Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Wet Week

My hands have been soaked to the point of raisin-fingers three times this past week, not including any showers. It has been a very, very wet week. Had it all been from swimming, I think I could manage. But sitting in the rain for hours has taken it's toll and I'd be okay with simply staying indoors when the next storm system comes through!

Both kids finished up baseball season playing in the rain on Tuesday night. 

Caroline was thrilled about it, obviously. 

I expected Belle to be deterred by the rain, but Derek said she play a great (albeit, her typical distracted self) game. And she loved playing in the rain with friends during the rest of Jack's game. 

Friday night, Derek and I had tickets to see Cinderella at Starlight. It poured and poured and poured-- roads were even flooded on our way to the theater. It's rain or shine show, so we just put on some ponchos and dealt with it. The show was amazing; so worth it!

The rain did help out our garden! We picked green beans, carrots, and cucumbers yesterday.

Today we were all wet, but fortunately, it wasn't from rain this time!

Derek flew out to Spain this weekend for work and I like to do fun things during while he's away to help with the transition. Caroline stayed with Grandma Linda and the big kids and I spent FOUR hours in the water. I really, really enjoyed hanging out with these two. We played, and played, and played. It'd say that the early bedtime for the girls (Jack is up at my parents, so who knows what time he'll go to bed!) is going to help me get stuff done around the house, but instead, I'm just as worn out! :) 


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Caroline's patriotic 4th of July celebration

I sat down to write a post on our Fourth of July celebrations. In fact, I even titled it as much. However, when I went to upload pictures, I realized that aside from some pictures I took of Caroline, there were no pictures! So, now the title more accurately describes the content of this post.

What could possibly be more patriotic than waving an American flag while shoving your mouth full eating one of Grandma's chocolate chip cookies?

Caroline had a great time proclaiming her excitement about freedom. :)

We spent the fourth with family-- eating food, setting off fireworks, and watching fireworks from all over town. Albeit, a little overstimulating, it was super fun. 

I did snap a picture of the weekend earlier when we enjoyed some fireworks with my parents and their church.

Has anyone else noticed a pattern of sugary treats when grandparents are involved?!?  :)


Sunday, July 5, 2015


Oh, hi there! Remember when I blogged? Yeah, me too. I'm hoping I can get back in the groove soon! I've missed this space. June was an all around crazy month. And I feel like I use the word "crazy" frequently to describe our schedule, so it might be better said that June was overwhelmingly overbooked, chaotic, and both emotionally draining and exhausting. But, of course, when there are kids around as cute as mine, there were a ton of opportunities for smiles. Here's what we were up to

Belle insisting on wearing ALL the clothes at once.

Superhero games at the library!

Flooding in our yard = the perfect opportunity to bring bath toys outside

This is what happens when you lose your normal adult sunglasses are MIA and the sun is SUPER bright...

Ladies Night at the Royals!

Tons of baseball this month- even when there were boo boos!

Movie night at Arrowhead with the cousins!

A nice Sunday afternoon motorcycle drive with Dad

More baseball

Jack got a MUCH needed haircut (while Belle worked on his car). This might be my favorite picture this month. :)

Lego club at the library with friends!

The little sister club :)

Several games of pretty, pretty princess 

A few rounds of pink eye for this poor sweetie.

Sunday Sweetness!

We welcomed Derek back home from annual training. He got promoted to Staff Sergeant!

VBS with friends

Bounce house birthday parties

Pool time with the cousins

More baseball

More Lego club

And then I signed Jackson up for a subscription Lego club. We got a set in the mail in just a couple of days and spent a few days putting it together!

Caroline got pizza EVERYWHERE!

Belle and I had matching braids-- thanks Grammy! :)

Tending our container garden! :)

The finished Lego set: a Star Wards something-or-other. Derek and Jack could probably tell you. We mailed it back on Thursday and are anxiously awaiting our next set. 

Here's looking to a less crazy July. We're hoping the month is far less eventful than the first couple days at least. In a period of 3 days, we had a leaking faucet, an overflowing toilet, and the air conditioner broke. But Derek managed to fix everything without having to pay hundreds of dollars, so that's pretty awesome. 

Derek will be out of town two of the four weeks again, but I won't be working double shifts this month and baseball is over this week. I am STILL working on organizing our vacation photos. The good news is that I have officially finished all of the vacation laundry.

I think. :)



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