ella setting up a marble run and playing with marbles.
creativity camp: ella and her group getting filmed for their tv show they wrote.
andrew and ella presenting their tv shows to the audience.
john and david building with magna tiles and playing outside.
andrew and ella working on their summer drawings.
and working on a welcome home sign for christopher.
john playing with his new set-up in the living room.
after the recital with flowers and family.
john john and chris creating a new set up with the magna tiles.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
here's what went down around here during the first week of summer...
andrew learning how to pan fry chicken nuggets.
he thinks he's ready for master chef now :)
ella making banana bread.
john and ella building blocks and playing endless games of uno (john's favorite).
christopher showing andrew the books he checked out from the library.
ella and john getting a little taste of coffee while i do my grocery shopping.
shooting the basketball endlessly in his room with his new set.
christopher and john playing many games of yugioh.
andrew trying on the shoes he has been eying and then buying them with his own $$$.
the socks he's been wanting, he bought this pair to match his new shoes.
scooter/bike rides in the neighborhood with lady.
the kids waiting for me to get called in to see the ultrasound of the baby.
andrew's play from the camp at school he was at in the afternoons.
john john working diligently on a father's day card for chris.
ella making smoothies for everyone for an afternoon snack.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
the weather was beautiful so we held a garden luncheon outdoors.
worked out perfectly since our house was still under construction due to the plumbing problem.
when we bought the house and gutted the kitchen,
our contractor had the wonderful idea to reuse the old kitchen under the ramada.
the granite counter tops have been put to good use many times since we have lived here.
so, i took some after the shower of what still remained out there.
i did snap this one of the hors d'oeuvre table we had set up in the middle of the ramada.
chris' aunt cathy made the adorable sign.
my mom was such a big help with the decorations and details.
she made these darling chair covers for the bride and mob to sit at while opening gifts.
her wedding colors were yellow and navy.
ella was a big help with getting everything ready.
and the straws are always so much fun - had to get them in her colors for the shower...