Wednesday, August 4, 2010 far

I would like to know who invented the phrase "the lazy days of summer" and ask that person if they had children....

Graeson played his second year of t-ball. For the parents, the YMCA program is are only on Saturdays, they last only an hour, and the entire season is only for six weeks. We could easily see how much more coordination Graeson had this year. And he was the fastest on his team!

Kaela's gymnastics program was in June. It was structured like a real gymnastics meet and each age group had their own performance. (The parents were all very thankful we didn't have to sit through hours of random jumping!) Kaela did a great job on the balance beam, the floor, and the bars. And her new leotard--with matching hair tie--came in the mail just hours before the performance!

And little "me too" practiced her gymnastics moves too. :)

Then we had Kaela's half birthday and for more on that story, see the previous blog post.

Grandma's birthday party was on the 4th of July and we got to see several relatives who came from out of town. More on that story too in the previous post.

We enjoyed some 4th of July fireworks in front of our house. We had earlier given our poor old dog a doggie sedative so he wouldn't go crazy with the noises. Maezie also went to bed early (but without a sedative!) after the busy day at the park and GG's party. And as you can see, it's not uncommon to need blankets and sweatshirts in Klamath Falls in July. Then Daddy took Kaela and Graeson to watch the city fireworks and stay up late!

Though we had a terrible June as far as summer weather, July eventually brought a hot spell. While the parents enjoyed the air conditioned house, the kids spent several days running through the sprinkler. Kaela is usually the brave one and gets wet first. Graeson will scope out his options then runveryfast! and maybe get a few drops on him. Maezie sticks in her pinky finger and says "I run in the sprinkler Mommy!"

Our first camping trip this year was less than enjoyable in the snow. This camping trip we arrived to 102 degrees. UGH! We did discuss whether freezing cold or squelching hot was more desirable. Our standard set up involves Bryan doing the outside work while I do the inside work. One of these days he's going to catch on that my portion involves air conditioning in the trailer! While we set up, the kids read books in the cool trailer.

Maezie enjoyed collecting dirt, rocks, sticks, and pine needles and making piles in empty chairs. Mommy and Daddy didn't enjoy that so much.

And of course, of all times, my sister Laurel's baby decided to come on the second day we were camping. And since I was her labor coach, I drove a friend's car back to town late Friday night while Bryan and the kids stayed camping with our friends. Baby Keira was born on Saturday afternoon weighing only 5 pounds 8 ounces. It was an enjoyable experience for me being on the coaching side of labor rather than the...uh laboring side of labor!

Still on the calendar for the next half of summer: Maezie's birthday, swim lessons, more camping, Tulelake fair, and Mom and Dad's favorite time of year....BACK TO SCHOOL!!


  1. Wow! Congrats Laurel! Thanks for updating, I enjoy seeing what you guys are up to :) Miss you!

  2. You guys are so busy. I always wonder how busy 3 kids is compared to one. I'll need a lot more coffee.