Friday, June 27, 2008

Since I last posted we.....

have been enjoying beautiful weather! The kids have had oodles of fun playing outside. One of the "perks" of living at GBS is that the big parking lot belongs to the kids in the summer. It's a great place to ride bikes and our kids just LOVE IT! Caleb brings along his bubbles and has a great time as well.

Michael just learned to ride without training wheels several weeks ago. So he can zip around pretty quickly. Sometimes at the expense of a skinned up elbow!

Caleb lookin' pretty cool with his sunglasses and boo-foo!(pacifier)

We also celebrated a great Father on the 15th! Chris is a wonderful Dad to our 3 great kids! We are one blessed family!

I just had to include this picture. Their look-alike looks never seemed more obvious!(can't remember what they thought was so funny!)

On the 17th I packed up (I mean LOADED) the van and headed off to Heartland Family Camp. My parents were there, so there was an extra pull in that direction! It was my first time to attend (other than a Sun service 7 years ago) so I was a little nervous about it at first. However, after being there just a few hours, and discovering how FRIENDLY everyone was, I began to relax and feel right at home. (Thanks to Julie A. for being the first to make me feel welcome!) Of course, after being there a while, I realized I knew many campers. The kids absolutely LOVED it. They quickly made friends, and enjoyed the Children's services.

Lauren was asked to help wipe trays at lunch and not only did she enjoy helping, but also enjoyed many giggles and made some good friends!

Wed. afternoon, they had a baseball game just for 5,6, and 7 year olds. VERY CUTE! This was Michael's first time of playing on a team and he LOVED it! He also whacked the ball pretty good, as you can see in the pic!

On the 20th, we took the kids to Logan's Roadhouse and celebrated 11 years of wedded bliss! The food was delicious, and the kids thought it was really cool to be allowed to go along on our "date"!

In addition to getting our whole house carpeted (over a span of 5 days), we had a visit from my Mom. Actually, her visit was in response to my SOS call! The carpet guys told us on Mon that they would be here on Fri. to do our entire hosue. While we were at camp, Chris busied himself with taking apart tables, moving furniture etc. When I arrived home from camp, my entire dining and living rooms were in the kitchen and basement. Of course, that left the closets and kids rooms to me. Ugh! He did help me with furniture, but with the help of the kids, I got all the little stuff moved. Friday came and went. Finally they came about 6 pm sat night and got the downstairs done so I could have access to the kitchen. They were done with the bedrooms by Tues, so I asked Mom if she could come and help me get everything put back together. A few guys from GBS helped with the furniture, but the closets etc. really take TIME. I wanted to get them organzed better. Mom stayed until last evening. What would we do without our Moms??

Friday is my day to watch the Kelly kids. Alex and Michael are close to the same age, so they have fun together. Since we were taking a picnic to the park, we invited Caroline Crater to join us for Lauren's sake! We went to Pride Park in KY.

Born at GBS, 4 months apart, Caroline and Lauren have grown up good friends.

They shared many secrets and giggles.....

All 6 playing.

The boys had lots of fun as well.

Getting dizzy together!

Well, it's almost 8 and the kids are begging to get out to the parking so lot, so why not?! Now I'm caught up on blogging.....whew....time to rest!


Charity said...

Such fun pictures! The ones of Caroline and Lauren are especially cute. :) Happy Anniversary!

Tamra said...

It was so nice to finally meet you - in person! Glad you had a great time at camp. Hope you come back next year - and stay longer!

Lisa R said...

The picture of Lauren and Caroline walking and "sharing secrets" reminds me so much of Anne and Diana (Anne of Green Gables). I thank God for the close friends I have and have had in my life. It's good to see Lauren enjoying the blessing of a kindred spirit.

Julie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time at camp. The Kelly boys are really getting big. It's been a couple of years since I babysat for them! I enjoyed all your pictures. I think Caleb's name for his pacifier is too cute!

Kendall & Leanna said...

loved the picture update. I'm anxious to see pictures of the living room now. oh and Kendall says the pacifier needs to go. :)

Nancy said... was so nice seeing you at camp as well. We really enjoyed our time there. I'd have loved to stay longer, but the rooms are hard to come by :)
Yeh Leanna, Chris agrees wholeheartedly with Kendall. I guess I do too, it's just harder for me to say goodbye to the baby days for good. With the rate Caleb chews holes in them, the days are numbered now.... anyday now he should be boofoo-free! Hey, you have to admit the pacifier/sunglasses look is extrememly cool! haha
Thanks to the others for their comments!

Les said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love the picture of Lauren and Caroline too! Very sweet.
Looks like you're having loads of summer fun.

Angie Davis said...

Wow! A busy summer indeed! I have not so fond memories of the year we decided to recarpet the entire house at Thanksgiving. (shuddering now...)

The kids are getting SO big! We got to have Caroline Crater in Children's Services at Rock Lake Camp last summer and she is absolutely precious!

Martha C said...

Oh, how we loved that parking lot! I am very pleased that we live between two cul-de-sacs as it cuts down traffic and gives the kids lots of room to play.
I, too, love the pictures of Caroline and Lauren. They are so cute!

Esther Elizabeth said...

They're so adorable!!