Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Recent Happenings

Thanks to Brad for the suggestion to send the kids around the neighborhood with a map! In my war to keep the kids away from the TV / computer, I printed up a bunch of those satellite picture maps and taped them to a piece of poster board. Then I went around the neighborhood taping clues to things and marking on the map where to find them. Next I sent Ross & Mark (Lydia was at camp) out to find all of the clues which when put together gave them a list of places to go for them to choose from. They chose "hiking," so I took them to our favorite trails. After a couple of hours of hiking, we drove past a new park with a totally awesome fountain that the kids could play in. We stopped and got all wet. It was awesome!

Here are some gratuitous pics of my kids:
Mark, Ross & Lydia





In other news, I've been canning green beans till I want to gouge my brains out. Next comes salsa and jelly. WHY DO I DO IT?!!

Lydia and Erin got the surprise of their lives last night when Bruce took them to the Jonas Brothers concert. They had no clue that they were going until they pulled up in the parking lot. Thanks to Grammy & Pa who bought them the tickets! They had an all out BLAST! I have a feeling that I'm going to be hearing that J.B. CD a lot in the near future!


Curtis Gibby said...

Every time I see a picture of Ross, I think he looks just like Todd.

Brad Carter said...


Nice job improving my design though! I've let my kids stay indoors mostly this week because it's been over 100 degrees every day. I hope it stays nice there for when I visit.

Renae said...

When are you coming this way? We'll have to get the gang together.

Brad Carter said...

I'll be there for 2 weeks in the middle of August. Since I'm so close, I'll probably sneak over at night and wire a bologna sandwich into your phone line.

Renae said...

Sweet! I love bologna!

timpani76 said...

You took Brad's advice? Crazy lady!