Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Before school started we were able to head to the beach for the day with friends. The kids LOVE the beach! they love digging in the sand

Running away from the waves.....A HUGE favorite of Andrew and Benjamin.

Then Ben decided it was even better to let the waves splash around him.  This scared Andrew, he was SO worried about Ben being washed out to sea. Maybe I shouldn't have told them that it happened to their dad when he was younger.

 Daniel just enjoyed being free and able to roam!
 My attempt to get a picture of my boys. And Daniel's first experience with the waves. He didn't like them at first, yet later, I had to keep a close eye on him....he was heading to the water any chance he had!

My babies at the beach!

 My first baby that didn't mind the sand!
 even in his mouth!!

 Daniel and Sierra enjoyed crawling in and out of the holes the bigger kids had dug.

 Ben enjoyed being buried in the sand

 Aiden and Sierra chillin' in a hole, right after she got out a big wave came and drenched Aiden.
 Austin and Sierra playing in the sand, not many pics of Austin, he wasn't enjoying himself to much
Good Bye Summer!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Melting "Monsters"

Or well, at least running ink! I found an idea of melting monsters. the kids draw monsters on paper then spray them with water. my kids LOVED it! They didn't draw monsters, just pictures then sprayed them.

 Andrew loved his picture too much to make it melt....oh well, they had lots of fun coloring!

Someone likes to color!

Daniel got a hold of the chalk and decided to color on himself. Aaaaannnddd I just wanted to document his little white bum.

I scream you scream we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!

Daniel enjoyed his first ice cream cine last week. He devoured it!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Splash Park Fun

We've been having a lot of fun this summer playing with friends. We made ourselves a 'bucket' list and it actually helped us to have fun. By having a list of what they wanted to do this summer, I made sure we scheduled time to do them.
This was one of those...a visit to the splash pad at a new favorite park.
They're under there some where!
 After it dumps, then all of the other 'fountains' explode! Here's Ben....
 And Andrew....
 Daniel even loved it...he kept trying to be brave and crawl in the water. This was after he got splashed from the bucket.

 Andrew, Abby, and Daniel "protecting" themselves from the bucket
And why there's no pictures of Sierra in the water, she spent her time at the picnic tables with Austin playing their favorite game.....let's slap the table and laugh and laugh!

Monday, August 6, 2012

mmmmm s'mores!!

Now that Andrew is a Cub Scout we get to do all sorts of fun things! One of his Wolf requirements was to plan and make an outside dinner. He chose to make tin foil dinners with s'mores for dessert. He put the dinners all together and then daddy helped him cook them on the coals. After we all roasted some s'mores. They were SO yummy and gooey! Man what a MESS!!
 Sierra was tired of getting her hands all messy so this was her solution....

 It didn't really help with the messy face though...