Thursday, July 15, 2010

Almost a tooth-less wonder!

She lost her front tooth last night! The other one is close behind...probably within the week. It is always funny when we hear the exclamation from one of the girls....Quentin and I look at each other with the silent but all knowing question, "do you have any dollar bills?!" We need to have a tooth fairy cash jar with as many teeth these two are loosing. The best part is reading the notes and finding the gifts that they leave for the Tooth Fairy. Last night, when I was exchanging the tooth for money (very silently so as not to wake up the sleeping beauties) I looked over at Jess' pillow and saw that she had very hopefully placed her wallet on the pillow, just in case the Tooth Fairy was feeling extra generous!
Poor girl... sun-burnt, scraggly long bangs and missing her front tooth!

Jess told Owen to open his mouth last night so she could see if any of his adult teeth were coming in! And then she tested to see if any of his were loose! These kiddos keep us on our toes!

Splashing out in the yard

Hot summer days are meant to be spent in the cold water! We have had fun using the water toys outside when it gets really hot out...and we have had lots of hot summer days so far! Here are some fun insights into the goings on around our house!
getting ready to run out of the cold water stream

enjoying the cool water

Don't know how I got this picture......

Such energy and excitement!

This just makes me laugh....they were running around so happy and wild!

Love getting them off the ground running

They have loved these squirt shooters!

They had fun splashing each other

You should have heard the laughing and giggles!

I love this concentration face!

Loading up for more water out neighbors!!!

Love his mooshy, sleepy after-nap-time mellowness!

My soon to be Kindergartener!
Can't believe this girl is going to be in first grade at the end of the summer!

Summer Homeschooling

We have been doing a little homeschooling this summer to keep the kids minds sharp and to minimize the summer arguing. It has been going really good....the girls are not convinced that they need to do school work but Owen sure does want to do what they are doing! There are only about five more weeks of summer left so we are not going to go full force every day, but we are going to fit it in between trips to the pool to keep cool!