This was the scene in our backyard Monday evening... we have never seen water come so far into the yard! We also had a river running along the side of our house as well. Luckily, all the water stayed outside here. Crazy rain...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Monday was the last day of swimming lessons for this session and the boys passed to the next level! We were all pretty happy! They are very comfortable in the water now and know how to do their front floats and back floats (for the most part!) They are definitely ready to start learning how to do the different swimming strokes. They will start their new level next week! Good job Boys!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
On the way home from swimming lessons this morning, the boys and I were talking about what else we were going to do today. I told them that it might rain this afternoon and they immediately needed to get home to "check the weather." When we got home, Ben grabbed the Ipad and quickly checked the radar to see how far away the rain was. Conner also wanted a turn to check it by himself! Here they are checking the weather apps... They are their father's children!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
After Ben's epic fall on Saturday, I have definitely backed off on the bike riding this week. (I can't help it... it's my nature...) But today we went and got brand new helmets for the boys so I would at least feel a little better about letting them get back on their bikes! They are pretty pumped! Watching these two ride their bikes around on the street, you would never guess that they just learned how to ride with no training wheels! They are awesome... and they have no fear...
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
On Saturday night, Ben gave us a little scare... he fell off his bike... hard! He turned too sharp and went down hitting his head on the cement. He had a helmet on, but he still hit his forehead pretty good. I could see the bump protruding from his forehead instantly! Nick took Ben's picture while Ben was still pretty scared about his injury. Ben told us that he really didn't want to go to the hospital, but thought he probably needed to anyway! We got through it without an ER trip though and Ben sat with ice on it for a while. Ugh...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Today was the first day of swimming lessons for the summer! The boys were really excited and a lot of their instructors from last year are still there so it was fun to see that the boys remembered some of them. Ben and Conner did really good and I could definitely tell that their swimming has improved since last summer! Their listening has also improved!!! The guys did a great job this morning!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Happy Father's Day to Daddy! The boys insisted that we needed to let Daddy sleep in and "we" had to make him breakfast! After a few gifts and cards, the guys got to spend the day playing. Conner and Ben sure do love their dad and they made sure they got to spend every minute they could with him today! Thanks for being such a great dad to our boys, Nick! Also, Happy Father's Day to our Gramps and our Papa! Hope everyone enjoyed their day!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Conner, Jennifer, Kelly, Mikayla, and Benjamin were ready to go on Wednesday morning after making some visors! More fishing and swimming today!!!
Tonight was our fish fry! As always, the kids want to help!
After dinner, the wind started to blow and it began to rain. Even though I don't have any pictures, the kids enjoyed dancing in the rain for a while tonight!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The kids played for a while this morning while the men got all of the rest of the fish ready to clean. Conner rode his bike and Ben talked Mama into a wagon ride. Then the boys had fun holding some of the fish!
Unfortunately, at this point, Conner discovered what the men were actually doing to the fish that we had been catching! He was not a happy boy! He ran around yelling that they were hurting his fish and he never wanted to go fishing again! Luckily Conner's tirade didn't last too long and we agreed that whatever fish he caught from then on, we would put back in the lake!
The boys got a little solo fishing trip with Dad later in the morning. Ben went first and couldn't wait to show me another big fish that he caught! When Dad got back with Ben, it was Conner's turn to go with Dad for a while! The boys really enjoyed their time!
We got some more beach time in this afternoon!
We played some more games in the evening. We had to take a short break when we lost a lawn dart in one of the trees! The boys really enjoyed the beachball/volleyball game!