Sunday, June 28, 2009

End of the Season

K enjoyed playing in her instructional baseball league this year! Saturday was her final day of the season, and she's sad about that!

Her team played all their Mom's the final game of their season. Then, we headed over to a local park for a special trophy presentation and baseball cupcakes! K was the only girl on her team and she did an outstanding job! She's a good hitter, runner, and she listens to instructions well! One of her coaches told me before we left, "K is an exceptional athlete. I hope you will continue to allow her to be involved in sports!"

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Camp Tuckahoe

Tyler's Favorite Memories...

I liked seeing the tadpoles, going fishing, getting in the row boat, learning archery, and learning how to fire a BB gun, and making smores.

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This was T's first year in scouts, and his first year to go to camp! T and Dad had a great time together! Dad had lots of fun, but he said, "I'm glad it's only once a year!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Girl Time!

We dropped the boys off at Cub Scout Camp on Thursday afternoon. It was a hot day, so we headed to a pool! Some friends of ours gave us permission to use their pool any day we wanted to this week. So far, we've been there twice!L has stopped sucking her thumb! We are very, very excited about this around here! She sucked her thumb so much she gave herself a HUGE callous on the knuckle on her thumb. I did the same thing when I was a kid (so I've been told). I sucked my thumb until I went to Kindergarten, and I figured L would do the same thing! Well, we told her if she stopped sucking her thumb, and made the bump on her thumb go away, she would get to go to the store and pick out any color of nail polish she wanted. She has NEVER had her right thumb nail painted...EVER!!!! She was very excited! So, today I took her to a store and she picked out BLUE sparkly nail polish!!! Too cute!
The girls and I are going to K's last t-ball game of the season. Well, actually they're not hitting off a tee anymore, so K keeps correcting me and telling me she plays baseball now. After BASEBALL, we are going over to our church because they are having a Car Show. Then, around 3pm, we get to head out and drive back up to Cub Scout Camp to pick up Dad and T!!!! Can't wait to see them! I'm sure T will talk my ear off the whole ride home!

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Monday Fun

The past few weeks, the children and I have made Monday our special fun day! We are a one vehicle family. So, this means taking Dad to his office at church, dropping him off, and then we spend the day running errands and doing fun stuff! When we're done, we go pick up Dad and take him back home with us:)

Today, the children and I went to get some supplies I need for my upcoming mission trip to Peru! Then, we took a picnic lunch to a park and we played there for a while before going to the library. After the library, we went to visit a special lady from our church, Mrs. Brenda!

We had so much fun! As you can see from the picture, the day wore L out!

More Father's Day

Here's a video of the song the children sang for their Dad on Father's Day!
Our friends took us out for ice cream yesterday afternoon. Each of the children took a turn riding the wild pony ride! It was a fun and special day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

This year for Father's Day, the children did something special for their Dad. They learned a song called "Dear Jesus" and sang it for him. After the song each of the children thanked their Dad for something he has taught them about the Lord. Then, we all gathered around Dad, prayed for him and gave thanks for him! It was really sweet.

Then, we went to church for worship!

When we came home we got a surprise phone call from some friends inviting us to go have lunch with them!

When we returned home from our lunch outing, the children gave their Daddy clues where he could find hidden things around the house. Each child made a homemade card for him, and we got him a couple things to help make grilling a little easier for him.

I have a Strawberry Blackberry Lazy Cobbler cooking in the oven for him (that's ALL he requested for Father's Day). I doubled the recipe because we're going to share it with our church's small group tonight!

I hope Dad feels special, loved, and appreciated today and EVERYDAY!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden Update

Tonight for dinner, Heath grilled some chicken, and I put together a broccoli salad, and sauteed some mushrooms. T asked if there were any other choices for vegetables. I said, "no." Then, he asked if they could go pick some spinach from the garden to eat with their dinner. I said, "yes!" They picked the spinach, washed the spinach, and enjoyed eating the spinach!This picture shows you what our garden looked like on planting day, and what it looks like now!
Some close ups of some of our growing veggies! It's been so much fun to watch our garden grow!

Friday, June 12, 2009

End of School Celebration!

We started off our celebration with a little Guitar Hero!
BBQ on the deck!
Water Gun War!
We ended our celebration by staying up late to catch lightning bugs!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fun Day!

Yesterday, the children and I had a great time! We dropped Dad off at work, came back home and packed our cooler, and set out for a busy and fun day!

We went on a nature hike, and took lots of pictures. T also caught his first toad of the year! He was very excited! Then, we had a picnic lunch, and played at a playground. When we were done at the park, we headed to the library to check out books and sign-up for the Summer reading program! Then, we were off to pick some strawberries. While we were at the strawberry patch, we ran into some friends and had fun visiting with them. Then, we all ended up at a local snow ball stand. 

When we were done with our cool treats, we went and picked up Dad from church and headed back home!

It was a fun day! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


When we moved from MO to PA, we were disappointed to learn there are not very many Sonics in our neck of the woods. But the Lord is so good to us! A new Sonic has opened up about six miles from our home!

Mrs. Jimmie Ruth, do you see the bear in L's lap? It pretty much goes with her everywhere:)