Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July PIE

On Independence Day, we had some pie.

Actually, that's not true.

Tyler bought the pie a few days beforehand, and we celebrated early.  By the time it was Independence Day, the fruit was bad...so we couldn't actually eat it that day.

We started by staring at the cake, making weird faces...



Then we had to eat lunch:

Cute little feet:


And, then it was pie time:


If you ever wonder where Emma gets her crazy expressions from, it would be her dad:

Proof that I exist in our family too (in the car, but not driving):

We all hung out and watched the fireworks from our backyard.  Or tried to.  When the neighbor's house was in the way (yes, Becky, I'm referring to yours...hehe), the kids watched from upstairs.  Next year we want to take them to see them at the school.

And to end this super boring story, I thought I'd post today's conundrum:

I was folding laundry this evening when I noticed there are 53 pairs of underwear for the girls...and 2 for the boy.

Am I the only one that sees something wrong with this?

I mean, who has 53 pairs of underwear anyway (granted, it's split between 4 girls)?

But, more importantly, WHERE ARE TYLER2'S UNDERWEAR?  This is the first time this has ever happened.  He always has plenty in the laundry.

When I asked him about it, he told me, "Well, I try to make them last as long as I can."

WHY?!

It gave me a good laugh.  Turns out his underwear have gone into hiding.  No one can find his stash and didn't think to mention it.  haha.  At least he's good at rationing them...?  I guess?  (Or perhaps he's been borrowing theirs?  Ah, that would make sense on the 53 pairs...)

They were headed to bed when I noticed it, so I'll have to look tomorrow.  They are possibly in someone else's dresser.  Or, perhaps a bad guy came in and stole Tyler2's underwear, like Rhys tends to think happen when something goes missing...

Oh, the mystery!  The suspense!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

oh look! a pool..

Once upon a time, there were five children that happened to be walking through the forest when they came upon a pool.  Luckily they were already wearing their swimsuits, so they climbed right on in.


One of the girls had had a bone marrow transplant a couple years prior, and due to the medication she's STILL ON (until her immune system starts to function), it has made her super, crazy sensitive to the sun even with the best sunscreen we could find.  So sensitive, in fact, that she has been unable to go outside unless a good ol' Texas storm has rolled in or it is nighttime.

What were we to do?!

After searching high and low (not really, we just looked on Amazon), we found this freaky-looking outfit for her to wear!  YAY!


Once she got outside, she wouldn't come back in.

She felt free for the first time in a looooong time.





Four pics in a series as she jumps in.  She had some pool balls that she threw before jumping...






Feeling strong and happy.

And, it wasn't just Emma.

They all turned into psychopathic lunatics...





They really didn't run around like crazy people the whole time.  They sat in the pool like crazy people sometimes too:


And sometimes, one of them would get out of the pool and get lost in the forest..


...or maybe it was to chase butterflies.

It's hard to see through all those trees to really know...

And then there was this little girl.  She wears her swimsuit everyday.  All the time.  And would probably wear it to bed if we let her.  So, it was a unique experience to actually wear it in the pool.  ha.



I'm sure we'll have more pool photos as the summer goes along.  The kids were so funny and crazy!

I hope all of my fellow Americans have a special holiday today!  Happy 4th of July!