Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Top 10

I really am a lover of all things summer. Okay, maybe not the bugs, but Ashlee has asked for our 10 favorite things of summer.

1. Iced tea and lemonade.

2. Bike rides. We are blessed with a wonderful bike trail within biking distance from our house. I have a baby seat on mine for Carter and even he loves it. I'm seriously thinking of getting a granny seat though. Oh my aching booty.

3. Flowers and gardens.

4. Kicking the kids out of the house. Maybe that sounded a bit mean, but on a gorgeous summer day (like today) when all they want to do is sit on each other and bicker, I can yell, "go outside and play". Yes, you read that right. They kept sitting on each other and then wouldn't get up until the other one yelled loud enough. Or maybe that was me doing the yelling. Hard to tell.

5. Our pool.

6. Corn on the cob. I could care less that it's really more of a sugary carb then a healthy vegetable. Bring. It. On.

7. The 4th of July. It has to be one of my favorite holidays ever.

8. No school. I hate getting up every morning and rush rush rush. After 5 years I'm still not used to it. I doubt I ever will be.

9. Fruit. It just tastes so much better in the summer.

10. Flip flops. I'm now thinking that should have been at the top of my list. Monte asked the other day, "why do you have so many flip flops?" Because I can. I'm the mom.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Let's Eat Cake!

Yesterday was Carter's birthday. I don't know if the fact that I am just now getting around to posting it makes me a bad mommy or a bad blogger. But I'm thinking blogger since I did try to make yesterday all about him. We went to the Zoo in the morning and packed a picnic lunch to take with. It was a gorgeous day out and had so much fun. Except for that ornery tiger that kept growling (roaring?) at everyone. No really, take some kitty Prozac or something. You scared my 2 year old half to death.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Just Play With Your Brother

This morning Hunter was eating breakfast at the counter and I was in the pantry getting my crock pot down. Something I don't use as often as I should.

Hunter - What are you doing?

Me - Getting down my crock pot.

Hunter - Whats a crack pot?

Me - None of your business. I said crock pot.

I also declared today "No neighbor friend day". They are currently sulking in the pool while jumping off the deck, shooting each other with water guns, and having a grand ol time. I tell you, the torture of it all. I can just be the meanest mom ever. No really, just ask them.

Monday, June 09, 2008


Summer is finally here. The boys are out of school and the weather is finally warm. We went from winter to a hot and humid summer. At least that's how it feels. But I love it. Summer suits me well.

Yesterday we had my in-laws over to grill out and swim for my hubby's birthday. Except for a quick thunderstorm the day was perfect. Carter loved to float around like last year, and there was a lot of jumping going on too. I need to get some new pictures.

I don't think it was as much fun sitting on the deck though.