Saturday, August 16, 2008

Busy Week and Random Pics - by Brad

We just wrapped up a crazy-busy week, so we hope to be able to relax a little this weekend. The boys' cousins from Spokane were visiting for several days, so the boys played hard all week. Lindsey helped a friend paint and reorganize the Cubbies room as she is getting ready to co-direct the AWANA Cubbies program at my parents' church. At my work, the other three people in my office were out most of the week, so I ended up having to do a lot of things at which I am not proficient. It was one of those weeks where after the boys go to bed, I could just sit there with my mind a complete blank.

One of the evenings Elliott was playing with his cousins, Lindsey was painting, and I played with Wesley and Spencer all evening. They wanted to play on the front porch, so I took the opportunity to get a picture of them sitting next to each other, reminiscent of pictures taken last year of Elliott and Wesley. What I like about this picture is that even though they are two years apart, they are just about the same size...



In anticipation of 103 degree weather, we went swimming in the river today. We had a picnic and Elliott got creative with his Red Vines and Capri Sun...



Now for some randomness. Here are some of the boys pictures they have taken with their camera.

A couple of Elliott's Lego creations...



A self-portrait of Elliott...



A toy stag beetle in the back seat of our van...



And a picture up Elliott's nose. I believe this was taken by one of his cousins this week...

5 comments:

Peaby said...

did you also hire a monkey to take notes for you?

Brad said...

He He... that's what Lindsey said when she read it. Go figure you and Lindsey would think the same thing!

sarah said...

So I don't ever comment on your blog, but wanted you to know I check it often. Your kids are so dang cute. I'm commenting though because I love the boys on the porch pictures. When we were headed to the doctor's office to find out if Abby was a boy or girl, I had that cute image of Wesley and Elliot on the porch in my mind. And I thought either way I'm going to be excited.

Janet said...

Very sweet picture of the boys on the porch. I also loved the ones of Elliott and Wesley posted earlier, of course.
Hmmmm....I don't even GET the monkey taking notes reference - from a movie or song, perhaps?

carol said...

Ditto on the cute porch picture. Somehow I get the feeling Wesley is going to be the sort of kid that doesn't care, or even realize, he's small, 'cause he's so big inside.

By the way, we also have pictures of Lego creations...lots and lots of them, actually.