Friday, July 30, 2010


Most days I love being a mother. I don't mind the constant clean up when compared to my children's laughter while playing. I don't mind the laundry and dishes when I hear my children working together to help each other. I don't mind the cooking and slave-like conditions when my children hug and kiss me and tell me they love me.

But once in a while I am really tired, so the kids get to take tubbies right when we get home from the pool and have a pj dinner and then straight off to bed.

Ahhh, sometimes mommies just need the night off.

But I'm so glad I'm a mommy.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bricki 2010

So, I'm not very good at this. It was suppose to create this cute little slideshow - but as you can see I have done it incorrectly. If you want to look at all the pics - click on this one and they will all pop up. Had a ton of fun at the Bricki! Love you all!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Remember eating the "bowl" of watermelon in the summer? We had seven kids in our family, so you only go it once in a while - but when you did - HEAVEN!

Where do we learn such wonders? Sometimes I expect my kids to just know all the little wonders of life and then realize I have to teach them. I recently taught Maddie the wonder of eating from the "bowl" of the watermelon. And if you will notice, I also taught her the wonder of eating the yummy, delicious, juicy heart of the watermelon very first so it gets it's just due of being so yummy and not accidentally missed while scooping out other pieces.

I love summer and I love helping my kids enjoy the small things in life.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


We love our neighborhood pool! Here are just a few scenes from our swimming adventures.

We love summer!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


We had a great time at our neighborhood Palisades Camping trip. Here is Jacee with some sort of reptile on her jacket. Even though she is my girlie girl - she doesn't seem to shy away from nature.
Jack and Maddie taking a break in the tent playing Wig Out. I wish I would have taken pics of each outfit Maddie wore that day. I think this was #4.

Maddie didn't want to swim in the lake at all but was more than willing to hang out in the little boat with daddy.

Jack and Maddie spent most of the time just digging in the rocks and dirt.