Two oldest maine-iacs

Two oldest maine-iacs

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mondays are BIG kid day

I don't work Mondays.  Every other Monday Derek is off too! We are home with the big kids and Henry goes to daycare. Don't feel too bad for him, he loves it and he only goes three days a week.

We do dentist and doctor appointments and run errands but we are always sure to sneak in a little fun with all of us BIG kids!

With all the summer birthdays right in a row it is hard to not think of summer as one great big party at our house. The kids had been to Blackbeard's before with their dad (when I was visiting Aunt Meghan, how many years ago?!). But it had been a really long time.

First we needed some pointers. Yep, I said "we", meaning mainly me!

Michael turned out to be a great putter.  

Daddy really kept score. It was hard to hear the numbers sometimes (13??? really?)

Ava was really good. She started with a birdie and two holes-in-one.

But towards the end she started "sweeping" the ball in.

Over all it was alot of fun! I think Daddy was the winner. Spending the whole day with my big kids was a huge score for me! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's get our color on

Daddy daughter time can take the shape of trips to Bar Harbor, mini golf, shopping and even coloring! Who knew they both love to stretch out and work on a coloring project together. A great big thanks to Hannah for the awesome coloring book and to Daddy for taking the time to stop and color.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Oh the joys of homework...

Homework at our house can be stressful.

Not for the reasons one would suspect. Short attention span ,interest in other things, procrastination....

Nope at our house it is usually because a sibling wants to be involved. Yelling out the answers to the problems, trying to write more, calculate faster... Or just looking for some attention. Like the little guy pictured here:

You can tell this isn't Michael's first time around the block. He didn't even look. Even when Henry peeked up at him, so cute, to check if he was getting any response. 

One thing Michael knows about homework. The faster you do it, the faster it's done!