Sunday, June 06, 2010

Scoop From Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond

So much stuff.......hold on tight.....

Lainey's bangs are finally growing out and rather than getting too complicated, Blake has taken to tying it back in a look not unlike one I wore back in the 80's. Well done, babe.

Punkin pie Jack is a bike riding fool. Here he is holding up his imaginary trophy Blake tells him to race for each time he takes off down the street. Lainey and Jack have been known to get in screaming fights over this imaginary trophy. Hard to explain.

We're at the pool every day of the week right now. Lookin' good. And, I'll go ahead and state for the record that Lainey made the tutu suit famous last season because everyone has a version of it now.....Target, Old Navy, etc.......and they're all darling. She's such a trend setter.

Carter and his buddies.....Dalton and Miles. Good kids. We're so lucky to have them and their parents as neighbors.


Seriously, people? You thought that ring was real? No way. This is the ring I wear because my diamond engagement ring is kept tightly safe in our home because I'm afraid to lose it. It was Blake's mom's diamond. I've bent the prongs more times than I care to mention in 10 years or marriage. Had planned to re-set it for our 10 Year Anniversary, but skipped that after our recent change of events. No big deal. I'm just as happy with my single band.

Jack and Elaina (another Lainey) at the pool.

Blake can still throw our big boy, Carter! I'm impressed.

Lainey's a little fish swimming laps around the pool, but Jack prefers to sit on the side with the ladies. All in good time.....

Umh.......perhaps one of my favorite pictures EVER of my handsome husband. I melt.

Don't be scared Laine. A few days after this pool trip, Lainey learned to DIVE. Head first. And, then swim to the ladder, get out of the pool and dive again. The kid has no fear. Or, reservation about showing up her older brother, Jack.

There he is. Punkin. You stay on the steps until you're ready, sweet boy.

Glamour shot (learned from Dad) with Meow Meow. Work it, girl.

Had a pre-Memorial Day cookout with the Weil fam. This is Sass's sister.....Katie (who needs a blog). Yes, I will continue to write that after her name until she gets one. Love you, Katie!


Watermelon (Laine's fave), cupcakes, sugar galore.

We went down to their back yard to play some bocce ball. So fun.

We're blurry here......but had to post this. I babysat this sweet girl when she was a toddler. Love her so much. So happy we're friends now as adults.

The games continued until the rain started!

Memorial Day at the Starnes casa. Dinner on our favorite patio.

Yum. Malinda, don't look at the next picture. (She has a thing about food on bones. I actually understand it.)

Dig in, Laine.

Coco brought all the kids Life is Good shirts upon her visit a few weeks ago. So cute.

We bought our own bocce ball/croquet set for the summer.

Love seeing Jack in Carter's hand-me-downs. This was a classic.

Kids loved the games.

And, only one minor injury when Jack whacked Lainey with the club (with a suitable time-out to follow). I'd say that's a successful evening in this house!

Carter set up an obstacle course for the kids.

Good times. Simple times. Lovin' summer.

That's it for now, peeps. Blake has another interview this week and I'm working a bunch. Life is good!


Anonymous said...

i'd ask to borrow lainey's suit if my thighs didn't touch. actually, i'd do a lot of things if my thighs didn't touch.

Sara said...

That's a great picture of your hubby and LC!! So cute that you still "melt" it.

Jack is looking so grown up in recent pictures. Kills me.

Perfect usual. Love them all.

Good luck, Blake!! Lots of prayers for y'all.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

What gorgeous, summery pictures! LOVE them (AND the cool Cyndi Lauper 80's hair! Ha!)!! Makes me crave watermelon and chlorine! Yay, Summer! Thanks for sharing!

Coco said...

Love bocce ball and that food looks delish.

Love bbqing.

Great picture of Blake.

Allyson and Dave said...

I ma jealous of you all hanging out at the pool everyday and playing in the yard. Sounds like so much fun!!

The Lenzers said...

cute pic of you, and your tatas look huge!!! lucky you!! can't believe Lainey swims/dives so much. we are still taking baby steps at the pool

Carrie Darney said...

