Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 34

It's been a busy and exciting week.  I feel like I never get to see my oldest son anymore between school and water polo, but he's having fun, and the rest are adjusting.  Plus we have a new family member so we're getting used to fitting him in our routine.  The timing is not the best, but it is what it is.  Never a dull moment in the Packham house!

Enjoy last week's pictures:

Day 232- Sunday, 8/19/12
We finally have some ripe tomatoes.  They are not very big but at least they're red.  There are a bunch on the vine but for some reason they aren't turning well this year.

 Day 233- Monday, 8/20/12
Justin is entering middle school and got his class schedule today.  He'll be switching classes now which is fun and scary all in one.  As soon as we got home with the list he called his friend Adrian to see if they are in any classes together and thankfully they have a few.

 Day 234- Tuesday, 8/21/12
Today is the last day of summer break so I treated the boys to summer goodies at McDonald's.  They were impressed with the options there and all got something a little different.

 First day back to school with Tyler in high school, Justin in middle school and Brandon in 3rd grade.  Tyler no longer has to wear a uniform.

 Day 235- Wednesday, 8/22/12
Today is also our 20th!!! wedding anniversary so after we sent the kids off to school and John wrapped up a conference call we went out to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  It was sooo good and they even had one of our favorite drinks from our European trip--Blended Bellinis.  Totally meant to be ;0)

 Day 236- Thursday, 8/23/12
Here he is!  Meet Rusty our new family member.  I've been looking for an orange, tabby, short hair, male kitten and just last week my boss found an abandoned litter on her property so we rescued this little guy.  He's 6 wks old and oh so small but tons of fun and making himself right at home.

 Day 237- Friday, 8/24/12
The boys are happy its Friday and they can play with the cat not having to worry about homework and school the next day.  Bella is slowly getting used to having a kitten around.  She really just wants to play with him, but he's so small and she is so big that we have to be careful having them together.

 Day 238- Saturday, 8/25/12
I love that this boy is still young enough to want to wear a super hero cape and play with his sidekick super hero dog.

Wait one more! 

August's Family Photo

This was really taken late July, but I just got it framed and hung and wanted to include it in our family photo series because it's fun!  John and I have a picture like this of us from before kids in our bedroom, and the boys always ask about it so we've been meaning to take a picture with all of us and finally got around to it at the State Fair.  We've got a perfect outlaw looking family ;0)

OK, all done! 
See you next week and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love the outlaw picture! how fun! What a cute addition to your family! Happy anniversary! Hope school is going well and everyone getting adjusted! Have a great week!

  2. Rusty looks so sweet ! Love your photos each week, it's a nice balance between daily life, kids and parents too :) thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Love these!!!!! Beautiful light in that first one with the fruit & tomatoes- I love your new little tabby & your fav of the month is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Love the first day of school photo of your boys! I bet it's a handful having them in 3 different schools. LOVE the outlaw photo too!

  5. Happy Anniversary. I love them all. The drinks look amazing! I can almost taste them. :)

  6. We had trouble getting tomatoes this year, or rather my Dad did and we normally scam a bunch from him. They were slow in coming in and smaller too, must be the weather. We got our class assignments the past week and sadly, my daughter and her school bestie were pretty sad. But I keep telling them that they can play at recess and since it's first grade there will be less in class play time anyway. I bet Tyler was excited to not have to wear a uniform! Congratulations on 20 years! CF is an awesome place to get to celebrate!

  7. Cheesecake Factory! Yumm! Congrats on your Anniversary!