Friday, July 1, 2022

Pork Belly Burnt Ends Before Camp

Last Thursday, Ariel had dinner and ice cream with Melissa.  They all came to drop her off and say goodbye.


Aden and I had haircuts.  
Noah built this in the bath.  

On Friday, Ariel wanted me to make pork belly burnt ends.  
So I did!
Wow, they came out amazing!
Best thing ever!  Giant chunks of bacon smoked for 5 hours with brown sugar, butter and honey.  What is there not to like?


We went up to the school.  

Is she really leaving us for 7 weeks?
Aunt Bev came by.  Have a great weekend!

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Party at Funzilla

A quick post for your Thursday.  Last Wednesday, the boys waited for the camp bus and Ariel waited for them to leave so she could go to cheer camp.  



Ariel's coach Serina had foot surgery.  She's not cleared to do private lessons yet but wanted to see how far she could go with Ariel. I think she was moving around great!



That night, the twins had Kyleigh's party at Funzilla.  Believe it or not, Eli is tired of Funzilla.  He usually can't wait to go to these places.  





They ran all around.  
Then it was pizza and cake time.  

Fun times!

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

First Day of Camp

It's Tuesday night.  We are still waiting for pictures of Ariel from today.  It was a beautiful day, hopefully she had fun.  The boys did well at their camp.

Last Monday was the first day of camp for the 3 boys.  Back to Southampton Summer Day Camp.  Aden is a second year CIT.  They were excited to go.  
This is the first time my kids are taking a school bus anywhere.  
Have fun boys!

Then I took Ariel to cheer camp.  
Coach Serina was back from her foot surgery.  For some reason Ariel was nervous about going back to Airborne but she loved it.  
The boy's came posts pictures all day long.  Here they are having lunch.  
That night, Ariel helped me cook.  

Then we built some shelves.  

Good job guys.  
On Tuesday, Mark and Melissa came to say goodbye to Ariel.  
I made a smoked rotisserie chicken.  

We had piano and guitar.  
The kids played while I cooked.  

I also smoked some shrimp.  It was all yummy.  
Ariel is going to miss Honey the most!

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

Father's Day Nap

It's Monday night.  Ariel's first full day of camp. We got a few pictures including one with a thumbs up.  We told her to give us the thumbs up if she's happy!  Also, our spy Kylie came through and texted us with Ariel right next to her.  She sent a selfie and told us the things Ariel forgot!  It makes us way happier knowing we can get extra contact with her.  Back to last Sunday.  I got up early and went in the hot tub.  

It was Father's Day!
We took the kids to the point in Longport.  

Ashley had never been here!  
We took some nice pics.  



They look so angelic.  Hahahhahaahaaha.

We went back to my parents to swim.  





I got myself an ice cream cone pie from New York.  It was actually custard, not ice cream, but it had all the flavors of a Drumstick ice cream cone.  Yummy.  
Happy Father's Day to me!  Amy and Ariel got me the shirt I'm wearing and a matching hat.  
It was a beautiful day.  
My best present was everyone leaving me alone for a few minutes so I could take a nap on my parent's porch.  It's one of my favorite things to do but I never get to do it!
Aden and my dad made the Titanic!  It's very detailed.  The individual cabins have furniture.  
It's huge!
We packed up and drove home.  We passed a forest fire on the way!