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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy....

Once again, I have been a blog slacker.
When I signed on today to catch up with all my blogging friends, I noticed that I wasn't that far behind.  So summer must be keeping everyone busy. 

This week has found us at VBS everyday.  We were exhausted yesterday and were quite grumpy so the girls and I treated ourselves to a much needed nap.  Mel and I slept for three hours while B slept for four hours.  See, I told you it was much needed!


We've also been spending nearly every day in the pool.  B is a water bug and learned to swim on her back today.  Mel is a little more weary when it comes to the pool.  She gets that from me!  I am content to watch from the side than actually get in the water, but with the 90 degree + heat, I have been sucking it up and getting in also.  Mel is slowly learning to love the water.  She no longer screams when B splashes her while jumping in a zillion times!


A lot of time has also been spent in the garden.  The other night, I captured my favorite people working in the garden... 

The weeding hasn't been that bad this year.  I guess that is one...okay probably the only benefit to the drought like conditions we are experiencing .  We have had to run the sprinkler about every other night.
The girls like to dig in the dirt and make mud piles. 

And yes, they are barefoot!  That is the only way to garden in my book!... 
It looks like Mel is getting ready to fall in this picture, but she is just running fast.  Sometimes she runs so fast I think her feet don't touch the ground.  Both of the girls are runners!  You definitely can't punish them by making them run laps around the house!  They would think it was a game! 





I hope you all are enjoying your summer...bare feet and all!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Carwash...

On Sunday I decided to wash our Tahoe.  Brad actually did most of it, but it was my idea!  Cars don't stay clean very long when you live in the country!
In the middle of washing, B burst into tears because she wanted to help.  So, we told her she could wash her 4-wheeler when we were done. 


Brad was sure to point out all the spots that she missed.  We take our car washing very seriously!... 
After a little elbow grease... 

and a good spraying... 
It was spotless.  I actually think it is cleaner now than when we bought it. 
What is a post without this beautiful face?... 
She was being all cute and innocent and then.... 
she had to go and find a nasty old bird feather and try and tickle her mother with it.  I don't like birds.  It's a phobia I have.  Long story!  It has gotten better since I have had kids and have to scoop the occassional dead bird...sometimes dead baby bird with no feathers, Yuck!....off the porch, but I still don't like 'em! 
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Craft #1...

So far our summer has been busy and I know it's only going to get busier.  Last week we were able to squeeze in a craft in between swims of course which is why B is in her bathing suit.

For our first craft, we made suns out of paper plates.  Super easy and cute!

The first step is to paint a paper plate yellow.

Allow the plate to dry.  While it is drying, cut triangles out of  yellow and orange construction paper.  Make the triangles different sizes... 
Once the paint is dry, glue the triangles to the back alternating between yellow and orange... 
Then decorate your sunshine with eyes a nose and a mouth... 
Mel's... 
B's who chose to decorate every square inch of hers!... 

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