Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gone fishing…

Hey everyone,

Our mom’s been kind of occupied…you see, school ended last week and we’ve been holding her hostage keeping her super busy.

So here’s the haps….

We started the week off by participating in a fishing derby. Mommy begged Grandpa, Uncle Andy and Uncle Andy’s friend, Jonathan, to come with us since she’s terrified of fish.

Whatever….

While we were learning how to cast our fishing lines and not pass out from complete boredom, she was practically fishing crawdads out of the water with her bare hands.

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We didn’t end up catching any fish, which was a total bummer.

Grandpa said it was a good lesson in patience. We told him that there was a better lesson to be learned by him opening his wallet and buying us lunch afterwards.

On another day, our mom filled up a bucket of water and we “painted” the house…

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We’ve also been playing in the water…

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…as well as taking daily swimming lessons with Miss Chrissie. She makes us put our faces in the water, which makes us cry to the point where our bodies can no longer produce a healthy amount of mucus.

And, friends, that is a serious crime. Kids should always be able to unload buckets of snot from their nose any ole’ time they please.

The veggie garden is doing well, even though we trampled through it with our scooters.

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Besides all the outdoorsy stuff, we’ve been going to the free movies and having playdates with friends.

At the end of each day, we’ve been completely wiped out…while Mommy sits at the kitchen table, staring at the wall and drinking a whole lot of “grape juice”.

She promised our Auntie that she’d help her write an article for a magazine…it’s due next week. Auntie came over last night to see how the article is coming along…I don’t think they got much done though because all we heard was a bunch of clinking glasses and laughter.

We found an empty bottle of “grape juice” on the kitchen counter in the morning.

Oh, and the baby birds came back for another visit…we have to be very careful where we stand, obviously.

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Needless to say, our mom may not be visiting other blogs the rest of the week or writing her own posts, for that matter.

If it helps, she’s having serious blogging withdrawals…running around constantly, camera in hand, with the hopes of capturing something blog-worthy and gazing lovingly from afar at her laptop as she makes meals for us.

But don’t worry…she’ll be back soon. And we’re sure she’ll have lots of fun stories to share because, after all, she has US for blog fodder.

So don’t go running off too far…or we may have to hop on a plane and come live with you for a few days (and some of us still poop in our pants…just sayin)

Sincerely,

The kids (aka “the spawn”)

53 comments:

blueviolet said...

All those tail feathers in that nest look so funny!

Have lots of summer fun with the kids.

Rebecca said...

Holy crap!!! Look at all those birds!

Kids, release your mother...she needs to read about other people's lives too.

I love painting the house...brilliant.

The slide into the pool...brilliant.

The garden...a masterpiece!

Have a wonderful summer!!!

Omotee! said...

looks like y'all having a lovely holiday, brilliant!

loooove the pictures!

The Mother said...

Summer with little ones who must...be...entertained! Ugh.

zookeeperjess said...

Haha! Love the point of view ;)

Have fun and good luck with the withdrawls!

Kim said...

I love how they're painting the house with water. They probably think they're really painting because it turns a different color... and I am totally not above decieving my two year-old to keep him entertained!

Sounds like some fun summer days (and some fun, grape-juice filled evenings as well)!

Tylaine said...

lol very clever. Love the pool, that looks like so much fun! Man my kids would love to hook up with yours!! Looks like your kids are having a great summer!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Please tell your mommy that we miss her and that it's not fair that she gets a whole bottle of "grape juice" to herself! ;-)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm totally stealing the house painting idea! And you know I'm so jealous of the garden.

Brooke said...

thanks to the spawn for checking in with an update - looks like they've been up to a lot of fun! :)

LucidLilith said...

Seems like the kids had a lot of fun. Jeez I dream of drinking a lot of grape juice right now...lol.

Wendy said...

too cute. I was off work for 2 weeks and did absolutely nothing with my 5 year old. I read your blog and feel like a horrible mother! Guess I have some making up to do when I get off in another week for the rest of the summer. Looks like you had a fun in that week!

Mighty M said...

Your spawn can blog for you anytime!

I love the "painting" idea, I may try that here too!

Kristina P. said...

Your kids sure have an excellent vocabulary!

Miranda said...

Love those pics - looks like you guys had a blast!

~Miranda
http://faithingodandcoffee.blogspot.com

Ash said...

thanks for the update, spawn! i need "grape juice" after this post too. clink clink

~ash's mum

Eva Gallant said...

The devil's spawn have spoken! Sounds like they're having a good time. Hope Mom has a good supply of the grape juice. Sounds like it could be a long summer!

Ms Bibi said...

Your mama is one busy lady,lol.

Love the pictures and thank you for sharing with us what you've been up to.

Say Hi to your mama for me and tell her to hurry back.

