Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nine Years Ago Today

our lives changed forever.

Happy birthday, Jacob!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Summer: Check

Remember the Summer Checklist I wrote in June? We checked off 18 out of 24 items. And here are the photos to prove it.

(We accidently found a geochache on the same outing.)

Nothing says summer like backyard sprinklers.

Fireworks for the Fourth.

Jacob eating a hot dog during our backyard campout.

The boys listening while I read them ghost stories in the tent.
Notice Jacob's "I'm scared" face - totally faked for the camera.

Cute baby - not on the list, but how could I resist?

Our first trip to the splashpad.

Just playing at Grandpa's house.

The boys washing the mud out of their shoes after picking peas.

Reading "The Wizard of Oz" in the backyard.

Grace and Aunt Constance at the zoo.

Abram, also at the zoo.

Our second trip to the splashpad. Abram was beginning to warm up to the water.

Grace turned into a water-baby overnight.

Snowcones in the park.

We found some fantastic swimming teachers this summer, and both of the boys took lessons. I couldn't believe my eyes when both boys jumped off the diving board after only six lessons.

Abram meets a goat. The goat appeared equally curious.

Grace rode a pony at the Fair! I really thought she would chicken out once she got up there, but I was wrong. She still talks about it constantly. I don't know how I ended up with a horse girl - I've always been afraid of them.

Well, except for this kind. :)

Best. Summer. Ever.

What? It's over???

Sunday, September 5, 2010

This is a Test

Choose the best answer.

1. Why haven't I kept up on this blog like I wanted to?

a. We became unexpectedly wealthy and moved to our own private island in the Bahamas. Internet coverage is spotty.

b. I decided to go back in time. The dinosaurs are fascinating, but alas, no computers.

c. Nobody reads it anyway. I mean nobody but you, Mom.

d. I have four children - duh - I'm lucky to get a shower most days.

2. In order to blog more, I will need to:

a. Skip the showers.

b. Teach the children to be hunter-gatherers.

c. Really move to the Bahamas...or at least somewhere quiet.

d. Invest in a high-quality cleaning robot.