Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ethan Turns 7

Ethan turned seven on the 21st.  It was a fun day full of swimming and sun.  This is him, showing the hole in his teeth where he lost one just the day before.  He likes to stick his tongue in that hole.
Sweet!  Presents include a few balls: plastic baseballs and a set of bases for playing in our circle. Two footballs, one is soft for playing catch inside.  Ethan could play catch all the time!

Walkie Talkies and a cool projector for drawing cartoons rounds out the loot.  Happy Birthday, buddy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Girl's Weekend

A couple of weekends ago, the boys drove off into the sunset to go to the annual Father and Son's camp out.  This year was a bit different in that all the boys were healthy and ALL the boys went! This left just me and the girls and we had a PARTY! It started with a trip to a local art gallery (my beautiful girls are all artists, so I encourage them in whatever way I can, having NO artistic ability of my own).
In front of the Kings Gallery, ready to see the art and jewelry inside.  Miriam met an artist who was preparing his collection for exhibit and made a friend. She makes friends everywhere she goes.  She pointed to a blank spot on the wall of the gallery and asked if they would not put a picture there so there would be room for hers. :)

Car photos. Long ride across town apparently gets boring.
We stopped at the Dancing Crane, an import store, to see all the fun things from around the world.  We came out with bells from India, earrings from Peru and smiles.  We also shopped at DI, a family favorite.  After all the shopping, we joined friends Alisa O'Berry and her baby Liam for a walk to Leatherby's and huge ice cream sundaes.  Home late, but still determined to party, we watched a movie and painted our toenails.  Saturday morning we spent at the yard sales.

Camille is showing off her finds, the necklace, the bracelet and the red top .  Love to shop at yard sales!
Yard sales took us past the cemetery where Grandpa McAllister is buried, so we stopped for awhile.  It was so nice to spend time with my daughters! They are fun and energetic and I'm grateful to be the mom.  The boys had a good time at the Father and Son's camp too, but they didn't have the camera.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Leslie's Promoted

Leslie has successfully finished 9th grade and was invited to attend the promotion dance.  We found this new summery dress to send her off in and I think she is looking radiant! 

I drove the last jr. high carpool run for the year and cheered!  Camille and Leslie are finished. Jake is already in Idaho working for the summer and today is the last day for Miriam.  Speaking of Miriam, she had a couple of end of year performances that we attended this week, but I didn't have my camera with me at either of them. Shame on me! 

Miriam danced in the school-wide talent show to High School Musicals "I Don't Dance." But Miriam really does dance!  It comes out of her heart and she isn't afraid of anything when she is on stage.  I am always amazed at her.  I also attended her Spanish program to hear her sing some fun songs in what is fast becoming her second language.