Thursday, July 19, 2018

VBS #1

This week has been busy.
And different.

Except for Monday--I have been child-free every morning.
I had signed up the oldest 5 for a local vbs--knowing the track record of #6--I didn't bother.
However, we got there Monday morning and #6 insisted he wanted to stay while #5 did NOT want to.
Okay, we just swapped.

They are doing the Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity program.

Well, after everyone came home Monday afternoon and said how much fun it was--#5 decided to go Tuesday and that was that.  They are all enjoying this time.  

After lessons and crafts etc. etc. and lunch (yeah--lunch is provided!!)--they have an outdoor play/water area set up until pick up time.
That may have been the clincher for #5.  

It has definitely been different on my end, but it is nice to see this bit of independence on the part of the little guys.  We shall see what next week holds.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I don't know how it has been twelve years, but there is the proof. 
Happy birthday to this guy today!!
Last year before becoming a teenager!!

Since Dad had to go to work, our practice is to allow one gift to be opened in the morning and the rest have to wait til later when Dad gets home. (as of now--he still isn't home yet)

He is still very much into legos.  
We followed the birthday menu of choice and spent time in the pool...

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!!


Several months ago these guys signed up for the Rugged Maniac obstacle course and mud run.
This was Mike's first time.
I have to mention that over the past couple of months he has been working out and eating a lot better and has lost quite a bit of weight--AND enjoying the process!  I think this was kind of a fun thing to work towards as well.

It was a beautiful day, (not sweltering hot) so we all packed up and headed down about 2 hours from us to cheer them on!

Waiting in line.
Apparently the groups go in waves--theirs started at 1:15pm.

The rest of us walked around some of the course--we couldn't see all of it, but here are some of the things that we did see.

Kids watching them crawl through the mud.

For the record--these rings were quite slippery and they both went in on the first try.


Having fun

Finished the course and collected their medals!


Personally, it didn't look like much fun to me--but I'm preeeettttyyy sure that they're planning on it for next year again.  

Thursday, June 28, 2018


Meet Rex.
Our newest addition.

Bubs had asked for a bunny awhile ago, and I found a rabbit hutch online for a super-good deal.
It was a little beat up and needed some tlc, but since we have some handy people around--it was a win/win.

We picked him up at the beginning of the week and someone is soo happy!

Saturday, June 23, 2018


It is that time of year again!
The Summer Reading program starts at the library!

Here are just a couple of the activities they had going on at the kick-off:

They also had cotton candy, popcorn, and drinks, face painting, giant jenga, checkers, goldfish toss, prizes and more!  I'll say it again, we have an awesome library!

Thursday, June 21, 2018


A yard consisting of dirt..and grass seed/hay that they can't play on for the summer? --boys don't care!
Lets make a construction site!

Splash pad with friends
on a super-hot day!

Or the lake with friends..

Playground works too...

There are definite perks to summertime!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


The day started out super-chilly--most of us had sweatshirts on, but the sun did peek out later on.

I helped out with the Pre-K/K group, so I didn't get pictures of the other kids doing their stations.
Water balloon toss

Frozen t-shirt contest

After games and lunch, the crazies decided to hit the splash pad.  

Not many pictures, but something to remember it by anyway.