Saturday, August 3, 2013

Puppet shows

We love to color!
Lately,  it is a daily activity.
For our road trip I bought each of the kids a clipboard to hold their pictures and it worked so well.
Our favorite place to print coloring pages off is


Some more of Isabella's artwork - her with big brother Caleb defending her.

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Trip to Idaho 2013 - part 2

Some Fun in Pictures

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Our Idaho Trip 2013 - part 1

We got to visit Grandma Twinkles and Grandpa!!
It was a quick trip - only 6 days with 2 of those driving - but so worth it.

Gabric was such a trooper and maybe fussed 20 minutes of the 15 hours there.
The van was great.  I couldn't believe the difference.
I could even go sit in the back in the middle of the kids to read to them and play with them.

We listened to Lamplighter books on audio ( I am a huge fan).
Some from this trip -
Teddy's Button
Charlie's Choice
The Boy of Mount Rhigi
Hedge of Thorns

A Quick stop at Little America for Ice Cream

We finally arrived!

The time flew while we were there.  We crammed in ~ snuggles and walks, fountains and frisbee, mama/daughter dates and farmers markets.
We celebrated my mama's 60th birthday :D with cheesecake that she made for Stephen.
Notice how much Gabric loved the water - look at that face

Grandpa and Grandma  - we miss you already!
Only two of their grand babies missing - My sister's little ones.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Incline

I figured I should post a picture to go with the last post of the boys on the Incline.

Some Updates

Our garden has continued to be loved on.  These pictures are over a month ago.  The corn is now up to my chest and my tomato plant has 8 tomatoes on it.
Not bad for someone who is missing a green thumb :)

Running has been an adventure.
I ran consistently for three weeks and was looking forward to it each day . . then I injured my Achilles and have had to take a break while it heals.
We did figure out that it was my very old shoes. So now as soon as my feet/ankles are ready I have these new awesome shoes to help me along.
Stephen had me read Born to Run  and I understand so much more about what my stride should look like.
I have to say I can't wait to get back into the program.

My boys on the other hand are doing AMAZING!
They are running Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with their papa and actually are managing to keep up.
On Tuesdays they are doing the Incline (see picture below).
This is when they got back from running in a rainstorm -  by far their favorite run.

See that thin stripe up the mountain - that is the incline.
Last Tuesday the boys were able to make it up in less than an hour so they are making progress :)
The Incline as viewed from Highway 24

While my menfolk are gone on Tuesday mornings I get the youngest four all to myself :D
I am rediscovering just having the small crowd around.  We have been busy making sock puppets, coloring, reading books, acting out plays and any other sort of fun silliness you can think of.
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