Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Week 21

What a week!  I have to make this quick.  I'm heading out on a field trip with Justin's class to Mercer Caverns.  He's super excited, and I think it will be a fun day for all.  We're actually going camping up in the big trees near that area this summer--amazing natural beauty to explore.  There are so many activities going on this week and next with the end of school fast approaching and then we're off to Southern Calif for vacation. I can't believe it's finally here.  We have a lot of fun things planned for summer, big and small, to help us reconnect.  I'm done with everyone going in different directions.  Hopefully with school out we can accomplish that at least for a couple months anyway.

Here's how last week looked:

Day 140- Monday, 5/20/13
Brandon has been enjoying the nice weather by playing out in the backyard after homework is done.  He's great about taking the dog out there and just enjoying the outdoors like boys do.  Trees and sticks and rocks with a dog by his side will keep him entertained for hours.

Day 141- Tuesday, 5/21/13
My day lilies are in full bloom out front.  These red ones are my favorite, and I look forward to them opening up every May.

Day 142- Wednesday, 5/22/13
It's open house night at the school and the 6th graders are putting on a wax museum for their English and history class.  Justin is Spartacus, and he's standing in front of the backdrop he painted last week.  All the kids look great in their costumes with their paintings.  Poor Brandon was home sick and missed out on all the fun.

Day 143- Thursday, 5/23/13
This is my afternoon helper.  He likes to make and pack lunches which is great for me because it's a chore I hate.  These past couple weeks he's really stepped up to take over this task whenever I've needed help.

Day 144- Friday, 5/24/13
Brandon helped me make peanut-butter, chocolate-chip cookies this afternoon.  We're taking them to a party tomorrow.  He can't wait for that first batch to come out so he can taste test his handy work.

Day 145- Saturday, 5/25/13
Here's a selfie.  I needed a current shot for a mother's group project and was dressed up for a party so I went out back near the flower beds and snapped a quick shot before we left.

Day 146- Sunday, 5/26/13
Tyler is our ice-cream scooper.  He's always done with dinner first and eager for dessert so he's taken it upon himself to get the job done.  I think these are the first ice-cream cones of the summer! 

Wait!  One more:

May's Family Photo

We're running out of time in May so this long holiday weekend seemed like the perfect time for a family shot.  I was hoping we could take one by the pool, but it was actually overcast, cooler than normal, and even raining a little bit so the pool was covered and not picture ready.  Oh well, we found another spot out front, and the lack of bright sun helped keep everyone from squinting ;0)

OK! That's it.  Thanks for stopping by.  Only 8 days of school left!  Hopefully I'll see you next Tuesday.



  1. Justin's Spartacus backdrop turned out GREAT!
    You might need to share that recipe for the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies... :)
    I ♥ that selfie of you! :)

  2. Hope your last 8 days goes well! What great pictures for the week! Love the cookie making one and the ice cream one. Great picture of you too!

  3. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful family summer! You are beautiful by the way, great selfie! And I love that Spartacus :)

  4. Great May family photo! I love that you guys are so good about taking a monthly family photo. I told myself at the beginning of the year that I'd do a monthly family photo, but unfortunately dropped the ball on that one. I love you selfie too! Justin's backdrop turned out really good! I love his costume too!

  5. Love the selfie, Spartacus and his backdrop is great and I'm still impressed that you keep up the family portraits each month!

  6. WOW- look how tall your oldest is!!! It's a strange feeling when your first baby hugs you & he's taller than you are, isn't it??!!