Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jason's 16th birthday

Jason had a calm day for his birthday in July with not much "special" happening.  He did have a pizza from North Country Convenience and got a few gifts.  We made him a cake with lots of candles.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Activities

Starting the last week in May, our family has been on the run.

It all started with WOW swimming early in the morning for Emily and Melissa and with Jason taking driver's education for three weeks and driving for one week.  After he was done with his class, he ate a sandwich then headed down the pool to help with swimming lessons for four weeks.  By the time the month was over, he was so very sick of sandwiches.

Emily, Melissa, Laura, (and David for one day,) went to VBS from 9-2 one week and 6-8 another week plus Laura managed to hit parts of one more.  Melissa and Laura were also involved in an art class for a week, which they immensely enjoyed.

Emily and Melissa went to camp, Emily to another camp, and Emily and Melissa to yet another.  (Emily had wanted to go to six camps this year but $ was an issue.) Emily did cleaning for Tracy to earn money for canteen.

Tracy was house sitting for two weeks and at camp for three weeks, and we tried our hardest to convince Jason to go to camp for a week without luck.  The two of them have been working at the indoor and outdoor pools also plus Tracy babysat on top of her other jobs.

At home we have been enjoying our pool, doing lots of mowing, and waiting (not so patiently) for a company to bring some gravel to make our driveway passable.

As July comes to a close, we have a week's break before soccer starts.  Aaron is planning a camping trip with friends, and I'm hoping to take a quick trip with the youngest four.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mike's birthday

Mike had a "big" birthday in June but has been talking of an even bigger birthday and celebration for next year.  His parents did not come up to celebrate as some or all of us were gone every weekend in June.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Melissa's 10th birthday

At the end of May, Melissa had oatmeal bars for breakfast, went to WOW (swimming,) then had doughnuts afterwards.  We went to the park then met Mike and Tracy for lunch at Dairy Queen.  She played at the house of a family to whom I give piano lessons.  For supper she had cheeseburger sloppy Joe.  We then headed to the pool to play and came home to cake and a movie before bed.  We have no pictures of her birthday because we did not have a working camera or a working cell phone.