Great Expectations: Summer Bucket List

Normally, on Monday nights, I would feature a guest poster for Great Expectations.¬†And next week, we’ll start up again with another one.

This week, however, since school starts back up for my big two in just over A DAY, I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back on my expectations […]

Aqua-Bored #iPPP

We are now 5/8 of the way through swimming lessons. I’m counting down the minutes until they’re done at 11:55am on Thursday.

The hours spent by the pool (not in the pool or near the pool, mind you, unless you want to get yelled at by the eagle-eyed lady that keeps […]

Project 365: Week 28

We started swimming lessons this week. The last experience we had (two years ago) was terrible, and I decided to go to a different pool this time. It’s 30 minutes away, which isn’t that bad for where we live. But the big three are in lessons at separate times, and […]

Outdoor Movie Night #summerbucketlist

We went out at dusk (also known as the kids’ later summer bedtime), unfolded the camping chairs and settled in.

T started the projector (pointed at the garage door), and I got up fifteen times: made and delivered three bowls of popcorn, borrowed and lit the citronella coil, took the little […]

The Day She Taught Herself To Swim. #iPPP

Ivy, my second child and first girl, is so alike me in a lot of ways. She’s got a….unique fashion sense, a love of accessories, a super shy personality, and smarts.

She’s little Miss Independent, and since finishing preschool, she’s proven that over and over again. Doing her summer worksheets from […]

Project 365: Week 24

So, this post should be titled “My Week In Instagram”, because once again, the DSLR has stayed in its case and I’ve used my camera phone all week (which will be great for the return of #iPPP next week).

It’s been kind of crazy with late evening bible school all week […]

Project 365: Week 23

This week has kicked my butt. The kids have been out of school for a couple of weeks, but Henry and I had to get up (not very early) so he could go to theater camp. But, last weekend, Ervin came down with some kind of mysterious (no known origin) […]

Memorial Day (Mini) Road Trippin’

I’ve said it before (many times)….my kids get car sick. On any given trip, at least one will throw up. My oldest has grown out of most of it, but he still occasionally blows chunks. The two year old? It’s a regular occurrence for her.

I’ve found that one hour seems […]

A Few More Pictures

In the last post, I showed you some pictures from my nephew’s birthday party. Well, I have a few more…my brother and sister-in-law were down in the action while I was up in the balcony area feeding the baby, and got some good shots.Big Erv, charming his GrandpaEssie and her […]

By |June 6th, 2011|birthday, summer|Comments Off on A Few More Pictures

Summer birthdays

I love going to my niece’s and nephew’s birthday parties. And there’s no shortage of them, especially in the summer. Last night was my oldest nephew, Max’s 8th birthday party at the Lawrence Gymnastics center.The kids had so much fun! And it was so well organized…it seemed like we were […]