- Our lawn mower blew up a few weeks ago. Or maybe a few months ago... I'm not sure. Anyhow, we've been push mowing our lawn ALL summer. Our lawn isn't huge but it still takes a good 2 hours to push mow. GAH! Ryan got a surprise bonus from work that was quite a bit more than their normal piddly bonuses so he bought a new riding lawnmower. It is a beast! He loves it. He mowed our lawn today and it so did not even need to be mowed. I think he told me about 15 times today that he loves his new mower :)
- The boys had a sleepover at my mom's (err... grandpa's) the Sunday before she went back to NC. Aubri and Addi stayed the night as well. The boys were SO excited to go!
- A couple weeks ago I took the boys to ride Lacey. This has become a summer tradition for us (2009 and 2010) and I wish wish wish I would be more diligent in taking them more often. After we rode we spent some time in Barbie's pool, Porter got to watch Cole shoot his gun, the boys played on the trampoline, ate ice cream and Barbie and I got to catch up and chat for a bit!
One of our "rainy day" activities was to build a marble run out of a pool noodle. Cut it in half and voila! It kept the boys entertained for a bit and it even turned into a great learning tool. Porter discovered that heavier marbles go faster down the track. This boy... he's so observant and is always trying to figure out how things work, and he is always thinking of things to invent. The other day he found one of those plastic hooks that are on socks when you buy them at the store. He brought it to me with a length of string and asked me to tie it to the string so he could make a fishing pole.
Speaking of Porter... this boy cracks me up. In the winter he'll run outside in a t-shirt with no worries of being cold. In the summer? Well, of COURSE he's running around in jeans (literally... ALL SUMMER he has worn jeans!) and long sleeve shirts. This day in particular? He found this sweater and thought it was new... so why not wear it on an 85* day?
We also made rock candy this month. Holy sugar overload! To make this amount of rock candy (which was quite a bit more than planned)... took 5 cups of sugar! Ick!
And just a few randoms......
Porter vacuuming. He loves this job.
Hudson and I. Love this kid.