Monday, June 29, 2015

Cub Scout Graduates

Now entering the world of Webelos.
But not yet Boy Scouts?  I don't quite get it, but all three have a blast.
All five really, as the girls are very welcome Tag Alongs.
Sad that the Boy Scouts have a better program for girls than the Girl Scouts do. 
And a better set of girls, in my opinion.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Late Spring Surprise

We have gardenias all over this place.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer at the Rink

Best time: NOT in the evening....

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mother's Day is Long Over

The Interrogation.
(Trying to keep a straight face.)

The culprit: Nicholas
Perhaps correct since my first reaction was to correct his spelling, although I didn't get out my red pen. My second reaction to tell him he has a better vocabulary if he wants to slander me.
Perhaps correct as well, since I find this sort of sentiment to be a measure of some success.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Scary Story Night

Before there were so many bugs you couldn't stand it.
The boy can spin a tale.

Monday, June 22, 2015

When You Run Away

Ensure that you take a full roll of toilet paper, your toothbrush, and a pack of Pop-Tarts for the road.
Then, make sure that you leave a Thermos cup of chocolate milk in the yard for about a week before someone finds it....That may get you invited to run away.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Hey, remember that little trip we took recently?
Happy Father's Day.
Today, you'll be buried in children, and that smile will be even wider for it.

Friday, June 19, 2015

To Our Dads: Happy Father's Day!

Our Foundations.

And the men who taught us how to smile.
(Now, that each of these pictures may actually be after grandpa had the children for a while, and they are happy for the end and we're happy for having had the break--purely coincidence, I'm sure...)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Memorial Day

We decorated.

And decorated.
And we were appropriately somber and learned as we went.

But, I still can't help looking at this picture and thinking about the Bad News Bears.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Proud Hunter

He (quite proudly) shot a copperhead the other day.
The day that we invited another child over after a soccer game; wonder if he'll be allowed to return ever.  He is at least appropriately shocked, where our girls seem to think this is dinner.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Camera Class with the Boy Scouts

at our own city park.

looking for a loaf of bread no doubt.

at a pretty perfect time of day.

Not too bad.
They can take over the blog soon...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Break Over

Three weeks away.
Four sets of house guests.
Our first school suspension.
Then end of school.
The beginning of summer.
And a dog.