Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome to Summer

Us sneaky parents decided to officially welcome Anna and Asher to summer by attacking them with water balloons and water guns when they got off the bus on the last day of school.  We got some other parents and younger kids in the neighborhood involved and it turned out to be quite a party!  Jesse and Josie were also excited to be a part of the fun and here is Jesse plotting the attack with Josie.

 Sore, broken toe or not, Anna took off and was hard to catch!

 Asher was one of the last kids to get off at the bus stop and could hardly contain his excitement.

 The smile was so big!

 His water fight with Daddy lasted a long time!  I think Joel was wetter than all the kids!

 We made a nice sign to hang on the door as well.

 Josie getting in on the action.

Okay so I make it sound like I was a part of this big water fight, but I was really a bystander taking pictures as this is how I look as summer starts.  I had a painful cyst on the back of my heal that got extremely aggravated from all the marathon training and had to be surgically removed.  I am supposed to stay off my feet as much as possible for 1-2 weeks.  This is a hard way to welcome your children to summer vacation when they have ideas of parks and pools!  Fortunately I am blessed with wonderful neighbors who have brought dinners and watched kids, and local family (Joel's Aunt and my parents) who are helping out in more ways than I can list!  The nurses in the hospital got a kick out of me because under my drugged condition I kept talking about what a vacation this would be for me...hah!  I have already read 3 books and now all the TLC and HGTV shows are running together.  I am anxious to be enjoying the summer with my kiddos and running again!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Of Divas and Pirates and Motorcycles

 Asher has started swimming with a summer swim club team.  That means hours of the rest of the family often sitting by the pool waiting for out swimmer.  Josie managed to get goggles and a swim cap on, marched right over to the pool, and proceeded to climb in!  Maybe we have another swimmer in our future...

Anna's class had a pirate week ending in a pirate party on Friday.  The school bus was filled with pirates-it was adorable!  Anna was very into her character.

 Josie acquired this tutu at a community yard sale.  While walking the block, she walked up to a table, grabbed this, and walked off. I guess I was paying for it!  She has worn it nonstop the last few days and will scream if it falls off.  This girl knows what she wants!  I am not sure I am getting that tomboy I was hoping for.  Peeking in on her at nap time, I just see a fluff of pink sticking out. 

 Doesn't the purse complete the outfit?  Yes she wore this out.  I dare you to try and take that purse from her...

 8 was the coming of age line for riding the motorcycle with Daddy.  The boy was beaming!  It just started with a ride around the block.  Now every time we have to go somewhere, "Daddy, can we take the motorcycle?!".  He is going to get to ride that thing more than me!  Yes, I am a bit jealous.

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