Monday, July 14, 2014

Yoda ears, a new stripe and wet noses

All in a days work...


We went to the library for some cool Star Wars crafts. Miss Anna knows her Star Wars stuff and has impressed the boys many times.   A Jedi Master, she is!
We also completed the summer reading program. They were awarded a certificate, a brand spanking new book and a chance to win an awesome prize.



Then we headed to Jiu Jitsu and Nathan earned another stripe on his belt. The next time he ranks up he'll earn a new gray/white belt. He's pretty excited!



Last but not least, we headed back to the library for some snuggle time with some pretty cool pups. This is Titan. He's a 2yr old doberman pincher who loves kisses and his mommy. Who doesn't love wet noses and puppy love?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Floating down the river

We went canoeing the other day with Brian's brother Joe and his family. The weather was perfect and we had an amazing time.



I would go canoeing everyday if I could. And I think the boys would too. Brian said once a year is good for him. I don't know what he's complaining about. I'm the one that was in a canoe with a 7yr old. Brandon didn't really paddle that much. Nathan did almost decapitate him and Brian by running into a fallen tree, but at least Nathan could paddle. Who needs a head anyway? 

Joe and Lauren hit a rock and tipped their canoe over. They were only in a foot of water though, so no one was hurt. Brian helped them dump the water out then we were on our way. 
I love floating down the river without a care in the world. Unless I see a snake, then that's another story.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fun times

I love the 4th of July! It's probably my favorite holiday. I love the fireworks, cookouts, family fun, and the fireworks. Oh, did I say fireworks already? Fireworks make me so happy! Samson, our 100lb sissy dog, doesn't like fireworks. He tries to curl up as close as he can to me or Brian and shakes like a chihuahua. It's pretty pitiful. His name doesn't fit him, but we love him anyway.
The boys spent the 4th with my parents this year.  They swam, let off fireworks, had a cookout, went to the play ground, swam some more, went for a bike ride, and I'm pretty sure they had way too much junk food. And they came home to me worn out. Exhausted beyond words and ready to do it all over again!




While they were having fun in the sun, I enjoyed some time alone. I grabbed my book, a beer and sat my butt in front of the fire pit until it got too dark to read. Then I sat back at watched the neighbors set off some really good fireworks until Brian got home. I'm ready to do that all over again too!



Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer fun





This afternoon we hung out at the library and played games in their backyard.



 

There were sack races, relay races, water balloon toss, ring toss, hula hoops and lots of other games.




Here's Brandon taking a spill. I think he was on the ground just as much as he was on his feet! But that's normal.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Black and Blue

Nathan was very excited to get a new GI for his jiu jitsu class. It's all blue but he likes to mix it up and wear his black pants with his blue top. He's a rebel like that.


I just think he looks adorable. But I've been told that adorable is not a word that should be used to describe someone who is in jiu jitsu. He likes to think it makes him look fierce or like a champ.


But I'm the mom and adorable is what I say.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crazy happy





Ice cream on a hot day makes the boys happy.











Strike a pose and cross your eyes happy.










Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Birthday!


We may have to sit in the rain watching a bunch of little boys playing baseball tonight, but I'm sure we'll have fun. I'll hold the umbrella for you and even buy you some salty popcorn and a coke to celebrate. Cause I loooooove you mama!