Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More Summer Fun

AJ and Dexter have had fun attempting to float on assorted toys in the pool. AJ has actually successfully 'surfed' on the boogie board around the perimeter of the pool.

The alligator teeter-totter.

The boat. Oh... they love the boat. They are pirates dontchaknow.

Yes, I know, my pool was not on level ground at this time.

As you can see, Dexter is phasing out his nap. Unfortunately, at around 5pm, if he's comfy, he's zonking out.

Some Duplo fun. Usually they're building amazing enormous ships. This day, it was robots if I recollect.

We headed to Deka Lake to finally visit my mom and Ken's property. All 9 of us slept in the trailer if you can believe it, plus the dog.

The very beautiful outhouse.


Dexter wondering what the heck Uncle Paul and Jared are doing. Hmmmmm.

My baby brother, Paul. Doesn't he just look like a big Dexter? If you look closely, you'll see how much the mosquitoes love him as much as they love me.

Richard, dealing with a bad night's sleep. We'll sleep in the tent next time, or heck, maybe even our own trailer!

My mommy. Great picture. She won't like that this was taken just after she woke up, but hey, sorry Mom. I think you're beautiful here. (and always)

Delicious camping dinner for the boys!

Bikes. This is how the boys spent most of the time at camping. Yes, he's wearing his pajamas.

Richard and Ken getting ready to head out fishing.

AJ cuddling with Roxy.

Dexy riding again.
Exploring. They didn't do as much of this as I would've thought.

Soccer. A lot of soccer.

Chasing Uncle Paul.

Poor Auntie Kim. This really hurt.
Richard, more rested.

AJ took this picture of Uncle Paul.

Dexter made me some 'mail' the other day all by himself.
It says,
"Dexter AJ

And Dexter wanted to set up my pillows on my bed. Gee, thanks Dexter.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer's Been So Fun, I'm Just Having a Hard Time Keeping Up.

Lost and Found

These are some pictures that I found stashed away from my phone. I think they're all from June.

One of many trips to the skatepark, as usual. Here's Dexy.


Dexter doing what he calls a 'trick'.

Playing the rain in the backyard.

A special night, just A.J. and I.

A fun day in the van on a Thursday when I had Jen's kids. They're singing to Jingle Bells by the Barenaked Ladies. Yes, in June.

This was the same morning. I must've brought Jaxon and Emerson to my gym, so I could work out after dropping off A.J., Makenna, and Dex at preschool. When I came into the playcare to get them, Jaxon had thought it would be funny to get into the baby exersaucer. Too cute.

Later that day in the backyard.

You guessed it. The skatepark, again. -A.J.

Richard and I having a date-night.
They packed the rest of my Belini in a To-Go cup... hee hee. I drank it on the way to the movies. I think this was the night we saw Bridesmaids. So, actually, this might be May, and it just might be Richard's birthday.

There is a story behind this drink sharing, but I don't think I can remember what it is. I think this was a rainy day. I took the boys to the McD's playplace so I could enjoy and mint tea and some book reading while they enjoyed a watered down iced tea to share.


I have to say that they are really great with their skatepark-etiquette. Dexter's come a long way. It's a youth park, not a kids' park, so I really like to make sure they are not a nuisance to the big kids. Dexter keeps his head up and watches for the big kids 'taking their turn first'.

Fun times at Grant Park, just me and my boys. A picnic.

My brother's graduation party. Uncle Al is taking the kids for rides on the computer chair.
Don't you wish your husband was this hot.

It is a horrid picture of both myself and my baby-bro, Paul, but you get the idea.

Ahhhh. This is 'brotherhood'. The boys spend a great deal of the day laughing their heads off, wrestling. You'll notice that Dexter is on top.

Rockin out.

That Father's Day trip to Shannon Falls. I guess I took some pics on my phone too.

My guy. Sometimes, it's nice to just look at him and be happy he's here enjoying life with us.

These are just the 'lost' pics. I have a whole whackload of new ones on my phone and on my camera. Maybe I'll get to those tomorrow. Right now, it's 9:21pm, and I'm going to go cuddle with my guy.