Monday, July 30, 2012

No words.






















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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Splash!

This is actually from a few weekends ago, but I think you get the point.

Still hot.
Still summer.
Still time to use the pool! 








 Now, this one is special because Zoey is standing in the pool. She won't do it much, but hey - look at her go!



"I did it?"

This is how she "walks" on the bottom. She tells you to be about 2 inches away and then grabs onto you. It's only when we're NOT watching that she actually walks on the bottom.

Yeah, I'm talking about you.

For the record, I love this shot. Trav hates it. He thinks it makes him look like he's balding. I say it doesn't, and even if it did, it's super cute!



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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Slumber party - the after

I love slumber parties the day after that night of sleeping on the floor, talking after lights out and general giggling in bed. The memories!

After getting up at 6:30 (geeeeeeeze!!!), we made muffins, ate said muffins and went for a swim. One of the things we did while scrambling to get everyone dressed, packed and ready to go, was...hair!

Now, I'm not incredibly versed in hair styles. Most of the time I punt and hope that it looks okay. For a first try at French pigtails on the girls, I'm proud!!

 Aren't they cute?

Zoey's hair was too short to carry down, so made them little puff balls at the end. Cute!

The girls loved checking out there hair.

See? TA DA!!

I think the lack of sleep and fun activities caught up to Audrey.

See? The three amigos on the ride to Christopher's birthday party. Note Audrey's nap! We listened to Dr. Seuss on the way there, and I am proud to say that it has worked once again to keep the car quiet, happy and sleepy.



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Slumber party - quiz!

Anyone want to see how well they can guess the slumber party answers?

1. What were the mix-ins for the brownie?
2. What movie did the kids watch before going to bed?
3. How many songs did we sing before bed time?
4. Who fell asleep first?
5. Who fell asleep last?
6. Who woke up first?
    **BONUS: At what time?
7. Who woke up last?
8. What did the kids make for breakfast?


ANSWERS

1. Walnuts and chocolate chips
2. Finding Nemo (Thank you Disney Channel)
3. 5 songs
4. Jack
5. Audrey (We had an issue with a night light. Audrey needed one, but it kept Jack and Zoey up. We had the hall light on until they fell asleep and then plugged it in for Audrey)
6. Zoey
    **At 6:30
7. Jackson
8. We made poppyseed muffins with drizzled glaze on top and cinnamon streusel muffins. That means about 3 dozen regular muffins and 1 dozen mini muffins.




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Friday, July 27, 2012

Slumber party - bed time

All great things must come to an end, and so did our evening. After brushing our teeth, reading books and singing songs you would think it would be time to curl up in a sleeping bag to fall fast asleep.

Yeah, right.

Anyway, after all of this Zoey decided she HAD to "read" to Audrey.


She's my little teacher.

She LOOOOVES reading to other kids, even if she doesn't read the book as its written.

I loved how Audrey actually listened to this...story.

The interaction was awesome!

And for the record, here's proof that they all slept in the same room:



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Slumber party - BROWNIES!!

If you don't see many pictures of Jack, it's because he decided he was still hungry. The boy can eat and eat and eat if you let him. Plus he didn't want to put on pants, so I didn't want to include random photos of a boy in his underwear. Creepy.

Anyway, here were my "happy" helpers. Really, I swear they were happy! They just didn't love the camera.


Audrey was the dumper...

 And Zoey stirred...

 Dump...

And stir...
 Then they just got goofy.
 Oh brother. That's brownie batter on a freshly washed face.

At least they thought it was funny?



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