Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Turns Out, Life Gets Busy When You Have Five Kids...

I really wish that I was writing more. And I especially wish that I was writing HERE more. Life is busy, sure, and I'm sad that I'm not better at recording the events of our life here. Because in all that busy-ness, funny, special moments happen. Moments that it is all too easy to forget if you don't capture them in word or picture. Little things like Devon suddenly becoming attached to the quilt my mother made him when he was a baby. He pulled it out of his closet one day and started using it on his bed. Now, keep in mind, it is baby-sized. It doesn't even cover his whole body. But he likes it. I reminded him one day that Grandma had made it for him when he was a baby and that somewhere I have a picture of him laying on it when he was just a few days old. He thought that was pretty cool and asked me to take a picture of him with it now.

In more event-type news, Renie had her spring sing:

Kennedy had her spring concert:

Julia had her spring concert:

But now (I'm just finally getting this published in August) we're at the point that we're winding down the summer. As usual, the last couple of months have been a whirlwind, but it has been (mostly) fun!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Balloonfest 2010

The end of the school year is always marked by Balloonfest at Bloomfield Manor. It always takes place the night before the last day of school and attending it has become a bit of a tradition. The theme this year was Hollywood, as you will see in the photos. We took a whole slew of kids with us and had a lovely time as usual.

Memorial Day

This year for Memorial Day, our friends the Prowses invited a few families to camp in their lovely backyard. We had a fun time jumping on the trampoline, having a campfire, watching a movie in the backyard, and taking a short hike. I'll let the pictures do the talking.