Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tea Party

A few days ago all the kids randomly set up their own little tea party.  It was really cute to see them all playing so well together.  Most of the time they attempt any kind of group play it ends up being one big fight or at least a series of continuous squabbles.  It was refreshing to see everyone getting along. 

IMG_3544

Grace decided to take a break from the tea party and play a little dress up.  She is wearing socks on her hands, a superman cape, Thomas the Tank Engine sunglasses, a backpack, and a purse.

IMG_3550

We are all crashed from a very busy weekend.  Here’s to getting the kids to bed early!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Indoor Tents and Other Happenings

One evening a few weeks ago, I had something in the evening.  I don’t even remember what it was now, but all the kids were home with Daddy.  I came home to the coolest indoor tent ever.  The kids had a blast with it for several days, until it started falling apart and I needed to vacuum their room.  It’s a great way to keep them entertained on a rainy day.

IMG_3498 IMG_3504

Gree also came to visit us a few weeks ago.  The kids love to play with her glasses.  Here are our mini-Gree Grees.

IMG_3508

Jacob is doing much better with his handwriting.  I used to only be able to get him to write one or two letters at a time before he would get frustrated and want to quit, but the other day he actually asked to write more.  Yay Jacob!  (He insisted on adding the airplane in the photo.)

IMG_3509

Daddy also recently had a skeet tournament with some coworkers.  Preparation entailed a couple of trips to practice.  Jacob liked to be out with Daddy (earplugs in, of course).  The girls and I stayed in the car.  They did not like the noise, and neither did I.

Jacob before

IMG_3516

Jacob after

 IMG_3525

Yesterday was St. Clare’s feast day, so we all went to mass.  Here is our little Clare on the Feast of St. Clare.

IMG_3532