Sunday, August 09, 2015

big summer blowout!

i suffer from delusions of grandeur. sometimes when i fall asleep at night i think, this is the week that it ALL is going to happen! crafts! blogging! homemade volcanoes and slime! sewing projects because i can't stop attempting to sew even though i hate it! and now it is the night before school starts and instead of doing a summer check in, i'm doing a summer recap. 

herschel is now 6 months old and DARLING. he's sweet as sugar and has such a patient disposition. eats 4-5 times a day and still sleeps 12 hours a night. 

this is our neighbor's princess towel and whenever our neighbor is at the pool too, she is wearing it and eating our snacks. i figure, their kids occasionally annoy me so if she's annoying them, we're even.

more nudity. athena blythe hasn't slept in a crib in almost 9 months. she is going through a really animated, "i'm a puppy dog phase!" that requires a lot of tail wagging and public floor crawling. this puppy also likes to be  in a cage or read about animals in cages. i found "corduroy gets a pet" at the liberry and it's a lift the flap book chock full of animals in cages. i should go ahead and order it from amazon. it's a daily read. 
Front Cover


this 0-3 month outfit finally fits. 

athena blythe has always loved herschel and never suffered from any fits of jealousy but she could NOT stand it that this teddy bear outfit didn't fit her. 

more self-sufficiency:

out with the old and in with the new! we finally replaced our old couches that we've had for many moons that were not designed for children or for sitting on. they are covered in mystery stains, snags and rips so they're perfectly broken in but also a little embarrassing. it's hard to invite people over and ask them to sit down and their seat has a spot on it that looks quite questionable. it could easily be as simple as a water mark, but i'm sure no one ever thinks that when they see them. we pushed the couches together and they have become kid's imagination heaven. they are usually a pirate ship, but they have also been a reading lounging zone, a dog cage, a camp site and a snoring spouse middle of the night refuge(I HAVE ALLERGIES!). i told the kids we could keep them through the summer and that's it because they are located near the front door. it makes our house look like hoarders live here, so their time is coming to a close.


the student becomes the master! athena blythe finally stopped fighting me and throwing her training potty overhead across the room and decided to finally go with the flow. 

i feel i have done at least some parts of summer correctly if we had a few incidences of "summer feet".

and marker faces. i convinced them into thinking this was almost like face painting. i always wanted a star around my eye like the misfits on jem and the holograms(a show that my mom wouldn't let me watch so i naturally tried to watch it without her knowing). 

thomas had his 39th barfday and he surprised us by dropping by the pool in work clothes on his way to a client meeting. being a lawyer is so fun. 
notice the EXACT same rounded cube head shape: 

i have a thing for blocky heads and dominant eyebrows:

7 comments:

Jessica said...

hahahaha -- i always love your recaps! and i cannot even believe the baby is already 6 months old!! he is absolutely darling. i feel like a reality show surrounding athena blythe would be a big hit. although possibly banned because of the constant nudity. ;) hahahahaha.

Jessica said...

hahahaha -- i always love your recaps! and i cannot even believe the baby is already 6 months old!! he is absolutely darling. i feel like a reality show surrounding athena blythe would be a big hit. although possibly banned because of the constant nudity. ;) hahahahaha.

HJolley said...

i love the couches pushed together and would be tempted to keep that arrangement forever. HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Caroline said...

I LOVE that naked hiney hanging out while AB is trying to force her way into that tiny outfit!

Lindsey said...

This is so great! You have such a beautiful family!!!

Julie said...

I miss those kids so!

Emily Curfew said...

that is a fine baby boy. I need him asap. him and claiborne -- gotta get these 2 together. would he ever be friends with a girl by that name do you think? I'm pretty sure you are raising your children to have creative minds of their own and the more unusual the better. :) and he can call her clai clai if claiborne is too much of a mouth full for him.