I stuck a card table out on the front porch this saturday in effort to bring the kids outside to do crafts, eat, play games, etc. It's working so far.
homemade iced coffee. So good!
Outside of the kids' bedrooms, i put a framed photo of them and mini cork boards so they could hang art, signs, etc (in hopes to get them to not ruin the doors). i thought it was cute that he made a frame out of foam sheets and put a family photo up :)
these next ones made me laugh...i was just snapping away at her, and didn't realize til i uploaded them that the whole time, she was making a strange face in like, 8 of them. haha. It looks like she's...what? feeling some weird bump in her mouth? a new tooth? making a strange face for fun? not sure.
now looking at herself in the mirror doing it..
Snuggling in my lap was pretty popular with the boys around here this weekend.
and i put this up on facebook earlier this week. i needed a growth chart for the kids and didn't want to mark up the wall again. Plus, i wanted one i can take with me when we move again (not that we are planning to anytime soon!!) . I went onto Pinterest and search for growth charts, and one i really liked came up. With more searching, i found the blog tutorial, and realized it was cheap, simple, and unisex to boot. Perfect.
We went to the YMCA pool yesterday, and adam spent time with the kids trying to teach them swimming basics. There is something quite attractive in watching your husband patiently teach your kids, smile, laugh, and have fun with them. Sigh. Anyway, Benjamin finally got the courage to put his head under (and then wouldn't stop), he is starting to learn to dog paddle, and even swam a few feet underwater. It's a start! Ashlyn is still quite nervous, and so frustrated that she can't do it. Once the fear subsides, and she gets more comfortable, i think she'll get it. Adam is going to take her for "date night" and maybe the one on one will be successful. It's harder the older you get, for sure. Not to mention, if you can't swim, they only allow you in the shallow area. Not all that great for learning if you can just put your feet down :-/
that's all for now!