Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Week 20

Welcome back and happy Tuesday.  Thank goodness last week flew by.  John was out of town, and I was flying solo with three kids and all their activities to manage.  I think the pets suffered the most.  They just didn't get the attention they are used to because mommy was spent!  Oh well, everyone is still alive and kicking so I did something right.  This week will seem like a breeze with my hubby back to help.

Here's what last week looked like:

Day 133- Monday, 5/13/13
Tyler had his swim banquet and earned his varsity letter as a freshman since swimming at this school is a varsity only sport.  He'll go from high school swim right into swimming for the city's swim club and also starting water polo back up in preparation for Jr. Olympics.  Busy, active kid!

Day 134- Tuesday, 5/14/13
All 3 boys are back in karate this month.  Tyler is volunteering to help the younger kids learn.  He usually leads the warm ups and then takes a small group off to work on their Kata.

Day 135- Wednesday, 5/15/13
I picked up some new bathroom towels at Target today and Rusty thought he'd check them out.  They don't quite smell like his peeps yet so he's not sure what to think. 

Day 136- Thursday, 5/16/13
Justin is working on painting the background for his wax museum project.  He was really nervous about using paint and wanted to color the whole thing in colored pencil, but I strongly encouraged him to at least try the paint, and thankfully he was surprised at how easy and quick it went.  He'll add trees and some outlining later.  My European vacation pictures from last summer came in handy for this project.

Day 137- Friday, 5/17/13
The best thing about the warms temps and bananas that go ripe too quickly is banana bread.  We had a really long day with swim practice, Brandon getting sick, Tyler having an interview, needing to prep for a swim meet and squeezing in a late dinner so I'm not sure where I found the time or energy, but I did and this was a nice way to end the day.  It's the perfect comfort food--Yum!

Day 138- Saturday, 5/18/13
We're at the Blue and White time trials meet and John is the new swim team DJ.  He say's he gets the best seat in the house, and is happy to find a swim job he enjoys.  The poor guy is tired though.  He didn't get home from his work trip until after midnight and we had to be at the meet by 6:45 this morning.

Day 139- Sunday, 5/19/13
Brandon got a new book yesterday and couldn't put it down.  It's early Sunday morning and he just finished.  He has a thing for famous architectural structures and luckily his favorite Geronimo Stilton books have stories about many of them.  This one was all about the Eiffel tower so he asked me to take a picture of him with his book next to our very own tower.

That wraps up another week.  Only 3 more weeks of school.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back again next Tuesday.



  1. That banana bread looks amazing! You'll have to share the recipe with us.

    I'm super impressed w/ Justin's background he painted! Such talent!!!

  2. That banana bread looks yum! Way to go on Tyler's letter and all that swimming! Impressive! Glad you aren't solo this week! Have a good one!

  3. Hooray for parents who volunteer at swim meets!! Great pictures of your fabulous family!

  4. Looks like a great week (and busy!!). Counting down the weeks here too.....six to go - lol!

  5. I am liking Rusty's photo with that reflection going on in it.

  6. Your boys sure do stay busy! It's amazing how you keep up with it all, and how you and your husband are able to get involved as well. Very cool that your hubby was the swim DJ. That banana bread look amazing, too!

  7. How exciting to earn that letter. I remember how thrilled I was when I got mine. Congrats to him!!!

  8. Aw congrats to Tyler!! And that project of Justin's looks very cool.

    Great week!