My how time flies when you are having fun! Summer has been great around here. I have enjoyed spending the long days with the kids. We visit the pool for hours at a time. Ruby can swim well. Molly is working on it and Mack loves the water with his swimmies on…he is like a fish…with swimmies. I get to sit in the sun and watch. As long as I throw food their way from time to time, all is well. We have been to the library a couple of times. We usually check out about 25 books. Josh thought we had done something illegal. He saw all the books and said, “Are you sure they let you take that many out?” Ruby reads all of the time. She finally has a lamp next to her bed, so she loves staying up a little later than everyone else and reading.
Admittedly, we haven’t done as much “school” type work as I had hoped, but I think it is only fair to give ourselves a substantial break before working in the math and comprehension stuff.
Anyway, let me post some pictures…they may be random, but here we go:
Let’s start with a pic of a warthog because, oh my, have you ever seen such an ugly animal???!!! We were amazed at its ugliness. Whew. Mack was HILARIOUS! He stood there watching the warthogs and said, “I just can’t tell which is the mama and which is the daddy.” Usually the mama is prettier to look at, but not in this case.
There were two little warthogs that were playing/fighting. We told the kids to “look at those little kids fighting with each other.” Then, the little one went over and started nursing with the mom and Mack said, “Oh, and now the baby is fighting with the mama.” Hilarious.
Mack did not understand why he wasn’t getting presents. He even walked around with one of Ruby’s birthday bags waiting his turn to open something…this picture shows me explaining to him why he didn’t get a gift.
Sweetie and PawPaw came to visit Ruby for her birthday. I know this is Molly in the pic above…I have a few others with Ruby in the picture, but my mom decided to go ahead and take both girls to The American Girl store to pick out a doll for each of their birthdays. Molly’s birthday is in August…plus Sweetie couldn’t stand the thought of buying Ruby a doll and not letting Molly get one, too.
When we walked through the mall with the bags, I told my mom that we are the people that Josh walks by and rolls his eyes about…then mumbles something about, “I can’t believe people spend that kind of money on a doll…..”
After I took a picture of Molly with her doll, Mack went and got his “Woody the Sheriff” to take a picture with…it is hard being a boy in our family sometimes. Sweetie got him a hat and a pair of shorts. We couldn’t leave him out!
This picture cracks me up because this is what it is like around here a lot. Mack can be such a funny, crazy, stinker sometimes. The girls, at times, act mature and treat him like he is years and years younger than they are. He just acts crazy or mad most of the time. You never know what to expect from him.
I hope I will be a little more consistent with the blog, but I make no promises. 🙂