Sunday, May 24, 2009

Congratulations Spencer!
We had a pretty good turnout for Spencer's graduation. I know he really felt the love and support given to him. He will be the first person to tell you High School is not easy. Even though it took him longer than expected he never gave up.
We love you!

Cami & Spencer
Spencer doing his thing!

Golden & Spencer

Saturday, May 16, 2009

From Storage Bin to Fan-plastic Pool

Last summer the kids would pretend this storage bin was their pool.
A couple of days ago Jolie was wondering where the bin went and wanted to find it.
The kids did grow this past year (shocking I know) so we had to retire the bin and.....

Upgraded to this!

Ben surprised the kids this morning with the pool.
They were ecstatic and played out there all day.

I don't know what we are going to do when we move into the new house next month...
The whole yard is dirt.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Bees in my Backyard

Spring time is my favorite season.
The trees are leafing out.
Flowers are blooming.
Our grass is green again.
My kids play in the hose water everyday.
Little baby birds are exploring. (check out the new baby owls at the Home Depot garden center in Prescott Valley)
Bees are creating hives in our apple tree!

We watched as a massive swarm of bees flew into our backyard and started making a hive in the apple tree within minutes. There had to be a thousand bees hanging on this one branch. The pest control people wouldn't do anything for 48 hours! It was a bit frightening to let the kids go outside to play and I wasn't going to wait 2 days for something to be done. Ben swooped in and saved the day with a can of wasp killer. After they tried to rebuild a third time we sprayed all the trees and flowers down with a jet of water. I think it is finally safe to venture outside.