Friday, June 29, 2012

Diving boards, tablets and open doors

 This little man has made big strides this summer as far as water goes.  He went to clinging on to our necks for dear life to going off the diving board and swimming across the pool.  What a stud muffin.  The only swimming lessons he's had are from my wonderful mama and myself.  Way to go Brody man!
 We were lucky enough to get invited over to use a friend's pool and Baylor got to practice  his diving.  He started on his knees first and finally got the hang of it towards the end.  He is also swimming the length of the pool crawl stroke, diving off the high dive and becoming quite the little fish.
 Taking the plunge! 
 We've been researching tablets and decided to go with an Asus and we love it.  Much cheaper than an ipad with the same fun stuff.  I have only gotten to touch it for about five minutes thanks to Angry Birds.
 Enjoying one of the nicer days before we got hit with a heat wave this week.  I locked them out.  Just kidding.  I thought about locking them out.
...and now for some exciting news!  Guess where this sign is going?  Awe, yea. That's right. On my classroom door! MY ART CLASSROOM door!  I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.  It just goes to show that God knows exactly where he wants you.  I get to teach art from Kindergartners to 8th graders and co-teach one high school class at Lisbon.  It is really my dream job because it's close to home and it's where my children go to school.  I will most definitely miss my students at the alternative school, but I am really looking forward to continuing a successful art program at Lisbon.

Now we can breathe a little easier and work on finding Lonnie the right job.  Please continue to keep him in your prayers.  He is such an amazingly talented man and I really want him to be happy in his occupation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Never a dull moment

Man, I love this kid.  
Here is Brody's "homemade" bungee jump.  
I was laughing so hard, I could hardly hold the camera straight.  
Where does he come up with this stuff!!?
Be thankful he had underwear on today.  

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Fun

Baylor the brave! Holding on the Grandpa's monster muskie that he caught in the Wapsi.  Those things have sharp teeth!

 The fish was almost as long as Baylor was.  
 ..and of course he had no fear. 
 The boys went with Granny K to the Raptor Center at Lake MacBride and got a dose of nature this weekend.  
 Always be prepared. 
 Tadpole pond! 
Check out the wingspan on that boy.  

Saturday, June 2, 2012

In stitches

I wondered where all of the milk went. 

To make milk-cicles of course. 

Duh, mom. 
I have a boy who thinks he's a dog and a dog that thinks she's a human.
 Well, he is a dog.......and all dogs go through the doggie door.
 It's amazing what a little tin foil can do.
 Brody lecturing the dog.

 Gate? What do you mean there's a gate? 
Poor Baylor man had a run in with a piece of playground equipment.  The equipment won.  We spent the evening in the ER getting stitches.  He was very brave and even impressed the doctors by how calm he was. Luckily it was right on the eyebrow so the scar should be hidden.  Lonnie and I both lost the bet though.....we had Brody as being first boy to get stitches!  Baylor proved us wrong.