Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Last Saturday, my mom came to the booming metropolis of Rockford to take in The Parade. She was underwhelmed, to say the least- us too!!
My dad came down later on in the evening for a cookout, and then we headed over to a field to watch the fireworks. We were pretty impressed with these!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
You probably know that John is a "Garage Guy". I think he could seriously sleep out there! I just realized the other day that he fathered three "Garage Kids"! He was cleaning out a bunch of junk (he has all sorts of it!). He was going to throw away a whole bunch of really cool gadgets and stuff, but I had him save it so the kids could play with them (Haydn already has his own toolbox full of his stuff). I didn't realize that Gwyneth would love it sooo much! The kids sat and played for over an hour!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Gwyneth (and all the kids, actually) was a peach all day long. It was exciting this year, because she actually "got" it! She called all of the animals "Bill!"
The boys-being schooled on Lions. We cracked up because one of them was actually named "Bill"!
Could this be Bill? We were excited to get up close and personal (so were about 150 other people, so we had to hurry and snap a picture and move on!)
John and I found a little fixer-upper!
The boys got to "drive" a Land Rover. John didn't get in and pretend drive-as badly as he wanted to!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
...and I'm pretty sure you'll get tired of seeing pictures of it everyday!!! (;
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tiffany, Lainey and Camdyn came down, so we decided to cookout and make a campfire!
We also broke out the "worms" for the kids.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Haydn has been dying to have a pocket knife for a long time now. I mean, dying to have one almost to the point of obsession! John told him when he is x years old (not sure what the magic age is) he can get one. In the meantime, John made him and Hutch a sword-ish pocket knife! They love them! And, so far it's working to tide Haydn over!
I think they look magical edited like this...
...and just look at those dirty hands!!!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Haydn finished Parkway Panther Basketball Camp today. He said that he had a lot of fun. The coaches completed an evaluation of the kids so they could know which areas they need to work on. Haydn was "Average" in everything, but was above average in "Pivots (Front/Reverse)", "Offensive Rebounding *Aggressiveness", and "Coachability"! That last one is what every mother wants to hear!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
My mom & Dad took their horses through the peony parade this year, and everyone tagged along! This was the first year that I have ever gone through the peony parade rather than watching it. We had a great time! As tempted as I was to take pictures of everyone AT the parade as we were going through it, I didn't. So- these are all pictures of us while we were waiting (patiently for about 2 hours) to get the party started!