Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Working Out

The kids love to watch me workout. The other day Lainey grabbed a plastic rattle and started swinging it like a kettlebell. She looked just like me, complete with grunts and breathing fast. It was hilarious.

Anyway, this particular day Ry saw the end of my workout and insisted he join me. So we did the ab section (around 15 minutes) then he still wanted to exercise, but I was done. So I pulled out Tamilee Webb (the buns of steel girl) and they had a blast. Just check out the form and concentration ...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The boys went to a daily vacation Bible school 2 weeks ago, every morning for a week. Not only did I enjoy the girl time with Laine 5 days straight, but also the joy and stories that came from that week. They had a blast. Crafts, games, singing, videos, they even told me what happened in the stories each day. And memorizing, they both memorized verses and enjoyed it. It was a last minute decision to enroll them, but I think it ended up being a highlight of the summer.

the action

posing with their shirts

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Seriously people...

... just try not to laugh.

Dr. Freeze (from Batman, of course)
A girl teacher (apparently)

Where do you come up with these things, my little sunshine?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

a Hike in the Forest

Or a walk in the park down the street, whatever you want to call it.
A nice way to spend a rainy summer day.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Random photo

Random cute lunch. This is the way my sweetie ate her lunch one day last month. Too funny, especially the carrot. I think it looks like a little bunny ate it.
And notice how she was careful to stay far away from the crusts. Very prudent. Coincidentally this is a picture of what I, then ate for lunch.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A walk in the park

On Friday we took a walk through the park.
We had a little picnic and played at the playground, then off to the library. It's not that much further to walk but it is very fun to bring home all those books. Then on the way home we stopped at Ry's school and tried out the new climbing net.
Aaron was going to take the sleeping beauty home to bed, so he could get ready for work, but he just had to climb it first.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Na na na na na na na - Batman!

Notice the game (earned by a month of check marks for good behavior) and the shirt.
And the goofy grin face. Obsessed much?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Girlie girl

She has definitely inherited the female shoe loving gene from me and Grammie.
Styling by Laine

Friday, August 6, 2010

More flashbacks

When I posted our recent vacation pics it reminded me that we haven't been to the Bay in a few years. Some of that was due to border issues (we just got passports this spring) and some was due to having small children (why get passports when you're not going anywhere?).

But two summers ago we went down for the day, I think, and had a blast in the pool. Just like our most recent trip.

That's me looking mighty white...
And here are the kiddies looking mighty little...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

They grow fast

What a difference a year makes.
Here is my babe summer 2008...
summer 2009...

and now...
Again, summer 2008...
last summer...
and now!
What a big girlie!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

while Mom is asleep...

... Dad and the kids will play.

It was back to work for me this weekend and that meant sleeping during the day and working overnight. So Aaron always wants to get the kids out of the house while I nap.

This day he only had 2 kids (Ry-guy was at Grammie's) and they went biking/triking and then to the playground. The kids loved it. They both have road rash, but they loved it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

lego Batman

There is a little obsession at this house lately. It is called "Lego Batman". Lego Batman game, Lego Batman shirts, Lego Batman pretend time, Lego Batman jokes. Everything Lego Batman. I thank Dear Daddy for buying the game for them (uhem, after I said they were not allowed to get it).

Anyway, Mr. Kobes is so creative he used our lego pieces to make the characters from the Wii game. They are actually quite clever.

From Left to Right: Catwoman (notice the girl hair and the whip), the penguin (top hat & umbrella), tough guy (he is green guy's brother apparently - I have no idea what that means), Dr Freeze (he wears a helmet in the game), green guy (again I know this is a character that he has given this nickname to, but I don't know who), lastly the riddler (he carries a staff with a question mark in the game).
He also made Batman and Robin, but they are somewhere under the bed saving the day and didn't make it to the photo shoot. Pretty creative for a 4 year old!