Sunday, May 20, 2012
As you may know, we took a year off from ballet this year. But Saylor's good friend had her recital today, so we were in attendance.
Monday, May 21, 2012
It's just a regular school day in our pajamas.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
International mail to Africa...specifically, Gulu, Uganda. Thank you to the RCC folks for contributing their gifts and to the elders for footing the shipping bill. Love our church! And love our Rackleys!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Happy Birthday to my sweet Gabriel!!
We spent the afternoon celebrating at Jump!Zone.
And then we took him out to his favorite restaurant, where he opened his gifts.
Homemade dessert at home topped it all off.
He especially loved getting all the birthday wishes by phone.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Today these two are playing a favorite board game...so the rest of us can do school.
Afternoons mean outdoor playtime with the neighbors.
Friday, May 25, 2012
We took a little trip to the E.R. this evening. Wanna know why?? Well, it all started out so innocently...Gabriel and I were working on a Fun Fusion beaded craft.
It was going just fine when Gabriel lost control of one of the little plastic beads. It sort of stuck to his finger, then flew upward. And, as his little face was within two inches of the table, the bead went straight up into his nostril just as he was breathing in. He panicked and ran off without telling me what had happened. He figured he could get it out himself.
Ahem... Of course, he just made matters much, much worse. And, therefore, we needed professional assistance (and a really nifty invention) to remove the crazy thing.
Thank you to Arkansas Children's Hospital for being awesome. We enjoyed the garden there afterwards.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tonight Gabriel came running in after helping his daddy take out the trash. He was crying, "Special moon! Come see!" There was a thin layer of clouds in front of it, making it glow with a sort of hazy luminescence. I love that he noticed that.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
We enjoyed an early Memorial Day celebration with friends this evening. Gabriel pretty much spent the whole time in this sandbox.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Happy Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There's a whole lot of party prep going on...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
When we find something that makes Atticus laugh, we just have to record it.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The kiddos hijacked my phone this morning to do weather reports. (Unfortunately, some b's = d's.) Gracious.
Noah also sent this video as an email message to his daddy. (All of this was going on without my knowledge, mind you.)
Friday, June 1, 2012
This is what it's like when we're preparing for big trips and birthday parties. It just so happens we're doing BOTH this weekend. Notice the piles of clean laundry and the children eating pizza while watching TV.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Today is a big, big day. Gabriel's very favorite, most important friend is having her birthday party. Here she is with the special present Gabriel made for her. He didn't even know her birthday was coming up. He just wanted to make her something.
So her party was this morning...and then Gabriel's birthday party was this afternoon! (More to come.)
Two more weeks coming up soon...!