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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh Where, Oh Where Have We Been?

First of all, I apologize for the gross lack of blogging. I cannot even begin to explain why we have not blogged, other than life with three preschoolers is BUSY!

Since the last time we blogged, we have been quite busy.

We made a quick trip to Atlanta because Uncle Bill's dad died and we went to Atlanta for the Memorial service.

The boys completed swim lessons and are now little fish. Reed asks to go swimming at least once a day. They love to jump in the pool.

Abbey and I both quit our work with our homeowner's association. Abbey and I worked to help take care of the books and also clubhouse maintenance. For the past three years, I have been the president of the HOA, but this summer it has gotten to be too much.

After being cursed out several times and someone actually showing up on our porch to complain, we said "WE'RE DONE!"

The Frey boys came over to play the other afternoon.

The boys always love getting together.

This summer, when we are not at the pool, the boys are in the backyard playing in the water.

This weekend was pretty low key. We stayed at home most of the weekend and caught up on housework. I think that I've put away about 1000 pieces of laundry today!

This week, I have writers conference for the next four volumes of FLYTE the preteen curriculum I'm working on.

Check out the contrast in skin color!

Reed and Nash have really taken to "turning" into different animals. At any given time, Nash might be "dooby doo" or a frog or a turtle. Right here, you see Nash being a monkey.

Next weekend we are going to Sardis Lake for the Drake family reunion. It's really just Pop's brother and sisters all family, so it's smaller than full-scale family reunion, but it will be fun.

Will is still holding out his ability to not walk. I think he thinks it is funny.

He also fully embraces his appetite for anything that doesn't eat him first.

Reed is really learning well to distinguish between perceived emergency and a real emergency.

He is also learning how to use his personality to his advantage. He knows when to be sweet, when to be humorous, and is struggling a little bit about when to look innocent.

Nash has been continuing to hone in on his English skills. He is so funny and I love to hear his new words.

He has the most adorable smile you have ever seen. He is going to be a ladies' man.

The boys absolutely love playing with all of their friends. They love to play with Tate, Britton, Caleb, Wesley, Hudson, and Cooper.

Great brothers.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

VBS Week!

VBS week has come and gone, but it was an incredible week. We had such a great group of kids. Abbey and I taught the preteens. We had a blast with them.

Enna came to spend the week with us and Reed was SO happy to see her. Of course Nash and Will were excited too, but Reed loves it when we have grandparents around.

I did a terrible job taking pictures this week, so please forgive me for the lack of excellent pictures of our adorable kids.

One day Nash was having a bit of trouble being happy during music. Thankfully, he and Sara got along pretty well!

Will spent a lot of time napping in his sweet teacher's lap!

Reed enjoyed everything about VBS, especially Rec!

He got to spend time with his buddy Benji.

Every day was a mad rush to make it out the door in time. Thankfully Enna was there to help me as Abbey had to get to church early.

Enna left on Friday to go back home, and we headed home for a busy evening. Abbey stayed at church and worked. We took naps, then Uncle Bill came home. We all went and got haircuts and then went to the pool. The boys are doing so well with their swimming.

After that we headed back to the church for VBS family night.

Nash enjoyed the music.

Reed did to, but remember he doesn't like to smile for the camera.

Will enjoyed his time in big church as well. He was really well behaved.

The boys played on the bounce houses for a little while and then we went home. It was so hot. This morning, Will woke up at 6. I got up with him and then decided to be productive with my time and cleaned the kitchen and worked on laundry. I decided to work on the garage a little bit so that we could at least park the van in it. when I went to get the garbage can from the backyard, I saw this ENORMOUS turtle staring back at me. Bill coaxed him into a box and we took him to the pond.

Tonight we headed to the Davidson's house so that we could help celebrate Carah's 10th birthday!

That's a lot of preteen girls!

The boys enjoyed looking for lightening bugs!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Memorial Day at the Lake (Yes! I know it's late!)

I'm so sorry that we have been so very behind in blog posting. With one child, our life seemed to be a little less busy than with three. Can anyone explain that to me?

Over Memorial Day weekend, we traveled to Michelle's parents' house and had a great time. The boys LOVED riding on the jet ski.

Reed really loved the jet ski. It was fun getting to spend time on the jet ski with him. Of course, we spent a lot of time on the jet ski because he and I got lost one day.

Reed loved riding behind me, but it really scared me that he would not hold on tightly enough.

So, after the lake, we have been so busy around here. We are in the middle of VBS this week.

We need to take the camera with us, because Enna (my mom) came up to spend the week with us and help with our VBS.

Reed and Nash are taking swim lessons this week, and they are doing so good. For 4 years now, Reed has been very timid in the water. Now, if you take a look at my facebook, you can see he is jumping right on in.

We have been so busy that we have been neglecting laundry and it's been so hot that we've been spending extra time outside in our sprinkler!

Super Will is being super sweet. He still refuses to walk, but he is really verbal.

He is still learning to love the water.

Summer does not mean that we slow down any. If anything our lives speed up!