30 August 2013

Movie Night

The kids know they can earn "movie tickets" for good behavior, and every so often we have a family movie night where they can redeem their tickets for popcorn and candy. Whoever  has the most tickets gets to pick the movie. Whoever doesn't get to pick the movie, doesn't get to complain.

Last weekend was our family movie night.

24 August 2013

University Move In Day

My daughter is starting her third year of College up at the university, and lives on campus, but every year she's ended up changing apartments. So we went up on Thursday afternoon to help her move in.

 The living room
 The kitchen
Her empty room, this was taken just before we moved everything in.

20 August 2013

Hello Again, School Year !

Today was the first day of school...for me too since I work at the school, but there are no pictures of me on this one. Just the kids.
 Saylee's first day of tenth grade {where has the time gone?!}...we were waiting at the bus stop.
 The boys looked so cute !

 Jacob's first day in the sixth grade.
 Cody's first day in fourth grade.
Cody and his teacher.

Both boys loved their first day of school!

18 August 2013

Backyard S'mores

Us girls decided we would surprise the boys with some s'mores tonight. I would love to have a fire pit put into the backyard someday, but at the moment the backyard is still unfinished {we'll see how long it takes to get it in shape}. So since there was no fire pit, we took out our tea light candles and roasted the marshmallows {which I made myself, by the way, the homemade kind is the best kind}, in our own backyard.
They did enjoy themselves.

14 August 2013

Happy Birthday Saylee !

Yes, Happy Birthday to Saylee! 
Yesterday, she started playing the harp with a brand new teacher, which was sort of an early birthday present for her, she LOVES playing the harp. 
But when we got there we were a bit early... so we all went to the nearest park to find some shade.

 When we were done at the park, while we were driving back to her lesson, we saw this deer.

 Then we went for a {somewhat} early birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse.

 It was kid's night there at the roadhouse, so the hostesses were doing some face paint. The boys walked around like they were ready for Halloween for the rest of the night. {and tried to sell the "my sister beat me up" story, but it didn't really work.}

 And on our way to the mall we were, for the rest of the night. {A birthday gift for birthday girl, of course.}

Her brother made her breakfast this morning.
 And then we all went for a fabulous birthday lunch at Cafe Rio.