Very cute of Blake! I got one like that of Ryan that made me want to have another baby with him...after this one...then I snapped back into reality.

I'm just constantly impressed with Carter! This moving around thing works so well and Carter just meets people everywhere! What a great quality that will serve him well forever!

We ate our weight in watermelon is so good in the summer!!!

Love LC's suit...Love cautious his own time! I was the middle kiddo too and was the same way and look how fabulous I turned out!!! Stop laughing...

Carrie Darney said...

P.S. go get a slip n investment EVER! BUT get one with will save the lawn and suits!!

donatelli98 said...

Some of these comments are cracking me up! Lainey's hair so reminds me of some 80's do's I used to wear - move it to the side for a side pony tail and she would fit right in! Your bbq ribs look delish! Good luck with all of the interviewing!! We're praying for you.

aunt caroline said...

love the turtle shirt. 4EVA!

aunt caroline said...

ps. DON'T get a slip in slide. Wait for me to arrive. I want to treat!

Carrie Darney said...

Aunt are the best Aunt ever! I had so much fun on that thing! We kept pushing the boys out of the way so us adults could do it...SO fun!!

FROGGITY! said...

jack! imaginary trophy! awww!

well, that is an all american good time if i may say so. so much fun!!!

The Luis Family said...

I want to put my kids and shorts and spent the evening outside now! Looks like so much fun!!

Love love love the imaginary trophy! I am still laughing! Ya'll are so clever!

The pool. Aaahhh the pool. Would be so nice to go to the pool! Love that Lainey is diving in ... wow what a brave girl! Ashlyn just started swim lessons and we are still hesitant about blowing bubbles! All in good time...

Good luck to Blake on the interviews! Wishing you both lots of luck!

Merry Mack said...

Wishing you lots of good stuff while interviewing.

Great great great photos. I heart summer.

Lainey bug is too cute in that side pony.

I love the imaginary trophy. Good stuff.

Heather said...

I heart summer. Did you know that? Precious pictures of your fam. There are just a lot of good times to be had in summer!

Pam Bowers said...

I love summer. Your family does summer very well. Those kids will have amazing memories.

WV: dring { in not a real (d)ring}

merrilee said...

Great pictures....especially love the one of the three punkins! Your food picture actually made me hungry. Take your time, Jack....caution is always a good thing(although I am quite impressed that Lainey is diving).

Susan said...

Think I will brave the garage to find our slip and slide to take to LA.

William starts swimming lessons in a few weeks. Can't wait to see how he takes to the pool.

SASS said...

OMG. Imaginary trophy. Jack is looking older in these pictures....
Lainey the diving trend-setter. Love the buns! (Her hair....)
And stud Carter with his buddies. And stud Blake still able to toss him in the pool! I'm impressed.
Love the Weil fam pictures. Katie DOES need a blog. I'm workin on her.

Becca Jane said...

I wear my band alone sometimes too...just feels simpler and safer. We love Bocce ball. You guys really should make a Utah trip. We'd have tooo much fun!

Brittny said...

how fun!!!! every time i see a yard with beautiful grass i melt. one more year of stickers and then i can have a pretty yard too. or at least walk barefoot in one.

sophie has taken to swimming over the last few weeks and it's huge! she wears a life jacket but less than 2 months ago she was terrified of it, so the fact she wants to "me do it by my felf!" is huge!

my other goal is to get christopher to swim without one. he does so well with one i want him to learn how without.

Malinda said...

Thanks for the "No meat on bones" mention.

I love Life is Good tshirts too.

If you get a slip n slide, don't weight the ends down with bricks like my brother did when the wind kept blowing ours. Not a good outcome.

Lauren W said...

Oh, how I love you and your family. That first picture of Lainey rocks and because of the rest of your pictures I am now going to help myself to come watermelon in the fridge.

Kim said...

Life is good at your house! Looks like lots of fun. Good luck with the interviews!

Rebekah Williams said...

What a weekend! Fabulous pics. My favorite is definitely the Glamour Shot.

Marguerite said...

Great blog and pics! You have such a lovely family and your children are precious! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the follow!

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