Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 211

We had some plans to try and do some building in the backyard over the summer.  The plans included making the boys a tall swing set and a place for rings.  We also want to put up a high bar that's adult strong for pull-ups.   Then life happens and wood is really expensive making it so we haven't been able to complete any of these yet.  I did find some of the components and have had them stored away since spring.  Looking at the porch, it seamed like a fine spot to hang them so Ty can work on his strength.  No big swinging aloud, but they are working well so far. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 210

Give a boy a cup and a water source and he'll be one happy and menacing boy. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 209

Ty was chosen as the stretch leader today at practice, he was beaming the entire time. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 207

Bike swap....
Tyler's bike is becoming too small for him.  While the boys were playing outside today, Cody put the seat down on his bike and gave it to Ty to ride for a bit.  He loves it when he gets to ride Cody's bike. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 206

Swim ribbons....
I've been really lazy with these this year, but finally put the boys' ribbon boards together. 
I love how they turned out this year.  I wish I had put Cody's Folsom medals up higher because they cover the names of the other events.   Something to fix next time. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 205

I thought I had pulled out all the sunflowers from last season, but something started to grow in the pumpkin pot that wasn't a pumpkin.  Fast forward to this week and we have sunflowers blooming.  They are so pretty, can't say we're sad about that!  I do think they are choking out our pumpkins, which are not growing well at all. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 204

Little man came over to hang out today.  We spent some time out front splashing in the water for a bit. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 203

Cody has two more weeks of practice that started today.  They had a hard workout getting ready for Meet of Champs. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 202

So I've added a title to my name, President of the Parent's Board for swim team.  
We have a lot to work on before next summer and it's already began.  
Wish me luck and sanity! 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 201

Party time!
Tonight we celebrated the swim season at the pool with the team.  The boys had fun swimming with their friends and on of their favorite coaches. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Day 200

VFCAL Champs!
The boys swam in their league champs today, a very long day at the pool. 
In the end, they had good times and Cody qualified for the Sac Valley Meet of Champions! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Day 199

Mr. A is on the move!  

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 198

Getting ready....
Somebody's coming over tomorrow and is now on the move!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 197

Sometimes it's the little things.....
The knob on my crock pot as been cracked for almost a year and finally got to the point that it fell off.  I could still turn the dial, simply counting the clicks to put it onto the correct temperature.  
Mom-in-law borrowed my crock and it came home with a new knob.  I added some paint and an arrow and it's back to working like it should! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 196

Sugar high....
After swim this morning, the boys went on a movie date with 3 of their favorite coaches.  While out they had lots of treats.  The results of this was one with a ton of energy and the other one crashing. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 195

Evening treats....
It was really nice out this evening, so the boys took their evening treat out to the back porch to enjoy. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 194

Water boy....
Ty was helping me move the sprinkler around the backyard, so he slipped off his shirt to play in it for a while. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day 193

Last regular meet.....
We had our last dual meet of the season today.  Tyler had an awesome day and Cody is getting back on track to where he was a month ago, finally bettering his times.  
Next week brings on our league champs with high hopes of qualifying for the Sac. Valley Meet of Champs.  Cross your fingers for them!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 192

Christmas in July.....
Well, the boys aren't as excited, but I love seeing all our new school books come in.  We order from one main source, but a lot of them are used and come from different vendors (similar to Amazon), so they are trickling in, a couple a day. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 191

7/11 Baby!
As soon as swim was out we headed over to 7-11 for our free Slurpees. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Day 190

More fun with a buddy.....
We had an impromptu kid swap/play date today.  Ty was excited to have a friend to slide with. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 189

Slip N' Slide....
We had a large trash pick up on Tuesday, which meant we were looking through the sheds and such.  I thought the Slip n' Slide was thrown away last summer, but we found it!  Tyler was excited and convinced Cody to join in on the fun. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Day 188

More building contests....
The boys are working on another LEGO contest entry, "favorite summer scene".  They didn't finish this one yet, but it will be fun to see what they come up with. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 187

Summer feet....
A bit beat up, chipped paint and tan lines that make you think you still have your sandals on. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 186

The boys have had this kit sitting on the shelf for a while today was the day to break it out.  They are searching for Mammoth bones to build into to a replica statue.  
They had fun, made a huge mess and have yet to actually put together the statue. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Day 185

Cody is good at letting me know what's going on.  I was back in the bedroom and he left me this for when I came out.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 184

Happy 4th!
It's been hot here, so doing something outside did not sound appealing today.  Grandma and Grandpa S. took us out to a movie and then to ice cream.  We then had BBQ burgers and tried to find a spot to watch fireworks.  Fireworks were a bust because we miscalculated the lay of the land, next year.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 183

Cody has been working on his headstands.  He was getting quite a few of them up for a few seconds.  Ty was getting jealous of the attention as you can see in this photo bomb. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Day 182

My closet has been a mess for a long time.  I've had another shelf to put up for a long time, today was the day!  So everything was emptied, a garbage bag was stuffed with donation clothes, clothes were put away and can be found at will!  Hooray!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Day 181

Handstand competition....
The heat has come to the valley, so Ty's regular team practice was changed from 4pm to 1pm to stay in the cooler time of the day.  With the bump in time, the level 4's were able to practice with the level 5's.  It was fun to watch.