Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Week 21

Yes! It's the last day of May.  I'm so happy to have this month behind us and look forward to what June will bring--no school, more swimming, vacation, camp, and hopefully warmer, more summer-like weather.  Bring it!

Here are last week's pictures:

Day 141- Saturday, 5/21/11
This is our second swim meet and it's a beautiful day!  Having good weather makes a world of difference.  My boys all did wonderful and each improved their time in all events.  This is Tyler getting ready to swim and use the platform for the first time in a real race.

Day 142- Sunday, 5/22/11
Sunday is a day of rest especially on swim meet weekends.  Justin is relaxing on the La-Z-Boy showing us all how it's done in true form.  You can also see Bella sleeping on her bed in the background.  I think I'll join them.

Day 143- Monday, 5/23/11
John spent a good amount of time putting up these foil strips in our backyard to help discourage birds from hanging out.  We have way more birds this year than any other and they are making a HUGE mess.  The shiny, reflective material and noise it makes is supposed to keep the birds at bay.  We'll see how well it works.  Can you spy 4 of them in this shot?

Day 144- Tuesday, 5/24/11
I seriously don't think his pencils will make through the last 2 weeks of school, and how does he even write with these?  It drives his English teacher nuts that he refuses to get a new pencil.  Oh well, if this is the only problem she has with him, I'm good with that.  He does have other pencils available, but I guess this is his thing.

Day 145- Wednesday, 5/25/11
Bella thinks she's supervising but she's really distracting Brandon from getting his homework done.  She hates that the boys have to do homework before they can play with her after school, and I know he hates it just as much as she does.

Day 146- Thursday, 5/26/11
Meet Hermes, Athena and Aphrodite.  I've been caring for and socializing these cute little kittens at work the past couple weeks.  They are shedding Toxoplasma which is an infectious disease requiring me to gown up, but they will clear their infection hopefully by the end of next week and can then be spayed and adopted out.  I'm happy to report all 3 have good homes lined up and eagerly awaiting their arrival.  It will be sad to see them go, but not sad to ditch the get up.

Day 147- Friday, 5/27/11
It's "Author Day" at school and the kids get to share a collection of writings they've assembled in a neat little book.  We get to picnic together as they read to us.  It's actually pretty telling and interesting.  I learn a lot about my kids from their writings.  It is also Hawaiian day hence Justin's shirt and lei.

OK one more-

May's Family Photo
This was taken by our backyard pool which can only be enjoyed from the sidelines as it's still way too cold for a swim.  We're hoping to practically live in it most of June, July, and August so please somebody turn up the heat!

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next Tuesday.


  1. What a precious family you have :) I think we live in the same area. We're just north of Sacramento.

  2. Your pictures are so good! I am glad to have found your blog. Off to look at more of the pics!

  3. You guys are too funny with those pencils! :) I was cracking up when I read that!!

    I also really liked your swimming picture and of course your pool / waterfall picture of the family! What a cool thing to have in your back yard!!

    Feel free to stop by my blog.. I posted today (LATE!!) but would love to have you check it out!