Thursday, June 22, 2017

Strawberry Picking

The boys and I read a book about plants (including strawberry plants) and took a field trip to the strawberry fields a few weeks ago, and they had a great time. They worked hard picking berries, and had fun playing afterward at the great play area.  Following our time there, I thought we needed to stop at the farm stand for a little ice cream treat.  All in all, a pretty great field trip for all, even baby Clara enjoyed her time outside.  

I thought this was the coolest boat race setup I'd ever seen.  They had to pump the water to propel the boats forward down the pvc pipes back to their side.  

Clara and Mommy sat in the grass and watched the boys play.

I thought it pretty brave of Will to take the biggest tractor toy through this brush tunnel, since it JUST fit through it.  I thought for sure he was going to get stuck in it, but he made it through without a hitch!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Preschool Grad and Pics

Hannah went to a local preschool this past year, and had her graduation, which I find both absolutely ridiculous and heartwarming all at the same time.  😊😏

Monday, June 12, 2017

Cute Children

Here's just a smattering of pictures of adorable children for you.  :)

Clara for so long slept with her little pouty lip out.

We're enjoying the local zoo here.

The children were making "coffee" and such one day from the resources available in our backyard.  

Totally random that she is in a little ballerina pose here in her tutu outfit. 

Clara "reading" with the boys.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Family Race Day

Recently we completed a family run together, something we have done before, but the boys both ran this time, rather than riding.  It was 1.5 miles long.  Daddy ran with Will, pushing Hannah in the jogging stroller, while I pushed Clara in another stroller, running with Jadon.  Both boys did a stellar job.  :)

Pre-race, Daddy was having fun with the bigger children, letting them "ride" the jogger down the hill. 

Even baby Clara got a race number.  

Bouncy house fun afterward.

All that racing exhausted Clara.  ;)  In reality, she slept through most of the race.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Return

Carl is back on a ship now, but thankfully a ship that is not out for long periods of time.  Here's the time we were apart from Daddy for a month.  Our children have lived a pretty charmed life, as far as the Navy goes, and Daddy has not had a tour where he has been gone until now.  It was a sweet reunion.  

And here's a cute pic of Clara in a sailor dress, since I didn't get her in the Daddy reunion pics.  :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Will's Birthday

Will and Jadon enjoying one of Will's birthday books from his grandparents.

The library happened to have a robot come visit on Will's birthday, so he got to drive this robot later, which was super cool for him (he loves robots)!

Opening his gift from Mom and Dad.  He was pretty excited about this umbrella...

but even MORE excited about this Bumblebee Transformer.

He really likes Transformers, as he has a few smaller ones and has read some books about them.  

Here's the aftermath of the pinata bursting.  :)

Lighting the cake proved harder than we thought on this breezy day!  He chose to have mommy try her hand at making a "Chase" birthday cake (from Paw Patrol), and then we had a just a round cake for extra.  He didn't want to put holes in Chase's face for the candles.  It was a fun day with some friends that we will soon be leaving for a new location.  It was so precious to be able to make those memories with them.