Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lazy Days of Summer

I was noticing that I haven't posted in a while. I haven't had a lot of time, but more than that, I haven't had anything interesting going on. I think I hit a real low with the clean toilet. So, I took some pictures of the kids this week because they are my life.

Reese had an especially busy week. In addition to a haircut and wart removal, he lost his two front teeth. He spent all last week wiggling his two front teeth so they would be ready for Dad to pull them. Well, they were. They were so loose that they would move in and out as he breathed, but I am a wuss when it comes to teeth pulling, so there they stayed until Monday night FHE. We had a lesson on motorcycle/4-wheeler safety in preparation for our trip, and our activity was watching Reese have his teeth pulled. It was very entertaining. He is so cute with the teeth missing, and now can't say his s's. Oh, wait. He can't anyway!!!

Tuesday, Reese had a special visitor. He had invited his primary teacher, Sister Forbes-McGee, over for a visit the previous week. She didn't realize how serious he was until the next Sunday when he invited her again. So we scheduled a little visit for Tuesday morning. Reese was quite the gentleman. He opened her door for her and served her cookies and "Limenade". It was very cute to see him interact so properly with her. I think she got a kick out of it too.
Sorry about the shadows over all the faces in the next pictures. I am no photographer, but you can get the gist of what we are all doing.

We had a few really hot days, and I am surprising myself to say this, but I think I am getting used to this heat! We had picnics in the backyard and played in 100+ degrees without dying.

Anna led the girls in a Yoga session on the patio.

Maya relaxing.
Bella relaxing.
Reese was the trooper on the slip and slide, even after an unfortunate run in with the clothesline. He now has a nice gash between his eyes, but don't worry, he washed off the blood on the slip and slide.
Jessica has been such a helper these days! I am sure she is just bored stiff. Lauren is coming to visit next week and we are all VERY excited, especially Jessica.

Jeffrey spends his days snuggling in the shade with his Mama, and being one of the six cutest babies ever. He went to the Dr. last week and is 15 lb. 10 oz. He also shot up from the 25th percentile in height to the 80th!!! That explains his love of eating!

Oh yes! The big news is that "something handy happened" Thursday morning. Reese got gills! He really is part shark!


Emily Oman said...

I love the pictures, and stories. Your kids are so cute and entertaining. I can't wait to see you guys at the reunion!! What a cute chubby baby Jeffrey too I can't wait to squeeze him. I admire you so much Emily, and you are so beutiful and photogenic, love the blonde hair!

SKH said...

What a hot mamma! Love the blond hair! Kids and Yoga go better together than peanut butter and jam! I can't wait to see you guys in 10 days:)

Laurel MacD said...

You have sweet sweeet children. We have one week of school left and then we can enjoy summer. By the way - have you ever gone to Yosemite? We went every year when we lived there and loved it. There is a fun waterfall hike.

kthom said...

I'm thrilled your toitlet got clean and I've been waiting....good to see and hear from you! Classic Emily quote at the end of your fantastic rendition of Daddy's homecoming :)xo

libbie said...

Oh my . . . sounds like fun. Your baby is huge . . . and so cute. As are your other darlings. . . I can't wait for the 4th weekend. It should be crazy . . . and fun.

The Yancey Family said...

Hey, What kind of trip are you getting ready for? I personally loved your toilet blog. I had Brett pick me up some of that drywall sanding screen stuff. He is skeptical about it. My first thought was "I am going to scrub the toilets so good with that stuff and that will show him", then I realized he's probably doing one of those reverse psychology things to get me to clean the bathrooms! Anyways...I love all the pictures of your kids, they are so cute! It looks like you guys are having a fun summer!

Alicia said...

You guys are always interesting, despite what you may think. Love the pictures of your kiddos. Thanks for letting us come play a couple weeks ago--we'll have to do it again sometime. Oh, and don't forget that if you don't have something to blog about, you could always write about your talented dog (y'know, the door thing...I don't want to give anything away!) Ok, that's all. :)