We’re Alive!

My how time flies when you are having fun!  Summer has been great around here.  I have enjoyed spending the long days with the kids.  We visit the pool for hours at a time.  Ruby can swim well.  Molly is working on it and Mack loves the water with his swimmies on…he is like a fish…with swimmies. I get to sit in the sun and watch.  As long as I throw food their way from time to time, all is well.  We have been to the library a couple of times.  We usually check out about 25 books.  Josh thought we had done something illegal.  He saw all the books and said, “Are you sure they let you take that many out?”  Ruby reads all of the time.  She finally has a lamp next to her bed, so she loves staying up a little later than everyone else and reading.

Admittedly, we haven’t done as much “school” type work as I had hoped, but I think it is only fair to give ourselves a substantial break before working in the math and comprehension stuff.

Anyway, let me post some pictures…they may be random, but here we go:

Let’s start with a pic of a warthog because, oh my, have you ever seen such an ugly animal???!!!  We were amazed at its ugliness.  Whew.  Mack was HILARIOUS!  He stood there watching the warthogs and said, “I just can’t tell which is the mama and which  is the daddy.”  Usually the mama is prettier to look at, but not in this case.

There were two little warthogs that were playing/fighting.  We told the kids to “look at those little kids fighting with each other.”  Then, the little one went over and started nursing with the mom and Mack said, “Oh, and now the baby is fighting with the mama.”  Hilarious.

Ruby opened up some OLIVIA books on her birthday.  She loved them!

Mack did not understand why he wasn’t getting presents.  He even walked around with one of Ruby’s birthday bags waiting his turn to open something…this picture shows me explaining to him why he didn’t get a gift.

We rode all the way down to the zoo, but Mack was still mad that it wasn’t his birthday.

PawPaw and Uncle Jason came to the zoo with us.

Mack led us around using his map.  When this map tore, he was very upset and made PawPaw promise to get him a new one.

…and he did!

Ruby loved climbing.

Mack chose a safer way to climb.

Sweetie and PawPaw came to visit Ruby for her birthday.  I know this is Molly in the pic above…I have a few others with Ruby in the picture, but my mom decided to go ahead and take both girls to The American Girl store to pick out a doll for each of their birthdays.  Molly’s birthday is in August…plus Sweetie couldn’t stand the thought of buying Ruby a doll and not letting Molly get one, too.

I took this pic with my phone, hence the poor quality.  The girls were so excited once they realized that they would get to walk out of the store with a doll!

When we walked through the mall with the bags, I told my mom that we are the people that Josh walks by and rolls his eyes about…then mumbles something about, “I can’t believe people spend that kind of money on a doll…..”

After I took a picture of Molly with her doll, Mack went and got his “Woody the Sheriff” to take a picture with…it is hard being a boy in our family sometimes.  Sweetie got him a hat and a pair of shorts.  We couldn’t leave him out!

This picture cracks me up because this is what it is like around here a lot.  Mack can be such a funny, crazy, stinker sometimes.  The girls, at times, act mature and treat him like he is years and years younger than they are.  He just acts crazy or mad most of the time.  You never know what to expect from him.

I hope I will be a little more consistent with the blog, but I make no promises.  🙂

5 thoughts on “We’re Alive!

  1. Wow! When you say you need to do something you get it done! ha! LOVE the picture of Molly holding her American Girl bag.

  2. The pic of Mack and the girls when you first got to the zoo is HILARIOUS! 🙂 Probably not a hilarious moment for you, but mad me laugh! So funny! It’s so hard to teach them these things when they are little. Do you give them all a little something just because they are little and don’t understand or do you teach them that it is NOT their birthday and that on their birthday, they will be the only one getting presents??? We run into this with the cousins on Brett’s side. I agree with teaching them early, but the grandparents don’t always agree! 🙂 I’ve heard from friends with girls that the American doll trip is a BIG deal! WOW! I know that they were soooo excited! Glad ya’ll are having fun and enjoying your summer break! We certainly are at our house!

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