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Friday, July 25, 2014

This Month: All the Pictures and All the Fun!

I can't believe I'm so behind on sharing pics this month! We've had three busy weeks in a row but are going into August with fewer activities on the calendar. Just what we need to get ready for #3 to come home in September! Here are some of the highlights from July!
We spent July 4th hanging out around the house together. 

#1 started 3rd grade July 1st!

Both boys had a fun week at our church's VBS. 

#1 and Lee enjoyed an afternoon of fishing and boating. 

We spent a week in Florida, celebrating my parents' 40th anniversary. We had a great time, as you can see!

This week our church hosted a sports camp! #2 was able to go this year, with help from his TSS. He participated in the day camp for younger kids. #1 did the full camp, including baseball, soccer, basketball, and kickball. He said basketball was his favorite!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

This Week: Daddy Gone, Grandma Here!

What a fun and full week we had! Lee was down in North Carolina for doctorate classes, so Grandma flew in to help. We had busy mornings, laid back afternoons, and lots of fun together!

Hoping fresh flowers will make up for little messes around the house.

Trying to find all the countries playing in the World Cup. 

Everything he needs for a good day.

Making his favorite food with Grandma--deviled eggs!

#1 went to tennis camp a couple days this week. He had fun!

Keeping both eyes on the blonde head in the pool.

The thunder and lightning were a little scary, but less scary in Mom and Dad's bed.

#2 had some swing anxiety this week, but by the end of the week we conquered it and he was back to loving it!

It was also #3's birthday this week! We saw pictures of him celebrating with his class. We are thankful the teachers made him feel special! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Around Our Yard at the End of Spring 2014

We had a hot few days this week! I got out my real camera (instead of just the camera on my phone) to take some pictures of our fun in the backyard.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

This Week: Last Week of School

This was our last week of school, but I didn't realize it until Monday morning! #2's last day was supposed to be the 18th because of all the snow make-up days, but the district decided to pay a fine instead of having so many days to make up (the fine was less than busing in and feeding the kids). I'm sure they sent an email telling me about the switch earlier, but with the deluge of emails from school (95% of which don't apply to us) I missed it! So, we had to fit two and a half weeks of plans into one week! #1's last day ended up being Thursday and #2 finished up with a half day on Friday!
Switching up my usual view.

We had another adoption yard sale Thursday and Friday! Thursday went great and Friday was slow, but we're pleased with how it went, and that we have less stuff around the house!

#1 after his last day of 2nd grade celebration lunch.

#2's collection of toys he doesn't like to leave home without.

Eating lettuce right out of the garden! (We had just watered, so it was clean. Plus, we don't spray anything on our garden, so it's safe.)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Family Trip to Gettysburg

On Friday we realized our weekend was wide open, with no big obligations or places we had to be. So we planned a trip to Gettysburg on Saturday. Lee has been over there a few times but the boys and I had never been.  You spend most of the tour in the car, but we got out quite a few times to get a closer look at things and let the boys explore. It was a beautiful day to be out and we had a great time!