Thursday, August 19, 2010

MiMi is 18!!!!

 Minnie turned 18. We began the day by everybody waking up a little bit early so we could go over to have breakfast with her. She didn't know that we were coming so it was a suprise that included us dragging her out of bed.

She's just been woken up.

Being a good girl and checking her blood sugar.

Here she is, ready to celebrate with us.

We had Struesel cake for breakfast, I had to change the name
when the girls were little because they thought that the
Coffee cake had Coffee in it and would not eat, they
were so confused as to why I always made it until I
explained why its called Coffee
cake and then we just changed the name.
We then celebrated with an actual cake a few days later, its really hard to do anything extra on weekdays during soccer season, and like fridays are our only evenings together as a family.
Obviously a watermelon theme!

We Love You Minnie

Wow! Your cakes are getting bright!

It was even red on the inside with seeds and all.

I always wonder if she'll ever get tired of Minnie and Micky Mouse!
MiMi, I'm sooooooo proud of you! I love you more than life itself, you are everything to me. Happy 18th!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's School Time Again

"Natasha, aren't you excited for school today?" Says 3rd grade Lindy Carel. "Yeah, I'm excited for today, but not for the whole year of school." replies sister Natasha who is a Junior this year. I would continue in story form but I don't have that kind of immagination!

The whole gang
Why Yes, that is a smirk, Natasha was disappointed
that she was unable to drive Put Put today

My two Highschoolers
Natasha, a Junior this year
Kylee, a Sophmore
Chelsea, my lone Junior Higher, she's in 8th grade
My 3 Elementary kids
Thanks to a dear friend, every time I go to their school
West End Elementary I now sing
'West End Girls' in my head :)
Madison, the big 6th grader
Lindy, our 3rd grader
Britten, 2nd grade
Allen was soooooo cute this moring during pictures.
He ran around the yard saying "Cheese, cheese"

School is a very busy place!!!!!!
Britten at his desk
Britten was so excited to get to class I had to keep telling him to wait up for the rest of us. He practically ran the whole way from the car. Stopping to get a picture at the front door was almost torture.
With his teacher Mr. Frank
Lindy at her desk, isn't she adorable!
Lindy with Mrs. Swisher
Madison at her desk, the teacher had the kids draw a
shape out of a basket and match it with the shapes
on the desk, thats how they were placed.
Look at her almost all grown up.
Mrs. Taylor and the ruler of the school, my 6th grade Maddn
One last Cheese!
The Little boys and I had the most peaceful, quiet and relaxing day. We cleaned, played and enjoyed each other. I think we're going to like this school year! :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A House of Screams!

We found a gopher snake in the house yesterday! We called Zack over to get the snake out where a lot of screaming ensued, Allen on the other hand, not realizing what was going on, just stared at all of us silly girls with a look of awed wonder. .

After Zack showed all that the snake was relatively harmless and everyone quit screaming, the kids all took turns holding and allowing said snake to wrap around their necks while Allen threw a huge fit attempting to pull Zacks pants down in order to be picked up by his number one buddy. We had a somewhat interesting afternoon.

Zack had to keep reminding Clayton not to squeeze.

Zack kept reassuring everyone that the sanke would not bite, he put the snakes face on his face several times to demonstrate this face, he even put the snake in his mouth, eeewwwwwww :o
When Allen noticed the snake peeking over Zacks shoulder all he had to say about it was "Eh!" He also smiled a lot, I think he liked it.
Natasha was being brave but it did at one point get its face a little toooooo close to hers. Plus it scared the kids when it would wrap itself tight around their neck.

Madison was less than thrilled to have a snake winding itself around her neck, I was bareley able to get a picture of her she was moving away from it so fast. At least she made an attempt!
Allen wanted so badly to squoosh its head! He was very interested in this smooth slithery thing! I on the other hand was more than happy to let Zack take it home and out of my house!