Thursday, June 25, 2015

Father's Day

Last weekend we celebrated Father's Day with John's choice of activities. We ended up doing an outdoor movie night (we got him a projector for his gift) and then taking a hike to a little mountain lake that we hadn't been to before. 

It was the perfect day for a hike. Not too hot, not too cold. The length of the hime was perfect too...about 4 miles round-trip. We have a tendency to pick hikes that are too difficult for the kids and it ends up being torturous, but this time it was just right! 

The lake was COLD, and it definitely wasn't HOT outside, but Archer insisted on going in the lake anyway, and John was able to be talked into it by these 2 went up to their knees (and then Archer fell and got himself and John wet!).

On our hike back we took a little side trail to a waterfall which the boys thought was pretty cool, even if we had to do a little bit of "off-reading" to get there!

All in all, I think it was a pretty good weekend! The boys love any and all holidays, so any excuse to celebrate is good enough for them...but even better when they get to celebrate their DAD who is pretty amazing! 

Now we get to spend this coming weekend in 100+ degree temperatures, which I'm excited about but I don't think anyone else is!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Beach & Pool Day

It has been HOT! We've been in the high 80's-90's since school got out! The boys have been spending their days in the water...hopefully our little easy set pool will last through another summer, but I'm doubtful with as rough as they are. 

We spent the morning at the beach today, and then (since we realized that all of our buckets and shovels had disappeared) we hit the dollar store for some summer toys. We are now stocked on pool noodles, squirt guns, water balloons, sand buckets, etc. Hopefully these boys will keep busy because they are already driving me just a little bit crazy! 

We came home and they hit the pool. They go in the pool, then jump out and dry off...and repeat...and repeat...and repeat...

We also have been picking strawberries like crazy! I love summer! I can go weeks without grocery shopping...and let me say, anything that keeps me from grocery shopping with all 3 boys is AMAZING!
The second pic gives better perspective to just how many berries we got that day! I love our little berry patch. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mountain Biking Adventure

Preston and John got new mountain bikes, so of course they were itching to try them out on some real trails! We took the boys up to Farragut State Park because John claimed there were "easy trails" there. Yeah, not so easy. We ended up walking our bikes quite a bit, but we ended the adventure with some time in the lake so I guess that made up for it with the kids! Not me though. I'm holding a bit of a grudge!

1, 2, & 4

Their grades next year. I can't believe it. I'm not sure that I'm ready for 3 kids in school full time, but it's going to be here before I know it.

So excited to have an amazing summer with these crazy boys!! The pool is currently being filled, and I hear the basketball bouncing outside. I love it!

Last day of school!

And a before and after of my only cooperative photo subject this morning, wearing the same shirt even! Love this kid.

Fun Day at school. The kids LOVE this day...and who wouldn't? (Except those of us who don't particularly enjoy being around mobs of children running rampant, amped up on Popsicles.) But the fire truck is pretty cool!