Sunday, June 12, 2011

Project 365-Week 24

First full week of summer vacation down and things are going well! Here is a peek at the week.


After church the kids wanted to cool off.

This is the best $60.00 we have spent! It is a little small for the boys but just right until the girls get swimming savvy, plus everyone can cool off!


Speaking of swimming, today all 4 kids started swimming lessons at the high school.

Here they are before getting in for testing. Who looks most enthusiastic?


Like every family we spend a lot of time driving here and there. Can I tell you how much it blesses my heart when my kids ask to listen to this?

Can I tell you how much more it blesses me to hear them singing praise and truth?


Took Ethan and Ella to Prairie Camp this morning. They went with our church and will be picked up tomorrow evening.

All packed up and ready to go! I think there is a stowaway in the backseat!


Picked Ella and Ethan up from camp this evening. They had a fantastic time!! Afterwards we were eating dinner and Kyla picked up her fork and knife and did this.

She's moving them and saying, "forks and knives, forks and knives". It is the punchline to a joke and when she does it, it is hilarious!!


After work I went straight to the ballpark for games. All 3 older kids were playing. Ella has really been struggling and wanted to quit. Between sock and shoe issues, the heat, etc...well, let's just say there has been drama. Look what I saw to my great surprise and delight.

She was playing and had a great time! Oh thank you for small miracles!!


No picture today. Had to work all day and then went to the store after work. Got home after 11:00.

I hope you have had a great week!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Project 365-Week 23

Finally a few moments to sit down and get last week "recorded".


After work went to Carrie's for dessert and play time for kids and talk time for adults. Here are Carrie, Jill and me.

I love these two so much! They are great friends, listeners and both have huge servant hearts!


Happy Memorial Day! No picture today as I had to work all day. Afterwards met the rest of the family at Grammie and Grandpa's for some brats (to eat, NOT my kids!).


Today was a fun and busy day. Kyla started camp at pre-school for the rest of week, it was the last day of school for the older 3 and I took Ella for a special treat.

Ella in a special chair for her special treat. Any guesses what the treat was?

A pedicure!! She LOVED it. She kept saying, "This feels so good!!" She might be hooked. :)

Picked Kyla up and came home to get ready for our last day pictures.

Here are Ethan and Ella after getting off the bus. Ethan finished 2nd grade and Ella finished Kindergarten.

Here is Bryce. He finished 6th grade.
I am so thankful for the great and growing year that they all had!!


Remember Carrie and Jill that you saw Sunday? Remember I said they had servant hearts? Here is an example. They descended upon my house today to help me with this.

And this..

And this..

That would all be clean laundry. It is the hardest thing for me to keep up on with working. With 6 people (who change frequently) it piles up quickly. They came and we folded it all!! Thank you sweet friends!!!


Today was a long awaited day! The girls got haircuts!! Our stylist has been out on maternity leave since February and we are just getting in. Oi!!

Here is Kyla before....

And after...

Super cute and sassy...just like her!!

Here is Ella before....

And after....

So pretty! They both love their new cuts!


Today was the last day of camp at the pre-school. They do a little program for the parents. Here are Kyla and Ella afterwards.


Ethan had a game this morning and can I just say how miserably hot it was? I was supposed to go straight from the ballpark to work, but I had to stop at home and change because I was dripping with sweat! YUCK!!!
Anyway, here is Ethan on base.

He is really improving this year in both his fielding and hitting. Keep up the good work Ethan!!

Hope you have had a great week!!