Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
We are all 3 already packed...aside from toiletrees. Our fridge and cupboards are almost completely empty, the house will be cleaned from top to bottom tomorrow. Laundry is done, photoshoot images edited and disks mailed, bills paid, errands run, shows DVR'd, Tate's clothes sorted that we are giving to Boone, mail held for the time we are gone and lawn is mowed. Whew...that's a lot of stuff that's done!
All I have left to do are the more unnecessary items on the list like get our car cleaned, polish my toenails and shave my legs (nope...if you know me, you know this isn't something that's ever at the top of my list...ha). And then of course all the last minute items that will need packed. OH and we are attending our first PS-MAPP class for our foster care license tomorrow from 6-9pm. And one last necessary item to take care of is that Sean needs to replace one of our tail lights that I discovered the other day was out. Ugh...bad timing. And the plan still stands that we will be on the road by 7am on Friday morning.
Honestly, I am feeling pretty on top of things. Feeling more ahead of the game than usual at 2 days before vacation, so that's good. Maybe I'll be able to squeeze in a few hours of rest in the next 39 hours before we leave too...just to make sure I'm good and healthy before we hit the road! :)
Florida here we come!!!!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
So I am not sure that blogging is going to take priority over the next week. I try to blog daily...or almost daily. I check several blogs a day and really enjoy when there are new posts each day, so to prevent myself from being a complete hypocrite, I try to do the same on my blog. Not promising that these daily posts are terribly exciting, but I try to at least document something. This week, it's just not going to happen. I'll do my best. :)
Tate's Grandma Shingledecker came over today and as usual when she comes, it's like Christmas. Tate was ecstatic to have her here as was I. He got lots of goodies and lots of love from her. He is so so so blessed by his birth family...wow.
It rained tonight...wow, that's a MAJOR headline these days! Many of my plants have passed the point of being able to be saved, but several of them are going to sleep HAPPY tonight! Hooray for rain at night! Now let's just stay dry during the days.
I got all of the images from the Tribe 9U photoshoot edited. Yay! I got my photoshoot from Tuesday edited. Yay! I have one more shoot on Sunday afternoon that I am DETERMINED to get edited and the disk sent out BEFORE I leave for vacation. Yikes...don't know if that will happen.
The night before we leave for vacation, we start our PS-MAPP classes. Those go until 9pm. Then, we are planning to head out by 7am the next morning.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On a whim, we decided to turn on the sprinkler for the kids while we waited for it to get darker so we could light the fireworks off...
And then it was time. The boys started lighting them off...
Good thing we had at least 1 responsible adult who insisted we read the directions before going crazy with the fireworks.
The kids thought it was so cool to have our own personal fireworks show!
And I'm not going to lie, the adults played and played and played too...
And just one more of Layla from my visit with the Kremer Family...
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I swear the next 4 weeks are going to be a whirlwind...crazy busy will be the theme of the rest of my summer. Fun busy, but busy nonetheless. I leave on Friday morning for another weekend away and I feel like I just got home. Tate will be at Camp Cassie for the weekend and Sean will be working. When I return, I have 3 (maybe 4) photoshoots and LOTS of editing to get the pictures done and out to clients before we leave again! I also am doing some hair and packing and planning and preparing for our almost 2 week trip to Florida that we leave for on the 29th. In addition, we start our PS-MAPP classes on the 28th. I love doing hair and taking pictures and I love to keep busy, but I am not going to lie and say that I am not looking forward to almost 2 weeks of no hair doing or photoshoots or deadlines for photo editing. I will still take LOTS of pictures, but it's different when it's just fun snapshots. :) A little R and R in Florida will be great!
Tate is hilarious...and exausting. He was talking about "when he was a baby and had a corn in his belly button" the other day. I was like, "a corn in your belly button? What are you talking about?!" He said, "you know, Mommy...the corn that is in my belly button and then goes into the mommy's belly too." I realized what he was trying to say...the CORD. The umbilical cord! Ha.
He is deathly...DEATHLY afraid of white butterflies. Screams like a little girl when he sees one. Just the white ones. Ya, I don't know where that came from. Weird.
He is obsessed with the fact that he's going to be 5. He is so excited. I think his 5th year is going to bring LOTS of big changes for him. Changes in himself as I'm sure he will thrive in preschool, but also changes in our family life...hopefully he'll get a sibling (or 2) when he's five. :)
This summer has been one for the books. The busiest yet for our family!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sunflower Seeds have been a theme for summer 2011 it seems...
And we never get through a day with these kids without a little bit of silliness taking place...