Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 19th

Note- Sorry I am a little behind in posting this.. Turns out the same day I had the kids all day I was on my way to take them home and got a call from a neighbor. A lady drove her car into my fence and almost into my house so I have been dealing with that.. So Again sorry and here is our day.

Saturday June 19th-- Day for E and E

I picked up Shira and Caleb and we went over to their Dog Emma's house we spent from 10-12:30 hanging out with Emma and Jenny (She is taking care of Emma). Jenny wonderfully hosted not only Shira and Caleb but my 3 boys and Annette and Kylie as well. We hung out and sipped on all natural root beer and munchies while the kids played and hung out with Emma.
Emma and Adam (my youngest son)

The 5 bigger kids on the hammock (Caleb, Noah(my second son) Shira, Kylie and Isaac(my eldest son))

Fuzzy Caterpillar

Adam enjoying the sun.

Kids wore out Emma

We left around 12:30 to get over to Kari's house for her son Espen's 7th Birthday Party. In true Zoe fashion all little groups and aspects of her friends were compartmentalized! Of course in the memory of her we are all finally meeting and getting to know each other. Kari asked me to bring the kids over and what a great time they had.. There were lots of fun water games and a water slide and pinata! Everyone was tired after a fun day in the sun and water. I will post some photos as soon as I get some of the party..


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Playing Hard.

Today I picked up Shira and Caleb and headed over to Annette's house. Fully packed Van with 5 kids in it good thing I own a van. Well we headed over to Annette to hang out and relax and let the kids play Hard. They were all over the place. Shira was so excited to see her best friend Kylie and took off as soon as we hit the driveway. Isaac, Noah and Caleb also took off checking out Annettes. After a snack of yummy fruit (cherries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and apples) and veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and tomatos) and homemade "Garlic Bread" along with some sparkling juice to drink we got the kids in swim suits and outside. They bounced on the Trampoline with the water hose spraying on it from the net. It was one of the large trampolines that are meant to hold water and bounce. Looked like a blast. The kids were on there for a long time playing and then we blew up the water slide and they played on there for a long long time. It was great to just let the kids go and be kids and have fun and no cares in the world. After a while we ate some chicken and watermelon and then got the kiddos back into dry warm clothes they were all turning blue and wrinkly. Unfortunately the day ended sooner than the children would like. Annette and family were on their way to Chicago for Zoe's Memorial tomorrow in Hyde park and I needed to get Shira and Caleb back to their foster moms and I needed to get my kids home and bathed then we are going to have a movie night. All in all it was a great day thanks Annette for having us can't wait to do it again.

Shira and Kylie

The 3 musketeers

Again only in water gear

6 out of 7 kids their on the trampoline

~~As for the memorial in Hyde park I am not going to be able to make it with my 3 kids alone so if anyone would like to write up something for the blog or a few people. Just shoot me an email and I will post it. My heart will be with everyone tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weekend Madness

Saturday Jonathan came up and helped clean the apartment ready for us to turn back in the key. That Day I had Shira and Caleb here for a visit. We first went shopping for Swim suits and some clothes. We hung out around the house here for a bit and then headed off to Brat Fest.. We had a great time.. Lots of Rides and 2 funnel cakes and a ton of water.. Boy was it hot out.

Sunday my husband and I got up early and packed up our children in the car and then got the last few items from Zoe's Town home and put them in storage and stored the Van. We had to get all her stuff out by June 1st and turn back in the keys.

Today (Tuesday) I again packed up our children and made the runs around the city. Dropped off the old Storage key and then to the realty office to drop off the Town home key. Dropping off her house key today was pretty hard but at the same time I am glad things are safely packed up for her estate to be settled. Well enjoy the photos and sorry that one is sideways.. I forgot my camera when we went to Brat fest so 2 are off my cell phone.

** Again a little note that the photo shoot is coming up soon please sign up if you can again all proceeds go to Shira and Caleb. This photographer is wonderfully donating her time and expenses in hopes that she can give to them this way.