Monday, June 29, 2009

Family Scrapbook - June

Although it wasn't my intention, I've become a once-a-month blogger who only manages to post content that's interesting only to me (and Homer) (and Grandma). The one thing I love about blogging is that I have this journal of my life (part of it, anyway) that allows me to go back and reminisce about the little things we did, places we visited and things the kids said. So, until I can find more time to get back to some writing, I present our June scrapbook:

June started out with the winter activities (Brownies, dance, school, etc.) ending while the summer activities were shifting into high gear.

Here are the kids in their soccer uniforms on Super Soccer Saturday. The faces were entirely their idea:

June also brought school picnics and fun fairs. Of course the fairs for the big guys and Maggie were on the same night, which meant we were flying, as usual.

Yes, it is mid-June here and we're still wearing jackets and tights.

Lisa won the grand prize at the fun fair: a new bike! It's too big for her, but it will likely be perfect for her next year. She was kind of hilarious; not one for much attention, she couldn't get away from that fun fair fast enough! All those people offering their congratulations was making her skin crawl.

Fathers Day also falls in June. Homer was invited to Bart's school for a pool party and pizza. On Mothers day we got tea. Hmph. Do you like the tie Bart made for dad? That brings Homer's tie count to 3.

We also had a Fathers Day bbq at my parents' house, where my cousin pointed out that my mom had pictures of all the grandchildren in her bay window, except Maggie(!). Because she didn't have room for another picture frame, she requested that we try to get a good picture with Maggie and Baby S. together.

Just down from Maggie's daycare centre is a frozen yogurt place with umbrella tables outside. Maggie asks every day if we can go there, so on the first sunny day when we didn't have to rush to soccer, a fun fair or some other obligation, we went. I let her pick whatever she wanted and she was thrilled. She ate that whole cone!

To celebrate the last day of school/the first day of summer vacation, we picked up a bucket of chicken for a picnic at the lakefront park last Friday night. When we got there, we discovered a small fair was set up. After the picnic, we ventured over, bought some tickets and let the kids ride whatever they wanted.
I haven't seen one of these potato sack slides since I was a little kid.

We ended the evening with a treat from the ice cream truck by the lake.

When we were walking back to the car, Bart asked, "Was that Marineland?" Yes, son, it was.


Nowheymama said...

It's your blog! Write what you want!

Also, I want to eat baby S's cheeks.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Oh. I love the pictures. It looks so fun, so cool, so summery. I'm with Lisa- I wouldn't want all the attention even if it was positive!

Lora said...

Everyone loves, a splashing whale.
Everyone loves, a waving tail.
It's sailing on air with the wind in your hair!
Everyone loves, Marineland!

Do they still have those commercials? I haven't lived nearby for 15 years, but that song will always be part of my brain.

I haven't seen one of those slides in forever either!

Jess said...

OK, you blog once a month and once a month I tell you how freaking adorable your kids are. But they ARE. I can't help it!

Tess said...

Ok, this post reminds me that "picking up a bucket of chicken" is SO TOTALLY UNDERRATED. Must do.

artemisia said...

I love the pictures and tidbits. Your kids are growing so fast! Wha?! How did that happen?

Bette Creek said...

I love all the pictures! Time Flies! I had heard that Baby S had big cheeks, but WOW!!!

Chantal said...

that is one fun filled, action packed June! I need to take more time out with my M. He would totally eat an entire cone of ice cream :)

Erin said...

I keep on blogging for the same reason. I like the chronicle of our lives, and I don't keep one anywhere else.

Looks like lots of good memories from June.

Amreen said...

fun sweet snapshots of your life! thanks for sharing. i enjoyed the pics and comments.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

I am also finding myself rarely blogging. Right now, as I'm coming off a 3-week road trip with my four kids, I am LOVING that you only posted once while I was gone. There are over 1000 posts in my reader, and I'm afraid I'm just going to have to hit delete on them in order to not feel overwhelmed. I hate to do that, because I might miss something good.

BTW - The pictures are great. I especially like the last one of Maggie sucking out the bottom of the ice cream cone. I still do that myself. :)

Saly said...

Bart is hilarious. Tell him Marineland is overrated. VERY MUCH SO.

I love all the photos! Maggie looks so much like you, it is unreal.