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Belated Birthday Pictures

This is a really belated birthday cake post by me, but we've been busy and well just deal with it! ;) So, my kids have a grandma who pays for their birthday cakes....with in reason mind you...what that reason is I have yet to come across .  Anyway, they get to pick a cake out and Grandma and Grandpa pay for the cake.  I believe it is or was a tradition that is being carried out.  So here is the birthday boy himself ON his birthday showing off the cake he picked out! He loved it and wanted the cake as soon as he laid eyes on it!  Oreo and chocolate covered cherries on it, and a chocolate cake to boot! Happy 7th birthday Dru! It's going to be a big year I can already have learned to ride your bike w/o training wheels, you can tie your shoes, AND you have 2 loose teeth!  MY OH MY!

Rain Drops Falling

I have always loved those pictures you see where someone manages to get a picture of a flower with the dew on it or a rain drop on it. Well on my hike around Lake 22, it had rained at some point the night before and that morning before we got there and I took a lot of pictures hoping I'd get something like this! Yes it's edited but I was tickled  before I edited it!  I am so proud of myself!


Lake 22

Where Fairies Live

Eli, Nikki and I are pretty certain that we found a fairy home on our hike around Lake 22.

I can't believe just how big this fungus was! I have never, ever in all my traipsing around, seen anything like this.  As a matter of fact I'm pretty sure I haven't seen as many different types of fungus.
Here are 4 different types of fungus... HA! Just kidding....sort of.

 Here is another type of fungus, it was orange in color and totally weird looking!  I took pictures because it really did just capture my eye, and some of them were so big.  God is amazing isn't he?

 This is just crazy and cool at the same time!


At our house we have a tradition...birthday spankings!  You don't know when or where but you know that Dad has been warming his hands up for this very moment. And then it comes...catches you by surprise... Surprise!! I love this look...he really wasn't expecting it...he thought  his dad forgot...silly Dru! Dad has a hold on him so we all can take our turn giving him 7 ...gentle spankings (as gentle as little boys can be) and a pinch to grow and inch (just mom and dad though! Can you imagine if the brothers did! Oi!

Happy birthday Dru!  You are loved, You are special, and You are such a gentleman and a kind-hearted young man!  To the moon and back my son!

Crescent Bar

Alright, so I'm about a month late on this post but either way it's here and needs to be accounted for! When at Crescent Bar this year I didn't take many pictures but these are what I have. So in a nut shell here is our visit to Crescent bar this year.  Enjoy! Dru in the pool, so much confidence this year!  So fun to see them grow and get bigger and better.  Eli, always sneaking to the hot tub and always asking to go in!  He would rather be in there than in the pool, he's always been this way since we've been coming.  Oh the stories Nikki and I could tell about this kid! Thank goodness he's slightly better than when he was 2 and we went!  Oi!
 The big boys being silly!
 Dru saying mom, look what I can do now!  He can dive !
 Lee's jump or.............CANNON BALL!!

 He can back float too!
 We went to Quincy and found their water park...we totally scored because it was free admission that day...notice the gargles...they were all incredibly upset that the r…

Better Than Christmas!!

Today will live in infamy! Trust me it will.... 1st say back at school for the 2013-2014 school year!  Can I get a What, What!?! It was a big day at our house, Ian started Middle school!  Let me just say, quietly amongst friends, that my stomach was in a ton of knots today!  He had no clue what he was walking into, what was going to happen, expectations of the school and prediction for this year is that it's going to be a whopper of a year for him.  I predict hard but I want so desperately to be very wrong! So off Ian goes with his new routine and big responsibilities of getting himself up and going (I'm asleep with one eye open on the couch) and to the bus stop, OK well out the door, on time.  We had a small hiccup with the bus today and it had him in a panic.  You could hear the catch in his voice when he came back from the bus stop this morning.  Turns out that middle school kids ride the bus with high school kids....yeah no one informed me of this!  Really n…

12 Months of Dru

My baby Dru turned 7 today!   Oh my goodness it can't be true...but it is!  Whew!  When he was born he was the most easy going kid I had ever come across, well at least in my family.  Not sure I'd consider him as easy going as he was but not everything lasts right?  It was the easiest pregnancy, best birth ever of the 4 of them, always been a chatter box even as a newborn (must always being trying to get a word in edge wise or something), really just an all around easy going kid.  So I thought it would be fun to find a picture or 2 (there were a lot that I really liked and I couldn't decide between just 1, so I picked 2) and see how, if at all, I/we could see how much he's changed in a year.  Here we go: September 2012 October November December-totally contagious smile/laugh right there January 2013 February March April May June                                                                    July August

*I see a little change but all's hard to s…