Saturday, September 29, 2012

Three fer One

Instead of doing three separate blogs for my last three pictures of 7 Days, I thought I would combine them all into one. A 3fer deal!

Day 5:
Today had a theme of spots. Here I am with my spotted iphone case and spots on my windshield. That works right?
7 Days: Day 5: Spots

Day 6:
It was kind of a nice morning. I was able to relax and do a little bit of 'me' time with Starbucks and my kindle.


Days: Day 6

Day 7:
This summer the boys each wanted to grow something by seed. Alex grew snapdraggons. Which didn't make it. Josh grew cacti. Which started to grow. We were all so excited and impressed. Then I set them outside in the hot sun and killed them all. Huh. You would thing HOT is what a cactus would want. Apparently not. And Zach wanted to grow peppers. And lookey here- we are actually getting some!! I am in awe everyday over that!

7 Days: Day 7

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7 Days: Day 4

Lately, I have been helping my mom clean out her house. My parents want to move into a home that better fits their needs. Their current home has lots of steep stairs that are becoming a tad more difficult for them. My mom has been in this house for around 40 years so she has quite the collection of stuff going! :)

I have to admit I have kind of enjoyed it.  I love organizing stuff!! We have found lots of "treasures" that bring up great memories! Yesterday I found a ton of toys that I LOVED playing with. Lots of those playschool people and furniture that goes with them. We also found this gem (which is my 7days: day4 shot):

7 Days: Day 4

It was our family's very first answering machine!! If only it would have been in working order! It would have been awesome to hear what was on that TAPE!! Oh well! Still pretty cool to me!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Day Off from School

Today the boys had a day off for teacher in-service. It was a beautiful day and I thought we needed to get outside and do something fun. I didn't want to waste the day watching TV or playing video games. Our neighbors/good friends had the exact same thought! So we put our heads together and decided to take our kids down to the pedestrian bridge.

Zach, Charlotte, Sam, Alex, & Josh
Of course it's always fun to be in both Iowa AND Nebraska at the same time!!

When we got to the other side of the bridge, there was a park not too far away for the kids to play at. As we were walking I turned around and saw the Omaha skyline. It looked cooler in real life.
After the bridge, we went to the big slides downtown. Here is my 7 Days: Day 3 shot:
We had so much fun zipping down those slides!!

 After awhile, the trains started!! CHOOOO CHOOOO!!

Us moms may have even participated in that fun!!

Laughing and giggling the whole way down!! We even did a big train with moms and kids- but no pictures of that as we were all busy sliding down the slide. :)

I feel SO lucky to have these two ladies in my life!!

After the slides we headed to ecreamery for a delicious ice cream!! All in all I would say it was a perfect day!! Well, minus Zach's flip flop breaking on the bridge. But that was nothing a little piggy back ride...ok a very long piggy back ride couldn't fix! :) It really was a great day!!!