Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Not Too Shabby!

The older kids have been home (out of school) for 3 weeks now (I think...). And we've hit Summer HARD.

We've taken the kids fishing at the lake (total blast!):

Went to a (minor league) baseball game:

Jeff left for Minnesota on a business trip last Friday so I took the kids and drove to Central Oregon to visit my birth-Mom and family. They hadn't met Fischer yet so it was extra fun. Also? I totally tried my hand at tennis for the first time while we were there and really (REALLY!) loved it! We spent 3 days there and just got back on Monday.

Right when we got home we jumped back onto the busy-wagon. Tuesday morning I signed the older kids up for Vacation Bible School for the rest of the week (the little boys and I have been enjoying that time doing important going to Target and Starbucks). Oh, and it was library night at the kids' school on Monday night - so we went to that and stocked up on some good reads for the week.

Jeff will be home on Friday and who knows what we'll do for the rest of the weekend, but I'm sure it will be adventurous!

I'm loving this summer - and especially loving having my baby boy OUT so that we all get to enjoy it with him, too! I can't believe I'm blessed enough to have THIS be what I do "for a living." I love (love LOVE!) being a Mommy to these kids!


  1. That looks SO FUN! I love that you're not freaking out about having the kids by yourself while Jeff was gone... you are one awesome mama!

    1. Aw, thanks, Sara. :) Sometimes it IS a ton harder with him gone, but I've found that it mostly has to do with me and not the kids (if I'm in a poor-me place, or a lets-just-have-fun-anyway place). We're definitely choosing fun this time - and it's been great. :)