Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Happens!!!!

Summer is here, but where are the slow, lazy days that come with it? We have been busier than ever, but having a BLAST!!!! I have just returned from a State Tennis Tournament in Mobile where it was HOT HOT HOT!!!! My playing was not so hot, but I had lots of fun with the girls on my team!!!! Then, I left Mobile and joined Will in Orange Beach at one of our friends houses on the bay. We had a relaxing 2 days to spend without children. It was VERY nice. The oil made it's first appearances, we could see tar balls up and down the beach Saturday morning and then the lifeguards started riding down the beach telling everyone to get out of the water. I forgot my camera on the beach, but the normally beautiful horizon was replaced with orange boom as far as the eye could see. And skimmer boats going back and forth and helicopters flying overhead. I pray that this spill will get under control very soon. It's so sad to think what may happen to the most beautiful beaches in the world!!!!


Back home we've played outside alot, but now that's it's nearing 100 degrees and 97% humidity everyday, that's coming to a close.


You see this little guy below: we are dealing with LOTS of discipline issues right now. 3 1/2 is ROUGH - his VBS teacher (who was also his Choir teacher last year) will also be his Sunday School teacher next year, so she's getting to know him WELL - she has her hands full, but I'm also dealing with it DILIGENTLY at home - no one said motherhood was easy - it's exhausting!!!!!!!





The park is always fun, but now you have to go at 5:30 in the morning to enjoy it!!!!



The pool - now that's the place to be!!!!!



We are right in the middle of a busy VBS week, with swimming in the afternoons on most days and nothing on our schedules at night (except for my Thursday night Bible Study on Esther - Beth Moore - it is FABULOUS!!!!!)


Summer time at it's best. We've enjoyed watching fireflies out the windows at night and reading lots of books from our library!!!! The grasshoppers still get tended too nearly daily, it's fun watching them get bigger and bigger and seeing the wonderment(is that a word?) in the children's eyes when they catch one!!!!




3 comments:

Jessica said...

Just wanted to say hello! I ran across your blog & love all the kids smocked outfits! I could tell right off the bat you were a southern gal! I am pretty much obsessed with anything smocked! Haha! You have a precious family!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Love all the pictures....and understand the discipline issues. This too shall pass (But when you are in the middle of it, it is tough!)

Amanda said...

I feel your pain - 3 1/2 is challenging. Let me know if you discover anything that helps with all the whining, yelling and not listening!

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