Siblings/Children {July, Aug, Sept.}

{Two posts in two days!}

{very} hot walk through the park in Georgia
{very} hot walk through the park in Georgia

Katherine
Excelling at being the bossy older sister. We’ve “started” school (1st grade), but at this point it’s mostly spending time getting better at reading.

Aug
at least they’re all looking…?

John
Still my quiet guy. Favorite pastime these days is making sure he takes a real nap so he can stay up and watch daddy play his game (PS4) in the evenings (after everyone else has gone to bed).

from our "first day of school" photos
from our “first day of school” photos

Karl
Have a hard time remembering he’s still only three since he’s nearly the same size as John, and he talks just about as well. My favorite for coming up with interesting words and reasoning his way out of…. anything….

K: I just saw a baby galancy
Me: A what?
K: A baby galancy.
Me: A galaxy?
K: Yeah, a baby galaxy.. in the sky.
{I still don’t know exactly what he was referring to… maybe a star?}

Zachary's life
Zachary’s life

Zachary
The above photos basically says it all. He spends most of his time trying to keep up with the older guys. He’s gotten to where he can stand and walk holding onto furniture and he’s become much faster at crawling. Oh, and he can do the stairs now… so we have barricades everywhere in the house. At last check (over a month ago now) he weighed in at a hefty 22 lbs which makes it not-so-fun to carry him.

I wish I could say they’re all getting along splendidly, but it seems they spend more time fighting and arguing than getting along. They have their moments though. Sometimes the early mornings are their best; when they enjoy making up games in their playroom in the basement, which is fine by me since I usually like lots of quiet in the AM.

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This post is part of a project to take at least one photo a month of them all together. Intro’s here

dear beautiful
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part of the summer in photos {214-234}

From July 19th – August 8th: Entries for my 365 Project.

You should be thankful I stopped at three weeks, because as you can see, I’m just a little behind in posting.

{The reason for that (for those that hadn’t heard) is baby #5. As of last appointment things are going well, I just had my normal early pregnancy “I can’t do anything but lay on the couch” few weeks… although I did manage to snap a few pictures… but anyways….}

I’ll try and keep words short. If you have any questions or would like more details on any particular photo feel free to ask in the comments.

Week 1 (July 18-July25) (These were while we were still in Georgia)

214 – Mexican restaurant – boys at the bar
215 – Eating out again
216 – Kids on daddy
217 – Drying the nails (first time getting nails done for Katherine!)
218 – 9 months!
219 – Eating out again
220 – Pre-wedding makeup (first time for her to wear even a little makeup – she was happy!)

Week 2 (July 26th – Aug 1st)

221 – Spouses, with toe nail polish… because….
222 – On the way home. (Water towers were the favorite thing “to see”)
223 – This is his “I’m so glad I’m not in the car seat” face. (He was very sorely disappointed a few minutes later when he had to return)
224 – Kat. wanted to play “salon”, so she combed my eyebrows?
225 – Kept this guy occupied with a basket of clothespins
226 – goofing with a cousin
227 – My mom and three of her boys at my next-to-youngest brothers’ wedding. (Mother-Son dance)

Week 3 (Aug 2nd – Aug 8th)

228 – Playing in our own yard, in our own dirt
229 – My brother went to get ice-cream; we then sat on the porch for a few hours and had great cousin-bonding time
230 – second nap of the day
231 – They were determined to get the grapes
232 – Morning snuggle-buddy
233 – Wildflowers
234 – Our new bathroom scheme (I know, it’s the bathroom, but it was also late and I hadn’t gotten my picture in for the day). This happened while we were away, I really like how it turned out.

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Alrighty. Maybe next week I’ll get a few more weeks done?