Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Royal Wedding

It's Thursday night.  It was really rough getting all the kids to bed tonight.  They were all riled up from running around outside after dinner.  It was too warm to stay inside.  What's everyone doing for the holiday weekend?  The weather looks like kind of a bummer.  Back to last Saturday.

We woke up early to watch the royal wedding with 29 million other Americans.  Aden kept asking why Carson Wentz was getting married.  Prince Harry really does lok like him.  
 The Queen in green.
 We took the kids to the mall to have lunch and walk around because it was a rainy day.  We literally lasted 5 minutes.  We tried to sit down at a restaurant but the twins were crazy so we gave up and went home.
 This is how I felt about that.  I don't think I ever got lunch.
Amy went out that night to a girl's bingo.  These are the gift baskets she won.  
Sunday morning the kids ran out to play in their pjs.  

 There's a few babies in that stroller.
 Aden serenaded is with is guitar.
 We just hung around the house.
 Madi came to help out with the kids.
 Ariel had a birthday party at TNT Amusements.  I really don't think it was an appropriate place for 6 year olds.  Aden has had several parties here and even he doesn't get it.  It's full of video games that we played as kids.  Today's kids really aren't going to play Pac Man.  

 Ariel was uncharacteristically nervous and upset at a party.  She really just wanted to leave.

 I am bad.  I left her there to run errands and her friend drove her home.  Anyway have a great weekend.  I might not post on Monday so see you Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ariel Will Sleep Anywhere

Some random pics from last week.  The boys worked on their homework.

 There's Mrs. Maria who is going to babysit the kids soon!
 A little wrestling.

 The bench was a good idea.  The boys like to stand on it and look out over the backyard.
 Eli was busy fixing things.

 Ariel's friend told her about a sleepover at the NAC on Friday night.  She was determined to do it and talked us into it.  I dropped her off at 8 pm.  
 The kids first went to the pool.  Then they did some gymnastics.  We couldn't get a straight answer from them how late they stayed up.
 I walked through the gym and sent this pic to my trainer and others to convince them I was working out at 8:30 on a Friday night.  Unlikely!
 This was Saturday morning.  Ariel is so quick to sleep anywhere but home while Aden is the total opposite.  He always wants to sleep at home.  
 She was mad at me about something.
 Back home for breakfast.  Eli buttered his own bread!
 Dance class.  How is she awake?
 Dr. Eli checked out daddy.
 All healthy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Double Rainbow

It's Tuesday night of another cool, wet Spring day.  Aden started guitar lessons this afternoon.  I'm pretty excited about that.  I might  try them too.  Amy is headed out for her 2nd girl's night in a few days.  Not that I'm counting.  I guess that's why she let me go to the concert last night.  The older two are behind me playing a spelling game on the iPad.  First, I'm amazed they are playing together on the same team and then Ariel is holding her end up.  She's guessing a lot of the letters correctly.  

Pick up at school.
 Ariel was checking out Aden's new guitar.
 The sky is falling!

 We were stuck inside during a crazy thunderstorm.
 Eli entertained us.
 The storm left us with a double rainbow!

 Now that is a cool picture if I do say so myself.
 After all the practices and meetings, it was finally time for cheerleading tryouts.  We just dropped Ariel off so we don't know how she did.
 But she was happy when we picked her up.
 We still don't know their decision on her.
 Enjoying that corn Eli?
 Noah was helping Ariel find words.
 What are you cooking Eli?

 Are we really going to make him keep playing the clarinet?
 Ariel likes to try on Amy's shoes.
 They are building a rainforest in Ariel's class.

 Such a big boy!