Sunday, July 26, 2009

All Boy!

and this....
led to all this fun!

My dear little Jack has become OBSESSED with tools of all sorts. He started asking his daddy for screwdrivers and such, and Tim would give them to him, just thinking he was pretending. Well, that's what we get for thinking! This little guy meticulously unscrewed many many screws from his train table, and just couldn't get enough! He tried to unscrew the bolts from his bunk bed! So....

We made a deal with more real tools in exchange for some cool new toy tools. Needless to say, they're a hit with everyone!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Movies, anyone?

Our first movie experience as an entire family was an absolute success! I have taken the kids to the movies several times by myself, but this is the first time Tim has ventured out with us. We went to see UP. It was pretty good, and the kids loved the glasses and were GLUED to the screen, and their seats! The funny thing was, we were the ONLY ones in the theater!

Friday, July 17, 2009







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Monday, July 13, 2009

I'll do it if you do it....

The kids are little fishes this summer. They love the water, and are so easy in the pool! They have these swimsuits that have floaties built in, and they work beautifully. These pictures were at my mom's house. They can't touch the bottom at all in her pool, but absolutely love floating around and jumping off the side in their "muscle suits". We usually go swimming 2 or three days a week, and it is always fun for all!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Much needed time with my girlie!

Caroline and I headed out on the town for a much needed girls night out. She and I very rarely get alone time, and we decided we were overdue for some fun time together. I adore this little girlie!!Here we are ready to head out to go see Hannah Montana at the movies. I giggle when I look at this picture because I think we do NOT look like mother/daughter. Lately more and more people have told me that she looks just like me, but I just don't see it. I guess I need to pull out pictures from when I was her age to compare!
Absolutely mesmerized by the HM movie! She didn't eat any of her popcorn because she was too busy watching!
Next stop: to paint some pottery, of course! This was right up her alley. She is so artsy, and we painted forever! That silly purse she is painting in this picture got painted over SEVERAL times. It ended up being blue with polka dots and fireworks.

Then we topped off our evening with a little ice cream. The perfect ending to a perfect night with my little sis. We're definitely gonna need to do this more often!

Monday, July 6, 2009

What we've been up to lately....(a long, long post!)

Wow, these past few weeks have been a whirlwind at the Thomas house. We have been super busy just playing and enjoying our summer. It has been so much fun to stay home and hang with the kiddos over the past month. School is quickly approaching though, and I can't believe my baby girl is starting Kindergarten. How is that possible?!? Anyway, here's a look at some things we've been up to around here...(brace yourself, this is a long post!)

Bunk Beds!!! The boys got bunk beds. Jack is still not quite so sure about sleeping in them, but he has a grand time playing on them. They double as a pirate ship during non sleeping hours. Too fun. They take turns sleeping on the top (even Caroline), which is apparently a big deal!

Here is Miss Thang modeling her new dress I made her for the 4th of July. I have taken a more active interest in sewing, although I still need lots of practice....and a new sewing machine (hint hint honey!). It's great fun though, and I'm having a blast experimenting with my new seamstress skills. Hopefully I'll learn to sew a stitch STRAIGHT soon....I guess crooked seams give my pieces character, right?

The kiddos have swam like little fishies this summer. These pictures are at Kakie's house. She is gracious enough to let us swim at our convenience. Willie thinks this is "one" of his pools. Too cute. Caroline is super close to being able to swim alone. Just a little more practice, and she'll be on her own in no time! This is such an easy activity for me do do with the kids alone. I just hang out on a raft, or in a ring while they wear themselves out. It makes for a nice long afternoon of napping!

Several nights a week, William wakes up having nightmares. He swears that monsters are in his room trying to get him. Poor little guy gets distraught over these said monsters. This picture was the other morning. He woke up in his monster tizzy early in the morning before Tim went to work, and he let him crawl in bed with mommy. Daddy happened to snap a picture us two sleeping beauties!

Having popsicles in the pool at our house is one of our favorite activities. On this day, Katie Mae came over to swim with us. Pettigrew usually brings her kids for a play date at least a couple times a week. It's been good for both the kids and the mommies!

We do a lot of outdoor activities when it's not too hot! Here they were painting murals on the back deck. Quite the little Picasso's don't ya think? We usually spend mornings outside playing and jumping on the trampoline before I can't take the heat anymore. They do pretty good playing out back and entertaining themselves on their own....Thank goodness!

Just hanging out and being silly....what Jacker is best at! At least he has on a helmet instead of pink dress up clothes (which is often for all of them around here). He is probably watching Transformers on the TV, which has become an obsession for ALL of them. They love anything that has to do with Transformers, and we have begun quite the collection--which is way expensive for silly plastic figurines!! Caroline and Jack have taken an active interest in watching Hannah Montana too. Caroline is just into it, and Jack loves the pretty girls! Will could care less.

This little brood of ducks, or geese (whatever they are!) visit our house daily. Yep, that is our front yard. Crazy, I know. They come every morning, and then usually in the evening too. The kids were obsessed at first, but now just say in passing, "look the ducks are in the yard".
Ok, I feel like I can begin blogging regularly now that I am "caught up". I was feeling overwhelmed because I haven't posted in so long, and had too many pictures. But I did want to post, because I wanted to be able to look back and see how I spent my summer days....because I WILL forget when life happens.

Speaking of which, we went to the dentist last week and got a good report on all three kiddos. Yay for healthy teeth!!! Okay, I'm done.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Long time no blog...

I know I haven't posted in FOREVER....just yesterday Tim asked me if I was "done" with blogging. Absolutely not!!! We have just been so busy playing and enjoying the summer that it has kinda taken the back burner. I have a bunch of pictures saved that I plan on posting in the near future of some of the fun things we've been up to.

Until then, here are some pictures of the kids enjoying their new sandbox. Tim filled up the bottom part of their swing set with sand, and they LOVE it. He also hung their new helicopter swing we picked up from a yard sale about a month ago.

I love this picture of the boys on the teeter totter. They kept balancing each other out. I'm guessing they weight the same these days. Too cute.