Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kool Kids

Because they caught me in a weak moment; because it's summer and we're running out of things to do;because sometimes it's just fun to say "yes"....I let my girls dip dye their hair in cherry Kool-Aid.

After a little reading on the Internet, it was unclear how long this stuff will stay in their hair.  Some websites said about a week. But one said up to EIGHT  months.  So before we began, I laid out the groundwork.....if it hasn't washed out before school starts, we are cutting it off. The girls were in agreement, so the dying began!
You boil the Kool-Aid, and then just dip as much of your hair as you want colored. I'm shocked at how vibrant the color turned out.

The girls loved the results.  I wish I had video of them flipping their hair around.   They felt very "teenagerish!"
We're three days in, and it has faded quite a bit, so we'll see what happens!  Time will tell!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hot, Hot, Hot Springs!!!

We spent a few fun-filled days in Hot Springs with Casey's family. 
Our time was filled with boat riding,
water ballloon dodging,
tube stunting,
 lake relaxing,
fish catching,
pool swimming,
show watching,
no hand holding,
tubing, tubing and more tubing,
and of course, crash landing!
And just for old time's sake, here's a look at how times have changed.
Hot Springs in 2009
Hot Springs in 2015
And one more.....Hot Springs 2008 (Jane on the left)
And this year!
Great memories.....and another great trip!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Two Camps, One Week


Last week was a busy week for my girls!  As one of Clare's birthday gifts, she got a week at Pine Cove in the City!  The week finally arrived, and she loved it. 
Clare had a great counselor, "Snaps," and she looked forward to it everyday.  She enjoyed all of the activities....euro bungee, water Twister, and all of the water slides!
They did Bible studies each week and learned about different heroes of the Bible.
Her counselor had some very nice things to say about Clare at the end of the week.  She said Clare is helpful, puts people at ease, and is very grateful.  It's always nice to hear other people say nice things about your kids!
It was fun week for her, and I am so thankful that she got to experience it!
Meanwhile, Jane and Sydney were participating in their second Missoula Children's Theater camp.  This year the play was Blackbeard the Pirate, and Jane and Sydney were cast as parrots.
 Missoula runs such a great camp.  It is a well-oiled machine, and the girls loved it!  They both had a few lines, and sang several songs....that they continue to sing.....  "Pretty bird, the kind you like to meet....."
With the girls in camp, Graham and I had some time to ourselves.  We had fun together and managed to get lost in the minions!!
It was a fun week for all! 

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Fourth

Mamma hopped in with Mom and Dad on their trip home from Colorado, so the kids got to spend some time with their great-grandmother on the weekend of the Fourth!
On the actual holiday, we went to Nathan's house for swimming and burgers.  Brody and Megan were out of town, but the kids had no trouble making themselves at home!  They were thoroughly enthralled with this giant flamingo!
We never got Mamma on the flamingo, but I think she enjoyed watching the kids swim and flip!
My four on the Fourth!

It was fun weekend filled with family, fireworks and flamingos!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Graham Says...

Graham keeps me laughing with the funny things that come out of his mouth!  Last week we were in the car headed to swim lessons, and he said, "Are my swim lessons going to be in the cat pool?"  The girls and I were puzzled. Cat pool?  What is a cat pool?
Then it hit me.....we call the smaller pool the "kiddie pool."  He obviously heard "kitty pool," hence "cat pool." 
So, from this point forward, we will refer to the shallow pool as the cat pool!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

School's Out! Scream! Shout!

Summer has arrived with a bang!!!  I now have two second graders and a fourth grader!!!
While the girls were busy finishing out the school year, Graham and I went to the zoo with some friends.   He loved the animals and he especially loved the animatronic dinosaurs!
Our first week of summer has been big fun.  Casey had an unexpected day off and we hit the bowling lanes and snow cone stand.  It's so fun to have Daddy home for a day in the summer!
We have also spent TONS of time at the pool.  Jane and Graham are taking some swim lessons, and Syd and Clare are in a diving class.  Clare has also joined a competitive swim class, and she has turned into quite the little fish!
There are so many fun things to look forward to in summer, and we are enjoying this first week!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brace Yourself!

We've reached a new milestone at the Eoff house!  Clare got braces last Friday.  She has worn a retainer for a while, but it was time for the next step.  She was super excited about getting them, stating, "Getting braces has been on my bucket list!"

Here she is before:


And after:

She just has four brackets (complete with pink and silver rubber bands) on her top teeth, but that was enough to cause some pain over the weekend!  I think we're over the worst, and she's adjusting nicely!