And perhaps my favorite picture so far this summer....my Ruby showing us all that life is meant to be enjoyed. (Notice she has not one but TWO ice cream cones in her hands!) Either that or she is teaching us the life lesson of "Don't set your ice cream cone down if you don't want your sister to eat it..." Either way, I still love this picture!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Here is the MIA BFF....and her dd10
If Noah says "Sure is a bummer that Mimi's not coming....sigh sigh, I sure was looking forward to seeing dd10" I think I may scream! He continued on..."I got mail from dd10, but it's not as fun as a visit." Ricky asked if Mimi was mad at me...to which I answered..."I don't THINK so" but now I'm paranoid. Matthew just cried and suggested that we get in the van and go get her. Ahhh kids...nothing like rubbing a little salt into a raw wound!
I took them to the zoo to cheer them up, but they just wanted me to buy them stuff. Which I did, but they forgot is was supposed to help them get over their Mimi sadness and still grumped later in the evening... which made me even grumpier!
I did tell my hubby that I would still be going out on Saturday night with my dear sister for a margarita...no need to waste a perfectly good offer on my hubby's part to stay with my kids for an evening! Who knows...maybe I'll even have two!
God is good. All the time... (Even when your bff isn't coming to town.)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
because he's such a grump...
and I'll never be in a magazine
with this kind of baby "bump"
but his heart is made of gold
I never feel as safe as when
I'm in his bear hug hold
So on this Hallmark holiday
(that would be his favorite phrase)
I hope he knows how much he's loved
on this and every day!
Happy Father's Day to my Knight in Dirty Carharts....I love you!!!!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Okay, I just watched the video again and felt compelled to add the following information. The kids are throwing bread, not rocks at the ducks, and the other blonde child is not mine (but might as well be for as often as he is at our house!)
I had a wonderful time tonight. I went to a party with friends, no children, (or husbands!!) and I was able to actually hold a conversation without anyone climbing into my lap or stealing food from my plate! Good friends, good food, a truly lovely evening!! What a great start to the summer!
Ruby is still up, (speaking of climbing into laps...) so I'll cut this short. I'll also try to not be a blog slacker. :0) Look for more posts soon!
God is good. All the time.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Well, school has finally finished (okay, it was last Friday!) and as you can see by the video above, Matthew's last few days were more fun than I ever remember school being! Matthew had such a fun time at his water party, that it was all he talked about for days. The conversation usually started with "Oh man...it was so fun...you should have been there!" Brian heard so much about it that he told Matthew he'd do his best to be at the next water party next year. Matthew told him he needs to ask Ms. Debra when it is so he can put it on the calendar. :) Matthew was so busy having fun, that I was able to shoot some candid film of him before he noticed I was there!
This time of year also brings the end of baseball season. Ricky's team had their last game on Saturday, Noah had his last night (a 10-3 victory!!) and Matthew has his last game this Saturday! We'll all be breathing a collective sigh of relief, for as much as we love the hustle and bustle, the absence of baseball will allow us to do things like cook dinner, (my kids have been living on sunflower seeds and hot dogs) mow the lawn, read the paper, clean the house...(oh wait...there must be summer baseball somewhere!!) etc. Noah actually starts a double elimination tournament tomorrow, but seeing as they are in 4th place with only five teams, I'm thinking we'll be out of this thing pretty quick! I'll post some pics of him in action at the tournament. I think he's getting a Mohawk tomorrow. Several boys on his team got them, and they got good hits...he's thinking it might work for him!
Ms. Debra made it to a game! Lucky Matthew 3 of his 4 teachers came to cheer him on!!
Alyssa blew into town, and is staying with us until the 17th. The kids really enjoy having her around, and spend most of their time trying to make up for lost pester your sister time. Poor Alyssa! I don't think Tuesday can come soon enough for her!
We had family day today and went to the zoo. It was quite fun aside from the kids arguing and Brian and I threatening to leave "right now" if (insert any Boyer child name here) didn't straighten up! Thankfully they all in turn heeded our warnings, and everyone left happy and with a zoo souvenir (or two) in hand! Here's a few of my favorite pictures...
My boys on the train...
Clara taking it all in... Alyssa trying to convince Ruby to RIDE in the wagon...not pull it! (Didn't work...) Ricky and the Elephant...he liked this exhibit the best because of the "gigantic poop", which thankfully was not in the eye of the camera!!
I have more pics, but I will spare you dear reader until the next post, which I plan on calling "Where is Grandpa Tim When you Need Him?!" Why you wonder???? You'll just have to check back soon to see!
God is good. All the time.