Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nerds Have Fun

My teens and I attended what I lovingly refer to as

a Nerdfest.
 Don't worry, they are not offended by this term,
 as their parents are also proud nerds.
 Not only did we have

some great opportunity to take fun pictures,
 but we attended some fun talks and classes as well.
 Hey, we can all learn to be better nerds, right?
We had so much fun that we're working on

costumes and making plans for next year!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Zoo Fun

We picked the BEST day
 to visit the zoo!
 Not only was the company excellent,
 and the weather perfect,
 but it also happened to be the week the multiples club was there,
so along with cute animals,

we got to see tons of cute babies!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nerd Transplant Success!

Tonight Daddy and Babycakes were having a chat.

Daddy was asking him about

a few things, and well...

Daddy: What's your name?

B: Babycakes!

D: How old are you?

B: Ten!  (mommy whispers "three")

B Free!

D: What's your favorite color?

B: Blue!

D What's your daddy's name?

B Jango Fett!

Well, folks, mission accomplished,

we have successfully transplanted our nerdiness!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Wait.....

We've been waiting for our

foster care license to come through

for months!

First, was the 12 weeks of classes,

then the miles of paperwork,

then the homestudy,

and the fingerprints.

OH, the fingerprints!

 My first set got sent back

because it wasn't clear enough.

But that took 5 weeks!

Then, the second set also took

5 weeks, but finally passed,

only to find out Buddy's weren't

clear enough either!

His took 7 weeks to clear!

Then the state worker had a few questions

and the local worker..

and the mailman ...

Ok, not really the mailman, it just felt that way!

Anyway, after SIX MONTHS,

we should be done!

Now I'm waiting to get a phone call!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Water Park

Last summer,

when we'd first moved here,

everyone told us how wonderful

the local water park was.

We never made it last year,
 but I was determined to go this summer!


Not only is there lots for Babycakes to do,

but there is plenty

of bug slides for the

big kids to enjoy.

We will absolutely be returning!

This may be our favorite part of living here!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Party Weekend!

My kids love having these special friends over!
 I lovingly call them my "step-kids"

because I'd take them in a heartbeat!

 They spent the weekend with us,

and we had a BLAST!
 I love that this family has

a friend for every one of my kids,

including Babycakes,

and they all get along SO well.

This weekend was pretty much a giant sleepover

with a Nerf battle breaking out

throughout the day.

I'll be finding Nerf bullets in random places for weeks!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bring It On.....Nerf Style!

This is what's going down this weekend:

I'll be hiding in the closet.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fun with Bubbles and More

We met some friends at a really fun,

really tiny,

children's museum.
 I only took Mac and Babycakes,
 as sadly, my big kids
 are too big now!
 The bubble tub was the hit of the day!

So much bubble sauce,

so much sticky hair!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Under Construction

The city is replacing

all the electricity poles

on our street.

Apparently, they heard

that a certain little boy needed

something fun to watch.

 So, we're spending a lot of time

in the yard watching!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fun on the 4th!

Life goes on

with or without the plague.

Mimi was involved in a small group

that played on the 4th.

 They sounded great,

and even drew a crowd!
 I missed hosting our traditional

4th party,

and all our friends,

but was so pleased when one family

said they'd make the commute

to hang out with us!

Not only did we all have fun,

but I got to braid cornrows on

their daughter,

which is something I'd been

wanting to try!