Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I just love living where we do. We're within 15 mins. of stores and other services, but far enough out to have woods in our backyard. It's so beautiful here! This is a picture of the kids in the creek across the street from us. They spend hours everyday outside in nature. We're very blessed!
We love going to museums, and one of our favorites is the Pacific Science Center. We've had a family membership there off and on for years. This time, in addition to all the usual great stuff, they had a circus exhibit area where the kids could pretend they were in the circus. It was a very fun day!
We got a Butterfly Garden this year so the kids could watch caterpillars change into butterflies. It was great fun! Honestly, when they suggested it, my first thought was "One more living thing to take care of. Joy." But it was really easy and they were hatched and set free very quickly. I think we may do it again when we study insects this year in school!
Isn't the 4th of July supposed to be warm and sunny? It wasn't this year! In fact, it was so cold and wet that we ate inside! Tim and Brantley were troopers and barbecued the burgers and hot dogs for us, so it was still yummy. And it dried up enough for fireworks later. But it was still cold! Hopefully next year will be back to normal sunny July weather!
On June 29th Ashlyn had her birthday, and I just can't believe that our youngest is 6! We really don't have any babies anymore! Her birthday is the 3rd of 4 June birthdays in our family - Tim's mom, Annie, Ashlyn and Tim all have birthdays in June. For her birthday picks she chose Rock Star cereal (bright pink star shaped cherry flavored puffs - ick!), hot dogs for dinner, and chocolate cake. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!
On June 26th, Annie turned 10. Another child in the double digits! She agreed to let Brantley make her cake, and it was really yummy! For her cereal she chose Lucky Charms and for dinner she chose Taco Bell. I love a girl who doesn't make me cook! She's still a little tiny thing, and cute as can be. Happy Birthday honey!
Emily and Ashlyn decided they each wanted a new "do", so off to the salon we went. Many tears and many dollars later they had beautiful cornrows and were thrilled! I, however, wasn't thrilled that they only lasted 2 weeks before their hair needed to be redone. Sixty dollars for a 2 week hairstyle? I don't think so. I guess I'll be doing braids for a long time to come!