Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slime Time.....

Orange and Blue gather with all the kids....it's Slime time!

Orange is going to get really messy and sticky.

Blue thinks his hands are glued together.

Orange and Blue didn't get to make a splash..but this girl sure did.
Gross....that's all orange could think as he walked in the bags full of slime.
Blue walked quickly....

Blue takes a slide for the team!!!

Orange wasn't sure about the gunk at the end!

Orange and Blue magically slipped away while the worm games was taking place.

Waiting for hot dogs!!!

Orange and Blue had a blast at Slime Time...as they do every year!

Orange and Blue spend the weekend at Relay for Life

Orange and Blue get ready for a very long weekend
We smile as we watch Nini walk in the Survivor lap!!!

Mamastaub proudly wears a silly hat made by the kiddos at church.

Even Princess did a few lap...We loved her outfit!

Blue walks a few laps with Mamastaub.
Special lap time...the luminaries were being set-up.

Orange ran a few laps...he slept well that night.

Selling ribbons for a good cause

Orange cools off after a very long day.

Making a map for a busy day with Nini

Blue uses Google map to find how to get to all the places.
Each map was numbered and put in order.

Next Orange drew a map with mom (we call her "baby blue").
Maps are ready!

Orange says goodbye to the water wings...

A visit with Aaron...

Blue gets ready to go...Aaron's house is the next stop

Orange is ready for the ride....Can't wait to go see Aaron.

The boys find Uncle Rich's race track

Now if they could just get the track to work.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Raycheal and Halley come over for a swim

Yesterday Orange and Blue had to share the stepping stone with a few extra pair of shoes while the kids went swimming. Oh boy, did they swim and swim!!!

Orange & Blue stay home...

Orange & Blue got to stay at home with MAMAStaub while Alek and Carter spend the day with their Dad and Papa at the Truck races.

Flip Flops do a little cleaning....

Blue and Orange clean up their shelves.
Before photo of our catch all shelves.
When I say catch all...I mean it!!!

Blue sorts all of his goodies he collected.
He even found a few goodies he forgot about...Kinda like Christmas!!
Orange empty his shelf...He likes to make messes.

After picture....Orange and Blue had a long morning
Of sorting, but in the end they did a great job!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Day of Firsts

A Day of Firsts, originally uploaded by amsd2dth.

Zanon joins the fun.

Blue and Orange help with yard work

Blue drives the golf cart...

Orange drives the golf cart...which he thinks is his, but it's his dad's golf cart.

Orange and Blue work together to clean-up the the yard.
Blue was the "rope guy". He did a great job tying the rope around the tree limbs.
Orange helps with picking up tree limbs.

Orange and Blue stack a big pile.

Blue and Orange take a break by the pool.
They had a busy day.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flickr page for flip flop pictures

If you'd like to join the fun we'd love to have you join in.

Feel free to post pictures in our Flickr page.

note: the flickr page is public....anyone will be able to see them.

Happy Flip Flop'n

Busy Flip Flops-Day 1 of the fun

Orange and Blue head out for the bus...Last day of School

Off to School for the Last day....Yippie!!!

Blue getting ready to hammer away.

Orange picks up his mess...Good Job!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flip Flop...Summer Journey!!!

Today is the boys last day of school....Oh, Boy(s)!!! Last summer was my first summer home with the boys. Let's just say things were kinda rocky, but we survived.

Welcome summer vacation 2010.

When the boys woke this morning I had a pair of new flip flops laid out for each of them. Attached t to the flip flops was a small note, "FLIP FLOP Journey". My oldest Alek, quickly said, "cool". Carter was happy he got orange. Alek then asked what/where the journey was going to be.

I explained to Alek and Carter that the
journey will be things we do in our flip flops over the summer. We will take pictures of the places, activities and thing we do in our flip flops. Little did the boys know there was a motive behind the "FLIP FLOP Journey". The motive is to create a summer full of bliss...okay I'm dreaming. The real reason....Report Cards!!! When report cards came home Monday, my husband and I looked them over and discussed how the boys did. After we noticed the summer suggestion list for the boys. I thought to myself I'll never keep them on track. How will I get them to write, work on numbers...on and on. Yesterday while I was out doing the dreaded grocery shopping. I wondered away from the grocery section. What gal doesn't? That's when I came across the flip flops and the light bulb went off in my head, "FLIP FLOP Journey".
The gears in my head were turning...and still are.

-Alek needs to work on his writing.

-Carter needs to work on numbers.

-I need to keep them busy.

-Every fall they have to tell/write about what they did over the summer.

-flip flops need to learn how to clean.....

The big down fall is keeping me on track. So often I will start something and end at START. This time is going to be different. I'm going to stay on track. What better way than to invite friends and family to join us. If I can't keep myself on track...YOU can!!!

Join us as we walk through our summer vacation in our flip flops.

The Game:
Flip Flop Journey.

How to Play:
Wear your flip flops.
Take pictures as your flip flops venture to new places, maybe even learn new things.

Post photos on flickr http://www.flickr.com/. I'd be happy to start a group.
Post on FB...Maybe make a page too.

The Rules:
Flip Flops must be worn.

Come Play with us in your flip flops.