Friday, August 26, 2011


We miss the cool weather! A LOT! The kids and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby the other day. When we got out of the car, Abi said, "It's so hot out here, I just got out of the car and I'm already sweating!" We made the decision then that when we return home, we would do our first experiment since the school year. We cracked an egg on the cement to see how long it would take to cook!! It took longer than we anticipated, but by the next morning it was totally cooked!!

The Beginning
30 minutes after cracking

This past weekend we had visitors. Since they have gone, we miss them TREMENDOUSLY!!! Mark's brother, sister-in-law and nephews, Aaron, Georgiet, Xavier and Sebastian, visited Thursday night through Monday morning. We had a blast and can't wait until they come back to Houston!
Mark having some summer fun!
Sluz, Georgiet, Kenzie and Bastian
Bastian and Uncle Mark
Austin and Uncle Aaron
Air surfing?
Alex and Cooper wanted to join the fun!
Abi AKA Snowflake the hugging dolphin
Love of my life!
After dark gathering  for live music, Georgiet and Kenzie
Aaron and Tom played their guitars and sang for us
Papa, still kickin'!!!
Grandma Tink, Bastian and Cooper...the music was very relaxing!

I miss the cooler weather. To usher it in, I have already broken out my fall decor!!! (You hear that God, bring that cold weather please...we are ready!!!) 
I don't care how silly this looks on my door in the middle of August in Houston!

Most of all, I miss Mark when he's not around! This past Sunday he was on a plane headed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for work. He said it was absolutely beautiful and the weather was worth being jealous over!
One last hoorah, we had date night Friday night at Shogun's before skipped town
While Mark was gone, a HUGE thunder/lightening storm pass through. We lost power for about 30 minutes, which isn't too bad considering how big the storm was! To entertain themselves, the kids collected my battery-operated tea light candles and used them for fire bending. (It's okay if you don't know what that is, chances are if you have a little boy, it won't be long before you find out!!! If you just can't wait until they're older and want to know now, you can find a video here.)
My little fire benders

It wasn't too long that Mark was gone before the kids began making his 'Welcome Home' sign along with many, MANY other craft projects! My favorite is this one that Austin and Abi made together:
 Mark is the stick figure guy on the boat and both of the kids are at the top of the lighthouse. The boat is connected to a clothespin that sails to the lighthouse.

Once the boat arrives at the lighthouse, the stick figure kids flip over a 'welcome home' sign and the Daddy stick figure climbs to the top of the lighthouse!

Austin showing Mark how their masterpiece works!

You can follow this link to see pictures that Mark took in Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I agree! So ready for cool weather!! Looks like you've had a pretty fun summer though!