Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Bird-Day, Graham!

Graham will officially turn seven when we're in Minnesota, so we celebrated with an Angry Birds party today.  Graham is ready for his party and Will is ready for his nap!
 Our front door
 Graham and I made the pig pinata over the past two weeks
 Graham and daddy put the final touches on the giant slingshot
 Getting ready to shoot pom-pom pigs
 Ready, aim, fire!

 After indoor practice, the kids took their bird shooting to a new level.  They could choose the ball they shot.  The goal was to make the water balloons break.  Success!

 Pinata time!
 Time for the cake

Table talk included lots of boy jokes and heroic stories of poison ivy and losing limbs.  Bea and Inga were not amused.

 Another Angry Birds shirt!!!

Thanks, friends, for celebrating with us!  It was a great party!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hot Days

Swinging, singing, laughing,

holding hands,

 doing schoolwork in creative ways,
 practicing 'wedding dancin'" (and begging for wedding cake after - watch out, Brooke Laven! 
 I have cake monsters!)
and creating disgusting food combinations that only Bop (and Bea - 'I'll pay you!') would try. 
 See the tomato seeds and mushroom chunks?!

Bookcase update

This update is brought to you today by Dora the Explorer and a toddler in a onesie.

Friday, July 13, 2012


David is putting the bookshelves on top of the cabinets today!


Saturday, July 07, 2012


Indoor camping

 When it's too hot to do anything outside, we camp inside.  Six mini-marshmallows on half of a graham cracker,
 4 chocolate chips in between,
 30 seconds in the microwave and then top with another cracker,
tie an old sheet to some chairs and voila!  Happy, sticky kids!

Rice kripie bar helpers

William's first big boy haircut

Keeping cool on the 4th of July