Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer's Last Purge

With school starting up in a few days (I can hardly believe it!), it's time to perform the final phone purge of the summer. I need to be all caught up before I post the pictures of excited back-to-school kids.

Ginger loves to cook and I am constantly telling her that we should cook something together. And then we don't. So much guilt (yeah, I can't help it). And then Ginger got an ice cream cookbook from my sister Martha and we finally did. Ahhhh. I feel so much better now.

I think the family is glad we finally made something, too. Bud had a streak of chocolate under his chin, and I'm pretty sure he got it while he was licking his bowl.

The boys looked so cute before church last week that I asked them if I could take their picture. You probably can't tell, but one of them was more willing than the other. Ha! Love this photo.

Edith has been getting into dancing lately. She really loves it. Hopefully her focus will remain more on the contemporary dancing...

... and a little less on the pole dancing. 

I was just carrying around a lot of one dollar bills from our garage sale and it's a big load. 

I took the girls for some much overdue haircuts. It was definitely a must before school starts. Something about a haircut makes a person feel so good. I saw the biggest round brush probably in existence while we were there. Exciting!

Don't they look great?

I played Edith in a game of Memory the other day and got skunked. The girl is a bit of a game addict and her focus is amazing for a kid her age. You can tell from the photos how much joy Edith took in beating me. Her admiring and adoring pose as she looks at her piles of matches cracks me up. So proud.

I'm sure we'll be doing a lot of game playing just the two of us once the older kids start school this week. Edith will be in heaven.

And, finally, I want to close with a picture of the new shirt my sister, Martha, gave me for my birthday. I love it. (I apologize that I held my camera at an odd angle, skewing the actual dimensions of Pangea and also making my boobs look smaller and my belly bigger (the words 'REUNITE' and 'PANGEA' are actually the same size font)-- but it's Pangea that really matters)

Okay, I think we're ready for school to start. 


janeannechovy said...

That poledancing picture cracks me up so hard. And I'm glad you love the shirt!

jww said...

Awesome. The dark chocolate ice cream would be A#1 on Belinda's list. We need to get these girls together. ...Or maybe they'll end up as college roommates?! ;)

The Laundry Queen said...

We definitely need to get the girls together, jww. And then they can be college roommates. :)