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Saturday, July 28, 2012

pieces of the everyday… summer edition

A few weeks ago we went to a homeschool conference. Our older three had a sleep-over with Grandpa and Grandma, but Leah got to join Mommy and Daddy.

Seriously this kid gets a 10 on the “Cute Scale”. Just sayin…


she enjoyed very much the lecture on “Homeschooling through the Seasons”


And in case you are worried about “socialization”… it’s not a problem.


Getting ready to go out to dinner with Mommy and Daddy.


Leah is now sleeping in her own crib in the girls’ room. But she usually finds her way back into our bed in the early morning hours. For some reason she seems to sleep so much better on that cozy memory foam.  I am sure it has nothing to do with how much she loves her mamma. Winking smile



Oh boy, what a daddy! Could this pool look any smaller! Hot days require water play.


And for some reason even with less than a foot of water… FULL snorkel gear is required?


Summer buzz cuts for the boys. I didn’t intend for Micah to spend the season bald… however, he isn’t the most willing client. And after nicks and dings… a frustrated Mommy opted for a number 1 clipper all over the head. At least I don’t have to brave cutting his hair for a little longer now. And we discovered he has a very “moley” head… so just good to know, I guess. Winking smile


This little love bug melts my heart and is growing way too fast! I tell her (and all my kids) “Stop getting bigger”…. every day. They don’t listen. Sad smile


The girls are taking a ballet class at a local church this Summer. It has been a great time for them and I love how they are learning the ballet basics all to beautiful worship music. Also a good thing about it is there is a big play room for the little ones while the older girls are in class. When we took lessons at the community center there was no play area… it wasn’t fun waiting. Sad smile 

Micah enjoys lessons mainly for this reason….

Mommy brings snacks and the ipad….


he’s good with that. Winking smile

This is a little gruesome but since it IS indeed a “piece of the everyday”… I’m gonna post it.  The woes of an 8 year old learning ear ring maintenance….


A couple weeks ago… Rebekah came into the kitchen and said her ear felt “gooey”( I know TMI). I looked at her ear and asked “Where is the earing back?” She said… “It’s on there.” After closer inspection I realized… sure enough… she had pushed the back through….. THROUGH…. her ear! THROUGH IT PEOPLE!!!! OUCH!!!! I became a surgeon for the moment with a doctor’s and nurse’s advice and instructions…  and thankfully a major infection was able to be avoided and her ear has healed and we didn’t need to let it close up. It’s just kind of funny, because I have been SOOOOO crazy about checking her ears… only allowing her to wear quality earrings and making sure they are always clean. This literally happened over night. Oh well, lesson learned. And Rebekah didn’t flinch or whine at all. I sometimes think this girl is made of steel. She’s got a major pain tolerance.

Anyways… this summer is zooming by. And we are enjoying the fast, the slow, the crazy and lazy of the every day of summer.

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