Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week 21

Only 2 more weeks of school left and just one more project due before we can relax a bit.  Did I say relax?  Yeah, right!  That is not going to happen until I'm out of here on a plane to Europe. Thankfully we just had a nice long weekend and I got a lot of stuff done but there is still sooo much to do.  At least these last couple weeks should fly by. 

Now for last week's photos before I forget and move on-

Day 141- Sunday, 5/20/12
We got a solar cover for our pool and Tyler helped John cut it down to size.  It's kind of a pain to take on and off, but it does help keep the pool warmer so maybe I'll use it more.  I'm not a fan of swimming in cold water even when it's really hot out.

Day 142- Monday, 5/21/12
Time to vote absentee ballot style! It's so much easier this way than having to make the time to head to the polls.  You just have to remember to do it early so your vote gets in in time to count.

Day 143- Tuesday, 5/22/12
I just dropped the younger boys off at the community center for karate class.  Tyler will show up an hour later for the next class.  It's a beautiful day out.

Day 144- Wednesday, 5/23/12
He got the job!  What a great experience for him.  Remember the job application he filled out a couple weeks ago for a volunteer position at summer camp?  Well they called him last week for a job interview and told him there were 30 kids who applied for about 20 positions and that they would let him know this week and he just got a call saying he's in. Good for him!

Day 145- Thursday, 5/24/12
Brandon collected all his little stuffed animal dogs and made up a cozy basket for them that he carts around.  They are getting read to read stories before bed.  He's so cute and nurturing.

Day 146- Friday, 5/25/12
It's author day at the school so I cut out of work early to have lunch with my boys and listen to their stories.  Justin had to write and illustrate a 24 page chapter book this year.  That was a huge project, but he did a great job.

Day 147- Saturday, 5/26/12
It's been like two weeks since I got the new comforters for the younger boys, and I'm just now finding the time today put them on the beds.  It feels good to get all the junk out of there and set up new rules about not keeping so many toys in the bed.  Of course now it's all stuffed in their closet so I have that deal with that, but at least I can shut the door and not have to see it every time I walk into the room.

Wait!  One more--

May's Family Photo

   We took the cover off the pool so we could enjoy it for the holiday weekend, and I wanted a picture of us all in the pool but it was really too windy and cold out.  The water actually felt great but we couldn't stand to be outside for long with the weather like it was.  Go figure!

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



  1. Love your family photo by the pool! And oh how I'd love to be on that plane with you to Europe! Have fun!

  2. What a great week. Dipping my toes in the pool would be so nice!

  3. Love the family shot & I think it's awesome that he got the job. What a great experience for him. As for the pool cover- my friend has one of those big reals- the end of the cover hooks to it & you just roll it on & off- it really is worth the investment. Takes only about a minute to get it on & off.

  4. Great set of photos! Yay! for the new job. That's so awesome. And that chapter book looks like a fantastic project. What a great keepsake!!

    Hope you have another super week ;)

  5. AHHHH! LOVED each one of these! You have such a beautiful happy family! LOVE the family shot.

  6. What a great week you guys have had. I love your beautiful family photo x x

  7. That's awesome about the summer camp job.
    Lots of life & learning experiences will be had, I'm sure.
    I can't wait to see all your Europe pics when you get back.
    I'm jealous for sure! :)

  8. I really like the idea of a monthly family photo. I recently needed one and was shocked how long it's been since we had one of the four of us.

    Way to Go! Love the thumbs up for the job, working with kids as a summer job is a great way to spend the time off of school. I did exactly that for several years. It teaches you a lot of skills and responsibility.

  9. Great photos, especially your family photo! Where are you going on your trip? So many great places to see in Europe!

  10. Yay for the summer job! Love the family photo.

  11. I love the family photo too! How cute are your kids!?! Love the variety of life you have captured here.

  12. Great shots. Love the family photo. Yay for pool fun.