Amy said...

what a fun time you have had. I love the water idea and painting the house. we have a little pool and love it. Have an amazing Summer..

Shell said...

It's summer- we're all busy! :)

HT said...

I can see and hear you are having a wonderful summer! Same over here. I'm not getting around to blogging. I had to say I laughed out loud about the "grape juice". We all have crazy days where we need a little grape juice!

shortmama said...

Enjoy your little break! I mean away from us...no break from real life

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the update "Spawn" tell Mom we miss her.

Mrsbear said...

Fly south, little spawn. You can paint my house for reals and I will pay you in cookies. ;)

Enjoy your time away.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

You might be wise to wear a hat around those birdies! Just sayin.

Jen said...

Its just a busy time. Just know, you are missed. :)

Erin said...

I LOVE the birds and their nest...and hope you get the article done---knowing you, it'll be great!

;-)

loved all these pics w/ the kiddos, too! and i'm still voting for you!

Annie said...

Definitely, looks like you are very busy this summer.

Have a wonderful summer full of fun.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love the innocence of the kids...they have no idea that they are "painting" the house with water.

I think a bottle of grape juice or maybe two is a great deal.

Good luck on your article.

Yummy 'maters! The garden is beautiful.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hey Helene
It's been some time..my apologies.
Looks like you all have a fantastic holiday!

Big hugs!
B xx

Aging Mommy said...

What an amazing picture of all those birds trying to get into the nest!

Looks like a busy summer for you for sure but no doubt there will be plenty of blog fodder as a result for when you return!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Love the fishing - I, too, am scared of fish. And great picture of the birds.
Have fun this summer

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Now? I loved it all, except I will admit that the bird pic kind of freaked me out. A bit.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Keep her hostage and have fun. Make sure mom buys a few more bottles of grape juice, heck, go for a case to last the summer!

I see we are not the only ones who put our little tikes slide into our pool. The girls love it!

Mom of twins! said...

Love those fishing pictures, my husband can not wait to take the twins out fishing for the first time! Too cute!!

The Wifey said...

Awe! I can't wait 'til Sophie's older and we can take her fishing off the pier. Those birdies are too cute!

Buckeroomama said...

What a seriously fantastic idea to let them "paint" the house with water! I love how creative you get. :)

Tammy said...

Helene, first you are so sweet! I am so glad to have met you today. Thanks for the wonderful love regarding my post. Second, my neighbor Pretty Pink Momma has talked about you so often that I don't know why I wasn't a follower. Maybe because I kept forgetting the name of your blog. Now I found you and you won't be able to get rid of me...lol!
She has told me about some of your great posts!

Thanks again for stopping by. Your garden looks great. We just planted ours but we are up in WA so had to wait until the frost was done!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Heh, what adventures. I am going to have to steal the house-painting trick. That just might buy me some time.

That bird nest? Is overcrowded.

Tiffany said...

Super cute. I am totally stealing the house-painting trick! And may or may not be more-than-slightly-jealous of the veggie garden.

Crossed Fingers said...

Wow looks like you guys have been keeping busy & having fun! Love the house painting idea too! :)

Kari said...

hoping that E has a speedy recovery....

Joanna said...

I'm following from MBC.

Joanna
http://joannaslife.com

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Jenna said...

Love it!! Now kids listen to your Auntie Jenna, be nice to your mommy and always let her sit in peace and quite while she enjoys her "grape juice"!

Oh and remember to poop in the potty not in your pants.

Kim said...

Oh, yes, I'm feeling this post! It's been so hard to blog this summer with the kids home from school, great weather, and so much to do! Love all the pics—looks like you're out enjoying life and that's great!

debi9kids said...

OMGOSH! And I thought I had it bad when the birds on my porch had 3 babies and now i can't go out the front door....
NOPE. I bow down to you! That, my friend, is a LOT of baby birds! HOLY!

Jennifer said...

water in a bucket for painting I like it!!! Such awesome ness...congrats on ur nominations and HOLY CRAP thats a lot of lil burdies i n ! freagin nest! AHHHH!

Xazmin said...

Bwahaha! Awesome post. Love the "painting" the house idea! I think my own little ones will enjoy that!

Frugal Vicki said...

Hey! I love the painting the house idea! I will have to let my own kiddo's do that!

Debbie said...

Great photos, Helene. I love those birds!

2wired2tired.com said...

That is one busy week! Glad to hear everyone is having fun. I love that idea of "painting" the house. My two would think that's a blast - I might borrow it sometime this summer if you don't mind.

The garden looks great! And how cute are the baby bird butts - too funny.

sandandstarfish said...

I was wondering if you'd let me showcase your garden on my blog, http://sandandstarfish.com... maybe next week? or the following week? I've been envious of it since you planted it and would love to show it off! Let me know if it sounds good to you :)

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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