Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Few Pictures from this Week

Boys building a "snow fort" after reading a book about one

"Mommy can you color with me?"

Creative boys
(I really love how they can enjoy videos and electronics,
 but then all on their own they can also come up
with all kinds of creative ideas, things to make, games to play, imaginary worlds
to act out, etc.)

Here they are making bracelet to identify themselves for something in one of their games.

Also thanks to Grandma Mary for the scratch and sniff stickers,
the boys had never seen/smelled those before and thought they were the coolest thing.

The Everyday-
This is what the house looks like after a particularly "creative" day though.

Yeah for fresh homemade lemonade!

This was Aaron's other birthday present from me.
LOTR Action figures

Boys building the Hobbit Lego game

We've also been working at the school quite a bit.
Here is Andrew sanding junk off the wall.

Here Andrew is trying to help us sweep.
This reminds me very much of when I was a girl and my parents were building their house.
We wanted to help and they gave us the job of "sweeping the basement."
Even if I did ever get a pile of dust together , my younger brother would run or sweep
right through it. Same thing with different kids.
Brings back fond memories though.

Also we bought a bunch of plywood and started building furniture.
This is a storage bench.

Here are four stools for students to sit on.

We've spent a lot of time scraping junk off the floors.

We were able to completely paint the playroom for the boys
and mostly paint the office with paint we already had.
Not sure that we want to sink a lot more money into this building at this point, so we're
probably about done with painting for now.

Third boy to love using Thomas flashcards!
"Can you play cards with me mommy?"

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Grandma Mary!

Love, Andrew

Andrew also made you a book

You read this book from back to front

We all love you so much! We hope you have a great birthday!
Nate, Anna, Aaron, Andrew, and Alexander

Monday, June 22, 2015

Aaron's Birthday

Getting Ready

Waking up

It was father's day on the same day. The boys made lots of things for daddy.
(Made us remember Aaron's first birthday, which was also on father's day.)

Andrew and the Super Dad action figure and book he made and his Super Dad.

Reading Aaron's My Dad is Great book.

Eleven drink

Funny Frodo

Building with new Hobbit Legos from grandma and grandpa

Legolas discovers his bow

Archery practice with Smaug

Aaron as Legolas

Alexander as Frodo
(note the hairy feet flip flops)

Alexander as Gimli

Andrew as Gandolf

You shall not pass!

Andrew as Gimli

LOTR family

Aragorn and Arwen

Mini archery

One donut to rule the all

Opening presents from Grandma Sharla and Grandpa John

Opening Presents from Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jeff

Opening presents from Great Grand parents

One present was a balloon with something inside

Ah-hah! Got it!

Riddles in the Dark

Defeating Sheilob the pinata

Battling Smaug pinata

Ak! Sheilob caught Aaron

The older two boys spent a long time trying to destroy the giant spier's web.

One ring cake

Happy Birthday Boy

Guess by feel game

Thanks to everyone involved in Aaron's birthday and life. He is very blessed and had a great birthday.