Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I wanted to go camping, but Frans had to work on Saturday and Monday, so we just hung around home (or around town I should say, we weren't home much!). We went to Paul's surprise 30th at paul and Kendra's on Friday night, to Jari and Anita's for the evening on Saturday, and then to my sister Lisa and Trents for the afternoon/evening on Sunday. Monday was pretty relaxed for me and the kids....we ran to target in the morning, then later in the day we played in the water outside, and in the evening my mom and dad came over.
Here are some pictures of the kids (Kierstyn and Alanys) playing in the rain gutter. I have many memories of this growing up....It is kind of dirty, but we did swimming and baths after! And the kids thought it was just great!
About ten minutes before my folks came over, Frans and the kids were swimming, and I came out to find the sky like this. These pictures are NOT digitally enhanced, it was the most awesome thing I have ever seen! If you looked to the East, it was gray storm clouds, to the north you could tell it was raining, and this was to the west. Pictures don't do it justice, there were these fiery red hurricane clouds, then bright blue sky. Pretty cool! The sky was way more blue than these pictures show.
I was so hoping before school started that Lindsey would take after the kuoppala side and not after the forstie side when it came to getting up and ready for school in the mornings. She is fine about getting up most of the time, but she doddles around and plays until the very last minute, then she is rushing around trying to get out the door on time. That is like me....when Frans and I are going someswhere together, we are on time 98% of the time, but I am always rushing around last minute. Frans hates it, and now Lindsey does it, and I hate it!! We are going to have to really start working on it, because I get frustrated, and I don't like her going to school after having a bad morning at home. I think our family has gotten the hang of this school thing, no more sleeping in in this house! Even Saturdays, everyone is up at 7 bells! And I am weed whacking at 7:15 A.M. !! This would have NEVER happened before! And Kierstyn and Toni have gotten better at playing and staying out of mischief! They spend their day playing barbie's and sometimes I foreget they are even here!
Anita has got me all excited now to start doing some tree, vine, bush planting here! I am going to do a boganvilla (sp?) vine out front between the two front windows, and maybe plant two Sisu trees. My sister Lisa has them in her backyard, and in a year, they are already so big! And they don't shed much, and Lisa said they stay green pretty much year round. So i will try them!
I am also going to do some boganvilla's in the backyard....I can't wait!
Anyways, I kind of went on and on here, sorry if I bored anyone!
I gotta get to the grocery store now!
Have a wonderful week everyone!