Sunday, June 23, 2013

So Many Things

 We've been busy doing so many things...
 
We finished up swim lessons.  The girls did so awesome,

 

and are all great swimmers.

 

One day last week, we set off for a fun-filled day,


and started with breakfast at McDonald's.  If you have to
 go McDonald's, breakfast is the time to do it.  It's not crowded, and the kids had the run of the place.


One afternoon while Graham was napping,  we made homemade watercolors!


We had fun making all of the different colors.


Everything was fine and good, until I read the last instruction which said "let dry overnight."  Oops.  Jane was none too pleased.


But wait we did, and the girls were ready to paint the next day!
 

This past weekend, we finished up HayDay VBS.


We've also worked a little bit in our new school workbooks!  Hard to believe I needed two kindergarten and one second grade book!


 But never fear, amidst all of this busyness....we've found a little time to relax!


 So far, we are all enjoying summer!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Father's Day

Happy  


Father's


Day


to


 a


Dad


who does


it



ALL!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Swimming!

The first week of summer has been filled with swimming, swimming, and more swimming.  The girls are taking lessons again this summer.  They are all good swimmers....just learning some new strokes and practicing some harder stuff.  They are taking with some neighbor kids, and I think they like it!


Graham has done a great job watching.  He will get his turn next summer!  But never fear, he has been in the pool a lot with his puddle jumper on.  I will have to get some pictures of him.  He is a maniac.

Jane and Syd are in the same class.


Swim lessons aren't all work.  Here is Jane having a little fun on the slide!


So far, summer is going swimmingly!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Start of Summer Bash

School's out for summer!  
We finally got Clare out today!  I think we were all ready for a break from school.  We welcomed her home with a sign made by her sisters!

 
Here she is on the first day of first grade,


and the last, holding her awards for "Outstanding Citizenship" and "Achievement in all Academic Areas."


Clare had a great year in first grade, and we are so proud of her many successes! 
 
We celebrated the start of summer with the Start of Summer Bash, which was reallly just glorified Movie Night!  We made two different kinds of popcorn.....one with M&Ms and this one!


Then we set up shop and enjoyed a night without a strict bedtime!


Here's to summer!

Monday, June 3, 2013

random iphone picture post

Graham loved his first milkshake!


Jane and Syd thought it was so funny to swing in this swing together! 


Graham was quite mesmerized by feeding the ducks.



Clare has been dying to go to IHOP (for whatever reason), and lucky for her, LoLo and Pop obliged!


Me and my Janey girl


Graham can't resist doing what his sisters are doing.


Clare took a "maymester" ice skating class.  She loved it and really learned a lot!



Guess Graham needed a little nap?