We got home from a surprise birthday party Sunday night and the kids wanted to call Grandma and Grandpa to come over and fish. The kids love it! They caught fish right and left, just little ones, but they still got a kick out of it. The girls put little salmon eggs on all by themselves and Nathan has the professional lures. :)The girls won't take off the fish but love to hold them once Grandpa gets them off!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
We had a great time with our small group Friday night. I am so thankful for this group. We can get together, be ourselves, have fun, and laugh until we cry. They came over for supper and then the kids swam while the men played corn hole and the women talked.
Later we had a great game of volleyball with young and younger. :) No pictures because we were all playing. It was just hilarious. We laughed and had such a good time. It still makes me chuckle thinking about it. Good times with good friends! :)
Saturday, June 6, 2009
We surprised the girls with a kitty today! They have been talking about this for a while now. I had a friend from school, Kelly, that had kittens to get rid of. So we bit the bullet and took the girls to their house to do some "shopping", that's what I told Kelsi we were doing. (I'm glad they didn't see all their princesses and pollies on their garage sale!)
In the picture below Kelsi realized that we were shopping for a kitten! She was a little stunned. Mya and Johanna, two sweet girls that I had in first grade that are now entering 6th grade (shocking!), are holding the kittens.
The girls loved holding, chasing, and squeezing while we were there. We chose one and brought him home. His name, after many, soon became Tiger. Good choice because when we introduced him to Libby he hissed and scared Libby so much she was shaking! Kelsi couldn't figure out why he was okay around Lucky, Kelly's BIG black lab, but not Libby. :)
The rest of the day was spent learning how to share one kitty between two girls!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The last two days of swimming lessons have been torture (rainy and cold)! Finally, a warm sunny day!
This is Kelsi's 3rd year and Karli's first year in swimming lessons. Nathan thought he knew enough and didn't want to continue. He loved swimming and maybe will continue in high school, like his dad.
Kelsi loves swimming lessons. She will do what she is told and try new things. She has been that way from the get-go! Karli, is another story in swimming lessons. I think she was fine the first day but now that they want her to go under she argues and whines. Not too happy about that. It may take her a little to get used to it.
Her swim instructor trying to get her to blow bubbles. I told Karli I would take her picture blowing bubbles for daddy to see but it didn't work.
After swimming lessons we went to Little Paws for a picnic.
I want to make this a fun summer for my kids! Too many summers gone by that I have been focused on my own agenda after getting out of school. Nathan is going to middle school next year and will soon want to do his own thing or will have other summer activities. We need some good summer memories!
Looks like we have a good start!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I finally convinced Rob I needed a change! Wordpress just doesn't have the neat layouts that I see everyone else having. So I'm trying Blogger! I know my friend Jessi can help me out. So here we go! Now I'm hoping I get some comments from those who couldn't comment on my other site. :)