Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mud Fun

Owen loves the mud.
We spent a day at Russell Cave National Park while Ben worked.
The day became long, but we found ways to entertain ourselves.
Owen chose to make mud, and then mud balls.
After dodging a mud ball I made a rule he could only throw it at trees.
He was very proud of the face he made on the tree from his mud balls hitting and sticking.
He ended up very dirty but beaming from the fun.
A sink bath in the visitors center made him passable to ride home with us.

Family Time in Nashville

After Wilmington, the kids and I headed to Nashville to meet up with Pappa Lloyd, Memere, and Pepere. Ben ended up heading up for one day too to join us. One morning after breakfast we were enjoying a 
beautiful day and I grabbed my camera to capture the family moments, but people posed :)
It still captures a great weekend of memories.

Four Generations



 Battleship North Carolina

An alligator laying on a rock caught all of our attention, it was just a small one.
Over spring break we took a short trip to Wilmington, NC, the kids enjoyed nice weather and a trip to tour 
a battleship. It's always fun to experience new things along with the kids, they end up learning more than I do because I chase Owen everywhere. We all had a lot of fun and I enjoyed getting some great pictures.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Riding the Waves

Owen rides the waves on dry land as e says the others have spent hours out jumping them. It's been a fantastic day.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Anna's off to Middle School

She has had her last day of elementary school, she's made her final walk and hugged her teachers goodbye. Anna doesn't show emotions in public so there were no tears from her and only a few from me :). She has her 6th grade course list and now we enjoy the summer!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Owen's Haircut

Owen wanted to look just like his daddy so he got his first buzz cut. He loves his dad, if Ben is doing something he wants to do it too. He probably knows more about the new (old) tractor than I do, and after they complete any job he has to make sure I check it out and praise their work. He wants tools his size to do just what Ben does. This kid tests all the limits and tips us over the edge every day sometimes every hour, but he also tells us "I love you, mommy, or I love you, daddy" at least ten times a day. He makes me crazy and he makes me smile, but if he turns out anything similar to his oldest brother in 8 years then we're good because I remember incredibly difficult days with Beau and sometimes I can't believe the funny, respectful, social, well-adjusted adolescent he has become.

Luke Promotes to Third Grade

We loved Luke's teacher this year and she loved him. His report card said he was outstanding in everything, his candy bar award was nerds because he was intelligent and worked hard. He couldn't have had a better year. He was challenged and rose to meet it. He began to love reading and has almost mastered his multiplication tables. Making stop-action films was one of his favorite activities, you can go to the link below to watch the class videos, Luke's is the great squirrel chase.