Monday, August 30, 2010

A Trip to the Farm

We are very blessed that the children get to know their great-grandparents, my paternal grandparents, so well!

Lindsay giving Blackie the cat a ride!

Photos from the Sunflower State

Here are some photos from our recent trip to Kansas, as well an older photo my aunt and cousin recently sent me.

John driving the go cart that my grandpa built for my mom.

Elise giving Bethany a ride in my "Herbie"

Steph and Dana-I'm the short one in this photo

Steph and Dana-1981-Steph is the short one in this photo

Going full throttle (15 mph!)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Breakfast at the Palmers

Our house at breakfast this morning:

Dad and Mom: tired due to staying up late to watch a movie.

Elise: tired from staying up late.

John: mild sore throat.

Lindsay: sore throat and asthma bothering her.

Bethany: asking lots of questions. "What is bran? Why do they take the bran out of flour? What does plain mean?"

Even better, Bethany is standing here laughing at my post and telling me to write "fine" after her name. And saying, "Do more questions!" I love being a mom. And having my husband on break from school. And finding the humor in the every day life. What good gifts from our Father in heaven.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Snapshots

At the church picnic. After it was over, we had the bouncy house to ourselves all afternoon. I had fun bouncing, too!

The kids found a snake in the front yard. Dad came out to confirm that it was harmless. John, Lindsay, and Bethany are excited about their find (and Elise and Mom are happy for them, from a distance)!

At the seminary playscape. We have had overnight guests twice this summer, and enjoyed showing them around town (as well as getting to spend time with them!).

When one family was here visiting, the kids spent an entire day catching butterflies (and naming them). I think they caught ten butterflies over the course of the day. They even let them go after short periods of time, since they were trying to take good care of "Gorgeous" and her companions.