Saturday, July 27, 2013

What Are Big Sisters For?

I don't wanna say she likes it when he gets frustrated playing games on my phone but, well, I think you know how she feels...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Apparently he feels strongly about ice cream...


Ella recently spent a few days away at camp.  She had a fantastic time and tried many new things like zip lining.  I asked if she missed us/home.  She reports that she didn't have time to miss us.  I'd say that's both good and bad!

Here she is with her friends in the cabin...

Myles even got to go to camp with her!
Apparently there was a session on nail painting and doing hair.  This seems decidedly not campish but who am I to judge?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I Scream...You Scream

There's an ice cream shop down the street from our house.  Let's just say that it has been tempting us all summer...

Here we are with our friend, Kaylene.

Participation in 4H judging!

Ella is participating in 4H this summer (see also previous post about working with Grandpa Steve).  In addition to the woodworking project, she took an intro sewing class.  I only took a few pictures because, quite frankly, we waited until the last minute to do the project so we were in a bit of a time crunch.  She made a two layer skirt and a burnt-edge flower for the elastic waistband. I have told Ella that she has maxed out my skill level with this intro level class!! She had to do some re-sewing here and there but otherwise did a fantastic job.  Here are some good shots of the fun...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Play ball, baby!

We made our annual trek to Huntington Park to watch a baseball game.  We had a fantastic time as always!  Here's the proof:

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Project Time

I like to have the kids stay busy in the summer.  No lolly gagging around our house!  One of the ways we're keeping busy is with an organization called 4H.  The members of 4H get to choose various projects to complete.  They are judged and displayed at the local fair.  One of the projects Ella selected was a beginner woodworking class.  She decided to complete it with her Grandpa Steve.  She loves that guy (me too to be honest) and he has the best tools in town.  She recently spent a Saturday making a stool with him.  It's not quite finished so I don't have a final photo yet.  Stay tuned!

She's Not a GIRLFRIEND... She's a girl(space)friend

Luke got invited to a birthday party a couple weeks ago.  It was a party for a girl but don't make the mistake of calling her his girlfriend because he quickly makes the angry face and corrects you.  However, I will tell you that he bought a new Ninjago shirt and had me gel up his hair for the occasion.


I will also tell you that he wanted to go to Target with me and pick out her gift and was very specific about what was purchased.


He probably spent 95% of his time at her party jumping on her giant trampoline.  I watched him play ball with Little Miss Not My Girlfriend.  During the course of play he knocked her down and jumped on her arm so that she couldn't catch the ball he wanted.

It's clearly love.