Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27

at least, I *think* it's July 27. Time is getting away from me, and quickly!!

The big news in our house: Samantha and Will have gone to Camp Fowler for the week. We dropped them off yesterday. The camp was a little over 2 hours away, not bad. Owen slept most of the way up, and all of the way back!! We were able to leave Colby with a friend, and Sam and Will actually got along :) It was NICE. Will was excited for camp, and as soon as we got there, he made friends and started playing. Sam was nervous. She really didn't want to be there, but I think secretly she did and was just shy. She didn't know anyone (Will did) so it was even harder.
I MISS THEM ALREADY!!!! I thought about them all night long. I'm sure they're fine, but....

Colby started his final week of summper camp today. He's loving it so I'm a little sad it's almost over.

Next week we will go to Virginia for a few days.

It is really hot today!!! And I have no ice cream so that's a bummer.

I'm hoping to go to the house tonight and work on the clothes we found in the attic. I'm hoping to have them all done by the end of the week. Art has been doing so well on the house, it looks awesome! Now to decide what to do with it....

Owen is walking and trying to talk and being a troublemaker and getting into everything. He's a monkey! Climbs on everything. And a dog, eating the dogfood. We love him!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


A very quick update. Will update again tomorrow (if I remember, ha ha)
Samantha jammed her finger on Monday, had to have an x-ray but it's not broken. Hard to tell in the photo but it is bent and at a weird angle. And it hurts and pops. With her, if it's not one thing- it's another. We haven't been to PT in a while. Her knees are okay, and her hamstring is *almost* healed. I guess.
Next week Sam and Will head to church camp, and they are both excited!! They're starting to pack (and of course, realize what they need and don't have). I will miss them! A whole week.
Owen is doing good. Walking all over the place. And now he can "click" with his tongue. And he makes this really funny face (I tried to get it in the pic above)

It's 10 PM... so I need to go to bed. Will update again in the morning.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Here are some pictures from the last few days. The weather is finally getting HOT and so we are enjoying the pool more and more. It's nice to jump in and just cool off. We only have one floatie, but we somehow managed to "borrow" a couple from a neighbor and the kids are loving it. I love to see them in the pool. Last night they got in around 9 PM!! And the other day we were able to swim and watch a neighbot take a tree down at the same time!

Colby is two weeks into summer camp today. He opted not to go today and see a "girly play". That is fine with me. So he's home and there is a full house here. Not only are my nieces and nephew here, but so is a neighbor kid!!

We had fun at Hoffman's the other night. The adults went on the bumper cars, that was fun!!!

Sam and Colby and I (and Sam's friend Kylee) went on a "field trip" with the library on Wednesday night to the Mill at Miutziskill (or something like that). The woman there is a very neat artist. She had us draw landscape pictures. There is a nice waterfall on her property that Colby loved. Kylee had a lot of fun drawing dresses. Sam drew a wagon wheel. Colby drew a tree and the road. I drew the girls. It was fun. Owen was eaten by the bugs though and has quite a few bug bites. :(

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Surprise, Wally!!!

Some pictures from Wally's surprise birthday party at Hoffman's!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Owen's 9 month stats

This is always fun!

Owen at 9 months: Weight 19 lbs. 4.5 oz height 28.5 in

Sam at 9 months: 17 lb. 12 oz. 28 in

Will at 9 months: 23 lb. 4.5 oz 29 in

Colby at 9 months: 23 lb. 8 oz. 30.5 in

Wow!! Owen is much closer to Samantha's size than he is to the other boys' size. I am amazed. And happy!! I love my little baby so much. My big babies were awesome too but it's nice to have Owen stay little a tiny bit longer.

And just today he got tooth #7 in.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Well...yesterday was my birthday...which means we're well into summer. It doesn't feel like it though. It's in the mid-70s I think. I want 90s so I can really enjoy the pool!!!
Will has done 4 days of bowling camp. One more to go. He loves it. I'm sorry it's ending so quickly. He has apparently learned a lot- because last night at bowling, he bowled 3 games over his average!! That is awesome!
Colby is also 4 days into summer camp and loving it.
I am on day 3 of watching my friend's daughter Adrianna and she is a little sweetheart!! Owen is enjoying having a "friend" to play with, even if they don't actually play together... Her mom thought she would be miserable but so far she is great!!
Samantha got her report card last week and all is well. All is wonderful, actually. She is on the principal's list again!! And Sarah is in her homeroom again next year. And she got a letter asking her to take advanced math. Reminds me, we need to get that in!!
Sam is enjoying sleeping in...and just chillin...
Will is loving bowling camp...
Colby is having fun at camp...
Owen is little Mr. Trouble...walking more and more...climbing over things...saying Dada every time we ask him to sat mama!!
Tomorrow is Owen's 9 month check up.

Over the weekend we moved Colby back into his old room. Owen now has his crib and changing table in the back living room, and his clothes in Will's room. Colby is ecstatic to have his room back, and Will is happy to have his all to himself again. Of course, now the back room is even more cluttered but oh well!!!