Monday, June 28, 2010

Schools out for summer!

It is officially summer time around our home. Luke finished school back in May. The other three kiddos excitedly finished school a little over a week ago. It's hard to believe that this little dude will be in kindergarten next year. Where has all the precious time gone? And these two... Well this is the big man on campus, Jim is in 5th grade now! Miss Sarah is now a 3rd grader Now that school is done....
Bring on the fun!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Ashley!

Three years ago this little cutie entered our lives. Today she is a cute, sweet, intelligent little girl.
Little Miss Ashley, my God Daughter is 3!
Last weekend we headed up to see her and her family.
All the kids had a blast running around and playing in the bounce house.And of course there were presents....And Cake... Luke really enjoyed the cake! Happy Birthday Baby Girl, Aunt Lore loves you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Strawberry Picking

A couple weekends ago we headed out to a pick your own strawberry farm. It was our first time at the farm so we didn't know what to expect. When we first arrived, each of the kids picked out a basket. Next we hopped on the tractor pulled tram. ( This was a big hit with the kids)
As we pulled up a worker gave us a couple directions and before he sent us on our way he said...
"feel free to eat as you pick, they strawberries are clean!"
Man, that was heaven to our ears. When was the last time you were able to sample at the grocery store? Off we went... The kids all did a great job. But, even better we had a blast. We ended up with over 40 lbs. ! So what did we do with all the strawberries? Well, we ate some, froze some, dehydrated some...... made some strawberry shortcakes... and then my fun started! I made 24 jars of jam. Yummy! I am going to make some homemade "uncrustables" for quick summer lunches and trips to the zoo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

From drab to fab!

I picked up a three pack of this cheap wood frames awhile back. They have been sitting in the closet screaming to be dressed up. I rounded up my supplies: glitter, glue, rhinestones and these awesome flowers... Two of the frames I covered in glue, and covered in glitter. I then added the flowers. The third one I totally covered in flowers. To make them even more glam I added rhinestones to the center of each flower. They turned out really cute and didn't cost me that much. I was able to find every thing I needed in my stash. Next, I need to make some boyish ones for the rest of the kiddos.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Batter, Batter, SWING!

We are almost at the end of Mikey's 2nd baseball season. Last year we played on a typical t-ball team, this year we played on an adapted league. I have to say, I think he has had more fun this year then last. I know I have (and so has his Daddy). Now don't get me wrong, we had a wonderful coach last year. He was very understanding of Mikey's delays and he assisted Mikey when ever he needed help. But, Mikey stood out. He didn't understand how to run the bases and the outfield? Ha! Well, we tried, right? This year I had no fear going to the baseball field. It didn't matter how slow Mikey ran, or if he had a melt down. Everyone understood, becuase, they were dealing with the same stuff. Mikey makes me so proud everyday with every little thing he learns. He absolutely loves to bat and guess what....... He learned to hit without a tee! He also loves to run the bases. Having a huge "snack tree", as Mikey calls it, doesn't hurt either. What made this season extra special was the bond Mikey and Daddy formed. Every little boy should have an awesome daddy on the side lines cheering him on... Or on the field when he heeds him... And sometimes he runs the bases with him... I wonder what sport we will try next!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer's Here!

Ok, I know this post is a little late but things have been a little hectic. A couple weekends ago we celebrate Memorial Day and the start of summer around here. We spent the day together as a family and had an amazing low-key day. Of course, we had food. Lots of food! Mikey and Luke both love corn on the cob.This would be our grill master, also known as my awesome hubby.Take note of the totally cool blue undies.
The Lukester is in full swing of potty training and I must say he is doing a great job.Did I mention that we like to eat?We ended the night with a couple fireworks. We weren't going to have any, but, the night before the neighbors shot off a couple bottle rockets and Luke insisted we had to have our own fireworks.