Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Natalie on the Move!

Natalie has been pedaling for about two weeks now.

I was surprised at how good she's gotten.

Asleep all Over

All of the kids except for Mallory decided to sleep downstairs.
This is what our family room looked like this morning.


Bailey and I grew these sunflower plants from seed.
This one has two flowers on the other side too.
We only had two that made it.
This one should bloom in a couple of days.

Best Friends

Taylor's best friend spent the night a few days ago. They have known each other since Kindergarten. They took about 30 pictures, I liked this one the best.

Baseball Game with Dad

Joe took Joseph to see our minor league baseball team play for his birthday. They had a blast and the Tides won!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Joseph Goes Double Digits

Joe took Joseph to Hooters for his 10th birthday!
Joseph got his picture with the waitress.
Joseph had to hoola hoop while the waitresses sang Happy Birthday.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Flower Garden

Flower garden in the front of the house.
One of two sunflowers from seeds we started.
Flowers on the side of the house.
More flowers on the side of the house.

Vegetable Garden

Here is my small vegetable garden.
Two tomato plants, but only one tomato so far.
Six cucumber plants with lots of cucumbers.
Two pumpkin plants with pretty flowers, but no pumpkins.
Two pea plants with several pea pods.
Also a few watermelon plants, but they are not growing very fast.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Joseph's Excitement

Joseph took a picture of his near perfect score on Mario DDR game.I took some pictures of him in motion

Monday, July 16, 2007

Road Trip

Our road trip consisted of a day and a half at a track meet and a day and a half at the beach. Joe spent two days with us and then went to Philly to watch a baseball game with some of his friends.
We stopped at the Maryland Welcome Center on the way north.
Joe had gotten behind us, but didn't realize it, so he stopped and waited for us to catch up. We ended up waiting about 30 minutes for him and the kids with him to arrive.
A group shot at the state line.
We all wondered how this city name is pronounced.

Regional Track Meet

Taylor competed this past weekend in the Region II Championships in Dover, DE. All of the girls in this photo were born in 1995 and as you can see, Taylor was a half to a whole head taller than the other girls. Taylor ran in the 3000m and 1500m events.
3000m event
Taylor beat her best time by 45 seconds to post a final time of 14:03.
1500m event
Taylor beat her best time by 5 seconds to post a final time of 6:10.
Taylor relaxes after one of her runs.
The kids played Limbo using a pole vault.

Bowling Fun

Natalie liked to watch the balls come out of the ball return.
Bailey did a great job!
Joseph tried one game without bumpers and got a 35.
Everyone had a great time.
Bailey beat Rachel in 3 out of 4 games.

A Tale of Two Beaches

We went to two different beaches while on our mini vacation.
The first one was on the Delaware Bay.
The water was murky and only a few inches deep.
Natalie loved it.
The second beach we went to was in Ocean City, MD.
As you can see, the water was much deeper.
Joseph and Bailey spent much of the time in the water.
The water was very cold, but they didn't seem to mind.
Rachel buried Taylor in the sand and made her look like a turtle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Addition to Family

Joe found this turtle in the garage and let the kids keep it.
They have named him: Michaelangelo
Do turtles like to swim?
New home in Joseph's room
Joseph seems to like the turtle

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Backyard Fireworks

Joe loves to put on a small fireworks display in the backyard

The master at work!
The kids sat on the porch and seemed to enjoy the show.