Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fun Face Paint

The kids got their faces painted at the circus Monday night. We went for my birthday and had a big time. I'll post more pix later!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The City Pool

We're at the city pool for the first time. The kids were itching to come so even though we have a pool in our backyard I brought them. It's a bit of a treat for the official start of summer:)

Friday, May 25, 2012


Yea! I got my blogger icon back on my picasa page so it's easy to post photos again! Just putting a few more up of the pool to try it out!
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mother's Day Fun

We drove up to Cape Girardeau after church on Mother's Day to have lunch at a Japanese Steakhouse. Cape is the nearest city with lots of restaurants and shopping. It's about 45 minutes and is also Rush Limbaugh's home town. We walked in and happened to see our next door neighbors eating there too:) I had a wonderful day. I'm so thankful to be a mother.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Splish Splash

We bought this pool from our neighbors last fall and just got it set up this week. The kids are having a ball. It's so hot here and even though the water has been cold it doesn't bother them!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Play Ball!

The kids' both started ball last night. Michael is playing t-ball with ages 4-6 and Mallory is on a girls' coach pitch team for 7-9 year olds. They both had games at 6:00 pm in fields right across from each other so Paul and I were going back and forth. They did a great job! Each got on base twice with hits. I like how the girls' teams wear visors:)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

In all the world there is no other
could take the place of my sweet mother.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mallory's Piano Recital

 Mallory had her first piano recital this year. She took piano last year in Frankfort but they didn't have a recital. It was actually held at the church so that was nice. Our good friends, Chris and Roseanna, from the Frankfort church were here for a visit that weekend and were very kind to stay that Sunday afternoon to attend the recital. It was nice for Mallory to have extra support there since we have no family here! She played six pieces and did a wonderful job. My dad sponsors her lessons as his mom did for my brother and me. She isn't big on practicing but for now I am going to make her because I wish my mom had made me! I took two years and quit and now I wish I could play. It's hard to tell a 7 year old "you're gonna wish you could play when you're 45".

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

School's Out Park Fun

We had a break in the heat yesterday so went to the park for a bit. The Helton kids went along and it happened to be Matthew's 8th birthday:)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Easter Baskets

I loaded these pictures in backwards so if you go from the bottom up you can see the kids going outside to look for their Easter baskets. We don't do the Easter Bunny thing but we do hide them in the yard. My mother said her mother always did that with theirs. I don't remember getting Easter baskets at all though I probably did. I just have no memory of the first Easter basket! 

This particular morning we were about to head out to the church egg hunt so the kids are carrying some cute bags they got from Martha one year. They wanted to use them for the hunt this year.