Monday, July 21, 2014

Missoula Theater Camp

Last week, my three girls participated in Missoula Children's Theater Camp.  Clare has done this camp for the past two summers, but this year Jane and Sydney were old enough too!  And as luck would have it, the play for this year's camp was Rapunzel!

Jane and Sydney were cast as mushrooms, and blue mushrooms as that.  They sang several songs and had some dance moves in the play.

Sydney had a slight wardrobe malfunction in the first show.  Her mushroom cap fell off, and it proved to be tricky to get it back on!  By the second performance, she was good to go!

Clare was cast as a pixie.  She was happy with her role, and had a couple of lines, and she did a great job!

I am impressed every year at the Missoula camp.  They audition on Monday and perform the shows on Saturday.  It's a well-oiled machine!

 So proud of my pixie

and my "fun guys!"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scenes of Summer

The blog has totally taken a back seat this summer, but here is a quick look into some of what we've been up to!

Jane and Sydney love playing with make-up.  Here are the "after poses!"

My four little Bible children....all ready for VBS!

My big parenting fail...I trusted Clare when she told me she had sunscreen on.  I felt so bad!

  A rare night when we had just the twins for dinner.

Going for walks is always a lot of work....lots of "stuff" to get ready

...and then usually not a ton of walking.

Clare was happy that it was her turn to spend the night at DeeDee's!

My big man went to the dentist for the first time!  He did so great!  When the hygienist was cleaning his teeth, he was belly laughing and saying "It tickles!"

We have settled into a good routine for summer, and I can't believe how fast it is flying by!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Perdido Key, Florida 2014

We just returned from a great week in Perdido Key, FL with Casey's side of the family.  It was the kid's first time to see the beach, and I love how this picture captures their delight! 

Our first beachy family picture captured moments after we arrived!

We had a great week, and I'm going to let the pictures do the talking!  There was lots of beach time!

There was lots of delicious seafood!

Some that we even caught ourselves!  We took our "catches" to a local restaurant, and they cooked it all up for us!  Can't get much fresher than that!

Lot's of fun LuLu's, where the girls got their hair braided and spent a ton of time hula hooping and dancing.

And Wolf Bay Lodge!  Hanging on the marina with Emmy and Grandad!

There were lots of cool things to do.....including a visit to the Naval Aviation Museum and a viewing of the famous Blue Angels practice.

Lots of fun Aunt Morgan time.  Graham was frequently overheard yelling, "Morgie, where are you?"  :-)

There was a brief introduction to the game of tennis....and we had a few who showed some interest!


We spent several evenings walking on the beach or hunting for sand crabs.  Such a pretty backdrop for an evening! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Dan, Dale, Scotty and Mary for a great week at the beach!

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Last Week

Last Friday was the Sock Hop!

Last Saturday was a horse riding party!

Last Sunday, we made our own peanut butter at the grocery store after church.

Last Monday, we met Brody for dinner!  Big fun!

Last Tuesday, Graham had his second day of swim lessons!  No fear of the water at all.....but a little fear of the his super-nice swim teacher.

Last Wednesday, Jane and Sydney are officially 6 1/2.  Happy half-birthday!

Last Thursday was Awards Day!  So proud of my girls! Syd got "happy helper," Jane received "star student," and Clare got an award for straight A's, and that's not even all of them!  Everyone had outstanding attendance...Jane never missed a day!  Great year for these three.

 Today....LAST DAY OF SCHOOL....

 Now it's time to catch up on sleep, swim at the pool, and enjoy having my people home everyday!