Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another year older. . .

. . . another year wiser?

I hope so!

The kids and Andy treated me like a queen for the day.   All day, Curtis kept shouting, "A ha day-day Mommy!  (Happy Birthday Mommy!)  And I loved hearing all of their sweet voices sing to me.  So cute. 
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We enjoyed a day of family fun and put up a tire swing in our yard. (See photos below).

Andy treated us all to Bobby's Burger Palace and we left incredibly stuffed, but of course saved room for cake. 
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After the kids were in bed, we opened a bottle of wine and watched 'The Vow' - chosen by Andy!

Earlier in the day, this was the scene outside:  transforming an old tire into a new swing.
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It took Andy a few tries to get the rope over the tall limb, but once he did the kids were ready to help him pull it down the other end. 
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After a little refresher on You Tube on knot-tying, the swing was up and ready!
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The kids are loving it!  I took tons of photos of them playing, but I ended up deleting so many since they were blurry from them swinging so fast. 

The next day, we made some cloud dough:  8 parts flour + 1 part oil.
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I started this activity indoors, but quickly realized that outside was the place to be with this flour-y mess.
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The dough took the shape of any container it was pressed into, but then crumbled in your hands when squeezed.  The boys liked that part.
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I'm always pleased to find any of my kids like this. 
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Only one full week of summer left.  Crazy!

1 comment:

Animal Talk said...

I loved how graydon and curtis just lay inside the tire