Monday, July 27, 2009

Can you say OW?!?

This would be Brennan, my otherwise fair skinned child. Did he listen to his mom when she suggested sunblock? Nope. Did he run away when mom tried to spray him? Yup. Will he listen to mom in the future? Probably not, but here's proof for the next time he tries to refuse me.
Lucky me, I found a great site that had many tips. Who would have thought that shaving cream would be an instant relief? Others that failed......mayonnaise...peanut butter etc. Yes....we tried them. So....natural consequence, no Point No Point tomorrow with friends. We will be staying home. Poo poo Brennan!

Beautiful and HOT HOT HOT!

We knew it was going to be hot today when we were sweating to death before we even opened our eyes this morning. At 11, we took out the stroller and headed to the beach near our house.
It was perfect. Cool, shady, wonderful.

Mae explaining about the fishies and the sharks that live in the water.
I cannot even begin to explain to you how hard it is to get a shot like the below photo.
In the water. It took an hour or so for the tide to go out enough that we were not cutting our feet on the barnacles. Mae loved to walk around in the water and we made a little pool with rocks all around so that she didn't stray too far.

The boys raced me to the road and this was the scene I walked up to. It may not seem like much to you, but I couldn't help but picture them looking at this photo when they are older. They are really becoming good friends.Tonight, after dad got home, we headed to Dairy Queen. Apparently everyone else thought this was a great idea too. You should have seen the drive thru line!

Mae and her ice cream. Yum yum.

He's home!

After 7 Loooong days without my Myron, he finally arrived home this evening. He was in Montana with his best friend. After 6 hours in the car today, you'd think he'd be the first to fall asleep. Instead, he was the last, wanting to stay up to draw. Myron, we missed you so much.
Now just one week with him and he is off again with Nathan for a week long canoe trip in Canada.
My nerves are SHOT!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pioneer Day at the Boundy Farm

Today was our annual ward Pioneer Day at the Boundy Farm. I can't remember the exact number, but I know my family has been going off and on for over 20 years. Yes, I feel quite old after that last statement. I was happy to snap some shots of Mae in her dress/nightgown that I picked up last year for her. I always planned on her wearing it for this event.
Rylan was so excited to get to ride one of the horses this year. All by HIMSELF!
I wasn't feeling the whole wibble wobble, fat girl on a horse this year, so luckily Lily offered to let Mae ride with her instead.

Gretchen walking Rylans horse. Gretchen and Brooke will be running in a 5mile race tonight in Seattle. Go girls!
Water time was very serious stuff this year. It was so extremely HOT.
The boys cooled off by jumping in the mucky trout infested pond with the inflatable rafts.
Brennan reluctantly left the water, but not after saying , "This was the best day of my summer by far"!
Nathan did Nathan do all day? I dunno. I didn't see him at all, but here he is in one piece and a little wet. He must have had fun.
It was a great HOT day and we really missed daddy and Myron. Daddy stayed home to do yard work (YAWN) and Myron is still in Montana until tomorrow.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Well helloo la la la.....(For you Seinfeld lovers)

First off.....I am over the MOON excited about this beautiful dollhouse that I found at our local childrens consignment shop. I paid only 50 dollars for it!!! Isn't it gorgeous!?
Okay.....on to the blog

We've been in, we've been out, we've been around and around. In the end, here we are so here I sit. Mae was very cooperative yesterday as I shot some great photos of her. I just adore this little outfit that makes her look like a 50's girl.

Well, to catch up a bit, my little (nearly 20) year old sister came over to visit for the weekend. We decided to go camping....again. We spent two nights at Fay Bainbridge and one of the nights, the boys invited their best buds to join us. It was a lot of fun.

Nathan and friend David below are quite the ladies men as you can see.
Tara and Mae
Rach and baby Grayson came to visit recently. I just adore getting to spend more time with Rach. We have been the dearest of friends since we were 13. I just found out tonight that another one of my dearest friends is pregnant. I am so excited. It is nice that we are hanging out and becoming as close as we used to be, once more. It's nice to have a circle of friends outside my circle of friends you know? Especially ones that know everything about me and who I am. Friends that knew my mother and how much it still affects me to have her gone. I know...cheesy, but real.

Mae playing dress up again. Hopefully I will have something more exciting to report after tomorrows annual Pioneer Day at the Boundys farm. I have been going to these on and off for over 20 years.

Hope everyone is well!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lest you think these blogs are getting a little dull

I may have forgotten to mention that our kitten/cat had kittens a couple of weeks ago. It was neat to watch them being born. Myron, always fascinated with animals, stayed and watched as each one came into the world. Brennan had an All Star game and so we missed a couple of the births. Now our once outside cat is indoors again...blah, and now she has 5 kittens to smell up the joint as well. Good thing it's just the laundry room. So, if you want a kitten, come and get em in about 5 weeks.
I love this shot of Mae below. For the past three days, we have been completely organizing and cleaning our home. We gave the boys our large master bedroom and took their bedroom. It was a lot of work moving kids out of two rooms into one. Two sets of bunkbeds, dressers, desks. All in all, it looks fantastic and I actually love the room we are in. Who would have thought. Now Mae has her own room and I am so excited to finally get to decorate for her. Anyhow...while we were in the midst of cleaning, Mae sat herself down several times and played dress up with whatever she could find.
Tonight the older boys are at friends for sleepovers. Brennan and Rylan have been hanging out together playing Lego Star Wars. It's eerily quiet tonight.
Mae with one of the kitties. She is very gentle and excited about them. We can always distract her by saying "Mae, wanna see the kitties". It works great.
My favorite time with Mae is after bath time. Her hair is washed, clean jammies and she is so clean. Daddy or I read stories and we get the softer side of Mae for a while.

That's it for now. I really have to get back into this blogging thing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We are still alive!

My camera (s) are spent. I was able to capture SOME moments of this last week, but some are lost forever. Nathan and Myron left for scout camp on Monday and Tuesday, I headed out with some other moms for our own camping adventure in Seabeck. It was fun and nice to spend time with the other families in our ward.

I left early due to a sleepless night and the next day was just so beautiful, that Shane decided to take the next couple of days off. We headed down to Fay Bainbridge. It is only a 1.5 mile drive from our home, but felt like a 100 miles away. Our closest friends came down to visit.

Of course, we made instant friends with our neighbors. Ayanna and Hajiam were great friends. We had such a great time with them.

When Myron and Nathan returned from their weeklong scout camp, they were more than willing to continue their campout. It was nice to spend that time with them. We didn't realize how much we missed them until they were finally here!
All my boys seeing how far they could throw a rock.

Mae enjoying her reading time