Saturday, July 14, 2012

Daddy, Daddy, Daddy

Jason had been working a long stretch of 7 PM - 8 AM nights and the kids weren't really seeing much of him.  So one afternoon when he woke up the kids bombarded him.
You can't help but love that.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Good Old Fashioned Summer Fun

I LOVE summer and I feeling like it is already slipping away.  For every bit that my kids are making me absolutely crazy, I love having them home.  We have been eating a lot of Popsicles these days.  The kids love those "make your own" popsicle molds.

Hobbes and I joined the kids outside for popsicles.
The boys discovered that the neighbor's tree is great for climbing.
They really had fun testing themselves.
I dare say that was the most fun they had had all day.
Benny was trying to get even higher.
Paisley decided that she wanted in on the action too.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kid Randoms

I regularly end up with a bunch of pictures that I love but aren't really post worthy in and of themselves, so this is the post where I share all of the randomness.

Tab set up a great tea party for Paisley, Benton and himself to share.  I thought he did a very good job.

One morning Paisley got up, ate breakfast and went in her room to get dressed.  It was a little too quiet so I went in to check on her.  I found her sleeping on her floor.  She had put some socks on but that was all of the progress that she made before falling asleep.
As many of you know Paisley is a bit obsessed with all things girl.  One afternoon she decided that she needed to go through all of the dress up clothes and take inventory of her girly dress up.  She laid out each of her princess dresses and ballet costumes then was lining up her shoes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Benny's Farm

Benny loves this cow.  His name is Cattle.  Benny has been begging me to help him make a farm for him for months now.  One afternoon I finally sat down to do it with him.  I cut the box open and then his little mind wen to work.  First order of business was that his cow was going to need a pond to drink from.  So he cut that out and glued it down.

Then he needed grass, trees and flowers, a sun and sky.
You can tell he was quite pleased.
He even wrote "Benton's Farm" on the outside.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lehigh Valley Runners Club: Kid Series

The Lehigh Valley Runners Club holds a kid's series of races.  The kids were excited to run their first race.

We met up with some of our friends at the race.

Benny and Paisley are in the same age group.  Paisley is the one in all pink.  Benton is the one all the way in the left who has his butt in the air tripping over top of the other girl.
They ran 200 meters.
Here is Benny right after he finished, waiting for his ribbon.
Benny and Paisley proudly displaying their ribbons.
Hobbes was hanging out with Grandma.
Tab's race was a 1/2 mile.  Here he is coming in at the end.
I just love the tongue hanging out.  He is totally my kid.

Monday, July 09, 2012

An Angelina Ballerina Birthday

 Paisley recently turned 3.
  I always make a special cake and Paisley requested an Angelina Ballerina Cake.
  This is what I came up with.  Not my best cake but Paisley claimed it was the best part of her birthday so I'm all smiles.
Blowing out the candles.
Opening Presents.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Tab: End of Year Party

Tab's room mom wasn't able to make it to the end of year party, and since we recently became "friends I got put in charge of all of the games and such.  The kids had a blast racing their cups across the floor by blowing them with straws.
Tab and his teacher.  He adores her.  He couldn't be bothered to look up for a picture.
Each of the kids put their hand prints on a square and I put it together into a quilt for Ms. Southern as an end of year present.

The kids loved finding their hand prints.
The whole class.