Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer of Fun, Catch Up

Thursday was Day 42, but Thursdays have been hard.  We are at church all morning for Bible Study and then it's lunch and naps and errands, but FRIDAY...on Day 43, we went to see Disney Planes"  Fire and Rescue the day it opened.  I got a FABULOUS picture of the kids before we went in, but then the camera battery died, I lost the picture and everything else was with my phone.  Sigh.
Before the movie.  Excited, much?  He stayed until the very last credit rolled.

 

Telling Grandad all about it on the phone.
On Saturday, we took the kids to a very cool park in Dallas.
 They had a fabulous time!



 
There are library carts and the kids loved that


 Daddy read them a book
 Then we spent a day working outside at home.
 

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer of Fun, Day 41

This was a seriously fun day!

 We went to see Aunt Susan at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth.  This is an actual museum where you are supposed to be quiet and not touch anything (as opposed to the only museum the kids have ever been to which has children's exhibits).  So brave of me, but the kids did great and had a really good time.

We had a personal tour from Susan for about an hour.  That was great - she knows so much! And their were a couple of exhibits that the kids just loved. 


Then she took us to lunch at the museum restaurant (also an actual, big person restaurant).  It's really fun to be able to enjoy these things with the kids now.

 Relaxing on the sculpture chair!

Summer of Fun, Day 40

 

 
 In the morning yesterday the kids made mud
 

 

 



 


 After a bath and a nap we met our Sunday School class at Central Market

 

Love Jackson!


 

 
It was a super fun day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Abigail's Monthly Interview

 


What is your name? Abigail

How old are you? Three

What is your favorite color? Purple

Who is your best friend? Aaron and Mama and Daddy and Grandpa Tom

What is your favorite animal? A purple elephant

What do you want to be when you grow-up? A purple elephant

Who is your favorite person? Mom

What is your favorite book? Minnie!

What makes you happy? Minnie

What makes you sad? A fly

What is your favorite food to eat? Yogurt

What is your favorite song to sing? Do You Want to Build a Snowman

What do you like to play? Minnie

 Seriously, she's a mess!  A purple elephant!  Abigail loves to be funny!
 Do You Want to Build a Snowman, though, is without a doubt her favorite song!  And she is disturbed by flies which we always have in our house because my kids apparently are completely unable to shut the back door.  And purple is absolutely, without a doubt, her favorite color!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Aaron's Monthly Interview, three days late

We didn't have a Day of Fun again today. We stayed home and the kids played together inventing games inside and outside.  They watered their plants and played a little in the mud they made.  I took pictures and we just had a laid back summer day.


What is your name? Aaron

How old are you? Five

What is your favorite color? Blue

Who is your best friend? Mom

What is your favorite animal? A zebra

What do you want to be when you grow-up? Lightening McQueen

Who is your favorite person? Daddy

What is your favorite book? Bear Snores On

What makes you happy? When I get treats

What makes you sad? When I get spanked

What is your favorite food to eat? Oatmeal

What is your favorite song to sing? The Cars Song

What do you like to play?  Legos


Aaron does really like playing with Legos right now.  He is in such a fun stage to watch him building and imagining.  He also dresses himself (his shorts and shirt are on backwards in these pictures).

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer of Fun

So we missed some some of Fun days this week.  Thursday, which would have Day 35, we had bible study and errands.  Saturday (Day 37) Jory and I were at his Grandmother's funeral most of the day.  The kids stayed with Miss Michelle which may have been big fun, but I don't have proof and Mommy and Daddy were way too tired that evening to have Summer Fun.  Today is Day 38 and we have yet to have Summer Fun (unless you count church), because Abigail has been sleeping since we got home today.  I guess I shouldn't give up yet.  We did notice on one of these days that the kids' plants all have blooms and it has been very exciting to keep up with all of that.  And on Friday, we did have Summer of Fun Day 36 because we met Ann at Chuck E Cheese.  We do this every summer and it's so fun.  My kids love hanging with the big kids who love taking care of them and Ann and I just sit and chat!





Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer of Fun, Days 32-34

 On Monday we made mud.  This is one of the kids' favorite things to do.  I really could give them a garden hose and a pile of dirt and be good all year!

 On Tuesday we went swimming at the Cotton's.  The kids had so much fun.
 Abigail has prayed to God five times thanking Him for letting her go to the Cotton's.
 Two of the sweetest girls you will ever know

 

 Jackson got to come, too!

On Wednesday morning we went to Dee and Papa's and swam with Papa.

 


 It was big fun.  Papa loves how Aaron swims all around the pool.  He's playing tag with the big kids now!

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer of Fun, Day 31


 
 Sunday may have been the best Summer of Fun day yet!  The kids bought seeds to plant and they just had a blast.  Aaron, especially, loves that sort of thing.  He has planted several things this year. 

Aaron picked Pumpkins (!), chives and forget-me-nots (which he thinks are blue bonnets).  Abigail picked Sunflowers (!), basil and spinach 



Aaron's chives are in a pot and his flowers are in a bed and his pumpkins are in a really big planter. 

We had to find a place big enough for Abigail's sunflowers.  Her other too are in a side garden.

 Aaron worked so hard digging



They used their own tools.




We can't wait to see their efforts pay off, but they are already so proud!