August 10, 2009

A Western Kind of Day

Kyler and Kaden came over today for a play date. It was way too hot today to play outside so we sent the kids down into the basement. They managed to play for 2 hours without getting into too much trouble. Cindy and I were pretty amazed. Abby and Jacob were happy to have someone who enjoyed dress up as much as they do. They created a western show for us moms. Seeing them put the act on reminded me so much of myself as a kid. We had some good laughs watching them. At one point Alison and her boyfriend Kaden had emptied out the cabinet and shut themselves in. It was like their own little version of 7 minutes in Heaven. We laughed it off now but in a couple of years it won't be so funny :) It was definitely a play date I'll always remember! Thanks guys!

Sheriff Kyler, Princess Abby, Horse Ali & Bad Boy Jacob

Sheriff Kyler & Princess Abby

Sheriff Kyler

Kyler & Abby Pole Dancing

Alison & Kaden playing doctor :)

August 9, 2009

A Friday's End to School Shopping

Today was the last day to shop for school supplies tax free. We got most of the school shopping done. Gammie bought Abby a pair of shoes, 2 pairs of flip flops, some hair bands and several outfits for her first day of First Grade. We didn't have to get any actual school supplies because Mountain View has a supply program that we joined at the end of the year. You pay the fee and the school supplies are waiting for the student the first day of school. Definitely beats having to go from store to store trying to find the right stuff. Each of the kids still managed to swindle Gammie into getting them each a notebook and crayons and markers. Gammie is such a sucker :)

Gammie couldn't forget Jacob's 2nd year of Preschool. She bought him a pair of pj's, a pair of light up lightning McQueen shoes and a batman watch. Gammie not wanting to leave anyone out bought Alison a dress and 2 pairs of flip flops. Jacob and Alison didn't get as much because they get a lot of hand-me-downs.

We ended the morning with lunch at Friday's. Abby and Ali got BBQ ribs. Abby couldn't get enough of them. Had to take a few pictures to show you just how much she really enjoyed them.

August 8, 2009

VBS The Boomerang Express

Well, it's been a very busy week here. Aunt Linda invited us again for vacation bible school (VBS) at her Hamilton Baptist Church. This was Abby's 2nd year and Jacob's 1st. The two of them had a blast all week and were very sad to see it end. All except Alison. She was very upset this week that she wasn't allowed to go with the other two. She really missed Jacob. She would check with me every 5 minutes to make sure I didn't forget to go get him. I would ask her "But what about Abby" and her response was always "she can stay" Abby didn't think this was very funny. I don't think she was feeling the love :)

VBS had free iron-on decals so I bought the kids each a t-shirt to make and wear at Family Night on Friday. Gammie, Grandpa and MeeMaw joined us for the program. The kids had fun showing off what they learned singing and dancing on stage. VBS had a great slide show of photos from the week of all the children. Grandpa and Gammie took us out for icecream afterwards. It was a great way to celebrate the end of the week :)

Jacob's class singing and dancing on stage

Abby, JT & Ali showing off their shirts

Ali excited to pick up her brother and sister

Abby's class singing and dancing on stage

August 7, 2009

Picking Blueberries

Well, it's that time of year to pick blueberries. Actually ours are always several weeks late. Usually Jacob is the one helping daddy with the harvesting but he got his fill last year not wanting to do it again this year. Alison was more than willing to help out. I'm not sure that was the best plan. I think she ate more than she harvested :) It was so funny to watch her try and act like she wasn't eating them.

Daddy picking blueberries.


The "What? I didn't do it." look

4Wheelin at Grandpa & Gammie's

While Leif was helping dad finish up the siding on the sunroom the kids and I decided to take the 4 wheeler out for a spin. Aunt Doe Doe (that's what the kids call Jonie) taught them how to ride by themselves (1st gear only). I was a little nervous at first but as you can see they are naturals. I let Abby have a go with the camera. I think she did really good.

Mommy and Ali

JT....look at him go!

Abby...she's a little more cautious than the other two

Mommy taking JT out. It's the only way he gets to go fast.