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Thursday, July 30, 2015

June Recap

Another busy month has gone by.  We've been doing a little bit of "work", but it's been mostly a fun summer. I thought we needed some more craftiness in our lives, so we've done a couple projects that have been art-related, but fun too.  We made caterpillars out of egg cartons.  

It's also been a summer full of fun outings too.  We went to see the historic replica of the Hermione in Annapolis.  We were hoping to go on board, but the line was longer than we had time for.  We had to get back in time to have a friend come over, but seeing it up close was still really cool.

After waiting around in the blazing sun, I treated the boys to some ice cream on the City Dock.  It was a welcome refresher.

We also went to our first trip to the American History Museum when our friends, Blair & Sheri, came to visit from Florida.  They are seasoned parents of boys and were able & willing to jump into the fray of escorting boys around a museum.  The museum had a good number of hands-on stuff that was great for our kids. It was so wonderful to have them stay with us. A real treat on so many levels.

Lincoln's top hat worn the night of his assassination
trying to make a spark with flint
William giving a little talk
The older three boys did VBS at our former church in Annapolis.  The week was amazing and the boys can't wait to go back next year.
We also were pretty busy with baseball/T-ball finishing up.  Worthy & Calvin had great seasons and really enjoyed the teams they were on.
there were actually a few action plays at seasons end
Worthy playing catcher
Christian got dragged along to a lot of games
We continued to enjoy our Six Flags season passes.

Coke sponsored an event creating names on the cans :)

We also got to have a weekend get-away to a wedding of friends of ours.  My parents came up and watched the boys and we headed down to Virginia for a wedding weekend.  Dan helped with music for the ceremony and we were so thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful wedding.  It's been such a gift to Dan & I to connect with this special couple.  What an absolute joy to see George & Rachel tie the knot!  A beautiful bride, a wonderful wedding.

And we also got to have other great friends stay with us for a few days.  It was refreshing to spend time with our friends from Vienna.  The amusing thing is that while they were here, Dan & William were in Vienna.  What a joy it was to have them! Thankfully, they left a day or two after Dan arrived, so he was able to connect with them before they left.  

So, this means Dan owes us a post on his trip to Vienna with William.  I'll see if I can wrangle him into doing that.  Spoiler Alert: They had a GREAT time!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Piano Recital 2015

William & Worthy had a piano recital in March. They both did a great job. This was William's first year taking lessons and Worthy's second or so (on & off). Their teacher has been a real joy to us and we're so thankful to have had such a wonderful year of more music in the house. 

May Recap

What a busy and wonderful month it has been.  Too busy to blog regularly.  But here are some of the highlights.

This is an annual neighborhood event where they bring in a bunch of trucks and kids can sit in, climb on and beep horns. It was definitely a winner with our boys.

Our boys have transitioned into being bug obsessed.  Spring was GREAT for bug gathering.  

Christian and a neighbor friend proud about a find

Christian spotted this inch worm in the grass
The boys received a lot of generous cash gifts for Christmas presents.  We decided to use it towards season passes at Six Flags which is about 15 minutes from us.  The park was rather empty since school was in still in session.  The kids basically just walked onto the rides.  We were able to bring along a friend of the boys and my mom who was visiting came too.  We found out the hard way that Christian didn't like the Bigger Boy rides.  Lots of screaming.

They went around 9 times without getting off

We headed down to Annapolis to watch the Blue Angels.  As a parent, I find I often go to things because my kids will enjoy them and I'll enjoy watching my kids enjoy something, but not the actual event itself.  This did NOT fall into that category.  I had a blast and loved watching the show.  It's truly amazing what the aircrafts and pilots can do.  

it was so loud... in a very cool way

pretending with his toy plane

We completed our first year of Homeschooling & Co-op.  It has been Great!  There was many year-end celebrations.  One night included doing school projects on display.
World War I trench

Family tree
Family Science project on prisms

It's such a treat to have them come and stay with us.  How blessed we are to have family near-ish.

Worthy got his cast off
Best Buddies

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bowie Baysox Game

For us Spring means Easter & Baseball (a few other things too...)
Well Easter is past and Baseball is just beginning. We celebrated by going to our local AA team, The Bowie Baysox.  I had ordered tickets a couple weeks ago for $1.00 Night. 

Dan and the boys had a great night!

I stayed home with our poor, sick, flu-ridden Calvin
this is when he was actually awake... so sick

the bucket shot
We think the flu has finally exited our household.  
Dan, William, Calvin & Christian succumbed.
Worthy & I somehow avoided it.