Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ruthanne is 7!

And, it was THE. BEST. DAY. EVER!  Her words, not mine!  She had a little birthday part here at the house with the kids from her Sunday School class.  We did dinner, cake, presents, then some outdoor fun.  Outside there were sprinklers, swings, chalk, bubbles, water balloons (NOTE:  100 water balloons don’t last long!). 

Some fun present opening.  She was sooo excited about her presents and loved each and every one of them.


Getting ready to blow out the candles.  Oh, this isn’t a very good picture but the icing is pink with a white big 7.  I was SUPPOSED to make the cake pink also, but I forgot.  I felt sooo bad, but Ruthanne took it surprisingly well. 


Making a wish.


Outdoor fun.  See the swingset in the background, the kids LOVE it!  Thanks Mimi & Poppa for coming to help us put it together.IMG_1707

Well, I was trying to get a picture of this stinker eating cake off of the kitchen floor but he wanted the camera!  Suck that baby gut in!IMG_1708

Next year I guess John will have to have a party.  Thank goodness I have about 11 months to prepare!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Water, water, water!

Man, we’ve been busy!  Where is my relaxing summer?  Between starting back up piano lessons, two weeks of constant swim lessons, gardening, school, etc, we have been BUSY!  Thankfully some of those things were fun things for the kids! 

Its also been HOT so those swimming lessons helped the kids cool off, but only made me want to jump in the pool, clothes and all!  Ruthanne can swim and tread water and float now!  Woohoo!  She loves getting her face wet and playing around.  Yay!  John also made significant progress (last year he wouldn’t even get wet, I think he associated it with potty accidents) and will put his face in the water and can almost tread water.  We are going to keep playing in the water this summer and we’ll see if he can make more progress.  Here is a pic from before swimming lessons:


We also had some fun water time in our own backyard.

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Then, Friday we went and played at Mistletoe State Park as part of the local Marine Family Day (we get to do fun things with the Marines and Navy because of Luke’s assignment).  There was a bouncy house, playground, bbq, and a little beach.  The kids had a blast at the beach and I got in the water with them.  Luke and Paul mostly enjoyed some shade, but for about the last 5 minutes, Paul came a played in the water too.  I thought he wouldn’t like it because lately he hates his baths, but he LOVED it!

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This is just one of those fluke funny pictures.  I’m pretty sure he was not upset but just making a funny face because of the water splashing.


Hopefully I will have a little more time to blog soon!

Monday, June 7, 2010

4 Stitches

The kids survive their first day of swimming lessons, but John is running around the house and splats down on the ground with a slice over his eyebrow.  It didn’t look too bad to me at first, but after he got a bath it started looking like it was gapping open, so Luke took him to an urgent care (Luke is getting good at this, he took Paul to the ped yesterday – another ear infection for Paul).  John now has four stitches over his eyebrow and can’t be submerged underwater at swimming lessons until Thursday.  Luke says he was very good, and got John some food on the way home, Sonic it was.  The hamburger and fries were gone but the shake was still fully intact and Ruthanne got to share some too.

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Stitches come out Sunday sometime.  We’re wondering what will happen to Ruthanne tomorrow so she has to go to the doctor.  Hopefully nothing!  Can’t life be boring?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here’s the Cutie Patootie!

I think we made it to five, if not, oh, well, I guess that many people just aren’t entertained by my blog!

Here are a few befores.  Luke made me have a photo session with Paul before he let me cut his hair.




There are no “durings” of the haircut because it was just not pretty.  Lets just say Paul was not appreciative of the haircut.  I ended up holding him on my lap and cutting his hair, we were both completely covered with hair by the end!  And, here are the results.

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I have a few more on the camera, but its inside and I’m outside watching the kids ride bikes.  We really like it.  He looks like a little boy now and not a baby!