Monday, September 15, 2014

Pictures From Dominic and Anne's Birthday

Nine years old!

Anne with her horse cake.

Dominic chose a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, with chocolate sprinkles and chocolate and white chips on top.

Cake after a Pad Thai lunch.

Anne with her much longed-for unicorn Dream Lite.

Dominic got a new watch.

New binoculars to go bird-watching.

A helmet for backyard baseball.

A sewing kit of her very own!

Remote-control helicopter, just what he always wanted.

Friendship bracelet-making kit.

Baseball pitchback net.

Anne got right to work sewing up a hole in one of her stuffed animals.

Grandma with the twins.

Grandma and Uncle Joe were here for the weekend, so they got to join in on the birthday fun.

In the afternoon, Daddy took the twins to ride Go-Karts.

Dominic on blue, Anne on green.

This time Dom on green, Anne behind.

They loved it.

Then came some fun at the arcade.  They had a great birthday!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Late July

The garden was producing:
Pickled carrots, a new one this year.

Bread and butter pickles on the left and dilly beans on the right.

A day of babysitting cousins:
Girls on the tractor.

Cousins in the sandbox.

The cool way to eat cucumbers.


Even the baby got a cuke.

Anthony looks huge!

A trip to a fun playground:
Fun at the park with friends.

This playground has the spiderweb.  They had been begging to go there all summer!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Totus Tuus 2014

A little later in July, the four big kids got to go to the Totus Tuus day camp at our church.  They had a great time.  Anthony and I hung out together all week.  He liked that!
Singing Totus Tuus songs for the families at the Wednesday evening potluck.

You can see Anne, Joseph, and Dominic in this pic.

Anthony watches "Peel, Banana."

On the afternoon of the last day of Totus Tuus, the kids always get to have a water fight.  Anthony and I came early to watch.
Catherine is back there in the purple shirt.


Don't shoot!

The fire truck came to spray water over the kids.  Fun for Anthony to watch!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Riding on the Horse!

After the horse was grazed and taken care of, it was time to ride!
Anthony was first.  No fear!

There he goes, holding the reins himself!

He was thrilled.

Anne's dream come true.

She was able to guide the horse herself.


Fun ride.

Catherine knew how to "steer" the horse as well.  The girls said they knew how from reading books.

Anne and Anthony together.

Yep, that's me. 

Dan took a turn.

Joseph finally agreed to try.

He liked it!

On Sunday, my brother Eric came over with his family.
Cousins raiding the blackberry bushes.

Catherine picked some for Prince Anthony.

Little cousin Isaac.

Anne gave Elizabeth and Isaac a ride.