Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week 31

Hi!  Welcome back.  So far I'm liking the slower pace of August, but I know it's going to end way too soon.  This week is the last week of summer camp for my 2 younger kids and then they can stay home for a week before heading back to school.  Ack!  I'm not ready for school or the dreaded back-to-school shopping.  I don't even want to think about it.  At least we have one more family trip planned.  We're getting ready for camping in the Calaveras Big Trees.  I can't wait for my boys to see how amazing these giant trees are and also the ants that come with them--Indian Jones type ants!  Crazy big but they'll love it.

Now for last week's shots:

Day 210- Monday, 7/29/13
It's a poor quality phone picture but totally fun.  John was home with the boys today while I worked, and he took them out to lunch.  They all look so happy!  My 4 guys at Five Guys burger joint.

Day 211- Tuesday, 7/30/13
Tyler finally has some down-time to get his summer homework done.  He has to finish this 1000 page book and write an essay plus a few other things before school starts.  Only 800 pages left!  At least he's a trooper and doesn't complain.

Day 212- Wednesday, 7/31/13
Happy birthday to my youngest who turns 9 today.  He wanted a birthday that was all things wolf and was very pleased with every little detail.

Day 213- Thursday, 8/1/13
Wow!  It's August already.  I'm happy about that because it's a slower month for us but also sad because it's the end of summer.  I need a do over without all the activities. 

Day 214- Friday, 8/2/13
One last present came in the mail today.  Brandon really wanted this Lego set for his birthday, but it wasn't released until the day after so I had it on pre-order through Amazon and it arrived only 2 days late.  After building it he said it was worth the wait ;0)

Day 215- Saturday, 8/3/13
I decided I better get the summer shot of our house before summer ends.  I took one in spring and will take another in fall and winter.  It will be fun to see how they really compare in the end.

Day 216- Sunday, 8/4/13
Our Bella girl.  She's mostly indoor with us during the weekends but finds she often just needs a break and will ask to go out and lay in her crate.  I think she's ready for another nap.  If only I had that kind of time.

That takes care of yet another week.  They sure do fly by fast.  Check back next week to see how we fared in the big trees with those big ants--yikes!



  1. August is the calm before the storm of school starting! Enjoy your calm and coming trip! That is one big book your boy has to read! Great idea to do a picture of the house in the different season! Good to catch up with you again my friend!

  2. Happy birthday to Brandon! I love his wolf cake! I hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer. That trip to the big trees sounds like a lot of fun!