Sunday, July 12, 2009

Is that thunder??? :)

Yeah!!! It FINALLY rained again!!!

The kids were so excited they had to go out in it!

Of course they ended up catching 11 crawfish! The joys of living in the South!

They put them in the rain water that had accumulated in our overturned blow-up pool.



















Aimee had a list of all their names: Joe, Jenna, Jay Jay, John, Josephina, Jack and Jill, Jana, and two more "J" names that we can't remember anymore since that was Monday!
















Andrew created his own technique of using the crawfish nets to scoop them up so he could catch them in a plastic cup! :) Once he caught one, he'd race over to the pool and add it to the collection!

Tuesday morning, all the crawfish were gone, except for 1 little one, which the kids promptly brought inside and put into a container, begging to keep it!!! :) Later that day, Andrew was out on the patio moving stuff around and found another escapee hiding behind a box, which he brought in to keep.
The kids had fun feeding the crawfish and watching them eat. Andrew even looked up on the internet to see how to take care of them. We kept them around for a few days before had to dump them.
After the rain was done, it was sooo nice outside!!! :) In the morning it was actually very pleasant! But it didn't last long, by the end of the week though, we were back to plain old hot and super humid!!!

This week we had breakfast from Momma's "Fruity Smoothie" shop! The first couple of days we had "Blueberry Blast" for breakfast! It was super yummy! A good way to use of the blueberry crisp we had for Sunday dessert that I didn't think turned out very well. Too many blueberries and not enough crisp. It made and awesome smoothie though!!!

When the blueberries were gone, we had "Rock'n Raspberry" to celebrate me finding my i-pod!!! I thought that I'd never find my i-pod after we moved. I hadn't found it in any of the boxes from my room or bathroom and was about to cross it off as a casualty of the move.

One morning, I think it was Wednesday, I had the thought, "LOOK IN YOUR GREEN COMPUTER BAG!" Low and behold, there it was in one of the pockets!!! YEAH!!!! Was I really that stressed that I'd forgotten in one evening--our last night in Kingwood--where I put my i-pod??? I guess so! Glad the move is over and so glad I found my i-pod!!!! :)

The end of the week smoothie flavor was "Mango Magic" I was glad that it was the weekend! I was thinking it would be fun to be in Hawaii! :) Hmmm...wouldn't that be fun!!! Relaxing in the white sand on the beach, hearing the ocean, feeling the breeze....almost heaven, ahhhhhhhh!

We had our own version of white fun........















SHAVING CREAM!!!! :)

Oh, the kids had so much fun with the shaving cream!!!! First they were going to do their own shaving cream sculptures, but it ended up becoming a joint effort to cover the whole table! :)

After emptying two cans of shaving cream and covering the table, the kids were content for a little while. They swirled their hands all around making all sorts of designs on the table. They had a blast! They had so much fun, they thought it should be a whole Primary Party! :)



I think they especially enjoyed the fact they could get messy and make a huge mess and it was OK!!
Thomas was a little unsure about the white stuff, but quickly changed his mind and decided that it was really fun!






















Once the kids were done with the shaving cream, I sent them outside to clean off with the hose...another great idea! They had a blast cleaning each other with the hose and hoping into their makeshift bathtub...a plastic container they'd filled with water!

FAMILY UPDATES:

EDD is super busy with work. He was in Baton Rouge one day, in Houston the next. He is adjusting to his commute. Mostly this week, he's been trying not to scratch. Unfortunately, he got into some poison ivy while cleaning up the backyard. He is finally doing better! :)
BETHANY has been having a great time up in Texas! She have ton of fun at Girl's Camp! This is picture of Bethany and her buddie, Raegan at camp. B had an awesome time at EFY in San Antonio.


Cheney, Raegan, Bethany & Brooke in San Antonio
Bethany is visiting with Grandma & Grandpa Prince and Aunt Paula right now. Edd's sister, Sara, and her 3 kids came up to visit while B was there! After church today, my kids told me they really miss Bethany and can't wait for her to get home on Wednesday!! :)
ANDREW is enjoying his new found friend, Connor, who he met at church! Connor lives in the neighborhood across from ours. One day Andrew went to play at Connor's house and this past week, we had Connor come to our house!
AIMEE is such a good girl! She works hard and likes to help Thomas. Aimee doesn't appreciate Andrew's teasing. This week has been a good week with Aimee and Mattie. They have been playing nicely all week! :) She is a good sport when the frogs get loose in the house...Aimee hates frogs!!! Aimee has been busy getting her summer scrapbook put together!

MATTIE is becoming quite a swimmer! She has been enjoying her own room, but still loves to hang out with Aimee. Mattie loves to tease Thomas. It is like watching Bethany and Andrew all over again. Mattie loves to read and has already finished some of the books she got at the beginning of the summer!
THOMAS decided that he was going to be a BIG BOY.......FINALLY!!! As his reward each day, we got to go swimming....which translates to Thomas as, "let's go frog hunting at the pool!!!" :)


1 comment:

DRP said...

It sounds like Louisiana is a lot of fun...at least for the kids :)