Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Picture Post

We have been 'back to school' for almost two weeks now, and I keep thinking that we will start having days when we're actually home for most of the day, but it just isn't happening! Running errands, doctor appointments, grocery store, on and on...I keep having to remind myself that our lives are full, and this is a good thing for my children. They are learning and living life and playing in the sun and reading and interacting with others. I know our days will settle down as we creep closer to fall. I do think this summer has been our busiest ever. And I'm not a person who thrives on busy-ness. I like calm. I like to be home and have a handle on things...anyway...

Wanna see some pictures?

Sure you do. :)

Our friends Barry and Imogene took us on a tour of Ft. Leavenworth, where Barry teaches at the War College. What a gorgeous day, and what a pretty military post! I wasn't expecting all the trees and hills and picturesque views. Barry and Imogene always bless us with their love for our family and servant's attitude. Plus, having nine people over for dinner doesn't scare them. :)

I kinda wish she would never get a tooth in there...Love that smile.

This is the last horse-drawn ambulance used by the army. The museum has some really interesting stuff.

Crochet-o-rama with cousins and Aunt DJ!

Nana with all her grandkids

Science City at Union Station--my kids love this place. And look! Grown-ups do, too!

I sincerely hope the kids had fun at the children's farmstead this day. 'Cause, to be honest, it was highly stressful for me. Just keepin' it real.

The girls had fun making pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House.

Swimming lessons!

Blessings to you all!


Melissa said...

Great pictures! I love the one with Nana and her grandkids...how there is a number 9 on the train and there are 9 grandkids in the pic...too cool!

Sounds like your summer is going like mine. I just posted about the busyness of this summer!

Wendy said...

Taking all the children somewhere can definitely be stressful to mom. :) But glad you all had a good time and made good memories. That makes it all worthwhile

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Wow, you guys have had a busy Summer so far, but it looks like so much fun!! (and I can totally relate to being stressed out with the kiddos... LOL) :-)