Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Here is the whole family on the day R "graduated" from preschool. It was pretty late (8pm ish) so baby L wasn't super cooperative.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The big 5

Somebody's 5! It's birthday season at our house. And the big R turned the big 5 with a Lego themed extravaganza. He has never had a friend party so this was our first chance to try that out. We invited a ton of kids and all but 2 of them came. Yikes. But it went smoothly. Friends 9 and 12 year old kids were helpers and lots of the mommas stayed. The weather was great and we played in the backyard for most of the time. That means the house stayed clean for the family party the next day! In the end we have a ton of Lego, and Ry had a great time.

Lego candy for party favors, you can actually build with it!
Lego shirts for all the kids, and Lego medals they got for completing the Lego building contest.
Lego cake by Auntie N and Uncle G. They made equally impressive cupcakes for the kid party.
Opening presents in the backyard.
New hockey pads from Uncle D and Auntie S.

Monday, June 8, 2009

the sun is shining

Really it is a bit hard to stay at the computer when the weather is so great.  Not to mention shift work and some health issues which all contributed to my lack of posts.  Here is a bit of what I saw these last few weeks (mostly slathered in sunscreen reclining in my deck chair, I love having a backyard!)

Daddy created an outdoor shower by strapping the watering attachment from our hose to our backyard tree.

We also set the sprinkler up in the front yard to try and help the poor brown grass.

We had lunch at the park.
We had some cousin time for my birthday.  I love how these guys play so well together.  A cried when it was time to leave, she wanted to stay with her cousins, so cute!

We did a (very) little gardening.
And lastly these are my worker men, all decked out for some serious construction.  Please click on this one to make it bigger, it totally makes me laugh!