Monday, June 6, 2011

Here we go again

Summer started and we have yet to turn the AC on or find our slip'n'slide! That is the positive spin on the somewhat turbulant weather. The negative side would tell you how much it stinketh to watch track meets and t-ball games swaddled in winter wear.

Here are my boys on the last day of school. Mitch was the only one who was truly pumped it was the last day.
 ***We've had a lot of stuff going on since the start of our break. Isaac received his Arrow of Light and now is excited to become a Real scout. He will begin with a bang by attending 11-year-old scout camp this weekend. Thankfully Hub is his scout leader so some good bonding will be going on. (except I heard there have been lots of bear sightings where they are going! Should I pack some bear mace for him??)

***Ethan is loving t-ball with a gaggle of his friends. He's on the Cincinnati Reds and just asked me yesterday 'What's a Cincinnati, mom?" He's the first of my boys who actually wanted to wear the baseball pants and cleats to have a full-on uniform. He might be the smallest on his team but he can hit pretty dang far. Sometimes he's an awesome outfielder too when he's remembering to stand up and pay attention to the game.....

***Ike and Mitch have given up on baseball and are doing track. Track meets are waaay too long, but  it's fun to develop a talent for running. (says the lady who hates running) Our track pictures are a little too blurry for public posting. That tells you how fast my boys are.

**We had our family pictures taken by a non-charging family member. Why? Because it would be foolish to pay money when you have children who refuse to look at the camera/smile ever. Sadly this is why Noelle and Sydney have very outdated photos on our family room wall.


***And it was our 13th wedding anniversary! Hub is still very excited to be married to me as you can tell in the picture below.
More later if I feel like it.

13 comments:

Michelle said...

After five kids he can still lift you? Man I wish I had your ability to pop them out. Congrats on the anniversary. Good luck on the summer fun.

cold cocoa said...

Ahem..
Well, looks like you've started your summer with a bang! I would worry about bears, too, which is why I'm debating ever camping. Is that a good enough excuse? If there is such a thing as bear mace, I'd buy it.

Matt and Cristina said...

You are a cute family whether or not the girls smile and look at the camera. I'm just impressed that all of the boys are. I really hope the weather changes soon. I am so ready for it to feel like summer!

LC said...

That was a beautiful grassy meadow for a photo shoot. You guys look great.
Sounds like a pretty fun summer already and it's only gonna get better with the reunion coming up eh?

Sher said...

Derek might have some expired bear spray that they could take. That stuff is expensive! Happy Anniversary and of course "Hub" is still thrilled to be married to you since you're so fabulous. I've been waiting for a warm morning to eat outside. I should maybe have picked yesterday, except it was windy. It is a bummer to have to still wear winter wear when you want to be celebrating sunshine (with the lack of a cold breeze) instead. Oh, and congrats to Isaac and you for him getting his Arrow of Light. I am determined to not compare my own self to your fabulousness since I am fabulous in my own way -- which didn't include my oldest son getting his arrow of light. Maybe Jake. And really, only Mitch was excited for Summer break? Wow. Only Dan wasn't excited for it around here. That's probably a long enough comment:)

Nicole said...

I love the picture of you and Leon. You guys are cute.

stephanie said...

really really cute family picture. You all look great! Happy Anniversary last week... and since you have the ablity to pop out your kids I guess you better pop out five more;)

Diana said...

Holy cow, what progress---THREE boys smiling in your family picture? And no one crying or scowling? Very cute. Although the scowls of yore WERE endearing (to me).

The Allreds said...

interesting that you all have the opposite weather there...fires a blazin here : ( hope the rest of your summer proves to be just as exciting. and I vote YES...send Isaac with bear mace! you could have guessed that from me though, right!? cute photos! happy 13th...hope only GOOD luck finds you this year.

Wendy said...

You are so funny! I'm thinking I like your non-paid photographer--looks great! Congrats on the anniversary. How could he not be thrilled? You're a babe. :) Miss seeing you--the winter weather this "summer" combined with allergy season has us doomed and causes us to spend our days at home. Your family is so cute!

Lacee DeG said...

Happy 13th for you!! Love the family pics:) I'm still waiting to see you at water aerobics!!

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TisforTonya said...

haha - love it - you guys rock... and why on earth did this post wait until today to show up on my update list??? I swear I wasn't ignoring you on purpose!