Now that school has started, this is our evening entertainment after kids go to bed.
Take one very large very hungry dog
And watch the fun while he drools and stares cross eyed at the cheese he wants so badly.
Good dog Remington!
Now go lie down and stop begging!
School is off to a good start. We bought school supplies for the high school crowd tonight. Grace and grant are having fun and making new friends. Neither one has had much homework so far. Hallaleujah for that. Hopefully they don't get a big homework teacher.
John and Emily are enjoying thir sophomore year. John likes math and band. Emily is liking her Latin and English classes.
Two days done. One hundred seventy-eight to go!
OH! Good news. We have sold half of our six gallons of maple syrup so far. If you want some, let us know. It seems to be a good seller. Gotta check honey this weekend to see if it is ready to harvest yet. I'm really looking forward to that little adventure. Honey, anyone?
High school sophomores were up bright and early to start the new school year. Both kids like their schedules. I think they share three of their six classes. Last year band was the only time they were together.
Grace and Grant (fourth grade and second grade) started their day with smiles and cheerfulness. They were still smiling at the bus stop this afternoon. Both were full of stories to tell about their exciting first day.
One day down..... Only one hundred and seventy-nine more to go!
Spending the last day of summer vacation at Kentucky Kingdom's water park with all four kids.
Our summer is ending with a splash, not a bang.
I am sitting here watching the younger two play at the splash pad celebrating the successful and safe end of a summer that started off rather rough. I am thankful for good health, safe travels and a family I love very much.
Let the school insanity begin!! Bring it on. The Zoo is ready!
Grace has one too. Her hamster bites. She won't hold it long enough for a picture right now.
We had a little incident the second night with grace's hamster. Its previous profession was escape artist. At least it seems so. The hamster could not be found. We emptied her room looking for it the next morning with no luck.
Only after we lost Grant's hamster the next day did we decide the hamsters were tiny enough to free themselves from their cages. Sigh.
After emptying grant's room and recapturing his hamster I was pleased to see grace's hamster cowering under grant's bed. Both hamsters are safe in cages newly modified to prevent future escapes.
Bonus points are awarded for two extremely clean children's bedrooms.
A couple somebodies turned fifteen while we were on vacation. We had the pleasure of celebrating the big day in Carrollton with Grandma Shupe. Thank you Grandma for supplying the birthday dinner and goodies.
It took a full week, but we did manage to celebrate birthday at home with presents and treats. Emily requested a cake with chocolate icing. John wanted pecan pie. It doesn't get much easier than that. Presents included lots of DVDs and books. As John observed, that's a sure sign they are getting older.