Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saturday Mornings

Well, they aren't so disasterous when we crawl out of bed and see what they're up to now days.



Kind of constructive, really.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Already Waiting

For next year, when we can escape the heat again.

Monday, August 29, 2011

How Was School Boys?

Nicholas: "Mom, can we just ask Sienna Kids (the pre-school) if we can go back?"

What?

"There are so many rules!"


Benjamin: "Yeah mom, there are thousands and thousands of rules!"
Well good Ben, glad to hear that you are already learning your math.








Gone are the good old days.

Me with my doc at my first post-op appointment after the girls were born, who were asleep in their car seats during this photo op.








Monday, August 22, 2011

School Days

And so the boys were off today to Kindergarten.

Nicholas took off into the crowd when we arrived.

Benjamin held back and held on to our hands until we got him to his room.

His question, "Where do I put my backpack, mom?"

I don't know. But we'll figure it out together.


And the remarkable to me part, the girls were very nervous to not have their brothers there with them this morning and didn't want me to leave.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Traveling

Six on a plane.



Six in a car.



We six stand out when we go.





Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pausing

To grab a picture of Elaine.



And Alida



And the sisters





And even Ben showed up to give a smile.








Monday, August 15, 2011

Hit It

First there was the saddling up.



And then a bit of convincing Ben that this was a good idea.



And when it started to go, he just sunk down like a turtle.





But it didn't take long,



until he was just showing off.



With Uncle Curt at the helm, all was well.




For Alida even.



And I dare say, even Elaine enjoyed.




And Nicholas, the King of the World.


















Friday, August 12, 2011

Over Casting

Right after Nicholas cast himself off the dock along with his pole.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anything Goes

Even hours with the iPhone

Monday, August 8, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pictures of Me

I might show up as a consequence of some other activity.



You can almost bet that if I am there, it is Saturday, and there is no make-up, an over-sized T-Shirt, and a pony-tail.



And generally speaking the perspective is off.



Really off.

And that is why you don't often see me here.








Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 1

And so we had seven kids in the house over the weekend.

And the five-year-olds adored the eight-year-old, and



the four-year-olds adored each other, and


everyone adored the one-year-old.



You have a little donut there on your face little buddy.




There was baking.


And piles.


And swimming of course.



And there's nothing like a game of hide-n-seek in high humidity.

I was outside long enough to snap this picture, then I melted.