Friday, July 24, 2009

CARNI 2009

It’s that time of year again, when all sorts of characters come out of the woodwork and surface at the local carnival. I have six of those sorts of characters. :)

Cotton Candy? Caramel Apple? No thanks. We’ll have 8 corndogs, please. There is one thing at the carni that you can not find anywhere else, at any other time (unless, of course, at another carnival) the CORNDOGS. Mmmmmm! It's a family favorite!

We always like to get pictures of the little ones on the Merry-Go-Round (plus, the older kids don’t want to waste their precious tickets on such a ride). This year David wasn’t so sure if he liked the idea. Geoff lifted him up onto his horse and David had the look of terror in his eyes and the sound of terror came out of his mouth. Thankfully, as the ride started he warmed to the idea and made peace with his horse.

As a matter of fact, I think David sort of bonded with this good-humored old horse. They both seem to be having a good time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Preparing for Wimbledon

Abby participated in her first tennis tournament – and took FIRST in her division!! YEAH! She had so much fun playing and really was focused throughout the tourney. She played 8 mini-sets first, then Abby and one other girl had tied with 15 wins and then they played each other in the finals and Abby took it! She won FIRST PLACE!

I thought it was so cute that she would shake hands w/whomever she was playing after each set. Here she is shaking hands after her final win.

Workin’ at her serve.

Slammin’ a backhand.

Since the tourney started at 8am (and went till nearly 2pm) Daddy was at work and so we called him just after Abby’s placement was announced. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For The Love of Airplanes

This is a frequent action for David every time he hears an airplane in the sky: The swift rising head-tilt, the fast outstretched arm and finger-point, accompanied by a loud and energized, “nneeeeer! nneeeeer!”

He loves airplanes. And when did he find this new love?

At the Airshow 2009. It was love at first sight.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I Do Believe In Fairies

“Mom, I’m booorrred,” I hear. And this is the product of boredom: Fairy Houses.

Anna made her fairy house in the plum tree. Complete with moss for carpet, and berries and water in a walnut shell.

Abby expanded her fairy house to a Fairy-Inn. Adorned with a rock for a table and halved walnut shells for chairs.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Enjoying the Spoiling

The boys were outside helping Geoff get the fishing boat ready and our neighbors brought over a treat for the kids. Just because. We have great neighbors. They love our children and spoil them all the time. Jacob, David and Emeron are enjoying some of the spoiling. Notice Jacob went straight for the 4" thick frosting.

It looks like Jacob might have a little regret. Ugh.

David wiping his chin of the devilish frosting. I think he missed a spot.

Friday, July 3, 2009