and we swam, and tried our luck at fishing.

On the way home we stopped at 7 eleven for our free slurpee
(today is 7/11).

And this evening we took a little dip to cool off.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Independence Day

This is what we did and what I thought about on the 4th of July.

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed."
Declaration of Independence

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
-John Adams

"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it."
-John Adams

"We the People of the United State, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America."
-The Constitution of The United States of America

Sweet Dreams Jamesy

Every night, when Christian tucks the boys into bed, the "tickle bugs" attack. They are like tickle bed bugs. And after a lot of tickling, they squash them so the boys are safe to slip off to dreamland.

Tonight after all the tickling and squashing I came in to kiss the kiddos goodnight. When I got to James he said,

"Shhhh, don't wake up my tickle bugs."

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Extra, Extra...Read All About It

Well, it's not quite CNN or FOX News, but we made it into the local paper. So go here if you want a sneak peek. I think the only reason why the local reporter interviewed and photographed us was because of Anna. One look at the picture's and you'll know why.