Saturday, June 30, 2012

Luker's 8, Let's Celebrate!

The two big kids and I left our house a little after 5:00 this morning for Muscatine Iowa. We drove right into a huge dark storm, but promised it would be sunny for the party and....
 IT WAS!!! Robyn has been addicted to Pinterest and the party showed it!
Lance made an awesome baseball field in the yard. It was amazing! 

The snacks were so cute!
 Leg loop.

The birthday boy!!! (sweet sign)
 Hey Luker, how's that popcorn?!

Here's Luker with the other Katie in his life.

Sis and the birthday boy!

Luker and his buddies!
More friends!
 Batter-up! Time for the game!
 Doesn't the yard look beautiful?!
 Lunch in the shade!
 Cake time, nice shirt Luke!

My Juner loved hitting the ball.
 Sissy did too!
 Papa arrived to take Junie to Cedar Rapids for 72 hours of pure spoiling.

It was an amazing day!!

Friday, June 29, 2012


I was really excited to read that a Savers was opening in a town not far from us (15 minutes). I also read that their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was Thursday morning at 8:30. How could we miss out on the excitement? When got there we were one of 5 other shoppers. Even Amelia whispered to me, "This is awkward".
Just before the doors opened, an overly friendly man called my kids over to hold the giant sciccors to cut the ribbon. I was hiding from the camera laughing my head off at the craziness.We're making memories....
 Read all about it here.
*I didn't realize my dad was the mayor of St. Charles.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hot Hot Hot

It's hot here in the Chicagoland area. We are trying to love every minute of it!
 Look at that form.
 The whole gang.
 Big jump.


So, the other night we went to the drive-in. The kids were so excited to see Brave and the weather was perfect so what could possibly go wrong?
We packed our dinner and enjoyed hanging out for the 2 hours before the movie started. We played frizbee and the kids played in the rocks. 

Then just as the movie started... SAM THREW UP! To say it was a giant mess  does not even begin to describe what we experienced. It was completely dark and everything we covered in vomit including me. Needless to say, we didn't see the movie.
Do you think maybe he ate too much gravel?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Special Night

A couple weeks ago, my nice neighbor and I were talking about how thankful we are for our oldest daughters. I was telling her how much I count on Amelia to help me around the house. I have to admit,  sometimes I just take for granted that she will help and I forget to say thank you!   She had a great idea to honor our girls with a special date. I got a gift certificate (for my birthday, thank you) to a cute nail salon so we treated the girls to a manicure.
It was such a sweet night and I think the girls felt really special. I love Amelia. 
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Final Day

These sweethearts have worked so hard all week!

We had fun at garage sales and the pool all day with the whole William's family. Then it was finally time for the show! Here we are waiting.
 Where's Juner?
 Can you find him?

My sweet little angel.

My favorite pirate!

Macker was done!
The end! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

water day

The weather has been HOT! We've been keeping cool like this...


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Funner Theatre Practice

The kids are loving Summer Funner Theatre. After dinner they showed us some of the motions to the songs.
It all when downhill when the 2 little naughties joined the fun.
 I'm completely addicted to Macker.