Saturday, August 31, 2013

Day 242

Mini Golf....
We took Uncle Tim to the mini golf course in Roseville to get out of the house for a bit.  We've only played once at Sunsplash/Golfland and it was the other course.  This was a challenge!  One ball lost in the water later it was time to go in for some video games instead of taking a spin around the other course.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Day 241

New set.....
Ty was able to pick out a new LEGO set for his Birthday, then spent part of the afternoon putting it all together.  He's getting really good at this, only needing help on one spot.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Day 240

Tyler turned seven today.  
Mr silly, who loves to help, is stubborn, very loving, smart and creative.  
Love you buddy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day 239

Getting ready for someone's special day.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Day 238

Oh my goodness, what a fun evening!  A good friend had an extra ticket and I was the lucky one that was able to go.  The cast was amazing and the show was wonderful.  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Day 237

Another one gone...
Cody lost another tooth today.  
Luckily the tooth fairy has a stocked wallet this time!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 236

For longer than I care to think about, recipes that I have found in magazines and online have been stuffed and jammed into magazine boxes all over my counter.  In hopes of being able to find them and actually try some of  these tasty delights, I'm on a mission to get them organized.  
I've been rough organizing them by category, trimming them down to as small as possible, gluing them onto card stock and sliding them into sheet protectors to put into notebooks.  They are loosely sorted so that I can easily add new recipes to the back of each section.  

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Day 235

I've seen the light. 
We have been wasting money on fancy laundry soap for too long.  I tried a less expensive brand and while it worked okay, I hate the way it left everything smelling. In hopes of saving a few bucks each month I found a soap recipe on Pinterest that had good reviews, didn't require shaving soap bars or cooking it on the stove.  
Even better, it works really well!  Go here.  
I had the Dawn and bought the other two soaps at Winco for $7 total.  I only used 3 Tbsp from each box, so it's pennies for a gallon verses $13+. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 234

School with Aiden.....
Little man was helping the boys with their school work today. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 233

I.D photos.....
We are able to get the boys I.D. cards through their charter school.  I kinda think it's a waist because we didn't use them for anything last year, but the boys think they are cool.  
Toothless wonders....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 232

Soccer, take 2.....
We've been team hopping.  Cody's first team he was placed on turned out to be a huge bust.  After talking with his old coach, he was able to set up a try-out for his comp team.  He did okay on try-out day,  luckily his coach knows his potential and he was placed on the team.  He's a bit behind their fitness as they have been practicing since June, but he's happy. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Day 231

The garage door is fixed!  The repair man came out quickly and had things back together in a little over an hour. He was also able to service the door by greasing everything, fixing a couple of broken wheels and adjusted one of the tracks that was a bit off.  I doubt the garage has ever been so happy! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Day 230

Back to school...
We started back to our school routine today!  
Now to really crank up the busy schedule. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Day 229

Birthday quilt.....
We have a lot of Birthdays in the Scollay family from the end of July through the first part of September.  Today we celebrated Keith and Virginia's days.  Judy kept Virginia's t-shirts from Girl Scouts and made them into a beautiful quilt with really fun camping fabric. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Day 228

Making it so our garage door won't open.  
What really happened is that we have a broken spring, causing uneven weight distribution and the bracket finally pulled out from too much weight.   Luckily, the Tahoe isn't being parked inside right now so we didn't have to try and lift the heavy door by hand just yet. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 227

Friday Wii.....
It's our last Friday of summer break and after a long week of sports and activities the boys ask if they could have some Wii time.  Good end of the summer treat as they rarely play. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 226

Ready for fall...
We spent a better part of the morning going through the boys' closets, trying on clothes to make sure they fit and getting rid of things that didn't.  
Ty's side (right) is full and well stocked.  
Cody's side (left) is a bit sparse.  
We will be watching the sales to pick up a few pieces to fill his side out. 
I give it 3 days before they have it destroyed again.....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Day 225

Odd findings...
We made a grocery run to Sprouts to pick up the grapes they have on sale ($.78 per pound!).  While looking around we found this Spiked Melon.  Tyler thought it looked like a puffer fish and was very amused by this odd fruit find.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Day 224

Absentee Gardening....
We have been the worst gardeners this season.  I do have water running to each of the barrels on a a timer, so they aren't completely neglected.  I've noticed the strawberry plants looking very green and new flowers are blooming.  After digging through we had our biggest harvest yet!  These were the tasty strawberries I think we've ever eaten.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Day 223

Working on the first week of school plans.  Really hoping that we're able to fit it all in! 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 222

More party fun.....
Tyler had another party today for one of his level 4 gym buddies.  
Bowling, pizza, cake and video games! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day 221

Pool Party.....
We had a bbq tonight with all the boys on Ty's Gymnastics team.  It was fun for them to be able to hang out and let loose outside of practice.  The upper level boys were great around the younger ones, so cool to see.  

Friday, August 9, 2013

Day 220

More supplies....
Instead of shopping the deals at the stores, I decided to skip the crowd and order supply kits for both the boys.  Cody's arrived today, all shiny and new.  Now to figure out where it all will go.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day 219

Somethings missing....
Whoo Hooo! 
 Tooth #3 finally fell out last night just after bedtime.  So glad this thing is finally out, it was reaching the way to loose, way too much movement phase.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Day 218

Ready to play....
Cody was invited to a friends house today for a Pokemon tournament.  
They had a blast and were happy to get together after not seeing each other for a couple of weeks. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Day 217

 Cody finally started soccer again tonight.  
It's a new league with a new team, so we're still trying to test the waters a bit.  
He's stoked to be back on the field and is playing really well. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 216

New wheels....
Grandpa found Ty a new bike while out hunting at yard sales over the weekend.  He took it home, tuned it up and it was ready to go.  He's enjoying it and loves that his bike is the same size as Cody's.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Day 215

We received the last of the boys' curriculum order this week, so it was time to get it all organized.  Now to start lesson plans, only 2 weeks until we need to start!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Day 214

Meet of Champs....
Cody had a good day at his final swim meet for the season.  He had PR's in all of his events to cap off the season.  Tyler was a bit bummed to not qualify, but had a lot of fun with his swim buddies anyway. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 213

Yep, another trip to the dentist for the boys!  
Cavity free club for both of them!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day 212

Finally put up the boys' display shelves in their bedroom, they are happy for some more space on the books shelf and can really show off their trophies and crafts.