Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Week 17

Thank goodness this month is almost over.  There's only one more month of school and then things can slow down around here.  I can't wait!  It's been a beautiful week with lot's of sunshine and temps in the 90's.  It almost feels like summer which of course makes getting the kids in the pool for swim practice that much easier.  Tyler's practically living there with water polo starting back up and high school swim ending.  He'll continue to swim for the city's club through July. I finally got myself up and working with digital project and was able to put a "Doors of Italy" poster together from shots I took on our vacation last summer.  I can't wait to get it printed, framed, and hung on the wall.  I'm really pleased with how well it turned out.  It's posted far below after last week's pictures.

Take a look at how last week went:

Day 112- Monday, 4/22/13
Brandon and I are heading home from swim practice and a quick trip to the store for some essentials.

Day 113- Tuesday, 4/23/13
Today was the high school's Academic Assembly and Tyler was honored for being one of the top 10 freshmen.  He's actually tied with 3 other kids for the top spot.  He never ceases to amaze me.  Way to go Tyler!

Day 114- Wednesday, 4/24/13
We had to rush home from Justin's class at the MIND to make it to the second half of the science fair where he displayed his Mentos and soda project.

Day 115- Thursday, 4/25/13
OK- I thought this was a fluke but apparently this is the way Justin ties EVERYTHING.  Who does this?  He says its easy to undo, but I'm thinking otherwise especially after attempting to reverse the craft on a pair of shorts that needed to be passed down to his brother.  His mind works in mysterious ways!

Day 116- Friday, 4/26/13
Happy Friday!  Friday is Bella's bone day, and the kids love to take turns giving it to her because she is so excited and willing to do practically anything for them before she finally gets that treat.  Rusty photo bombed my picture and wants to know what all the fuss is about.

Day 117- Saturday, 4/27/13
Tyler and I were at a swim meet most of the day in the 90 degree heat so we were happy to come home to a cool house and John manning the grill for an awesome family dinner.

Day 118- Sunday, 4/28/13
Tyler is kickin it before having to head out to a water polo tournament this afternoon.  He plays at 4:30 and 7:30 pm--it will be a late night and on a Sunday too.  This kid keeps us hopping.

Wait!  A couple more-- April's Family Photo

We put our play structure up on Craigslist this weekend and sold it within an hour so it seemed only fitting to have our family photo taken here as a final goodbye.  We've had this play set since my oldest was 7 so I've watched my 3 boys grow up playing on and enjoying it.  It's sad that they are now all too big and old for it, but I'm happy it found another home with younger kids to enjoy.

And here is the poster I made and plan to frame for my house.  It's basically 2 12x12 templates stacked to make a more vertical poster.  PL templates worked perfect for grouping all these door shots and the Cinnamon kit colors were spot on.

That's all folks.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next week in May--woohoo!



  1. I LOVE the family photo on the play structure! My kids are only 6 and 3 and I can't imagine them growing up on a play gym like that and then having to sell it. Such sweet memories I'm sure. It is a great picture too! I would love to get a play gym like that for my kids, they would LOVE it!

  2. What a great week- seeing your oldest stretched out on the couch made me giggle. Seems the boys are all in this stretching period & nothing seems to fit them any more.

  3. I am obsessed w/ doors, and I ♥ ♥ ♥ your print you put together!
    That's such a neat family pic for this month, b/c of the story behind it.
    FABULOUS pics as usual.
    Hope y'all have a great week. :)

  4. That shoe tying picture is awesome! Love it. Congrats to Tyler on being a top freshman! love, love, love your door poster! Way to go!! Have a great week!

  5. Fantastic pictures this week! Those shoes crack me up and great idea having you all pose with the climbing structure before you let it go. And your door poster turned out wonderfully. What a great memento and decoration for your home.

  6. I absolutely love the family photo of the play set! Bittersweet! Congrats to Tyler on being in the top of his class. That's awesome! I really like the poster you made of the doors of Italy. What a cool way to display your photos!