Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day 207

July 26th, 2014

Took the little monkeys to Oaks Park today.  Jolie,_ _ Jaren Jadon.  Jenevieve was too little to go on most rides and she wanted to go on them all! 

Day 206

July 25th, 2014

I am grateful to Lisa for taking these pictures of the youth Mountain Trip and posting them on Facebook.  

Top picture - dear friends Jenea and Kallie
Bottom picture - Megan, Ellie, Jenea, Soren, Sarah, Annah, Lindsay, Hayden and Cooper.  Jeanetta, the Young Women president is standing in front of the youth.  

Day 205

July 24th, 2014

Mystery solved.  Jolie doesn't like a cold toilet seat so she puts toilet paper all over it before she sits down, then because she doesn't want to overflow the toilet she throws the TP in the trash. 

Day 204

July 23rd, 2014

Grandpa helping Jolie with her summer studies while I run around frantically doing who knows what? 

Day 203

July 22nd, 2014

Father son date to Olive Garden.  Our sweet oldest boy will be twelve in just a few days - growing up SO fast! 

Day 202

July 21st, 2014

Look what happens when I leave my salad and toddler on the couch for just a minute.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 201

July 20th, 2014

We had Jolie's birthday party tonight.  Jolie and Jenna LOVE Frozen.  Angie was very sweet to make Jolie this beautiful cake.  I had to take lots of pictures of it.  It was hard to eat because it is so pretty.  

Day 200

July 19th, 2014

This is Jaren's left wrist.  He sprained it while rollerblading.  He got pretty scraped up when he fell.  He and I stayed up most of the night alternating heat and cool, and essential oils.  It's healed up pretty well.

Day 199

July 18th, 2014

Jolie got her ears re-pierced today.  She got them pierced when she was eight years old, but they closed up.  Her best friend Jenna got her ears pierced too.  It was a fun ladies afternoon out. 

Day 198

July 17th, 2014

Today is Jolie's 10th birthday and I didn't even take a picture of her.  We went swimming with the Kenner family, glad to see them one more time.  Top picture are Angie and I, bottom is Jadon. 

Day 197

July 16th, 2014

Got a gift today from the Portland Police, found in the van winch wiper.  My "crime", well, I will let you guess.  When I have success getting this taken care of I'll share what it was for.  

Day 196

July 15th, 2014

Ahhh, the exciting things I do in the middle of the night.  Loo spray, it's to spray in the toilet before you use it so the rest of us don't have to smell it.  Works really well actually.  

Day 195

July 14th, 2014

Someone had a water balloon in the house.  Apparently the neighbor kids were selling them, they are always trying to find some way to make money.  Thankfully my children did NOT pay for them.  . 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Day 194

July 13th, 2014

It is fruit fly season.  Thank goodness I know how to trap the little buggers and keep them under control. 

Day 193

July 12th, 2014

And run around through the forest barefoot! 

Day 192

July 11th, 2014

Boys trip to the father/son camp-out.  The little boys got to shoot a bb gun!

Day 191

July 10th, 2014

Girls trip to The Dalles today to visit Grandma Joy and Aunt Jennifer.  We had a great day!   

Day 190

July 9th, 2014

Jaren and Paul canned this tomato sauce from a box full of tomatoes given to us. 

Day 189

July 8th, 2014

We met the Kenner family at the spray park today.  They are visiting from Alaska for a few weeks and have a tight schedule.  We were so glad to spend time with them!  Ten kids between Angie and I.  Back row - Jolie, Kallie, Jenea, Jadon.  Front row Kelsie, Karlie, Jaron, Jaren, Jude and Jenevieve. 

Day 188

July 7th, 2014

Since I put these word magnets on our fridge strange messages keep appearing.   Hmmmm.  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Day 187

July 6th, 2014

Can you spot the children in all those blankets?  It has been hot lately, I guess it's cooler on the floor?    

Day 185

July 5th, 2014

I did not take  a picture today so I took this off Paul's camera.     

Day 184

July 4th, 2014

I did a booth today in North Plains.  Paul and 7 (we picked up Jenna) children came to watch the parade and visit.   

Day 183

July 3rd, 2014

We had the front door open this evening, with the hanging down screen.   Next thing I knew a dog was running around in the house.  We don't have a dog.  Little Maggie was freightened from the fireworks and ran from her yard.  We sat with her on the front porch, comforting her and eventually her family (who was SOOO worried) drove by and saw us. 

Day 182

July 2nd, 2014

JJ and I went to Old Navy today.  She had fun walking around in shoes that were too big for her.

Day 181

July 1st, 2014

Having fun making messes!

Day 180

June 30th, 2014

Paul's creation for dinner - using what we have, making it pretty and tasty.