Monday, June 28, 2010

Thinking Outside The Box..But Not Outside The Porch

We are having a heatwave here and today seemed to be the worst of it. just ungodly humidity. Generally we don't even go out on days like this because my fair little critters just do not do well in the heat. But in the afternoon Ben was a little restless and wanting to get out, but it looked like a thunderstorm was rolling in. So, we set up the little wading pool right on the screened in porch and he had a blast!!





In this picture I asked Ben to look at the camera and smile LOL! This is what I got.


I overheard Ben start singing the ABCs so I tried to get it recorded, but BOTH times my memory card was full (I thought I deleted enough stuff) and so we got about to Q before it cuts out!






Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Day At The Lake

A few weeks ago we made a trip down to Virginia to visit my dad and stepmom and Claudio and I snuck away one day to attend the IHM Catholic homeschool conference.

We were awful about taking pictures except for this series Cla took one afternoon down at the dock.














































Friday, June 04, 2010

Just a Little Snack

I am not sure Anna is old enough yet to categorize as a tomboy, but she is definitely rough and tumble, loves to be outdoors, and loves to make a mess and get FILTHY!!!!! She especially loves DIRT!!

And she is fast. One second she is happily sitting in the grass, you turn for a second, and she is in the flower beds shoving fistfulls of dirt in her mouth with one hand while plucking the blooms off your flowers with the other..

Clearly she is MIGHTY pleased with herself!!!



Licking the last delicious muddy bits from her hands..
And so many night she ends up here before bed. She loves a quick soak in the sink. I guess I should be glad she enjoys the cleanup part as much as the getting dirty part! I love how she is drinking water from the faucet!




Claudio made this lattice door for under out porch to make things look a little neater and have a nice place to store outside things. Including, if you look closely, Benjamin!! Benjamin is just learning how to hide and this is one of his favorite spots.



And just a pic of our hydrangea that is starting to blume a beautiful mauve!