Thursday, May 31, 2007

Summer: Week One

Well, we survived one week of summer vacation.

We started off a little crazy, but things have calmed down some.

Over the weekend we got to visit with my sister and two brothers, and their families. Since it's rare we all get together (22 of us), we had decided ahead of time to take some photos at my sister Rachel's lil' patch o' heaven - ten acres complete with woods, creek, field, and pasture (go to her site and check out her pictures of Flash, the donkey!). As usual, we stayed way too late, but it was worth it!

Here's our 5-year-old with a cousin.
And our crew, albeit a bit uncomfortable-looking:Anyway, that's why we were, um, a little more dressed up than usual while we washed off the poison ivy...I was trying to act natural in a fabric that actually needs to be ironed, but you know I was so glad to change back into my T-shirt and Reeboks!

What else...hmm...

It's done nothing but rain here this month, but since it's technically "summer" we made our obligatory visit to the pool.
Our cereal selection has sunk to all-time lows.And because I hardly ever wear accessories (summer or not), I got some for my teeth. Hopefully this time they can fix my bite. I can't bite anything right now! Yeouch! I forgot how much this hurts!
(Five year old took the pic so it's not that clear, but believe me, they are RAZOR SHARP!)!

Well, once my cheeks get used to it (and my family gets used to my spitting on them) I'll be ready for Week Two!


Jeremy@Life of an Ant said...

Aww, they look like they had fun. I miss going on family outings and other summer activities when I was younger. Had some really fun times. Those will be good memories to look back on.

Kristina at Learn2Luv2Run said...

Ok so I have been reading your blog (through my bloglines) but I guess I haven't been commenting because I totally didn't notice you went blonde! I love it!

Code Yellow Mom said...

School doesn't get out here until mid-June. It's so fun to read about your foray into summer already - reminds me of home when I was young - the lazy, crazy last days of May. Such cute pictures.

kittyhox said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for other ladies with braces. I have Invisaligns, which aren't as painful. But for the first couple of days after I put on a new set, taking them on and off is pretty unpleasant.

But we Moms with orthodontia are the coolest, imo.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Goodness, but those are some gorgeous kids!

Congrats on making it through the first week. Your cereal assortment looks fine compared to mine; it was zilch until BD went to the store for me last night and picked some up.

Have a great second week!

Slackermommy said...

What a nice looking family!

~My Thoughts~ said...

Beautiful Family you've got there!