Monday, July 24, 2017


Just some random pictures from our summer so far.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Watch What I'm Wearing

Someone told me I look like a princess on Sunday and I thought it was so sweet.  This skirt is exactly the princess type thing my daughters like to wear and I love it too.
This braid is my new favorite hairstyle by the way.

Friday, July 21, 2017


We barely had time this year but we made to to seven eleven to get our free slurpees.
It was actually pretty crazy this year.  We've never had to wait in line before and this time the line wrapped all through the building and out the door.  We waited probably 20 to 30 minutes.  I think it was because of which Seven Eleven we went to.  For me it probably wasn't worth it, but the kids definitely thought it was.
Don't worry we didn't really give one to Calista.
I really think small but fun traditions like this are things the kids will remember.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two Wheels!

Leon and Scarlett can now both ride two wheeler bikes without training wheels!  We taught Scarlett about a month ago and she was pretty resistant.  She liked using the training wheels but she was really getting too big for her bike and I thought she was old enough to take the plunge.  We made her learn without the training wheels.  She did get the hang of it pretty quickly but for a couple weeks after she knew how to ride the bike she still kept trying to ride her training wheels bike.  I think she just thought it was easier.

Leon on the other hand was a whole different story.  The kids called me into the backyard randomly the other day telling me that Leon could ride a bike.  I stepped out and sure enough Leon was riding a two wheeler around the yard.  Tucker was helping him get started and off he went.  I was pretty surprised and I told them to stop so Bob could "teach" him how to ride a bike.  A couple days later when we had time we went out for Bob to teach Leon how to ride.  Bob didn't know about the earlier rides so he was pretty surprised when Leon got it just fine after Bob holding the back for about a second.

Since that first day Leon has been wanting to ride every day.  Even on that very first day he learned to start all by himself, a skill which has been difficult for my other children.  And on the next day he showed me that he could stand up and ride.  I really think he is probably better than both the girls.  He really took to riding the bike!

Bob stayed home with Calista the other day and I went on a bike ride with the kids.  It was pretty cool just watching all of them ride.  Scarlett seemed to get tired really fast though, I think she needs a bigger bike.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tucker Video

Tuckers video of the last year.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ueland Tree Farm Hike

We found another local waterfall hike.  I have to say this hike did not go as planned.  When we first got out of the car we realized we left the backpack with the lunches at home.  I wasn't too concerned because this hike was only a couple of miles long and I figured we would be done around lunch time anyway, but the news of no lunches on the hike was hard for the kids.  Scarlett took it especially hard.

Our other main problem was that we didn't know where to go.  When we first arrived people we walking on a dirt road straight ahead so we assumed that was the hike and walked that direction.  After a while we cut back into the woods.  We spent a good amount of time looking for the waterfall, and after we were done we talked to someone and found out we weren't really on the hike for most of the time.  These pictures are of when we were in the woods looking for the waterfall.
When we got there the hike takes you to the top of the waterfall.  You can't see it unless you climb down about 20 feet.  There was even a rope to help you repel.  I wasn't so sure we could do it but Bob was all for it.  He took everyone down and back up except Me and Tucker.  I think we counted and Bob went up and down 8 times.
It was scary for some of the kids.  Leon was especially scared, but all the kids did it!  Once you get down you pretty much just see the waterfall and then you need to climb back up.

The waterfall was pretty and definitly bigger than the last couple we saw.  We were also the only ones around so that was kind of cool.
Once we were all back up the kids had lots of fun climbing and just playing around the water and fallen trees.  I think we spent about a half an hour walking on this hike and about an hour playing/climbing in this area.
We might come try this hike again now that I've talked to some people on which way to go.  Once we got home we found the backpack with the lunches and had a picnic on the trampoline.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Watch What I'm Wearing

This outfit was pretty comfy and perfect because the weather is starting to warm up.

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