Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Time with Family!

Our kids have been able to spend quite a bit of time with relatives this summer. First, my mom took Nathan and Kelsi to Ohio on her way to Grandparent's Camp with Kelsi. (I don't have any pictures, may have to post some later.)

She left Nathan in Ohio to stay with my brother and his family. My niece, Erin, and nephew, Ben, are too old, along with Nathan, to go to grandparent's camp. Then after being at camp three days they all (my mom and dad, Nathan, Kelsi, Erin, and Ben) went camping in Kentucky for 4 days. They had a great time!

Now this past weekend Rob's sister's kids came and stayed with us for four days while their parents went on a mission trip with youth kids from church.

I tell you 5 kids is a lot to keep up with! Actually, Monday they spent the whole day outside swimming. It was so quiet in the house!

Working on making a sand castle.

"Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep them doggies rollin'!'"

The sand castle when they were all done. Lot's of hard work and much sand in the swimsuits!

Monday and Tuesday Bethany and Noah had swimming lessons at 9:00. I tell you I had a hard time waking all the kids up! They wore themselves out everyday and wanted to sleep in but couldn't! We had a good time with them here. :)

Soon.... school will be starting (boohoo). It's so true, time flies when you are having fun!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Sweet Girl!

As I was getting ready for the day, a sweet voice came from behind me. She said, "Mommy, what do you want on your toast?" My heart melted! Kelsi was working on making me breakfast! What a sweetheart! Too bad I had already eaten. So she went ahead and made her own toast. I just had to get a picture of it. She is becoming so independent. I can't believe she is going to be in first grade!

She loves peanut butter, just like her dad! :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Florida Vacation

We just got back from spending two weeks in Florida. It was a fun and restful time for us. We spent the first few days going out to the beach. Some of us got burned! So we needed to be really careful about reapplying our sunscreen after swimming (mainly Rob). :)

Then my parents came to spend a few days with us. This was their first time to Florida and they loved it! Maybe they will retire there! ;) The five days they spent with us were busy! We went to the beach the first day. The weather was very odd! It was red flag, very cloudy, windy, and hazy. Storms were coming. They still had fun playing in the ocean. We ended up going to see "UP!" that night. We loved it!

The next morning we went fishing off the shore in Lido Park. Then ended up going to the Mote Aquarium in the afternoon. Sunday we went to the beach again. The weather was beautiful!

Monday was the big surprise! We did not tell the kids that we were going to Disney World! On our way there we played 20 questions. Nathan guessed right away. The weather was hot and there were lots of people but it was so much fun! Nathan's favorite rides were Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Kelsi's favorite rides were Splash Mountain and the Tea Cups. Karli loved meeting the Princesses. Grandma enjoyed watching the kids have so much fun!

We took my parents to the airport on Tuesday. The rest of our days were spent going to the beach! We did have two days that it rained so we went shopping! The two weeks were great and we were actually ready to come home. The kids missed Libby and Tiger!