Thursday, June 22, 2017

All the Father's Day pictures

This is the first year ever that I didn't have to go to Hobby Lobby to buy a new plain white t-shirt for one or both of the kids before taking these pictures.  Progress!  I also decided that I'm not ever going to paint the letters.  Even though they sit in a cabinet for all but five minutes a year, they are starting to show a little bit of wear and tear and I think it will be fun to watch the letters age as the kids do too. 

Here we go.

The D-A-D pictures

2017

2017

2017

2017

All the years


Father and sons on Father's Day

2017

All the years without year labels

All the years with year labels

I Love You More Than Pictures

Elliott loves Michael more than Super Mario 3-D World.

Spencer loves Michael more than Harry Potter

2017

And the old ones:

2014
(milk and Star Wars)

2015 
(Dillard's and Super Mario)

2016
(chocolate chip pancakes and the Super Mario 3-D World/ the Wii-U)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A weekend to celebrate and swim

Spencer had his first swim meet on Saturday morning, June 17th.  I was the lucky parent that got to take him.  We left the house at 6:30, got to the pool at 6:45, got set up and the meet started at 7:30.

The view from inside out sunshade pop-up tent.
Michael texted around 8:00 and asked how I was doing.

I texted this back.  (shirt edited for internet danger)

And to show how lonely I was when Spencer was gone. 
There were three teams competing. Every kid on each team did backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. 

I left my tent only to cheer Spencer on. 


He came in 5th for backstroke, 4th for breaststroke and 3rd for butterfly and freestyle. 



He would come back and see me after each race to leave his ribbon and then go hang out with his team. 






After the swim meet we went home and then went with Megan, Scott, Hadley and Hollis to a party at their friend's house in Mesa.  I should probably also mention that Megan, Scott, Hadley and Hollis drove from California and arrived at our house on Friday evening to stay with us for the week. 

It was a pool party to celebrate four birthdays.  A two year old, a three year old, a four year old and a 27 year old. 

I stole all of these pictures from Facebook.  I didn't take a single picture there. 



Hollis turning four.

Whitney turning three.

Joe with frosting all over her face, but not celebrating a birthday. 

Ares turning two. 

The next day was Sunday.  Michael did not give me any specifics on how he wanted to celebrate, but he finally mentioned donuts late in the morning.  OK done. 


Then presents.


I told him he looked weird and a bit pervy with the pictures like this.  He didn't really care.

Continuing the Marvel movie collection. 




And a funny t-shirt that is made funnier because it is DC comics and not Marvel. 
Father's Day pictures

Funny first, 

and then serious. 

And then with mom. 

I took Michael that if you shine a black light on the shirt the word "lame" shows up above "DAD.
The rest of the day was spent doing laundry, lounging, I ran some errands, Michael watched a movie, the kids played video games, the kids got put in time out, we had Indian food for dinner, Spencer lost his first molar, we went to Walmart and bought a bunch of big sun umbrellas for a pool deck project we're doing, out for ice cream and swimming in the pool.  And none of that was photographed because it was 115 degrees and my brain melted when I went to Costco.