Friday, July 31, 2015

looms by kate

I love to loom!  I like to make bracelets and rings for anybody.  Pink and white are my favorite colors to use, and I like to do fishtails.  The bracelets in the picture are fishtails.

Lightsaber battles: by Michael

Me and my friend Nathaniel lightsaber battle. I always seem to win even he has Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pretzel roller coaster: by Michael

I made a pretzel roller coaster at focus camp this week. It had 1 loop, 2 drops, 2 hills, and 1 half-hill.

mommy!!!!!!! by Kate

I  love mom.  She is the best mom and dad is the best dad.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

mommys "quest bars" by kate

Mom has quest bars that are like vitamins.  Mom loves them like a treat.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I like football: Michael

I really like football. It is my favorite sport. I play football every autumn.

lantern show by kate

In Nebraska, we flew a paper lantern.  
Nathan lit it, and it went up in the air very high.  It was red.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Our vacation in Omaha: by Michael

I had a really great vacation. I got to play with my cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and their dogs .We illegally flew a lantern over Omaha's cornfields.We also went bowling and played at an arcade for David's birthday. 

Finally, we went to a water-park that I have been to before, but when I saw it, it was a lot different then what I remembered. The water park had a wave pool, a water-slide, a wading-pool, a rope ladder over the water, a train with water jets, and a fake water tower that pours water on your heads. It was the best vacation ever!     

Fun Vacation

I had a fun vacation!  We went to the water park! It was fun!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Focus camp: by Michael

I am in focus camp, and I made a tree house and a tiny woodland house. I will go on vacation for a week, and when we come back, I will do another week of focus camp, and I will make a model roller coaster and a model track. 

Here are the plans for the tree house: 

Here is the tree house and the woodland house:

Sand art! by Kate

I made a very good picture out of sand!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Road trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (by Kate)

We are going on a ............. Road trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A treehhouse: by Michael

I am making a tree house and it is really good. Me and my friend Nathaneal are making it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My hilarius kindle by kate

I have a  funny kindle, It is smart, But not to smart! It has a app called firefly, on firefly,you take a picture, it tells you what it is, for example, if you take a picture of elmers glue, you will see a picture
of elmers glue you could comment it, or tell what it is. but if you take a picture it will tell you what it is once i took a picture of cauliflower and it said it was a .....toaster !?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Nathaneal :Michael

I have a friend named Nathaneal and and he lives up the hill. I went to his house yesterday and we started to build a tree house. We also dueled with light-sabers.

hair, hair, and more hair by kate

I got my hair put in a french braid!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Our trampoline by kate

I like our trampoline.  I like spraying water on it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

I like the trampoline: Michael


My kindle by kate

I love my kindle, and I can play games on it.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

VBS : Michael

We have VBS today. It might be fun.


I am going to VBS with Morgan, and I know it will be fun!

Monday, July 06, 2015

I got stung by  yellow jackets while mowing our neighbors yard. I got stung 9 times all around my body.

VBS by kate

I have VBS today, I know it will be fun!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Michael's room by Kate

Mom&Michael organized Michael's room.

My room: by Michael

Last night, Mom and I rearranged my room. Now it has a library and a lot of space. 

Thursday, July 02, 2015

my room by kate

Michael and I organized my room.  We moved my bed, added a mini library, and moved my desk.

Kate's room: by Michael

Last night, I rearranged Kate's room, and now it has a library, a closet with her dollhouse, and a special place for her desk. We are already working on my room, and it is turning out great. Kate's room is very spacious.  

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Seekins Come To Visit

We always love it when the Seekins come to visit.  We have been friends since my Sophomore year of college, and we all worked in the dining common making good (and sometimes disgusting) memories. We try to get together as often as we can (which isn't enough!)  The last time they were out was in 2012.  
The men, Jon & Joel

 First-born sons, Noah & Michael taking a breather at the park

6 kids for breakfast.  No problem! 

We went to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and I couldn't resist this picture of the stair-stepped boys, Kate on the floor, and Gracie... aisle over playing with the doggies. 

Silly heads 

More silly heads 

Union soldiers getting dressed 

6 cuties 

A bundle of fun 

Noah & Michael

Kate & Benjamin

Grace & David (David sporting his pouty face)

Our kids are older now, and they really had a great time.  They are planning the next visit already.
We miss them a ton!

Summer Update

We have been thoroughly enjoying our summer.  

Michael finished up his last season of baseball with a championship game.  
In a tense, nail-biting game, the Angels finished in 2nd place in the Stafford Baseball Minor League.  

 Michael accepts his 2nd place trophy

1st place went to the Yankees, and 2nd place went to the Angels. 


 Great teamwork, boys.  It was an enjoyable season!

We've had 2 opportunities to visit the Tyes and swim in their community pool.  We always enjoy our time with them, and we're thankful that they put up with our energy and noise. :-)

Michael is getting to be a much more confident swimmer, and David & Kate are learning the basics with their floaties.  Look at David out there in the 5ft area (green floatie) kicking away.  

Relaxing at Target 

My 3 summer companions 

 Kate is enjoying piano practice.  

The kids sometimes invade my room to read on my bed.   

But no place is a bad place for reading. 

Fort construction has been a fun activity for the rainy days (of which we have had too many!) 

Lunch at Carlos O'Kelley's after Sunday church
Kate lost her 4th tooth last week, and she looks adorable! 

Michael has been a great help as he grows and learns more responsibility.  Here he is helping Daddy clean the gutters.  This is a huge accomplishment for Michael, as he is not a fan of heights (read: deathly afraid)!  Nice job overcoming this, Michael!

 Kate, at the encouragement of Daddy, climbed the ladder and did very well.  Don't worry, Jon is just barely out of frame on the above picture, so no children were endangered  during "heights training."

Bugs!  Summer Fun!

I like football:Michael

I like football so much. It is my favorite sport.

movie by kate

We watched the smurfs movie, and it WAS A VERY GOOD MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!