Friday, July 11, 2014

Chick-fil-a dress like a cow day

Oh, yes, I am crazy enough to take six children out to eat AND dress us all up like cows. (And no, I am not the giant cow!)

Monday, July 07, 2014

Fourth (fifth) of July

We didn't make it to fireworks on Friday night. The ones we usually watch weren't starting until 10pm and there was NO WAY I was keeping the kids up that late.

An awesome friend mentioned that her family would be going to a fireworks show at a local park only a few blocks from our house but on Saturday. 

How we could not have known about this amazing fireworks show so close to us? It was awesome and worked so well. The only downside was that because it's a neighborhood display we were really close to the fireworks.

As in a hundred feet from the firing zone! I got a few pictures of the fireworks but none of the great face painting Sara did on the kids.

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 04, 2014

Recent activities

Our summer (like every summer) just seems to fill up.

There's helping in the kitchen...

Getting Cardinals tickets...

Going to the park...

Lots of reading...

Snuggling the pets...

Going to parades...

And playing with Mama's camera!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

I think she answered it herself!

On Thursday we were getting ready to head to Children's for a couple of hours of speech therapy when I got the following question from a frustrated child:

"Why do we need go a lot of speeches?"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mama is alone!

The kids are in a day camp for the next few days.

I can't decide whether I'm excited or really nervous. (The coffee isn't helping!)
I've got lots of things planned (painting, anyone?) but we'll see how much I actually get done. I spent the first few hours of their camp out in the lobby of their camp center.

Hover much?

This is new for them and me, but I think they will have a good time and really enjoy it. It's just hard to leave when they have fears of being abandoned.

And those fears are legitimate.

Off to run some errands!

Hooray for a second toilet!

On Father's Day, of all days, Mark installed the necessary flooring and then re-installed the toilet. I guess it shows what an awesome dad he is that he would give up a day of rest and relaxation for the comfort of his family!

The plumbers are coming on Thursday to do the rough-in for the new shower so we're getting closer to having one more room done!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Looking better!

Mark started working on the bathroom bright and early this morning--after his Saturday morning waffle-making ritual. 

He had to build out the wall where the new plumbing will go for the shower and build an additional wall for the other end of the tub. But none of that could happen until he put the subfloor in, which involved raking the rubble smooth and removing some old pipes. He got it all done in record time while I took some of the kids grocery shopping (and I now remember why I enjoy doing that after they're in bed!).

Tomorrow after church Mark's going to put in some hardwood flooring and hopefully the toilet. I am rather excited to have a second bathroom--or at least a second toilet--again!
(The tub is underneath the cardboard for protection. ;) )