Thursday, June 24, 2010

PSF and security

Not a lot has changed this past week.

Other than VBS at our church, we can still be found here.

Tying to stay cool and have as much fun as possible.

Last week
, I mentioned a big change in Jack. A few weeks ago, he was happy to stay on the steps and in just one fun morning, he was all over the place.

At first I thought it was my stellar teaching ability and that motherly way about me that naturally builds up my children's confidence.

However, once I downloaded these pictures, I don't think I can take credit for my son turning into a little fish.

Honestly, I think he just found his security object and held on tight.

*Sigh* I should have known. After all, it's not the first time.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Just as I was about to snap this picture, Melody said, "Wanna know how much I lub my daddy? This much!"

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful daddies out there. You are greatly lubbed.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

PSF and summertime

If you haven't noticed, I've been a little MIA the past few weeks.

It's hard to blog while this is going on

And check out this guy.

Two weeks ago he didn't even want to get his face wet.
(Charlie is crying in the background because I wasn't standing at the edge to catch him as he jumped in.)

So, there you go. That's what I've been up to; hanging out at the pool all day.

Yep, it's pretty tough being me.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

PSF and characters

If you're a frequent reader on my blog, you're aware of my son's love of books.

A few weeks ago, right before school ended, they had Character Day, where each student came dressed as a favorite character from a book they read.

Jack initially wanted to be Batman and wear his Batman jammies. Unfortunately, he hasn't actually read a Batman book so that wouldn't work.

Then, much to my delight dismay, he began listing all the Dr Seuss characters he liked. I was pretty nervous as I know I'm not talented enough to sew a Thing 1 or Thing 2 costume. Please. I can barely sew a button.

I was thrilled when he decided to go as Jack, from the Magic Tree House series

Who better, after all?!

The only part of the costume we were missing were Jack's glasses.

Thankfully, Captain had left a pair of reading glasses here a few weeks ago so we popped out the glass and viola!

A perfect Jack.

Who's your favorite character?

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Radioactive Jack

This past weekend we went yurting with five other families from our Sunday school class. Yurting is a lot like camping, except instead of a tent we stay in a yurt. (For the record, I never plan on tent camping. I'm actually not sold on yurting again either.)

Here is the yurt.

The children had a blast. Melody got to hang with her BFF, Ava, as well as a few older girls who fawned all over her. (Yes, she was in princess heaven.)

Here is Little Jack, Ava, Big Jack, and Melody.

This is Addie. Melody and Addie just love each other and stayed together most of the weekend.

Jack got to run around with the older kids, riding bikes and scooters.

We took several walks to the water fall, or water fountain, as Melody calls it.

And let's not forget about the staying up late and eating s'mores.

Since the kids were getting to stay up late, we
gave them all those glow-necklaces and bracelets so it would be easier to see them in the dark.

My kids love those. They love them so much that they insisted on wearing them to bed.

So, late Friday night, we tucked them into the yurt and then walked back outside to where all the adults had their chairs placed, sitting around chatting. After about 15 minutes Alex walked back to the yurt to make sure the kids were asleep.

As expected, they weren't.

Jack was, however, glowing. All over.

Apparently that's what happens when one chews through the glow necklaces and the glow-making agent leaks out.

And now Jack is known as Radioactive Jack.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

PSF and 6

Tomorrow my first little guy turns 6.


This is one of my favorite pictures of him. He was about 20 months old. I think it really sums up how cool he truly is.

Plus it reminds me of how he used to call flip-flops 'bip-bops'.

And here his is, my almost 6 year old.


Is incredibly silly.

Loves to crash into people things, falls down a lot and prefers to run instead of walk.

Is an amazing reader. He recently finished Charlotte's Web and is now reading Illustrated Stories from Dickens. I know. I'm so glad there's another big reader in the house!

Had a great year in Kindergarten and won the Best Vocabulary award. (OK, I'll stop bragging now.)

Has become fascinated with superheroes. And villains.

Loves baseball, bike-riding, and playing with his friends. And even his brother and sister. Mostly. When they let him take total authority.

Has an amazing memory and probably knows more Bible verses than I do!

Really when I think of what an amazing boy my son is and what a blessing he is to our family, I'm rendered speechless.

That almost never happens to me.

Happy birthday, Jack. You are loved more than you'll ever know.

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