Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Oh my baby

Is clearly not a baby anymore and was so excited to start school today. I wasn't quite sure what to do with myself so I went to Target and wandered through the store finding lots of things to buy that we don't need (especially from the new Missoni line - LOVE IT). It was dreamy - but I miss him already.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

This kid melts me


- he is getting to be so big. This morning he woke me with a huge smile and said "let's get ready for school!" Mrs. Malkowicz gave each child a hug as they entered her class and asked if they were ready to learn to read. It is her specialty - she has all kinds of grants for it and an IPad for her classroom.  Cheers to another great school year for Ian and to hoping I will get better at letting go.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Saturday sun

I can't believe it is the last weekend before school starts. The weather was beautiful so we headed down to olympia to try out the Penrod's new sunflower sail boat. I have been sailing for a lot of years with my dad but his boats are always too big and scary for me to sail myself. I was surprised at how fun it was to be the captain (you might notice by the picture that there was not a lot of wind that day - we did get a few gusts and Ian was terrified that I was going to flip us over).

Jamesy and the rest of the group stayed on the beach and played in the sand while the "sailors" took turns.

Then we headed to the Voellger's house for an end of summer BBQ. They have an amazing backyard and my kids are already asking when we can go back.

Ian getting on the zip line.

13 kids in the hot tub - I think it was a record.

Friday, September 02, 2011

The broken leg

Today Jamesy got his cast off his broken leg. Last night, after he asked his dad if he would bang on his cast forever (helps with the itching), he asked if today he would be able to run super fast again - that was cute. Actually, he has only been walking on it very tenderly if at all and his knee and ankle joints are pretty sore. It is still good to see him without that green leg, though.

Not that it stopped him from doing much...

I wish I had videoed how fast he could hobble around on that thing.

Other funny things about james this week:
On Sunday he walked out of church - ripped off his snap church shirt, threw it on the ground and said "This shirt needs to die!"
He also tried to get Ian to open the bedroom door by knocking and then saying it was the pizza man.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

More zoo

We have a membership this year so we have been spending lots of time at the zoo.

Last days of summer

have been spent at the park, the lake, the slip and slide or anywhere else outside - the weather has been amazing.

...and filled with berry picking. There is something about free berries that totally has me hooked - even when I am covered in scratches and stains when I am done. This year we made two batches of freezer jam and a blackberry cobbler.