Sunday, June 5, 2016

Teach a boy to fish...

Cael chose to spend his birthday money on a tackle box & tackle. Looks like 
the beginning of a life-long hobby!

Senior Trip

Seth (aka: best & bravest youth guy ever) took Rhys & Evan to Denver for their senior trip. Vicki took a load of girls and one stowaway who was desperate to spend the weekend with her bestie, Madi!

Their activities included: 
  • Zombie Escape room

(I found this little gem on their website!)
  • The Denver Zoo: Seems high schoolers have short attention spans and move quickly from one animal to another. On the other hand, Seth & Rhys were patient at the exhibits and the prize was watching howler monkeys do what they do and penguins having sex. Nice.
  • IMAX to see Captain America- Civil War. 
  • The mall. Rhys survived. 

Seth took the boys and the stowaway home. Quiet trip, he said. Looked like this most of the way.

Grandpa Tom

Now that my dad has moved just a few blocks from us, we see a lot more of him. 
That makes all of us very happy!

Grandpa trying to beat Kjersten at cribbage.

Grandpa and his "lap dog," Spike.

Mother's Day 2016

 A downside of homeschooling: I have never had a craft made for me that I didn't have a part in planning, creating, or paying for. 

An upside to kids in school: Mother's Day crafts that were complete surprises. And I do love them!

Floral arrangement by Cael. 

Same beautiful flowers with the coasters that George made. 
Love that they included both boys on one!

(I think I remember why I hate blogger. There is no turning these pictures. Use your imagination!)

Cael's letter to his mama:
Dear Mom,
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!! I love you so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're the best mom in estree (history). I know I have been dissobade (disobeyed) before. I hope I cannot do it again. I hope you have a great Mother's Day!!!!!!!!! 
Love, Cael

Seems he loves exclamation points and needs to keep plugging away at spelling....

George's card to the mama. Complete with a pop-out!

Mom, you are the most important person in the world to me and I hope you know that because it would break my heart if you did not know that. Love, your son, Brennen

Oh, my heart....

Think the boys love their big brother?

In a word, yes.