Now that Malachi's back in school, Elliott's had to figure out how to play with Jonas more. Jonas is loving all the extra attention from his big brother!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The week before school started was packed with fun! We went to Jackson to have a swimming play date with friends:
Look at all those kids! What fun!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Last week we took the boys to Long's Retreat, a water park at a local lake. I had been there when I was young, but it was SO much better than I ever remember it and the boys had a blast!
There was a spash pad to play in on one side:
There were two docks in the lake, one with diving boards and one with a water slide. Malachi was really brave and went down the slide - twice!
Friday, August 24, 2012
In celebration of one week of school being over (and successful!) I thought I'd flashback to summer break and blog a few things that we missed.
Back at the beginning of August we were able to take a mini-vacation up to Drummond Island, Michigan, with our friends Andrew and Heather and their family. I've posted before about Drummond Island and the lake house Heather's family owns, and it was just as beautiful, fun and relaxing (or as relaxing as things get with six kids running around) as before.
Malachi and Corinne put their artistic skills to work and sold some hand-painted rocks to anyone who happened by C&M's Rock Shop. If you look closely you can see a rock hanging with the price painted on it- $1.99 each!
Our last evening turned out to be pretty eventful. Cooper had an accident with the coffee table which resulted in a trip to the island medical center and 11 stitches on his leg. He was tough and it was pretty cute to hear him telling the others all about his boo-boo. Here they all relax with a movie before bedtime.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The countdown is on - in one month we'll be celebrating this cutie's first birthday!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I just dropped our boy off for his first day of school. First grade! Hard to believe, but this year I think it was harder than last! Everything just seemed so much bigger, with less guidance for parents about what would be going on each day and, as Malachi said, there weren't any toys and they'll have to work all day. Ha! No toys and no snacks...I hope he can survive!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Yesterday I realized that I had forgotten to post pictures of Erik's treehouse project. It turned out great and he is really proud of it. The boys love it and are so excited whenever they get to play in it or go have a picnic there. Erik still needs to build a ladder and he may put in screens, but other than that it's done!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It's hard to believe that our littlest guy is over 10 months old now and that in less than 2 months we'll be celebrating the big first birthday!