Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Olympian Post!

Ok, a cheesy title, but get ready this is a long post packed full of adventures, pictures, miracles, and triumphs!! Click to enlarge any photo for a better viewing.

The girls find out who their teacher is later today- the anticipation is killing us! They have all their new clothes and backpacks organized and ready! (Thanks to both sets of grandparents for their annual school shopping support. ;) Yes, they cleaned and organized their own closet!

We recently went on a Back To School Photo shoot with the talented Charity Stephens and her daughter. We had so much fun. We loaded up the car with outifts, makeup, jewelry and drove through the city looking for great places to shoot pictures.
I took these behind the scenes pics, and Charity of course took the amazing photos.

These two are pics from her blog- check out the Stephens Photography website and her photography blog.

Big D is soooo excited about school too, he wears his backpack all day long! He is in a season where he likes to wear all his Lightning McQueen clothing. In this pic, he's wearing his McQueen backpack, shirt, and undies. So cute.

This boy needs to start back to school. Recently, I noticed all the lights in the house were on. Then I found this (and took a quick pic) Such a smart boy-using a spatula to turn on lights. We need to funnel his energies into to numbers, shapes, colors, and the alphabet!

Ok, so we have the "Ice Cream Man" who drives in our neighbor with his loud music trying to sell over priced icecream to kids. Well, we gave in the other night, and let the kiddos finally have an ice cream. What a mess! (BTW- Im a bit skeptical of those ice cream trucks and what kind of people run them)

These are a few pics we took from our adventure out to our Papa and Grannys. They live far out in the rural/country parts! Where the deer and other wildlife are frequent.

This wasn't a posed picture- I found these boys like this in their "natural habitat"!! (Playing with their phones)

Can you guess what our brave daddy is doing? Yes, he is killing the bees that attacked her poor boy on his arm, he had no idea what happened to him! Those things are cruel!!

I have to brag on my hubby, he brought home flowers the other day. Boy was this momma blessed and bewildered! Arent they beautiful. Its been a couple of weeks and their still alive and well!


Cant post without him. He is doing and saying so much these days. His favorite thing to do these days is stand at our second computer and type on the keyboard. Thank goodness the computer locks!
He also really enjoys walking his mower and eating! This boy can EAT...and does often!!

... progress-there has been improvement with the poop training!! I will post later with the details...but we are praising the Lord for betterment in this department.

We finally got a new printer (thanks Nana) so now we can finally print. But not only print, we can scan, fax, and copy! We have been doing alot of copying of the hands. Here is a picture of the handprint photos I put up on the wall- I thought was so cute.


We have taken our Wii to a new level. We now have it online. (This may be old news to all of you Wii-ers but we are excited!!) We we can surf the net, check the weather, or even email. But whats been real fun is we were able to download online some old video games. Like SUPER MARIO BROS. Just like the good ole days! Not only do the kiddos have to set a timer to limit their use on the Wii, Mommy needs to set the timer too!

One of our easiest, most favorite things to make is tortilla pizzas. Gather any type of marina sauce, tortillas, mozzerella cheese, and pepperonis. Spread the sauce on the tortilla, sprinkle cheese, then add pepperonis (we like to make smiley faces) Cook at 360 degrees until cheese has melted and the tortilla ends look cripsy. Wallah!!-- a yummy kid size pizza!


So these are our last days of summer. We are soaking up each day hanging out at home. (Playing in rain, enjoying playdoh, conquering Mario Bros, baking, taking walks, and doing lots of pretending!) Soon another season will begin!! We are so very excited!


Mandy said...

Olympian style posts are the only way to get it done sometimes! I loved seeing the update on everyone.

Anonymous said...

mario brothers huh?

Angela said...

We love those pizzas too but I bake mine at 350. I'll have to try the higher temp and see if they get crispier. Can you believe summer is gone and we never got together? I start back to work today but we'll get it done soon!