Monday, August 26, 2013

week 34 in pictures

sunday: CHORES have begun. in preparation for the start of the school year (and because they have been lazy bums for far too long), I finally got the kids chores organized. micah, it turns out, is a crazy good toilet wiper.011

monday: I had to run to angie’s to borrow something and the kids and I got to try out her spankin’ new zip line!2013-08-317

tuesday: new and improved backyard fun… riding your bike through the sprinkler!026

wednesday: dropped in to visit my mom and got to see her in the middle of a physical therapy session. 033

thursday: someone is just a little bit excited that it’s finally his turn to play soccer. we picked up all the team gear and he was SO excited.038

friday: layla and micah were in vbs all week and had some fun on the playground after. micah finally mastered the fire pole, and layla is now a bar-skipping monkey.2013-08-318

saturday: ah, the dreaded saturday chores. shane learned how to completely clean a bathroom and micah got to vacuum his room (among other things). most of layla’s day was spent dealing with the hell hole that makes up her desk drawers.2013-08-319

and some instagrams:

I love that micah is so excited about shane playing football. he does this whenever possible.002

just a start on the school supplies my MOMS Club collected for our school supply drive for our local food bank. this pile grew significantly.004

found these at my parents house. lawn darts! actual ones with metal tips that stick into the ground. you know, the dangerous kind you can’t buy anymore!006

um. my foot was JUST there.018

at the start of the summer, layla and my dad planted two whole rows of lettuce. NOTHING came up. and then, suddenly, we have this one, lonely, but very determined, lettuce plant!020

and I finally have some cucumbers as well!022

and that’s it. book shots coming later.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

week 33 in pictures

sunday: showing off the balloon animals they got at the obliteride finish line party at magnuson park.156

monday: shane’s first EVER football practice! 162

tuesday: they heard the ice cream truck, actually scrounged up enough money to buy something, and successfully stopped it! (I was mean because we had to leave right after this to get shane to practice, and I didn’t want them eating popsicles in the hot car, so I made them put them in the freezer until after dinner. the up side of that was that micah didn’t want to eat his dinner [big surprise there], but I threatened to eat his popsicle and he choked it down in minutes! I need to find more ways to exploit this!)046

wednesday: layla FINALLY got her long, tangly hair cut. she was very nervous and kind of mad at me about the whole thing, but the salon experience was fun (thanks for the recommendation, lisa), the stylist was vey nice and gave her cute heart braids, and she got about 4 inches taken off with some long layers added in. it looks SO good, and is so much easer for her to manage. she also decided that she is in love with getting her hair cut. 2013-08-172

thursday: oh my goodness! another fell out!058

friday: having fun with the new shoes they got for school. (and then I made them put them back in the boxes and save them for the first day.)013

saturday: the blackberries are getting ripe! yay!070

Monday, August 12, 2013

week 32 in pictures

sunday: my parents’ house is sold!006

monday: finally getting caught up on project life. all the way back to before our california trip in june.033

tuesday: I really don’t know what this is about, other than strange things my kids come up with to do… they are in micah’s room, in the dark. layla is reading “the very quiet cricket” to micah, while he shines his lantern on the book, while sitting IN a doll crib. no idea.013

friday: we got my mom’s piano moved from their old house to our house. they don’t have room for it in their new house, and my mom has a smaller piano there already. now to get it tuned so it can be played!115

also friday: this weekend was the “obliteride”, which dave and cole were riding in (180 miles over 2 days) as a fundraiser for cancer research. friday night was the kick off party at gas works park. catered dinner, beer garden, and concert with michael franti and spearhead! it was awesome! so much fun.2013-08-131

saturday: the MOMS Club was walking in the celebrate woodinville parade, and we were lined up across from the basset hound group. that was fun enough to watch, but then someone pulled up with a wagon full of puppies! OMG. we were all dying. I want one. they were so sweet.2013-08-13

also saturday. layla, working on a puzzle with grandma and grandpa.155

and some instagrams:

in the category of “weird stuff my kids do”… I found this in my freezer. that’s a plastic spoon, frozen in a block of ice in a sandwich bag. I don’t get it.004

more weird stuff… my kids are incapable of throwing away bandaid wrappers. I find this stuff on bathroom counters EVERY DAY!006

holy bees!!! found this yellow jacket nest under the eaves on our front porch. (and as of the time of this posting, it has not, to my knowledge, been removed.) eek!109

more methods of tormenting the cat. he wins the gold in the sport of tolerance to torture by kids.112

me and dave, selfie w/ michael franti on stage in the background. YAY!IMAG0013

big deal! micah lost his FIRST TOOTH on saturday!140

Monday, August 5, 2013

week 31 in pictures

another slightly odd week.

on sunday evening, my mom was moved back over to the hospital to await surgery. they decided that doing a minimally invasive surgery and placing 3 screws in the hip, followed by rehab, was the best way to go.

monday: back in her room, following surgery.286

after she was awake, my dad put my mom’s wedding ring back on her finger. he’d had it in his pocket.

I watched, and took pictures.

it was quite sweet.

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also monday: in her sleepy, post-op state, my mom enjoyed a visit from syndney, a golden retriever, making her rounds through the hospital. such a great program.289

tuesday: layla, micah, and a neighborhood friend, cooling off in the pool and playing some sort of fishing game.298

also tuesday: so typical. the dog is ALWAYS wanting in and the cat is ALWAYS wanting out… (and the window is ALWAYS dirty…)305

wednesday: to appease my impatient children, we spent the afternoon at fred meyer buying school supplies (that will sit and wait for a month). they specify that the pencils should be sharpened, so they took turns shoving them all into the pencil sharpener.309

thursday:2013-08-0634

friday: it had been cloudy/rainy for a couple of days and I was FREEZING! decided to spend an hour or so in a hot bubble bath. 317

and one more skinny, for your enjoyment…

at costco on saturday, we noticed a big rack of superhero halloween costumes out. micah honed in in the captain america right away. he was so excited to get it home and on his body instantly! pretty cute with all those muscles.321

and that’s it!

book shots to come.

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