Family

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Lonely no More:)
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew18:5



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

School starts when??

The natives are starting to get restless....and clothe less........and the couch is cushion less.....and Mom is getting very patience less.......Oh and did I mention we are father less??  Well at least he is home less.... Which is probably why Mom is so patience less...and if I don't quite whining less.....you will probably all start reading less!! 

They had buried Sherman with cushions and blankets.

 They swam for a Looooong time.....then just as I had stripped off their swim suits they decided they weren't done.....wet swim suits are dreadful to put back on.....so.......I banned the boys to the house, and let them skinny dip.  If you want to get at least another hour out of swim time out of em......let em skinny dip.  They really are heathens!









Monday, July 29, 2013

Can Jam

Watch this amazing video!  An orchestra with instruments made from recycled trash!  Wow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fXynrsrTKbI

This is a few pics from Saturday eve. in Hays....these were leaving the mall.  The boys both just whisked up the girls and hauled them out.



This was Sunday afternoon after church.  We were all sitting around the table chatting, I looked over and saw this......and couldn't resist.  I assured him he was only drooling a little:) and not even snoring.

 Ella was stalking a pesky fly......the others were watching very interested to see if she would get it.  They had just had an enlightening conversation on the fact that flies take off backwards when the fly and if you come up behind them your chances are better at getting them. (Now you can say you've read an educational blog!)

But she still missed:)  Micah told us that his accuracy has improved at least 25% since learning this though! 

 Sherman was extremely bored!  He was sitting here folding and then compressing the dish rag???

 We almost lost another one to dreamland......until a small yellow elf perched on him.

Yep this one's still sleeping!

 Carrie and Micah......Micah lived with us for several months when he first moved here.  We sorta claim them both as ours.

 And these two are always glad to squeeze up tight for a picture.....or well... just to squeeze up tight! 

 Then the party moved outdoors to play Can Jam.........I had never heard of this game, but there are actually tournaments........Sherman says the Champion wins a huge gold hammer......this does not seem like a motivating factor to me.........but hey, each to their own.

 Hugging on the sidelines.

 ......and hugging in the game.......  They were on opposite teams even.....consorting with the enemy camp I tell ya!

 The object is to throw the frisbee into the "can".  Your partner stands near the can and if you aren't going to make it they can knock it into it for 3 points, or against it for 1 point.  If you make it in the can with no help, you win the game.  If you throw it and hit the can with no help it's 2 points. 

Notice all the rolled up pants.....it had been raining and the grass was wet.  It was about 60* here all day yesterday.  And just  a bit misty and damp.  Which we NEEDED badly!


The Mad Tie ~er....found a rope......and if you have a rope, or a string........it MUST be tied to something!  She did this herself.....notice her foot on the trike to hold it still....she's a professional!

 Iley was not impressed!  She didn't want to be pulled around.......she did NOT trust the tow truck driver:)  I have a funny video of them when they took off.  Iley is wailing MOoooooOM the whole time as I heartlessly watch and film!  But unless someone can tell me how to post them with out them running in fast forward...with no sound....no videos.

 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mr. Mess Improved

He's still messy.........but....at least he's doing some productive messes now.  He mentioned the other day that he missed messing in water, but knows the girls are watching so he doesn't do it anymore.  Isn't he a sweetheart.  He wanted to make pancakes, sausage, and eggs for lunch........I know Ash and Thatch.....I know......."she never let us cook in her kitchen".....I may have never had such a PERSISTANT child before either!...it's easier to let him cook ....and then clean up the mess.... than outlast him in his pleading, and number of reasons he should be able to do something....especially if it involves a handy power whisk!


 Iley was sitting on a chair looking at a book....I think Wren was under the desk sulking cause I'd run her out of the work area.

He did these all by himself.

And the pancakes...directions read....stirred up...and cooked by the chef.


Thanks Sherm:)  It was all pretty good! 

And our healthy supper of hotdogs and garden squash.


 Summer time:)



Big Bro Thatcher giving them a ride.

Waiting her turn.......with drama of course!



Stopping to pick something......that's important ya know.

My turn!

Thatcher said she screamed FASTEEEEEEERRRRR  most of the ride.


Wren loves to kiss us all.


These boys do SO well at loving on her!

Ahhhh!  Two with one shot:)


 Our next pitcher?  She had just thrown the base ball to Thatcher.

 She wore this hat all evening.  Wren saw hers and Kyndahls and wanted one too.  I told her hurry go get one....we were getting ready to take a walk.....she took off for the house.......and must have got distracted, cause she came back carrying a skate board??? 


Climbing on the empty propane tank.




 Hang on to them Wren......you MIGHT be able to keep them from falling ya know...silly girl.

Stopping to pick again!  She'll have something bleeding before the nights over.

 Harrison:)

 Why do I have to stand here mom?......Just because  I said so Iley.

 

 OK I'm DONE now!



 We found 2 of these lovely critters on our walk!  Thatcher was messing with the first one and it bit his finger!

 Hitching a ride back cause "my legs are TIRED"


Riding off into the sunset??


 Love these kids!  One Blessed Mama.