Sunday, October 28, 2007
YAY! One more week of sunshine!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
don't order from the digitalnerds.com website. They were unreliable. Good 'ol Walmart.com, and my AWESOME UPS guy got it here a day ahead of schedule!! I took these pics sitting on the bench on our walkway to the house, and one he was over by the pine trees lining the road. LOVE my zoom!!! This is Savannah's three year old brother, he was my first subject because when it arrived Zachary was taking a nap!!
2. The Hurleys are all home. They were home over night Sunday, back to Portland for a fever Monday morning, but released again Tuesday afternoon. Savannah looks FANTASTIC, see for yourself:
We met Melissa and the kids at Cushing school and played on the playground while the girls took turns at piano lessons. I still had their piano books, so I needed to bring them up, and after a day of no school the boys were ready to enjoy the sunshine!
Don't you LOVE the pink hair? Her favorite color is pink, so they let her dye it when they know it will fall out.
3. And we went to the Fire Station Open House last night. They had an amazing turn out, tons of kids came!! I'll try to post some of the pics (from my NEW CAMERA!!!) in the morning!
Monday, October 15, 2007
AND they have a bounce house big enough for 6 kids, 2 adults, and 1 adult-sized kid!!!
They have more, and so do I, but I need to get a "Drink Kool-Aid". There will be time later.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
and then we took them to Nicki's house. And THEN I brough the boys to school (Christine came to pick up Kiara earlier), went home to swap laundry and bring some to Nicki's, took a shower, drank the perfect temperature cocoa I had bought, went back to Nicki's where no one was arguing, and felt like I might be able to relax.
And I did. Janice Bachelder came over for awhile, and Nicki's mom, Sheila Hamlin came for awhile. And things were all good. Of course, then I made a trip to here...
I can now explain the delay for posting this. It's not Friday anymore, but I spent so much time looking for a picture of Walmart to post, I didn't have time to finish. But we went to Walmart, and picked up a senior picture Melissa needed brought to Mt. Blue for a yearbook photo. Then we brought it to Mt. Blue. Then I went home, and collapsed, until it was time to attend a meeting at church. And that I will post about another time.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Then, as things seemed to be slowing down, Brian decided to chill out in the overgrown black pipe that sits at the ballfield. So Bill, aka the 5th child in our home, thought this would be fun
For those who wouldn't recognize him, that's Tim up there helping. They're rocking it back and forth. Which looked like a lot of fun, if you like being nauseous.
Apparently the kids liked being nauseous. They would take turns sitting in the pipe, and rocking it until it rolled a couple of feet. Zachary supervised, though I think he did take a ride or two. Problem is, we have soccer practice there now, so guess what my boys want to do... yeah, that's it.
At the JFD, Zachary is often referred to as "Little Bill". Partly because he's Bill's littlest, but also cuz we went and named him Zack, when there was already a Zak hanging around the firehouse, Zakary Toothaker. The other boys are still named regularly by the color shirt they are wearing that day. Blue Jones, Gray Jones, you get the idea. Of course, those darn Shinks are no picnic to keep track of either, so I don't mind a bit!! Whatever works!
Monday, October 8, 2007
I mean, er, *sigh*, my poor, sweet camera has seen better days.
A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that when I would zoom in on a picture, I had to turn my camera completely off in order for it to zoom back out. Very annoying while trying to take soccer pictures, (especially when one child is on offense, the other defense) but still dealable.
That means that shots like this from the fair will need to be cropped.
Quite frankly, my 3.2 MPs don't provide a good enough amount of information to crop the picture adequately.