Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Letters to Africa

I remember when I was still a young kid, about elementary age, I had a penpal from England. We exchanged a few letters and a few coins from our respective countries. I remember being sooo excited because I had actually received some mail! I felt important! It was fun getting to know another kid, I learned some things about her life and her country. I also learned the art of writing letters. I want my children to experience this too. No emails to be exchanged, just good old fashioned letter writing! Writing letters to a friend far away can enrich a child’s life and at the same time teach them about someone else's culture and traditions.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Big Time Rush

Elizabeth and Emily got to go to their very 1st concert this past weekend where they saw the boy band, Big Time Rush. We got invited to go by Elizabeth's BFF and her mom.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kids and Chores

Do you have kids? I do, 6 to be exact.
Are they off on summer break, driving you nuts, making messes around the house, complaining that they're bored and there's absolutely nothing to do despite the fact that there's a big whole in the ground coated with pebbletech and filled all the way to the top with water? Mine are!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mental Note To Self

If you wanna go to the beach to see tidepools, you MUST go during LOW tide.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Lynn

I’ve authored many of birthday posts on a this here blogsite. But I have realized quite some time ago that I have failed to celebrate or even announce the birthday of one very, very important blog reader. So here goes…

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th!

Our annual photo taken on the front lawn.

Couldn't decide which one I liked better, lol.

We spent the day swimming.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Is This A Dream Come True?

 Maybe she's been watching too many fairytales lately, but this is exactly what Megan asked me the other day. As usual, this girl keeps me on my toes with her random comments and questions. Yesterday, she tattle-tailed about a dozen times on her siblings telling me that they "breaked her heart" and they were "hurting her feelwings". Can she be any more precious?

We went to the annual pre-4th of July carnival in our town last weekend. At the end of the night they had about a twenty minute firework display. As beautiful as it was,