Saturday, June 11, 2011

My handsome boys

A very sweet and talented friend took some pictures for us of Sean and Luke.  I have not had any kind of portrait-type sitting for them since Luke was a newborn (*gasp!*).  And these boys are fast little stinkers so getting a good shot of them together has been rather challenging.  Plus, I tend to lose my joy a bit and the sweet moment I'm trying to capture gets a little bungled when mama throws a fit. 
So.... without further ado...

I am so very blessed with these two.  I am so looking forward to Eli joining us!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Glimpse of schooling

I am desperately trying to get some schooling in this summer before Eli comes.  Apparently the summer is not the easiest time to start for us!  Oh, well... doing the best we can.  I'd  rather it be enjoyable for us all, rather than stress getting a checklist done.

Here we read a little about the Egyptians.  Sean made sugar cube pyramids.  Luke just stacked his.  Suprisingly, no cubes were ingested durig the crafting of this project.

After reading a poem about a brother, we made a family tree.  I went through a box of random photos and got shots of all the family I could.  I held up each picure and asked Sean whose side of the family it goes on- mommy's or daddy's.  It was interesting to see him try to figure it out and ask questions.

We picked up our produce from the CSA after lunch. Sean helped me go through the cherries and pick out the bad ones.  I'm thinking of making some homemade pop tarts with cherry filling... we'll see!

And this is what transpires after I tell him to get his pencil box so we can do our reading/writing.  I just sat and watched for a while as he made his little boy sound effects with the erasers and had imaginary battles.  It was too cute.  We did not get to the reading/writing portion of the day.  I'm okay with that.

I am still so excited about doing this with the boys and getting these glimspes into their day that I might otherwise miss.

Beach Memories

We had the best time at the beach.  It's the first family trip we've had since Sean was born, not work-related.  I am not a beach-lover, but May was the perfect time to go.

Sean sitting in the float. Floats not allowed in the ocean...?
It's been a while since I've been- didn't know this rule!

Walking around a shopping center.

Might be my favorite picture from the trip... my handsome boys.

 Look at that face enjoying a roller coaster ride game.

He looks like a cartoon character!

I had to have at least one shot of me to prove I was on the trip, too!

Luke loved the golf cart.  Both boys acted like we actually owned it.

This trip was just the refreshing we needed after a good, but busy semester at school. We are so grateful to God for allowing this blessing!