Monday, August 6, 2007

quick update...

it has been soooo hot here that the kids and I were able to convince Brian that we needed a pool and he finally agreed it was a good investment...here are a few pics that indicate it was money well spent!!!

We also went to a local outdoor amusement park and the kids splashed around in the bumper boats...we also mini golfed, Gavin drove a go kart and all the boys used the batting cages. It was a great day!
This..not such a great day...(only because the Riders lost)!! This was the best day EVER!!! We had so much fun I can't even begin to describe it. The whole entire atmosphere was amazing to be a part of and the rivalry between Brian and my Aunts and Uncles was hilarious!! We even saw a streaker...yep you read that right, a streaker ran across the field from one end almost all the way to the other. He was coming in our direction and we all saw a bit more than we bargained for (it was pretty funny actually but the boys were pretty grossed out)...lol!! If you are looking for pics of that...I don't have any to share...sorry...lol!
So, there is a briefing of what we've been up to since my last post. Most days are pretty relaxed, just hanging out. Weekends are spent getting stuff done around the yard such as fencing and the patio is on hold until we can get a bobcat to come and dig for us. Some weekends we just spend time together instead of doing anything but that really is more important...the other stuff can wait .
Started back to school shopping on Friday. Decided to do one boy/week as it's a bit easier on the pocket book and on all of us involved. This way, I only have to listen to one child whine that it's taking too long etc. as opposed to all of them...lol!! Plus, it gives me a chance to spend some one on one time with each of them.
I've been really feeling my creative mojo and will post pics of some of the stuff I've been working soon. Please don't hold it against me if it ends up taking awhile...I've been trying to cut back on my computer use and spend more time with the boys and Brian...when he's home!
Oh ya, the kids and I are going camping this week with my friend and her daughter. should be a fun time with some photo opportunities.
Hope you all are doing well, enjoying your summer and having fun with family and friends.

7 comments:

heike said...

Laura, sounds like you are having a great summer. I'm so jealous of your pool, I definitely want one in our next house. Funny about the streaker.
Love all the great photos.
Heike xox

Stacy said...

glad your having a good summer and i think i should cut back on my computer time as well but ya its my only sanity break lol!!!

MonaS! said...

Looks like your summer has been as fun and as busy as ours! Congrats on the new pool - I am SURE you are enjoying it!

Scrappytbear said...

I bet your boys are having a great summer, I hope you are keeping up with them! I dont find I have so much a "life" as a schedule in the summer hahahah! We have to steal away our moments when we can :)

grover said...

i like your photo collages..those are fun!
so how is your back to school shopping going? i started too..well...i bought loose leaf paper..lol..yep..at least it is a begining!

irisbleu said...

Sounds like you're having a great summer. I love your pics, too bad you didn't get one of the streaker... hehehe Now how would you scrap that one?? lol

Sherri said...

Love the idea of the photo collages ~ thanks for sharing your awesome pool fun and the game highlights haha.

Sounds like you have had a busy and full summer, awesome when we can really do that eh?! I too have been trying to get out and enjoy more of the summer this one, and it certainly has even helped on the scrapbooking inspiration department.

I have been a bad blogger and a bit out of touch ~ I will try and slip in more often ~ I miss being in touch! Hope the last few weeks of your summer go well and awesome idea on how to shop for the boys school supplies!