Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Just Ducky.

Good morning, it is Wednesday.

Summer is almost over! We have been school shopping the last couple of days and the last hurrahs of summer are the next couple of weeks. We will get to those last hurrahs as we get there, but I do have plenty of photos to share from the last week:

Weird I tried to click one photo to post, and all of them just went "bang" and flew into my post in random order. Let's go with it...
 I found this book at Value Village yesterday. Sometimes I look in front covers to see who random books were signed to or whatever. This one caught my eye. We do donate books to schools and to thrift stores, so I'm not surprised to find an old one in the mix. Lillie didn't feel like buying it back, but it is a fun picture.
 Instead of buying a children's book back. Let's full speed it into teen-dom. Lillie got a cartage ear piercing to go with her regular ear piercings. I think it looks pretty cool!
 Of course, this duck skill crane is the kid's favorite way to waste money on the entire planet. Quack quack-quack. quackity quack quack...
 Ugh, this picture is sideways! This belongs in the "things I find on the floor when coming downstairs in the morning" category. I did save the bug!
 This wasn't too far from the bug. What a great chess set! Super Mario! I guess chess is a game that is very hard to play with Flareon in the house these days...
 We do get out for bike rides once in awhile.
 Check out our newly paved culdesac! This picture is not in order as you will see in a minute. I will say that i didn't every think they would actually fix the road. In reality they only fixed it half way, but it looks good from here.
 Stopping at a Poke-stop.
 And the no road in the culdesac picture. I was getting a bit of anxiety this day. There was no way to leave as they wouldn't let us move the cars for a bit, and the road machines were shaking the house. I kicked back and watched the Olympics.
 I don't think Preston will be finishing this bowl of cereal. Hi Flareon.
 Summer project complete! I replaced the flooring in the kids bathroom last week. It went quite smoothly. The toilet installed perfectly and it looks pretty good. Like all the home projects in this house, you get what you pay for. Doh! Yup, an expert may find the imperfections, but I'll never tell.
 The before picture.
 Maren and I got to spend a nice evening with Judy at the Tacoma Rainiers AAA baseball game.
 The kids tie-dyeing some shirts. Every once in awhile the go off to the craft store and come home with a fun project.
Not sure how this computer gaming is going for this cat whisperer...

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

A Cat Nap.

Good afternoon, it is Saturday.

This week has flown by. Quite literally for Maren. She was in California for a training the first half of the week.
The rest of us have been entertaining a very minky kitten. Here I'm getting my ear eaten.
Better check the washing machine before starting a load of laundry!
Jack can be almost as minky as the kitten. Put these three together and BOOM!
Of course you can't just go and go and go and go. Got to take a nap once in a while. Preston apparently took this picture and sent it to Maren. No, I don't read big cat books! Who doesn't enjoy a little cat nap?
Then Lillie took this one. No, the kids don't usually photograph my naps. It must be Flareon...
Carol picked up supplies to make Rio 2016 shirts in honor of the Olympics. Preston and Lillie did a great job with all the rings and the words on their shirts.
Once the rings were done, I personalized a couple of shirts for Jack and Avery.
This morning was a friend's pickleball tournament. Preston and I both played. After a slow start my partner and I went on a very good run. We went through the looser's bracket and made it to the final match. We even beat the champions in the first match (2 of 3) to take it to the grand finals. But age caught up with us and my partner was cramping up. We were pretty happy with second.
The podium. That's me on the left.
Just before getting ready to blog, we heard a loud, "ssssscccccrrrrreeeeettttcccchhhhh BOOM!" Yup, another car in the ditch behind our house. No one was hurt and after an hour they had friends in a truck pull them out. This happens a few times a year, pretty amazing really.

Happy 4th Birthday Clark! I'm sure Clark would be as minky as Flareon if given the chance. Hope you're having a great birthday!

See you tomorrow.