First off: Father's Day. Ours was just great; my unofficial gift to Russell being no picture-taking, except for this one which happened right after we took him to shop for hunting gear so he was very pliable ;) The kids gave him two boxes of Twix ice-cream bars because they are Russ's new ALL-TIME favorite treat. (The new is actually the shocking part here, Russ's food preferences are mostly deeply-rooted and unchangeable.)
(Which is why I can't get him to stop eating Top Ramen or Mother's Taffy cookies.)
Also over the weekend... Blake finally lost his first tooth. (Only took 7 years, 3 months, and 325 complaints about why he had NO LOOSE TEETH when EVERYONE IN HIS CLASS was losing teeth left and right, and had been for 2 whole grades now.)
Obviously the excitement level was on par with Christmas morning. He yanked it out himself after Russ failed with the dental floss, bounced around the house in excitement while we all cheered and hurrahed, and then went to bed in anticipation of a little cash reward discovery in the morning.
Too bad the tooth fairy forgot to visit. There was much mom-shaming from the older siblings until I finally just forked over what I had in my wallet because it turns out Blake doesn't even believe in the tooth fairy anymore, it took his baby teeth so long to decide to bail ship and begin the exiting process.
Last Friday night was Cooper's final baseball game of the season. At the little awards party afterwards Coop was described as the most analytical player (and child) Coach Ewing had ever met. WECOME TO OUR WORLD, COACH EWING. Gosh, I love that kid.
And from last Thursday, and also two or three times this week: swimming at Aunty Kelly's. Aka: how many children can we fit in one 3 ft. deep pool.
As long as the kids can make a whirlpool, they don't seem to mind the smaller pool size.
And the last two days have been spent with these three lovely ladies; my sister, my soon-to-be sister-in-law, Christine, and Christine's mom, Jean.
So that's the report! Back to crazy-land now... "what I wore" will be up later!