1. My big boys (Bryce, Jarron, and Jackson) graduated from their respective AWANA clubs last week-Jackson is no longer a Cubbie and Bryce and Jarron are no longer Sparks. Jarron celebrated on stage by raising his plaque above his head (a la a senior with their diploma). It's always our kids that do something to make the crowd laugh. :) They are definitely not shy.
All the Lakes cousins with Commander Ed
2. My baby boy turned eight months old last week. Time is just flying. He is such a joy to have in our lives. So happy and sweet. Our little Moose is amazing. He's crawling all over the place and into everything. But I wouldn't have it any other way.
3. We opened the pool this weekend. While we were waiting for it to warm up (it was icy cold), my Mom set up the wading pool for the kids to enjoy. Which prompted this phone call from Jackson to me at work:
J: Mommy, I'm in the wading pool!
Me: That sounds like fun.
J: Yes, we are wading for the big pool to get warm, that's why we are in the wading pool.
(He really thinks that's why it's called that!)
4. In addition to some pool time, the boys also enjoyed running through the sprinkler this weekend. Chuck has done a great job with our lawn, it's so nice to go out and sit on the front porch!
5. For Memorial Day, we spent some time at Chuck parents', where Brody got to play with Rizzo and the big boys got to play with some Nerf guns. Have I mentioned how much I love that the boys have lots of cousins their age?
6. The twins had school on Memorial Day due to all the school they missed with Hurricane Ike and the snow we had. (Yes, you read that right a Hurricane in Cincinnati-they missed a whole week of school!) The school honored veterns with a parade, that Brody and I attended. It was so cool to hear the kids signing the national anthem and saying the pledge of allegience.
7. We spent the evening of Memorial Day, playing mini-golf and riding some go-karts. I think my love of go-karts is well documented. I had a blast! (The boys had fun too!)
8. Brycers was hoping to audition for a musical that our local community theatre was producing this summer. Until he heard he had to sing for a whole minute in the audition, that is. Still he pondered signing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and a couple of other classics. Then he said, "I know, I'll just sing some oprah." "How does that go?", I asked. "You know, la la la laaaaaaaaa", he said. "You mean opera?", I asked. He shrugged and said, "Oprah, opera, same thing." No, not really. Needless to say, he is not auditioning.
9. I planted some tomatoes and zucchini this week, I'm hopefully that they make it and that we'll be eating yummy home grown veggies later this summer.
10. Only a week and a half until the scrapbook night....I can't wait!!! :)