Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Never a Dull Moment

 When I was in college, the girls I lived with would have "hair touchie" nights.  We would all line up one behind the next and give scalp massages.  Strange, I know.  I was telling the boys this story and they decided it would be fun.  But then it turned into this, which was also fun, and hysterical.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Swim team starts

 As I mentioned in my last blog, spring sports and activities aren't quite over yet, but summer activities have begun.  On Wednesday, LT had his first game of his soccer tournament.  They both had swim practice, but LT didn't want to go because he wanted to "rest" for the big game.  Instead he played with B on the slides.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Greek Myth

There's never a dull moment at the end of the school year at the boy's school.  I remember my mom always saying "August and May are so busy", she couldn't be more correct.  Between field trips, end of the year events, plays, spring sports and activities overlapping with summer sports, birthday parties etc. its a busy time (not a bad thing, just busy)!  Today was LT's greek myth play.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Fun Day with the middle child

 I was lucky to be able to go on A's all day field trip today to Bellview Park.  Its one of my favorite places to go with the boys, a huge park with a stream and mud running through the middle.  In the summer there is a train and petting zoo.  
The day started off really warm, hot in fact, and the kids were happily enjoying playing in the stream.  Forts and dams were built, fish were caught and "seaglass" (broken beer bottles, were collected.  

 The weather turned cold in the afternoon (which didn't phase any of the kids), causing many of the moms to put on their kids clothes (me wearing Ads rain coat above).  Melissa and I have so many pictures of M and A, but none of us.  Another friend caught this rare photo.
And an even rarer photo of all the fun mamas who got to go on this trip. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

piano man

The big guys are taking piano and, of course, little B likes to be like his brothers. He's figured out how to climb up on the bench and turn on the keyboard by himself.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A tribute to mom

On this Mother's Day there are countless ways I could sing the praises of all Kari does as a mom. But these recent photos really capture what a wonderful mother she is in ways that my words cannot. Here she is with the last child playing in the mud down underneath the trampoline and even laughing and smiling when B throws a big chunk of dirt into the water and splashes them both. We are all lucky to have her!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mothers Day 2017 hike

 The boys took us on our annual mother's day hike this morning.  

 This year B wanted to hike some of it too, which was fun, until he didn't want to go back in the carrier and needed me to just carry him.  It was so fun to have our family out together.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

a few old pics

These are from September of last year when we took some family photos hoping to get some material for a holiday card. 

Tired Guy

Sometimes when you're the last kid, you don't get enough sleep.  A few days ago, B was looking tired while eating lunch.  I picked him up and he melted on me, sound asleep.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Middle Dates meets mothers day

 For awhile now, Adler and I have been going on "middle middle dates" (both of us being the middle child).  Apparently its meaningful to Adler because he wrote about it in my mothers day card.  
 Use your imagination to decide what my mothers day gift might be...
Last night was one of our middle middle dates.  We went to his Ninja Warrior class, out to dinner and then topped it off with ice cream.  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Last kid

This is how the last kid in the family eats lunch.  A box of cold pizza, in the room we don't let anyone eat in, with a screen.  He'll probably be the happiest, well adjusted one.  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Take your kids to work day

Took the older boys to a take your kids to work day event last week doing little to dispel their notion that all I do at work is goof off.