Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Braggin' Rights (and You Capture - Summer)

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It must be tough on a little guy to have your best bud gone for a week. 'Course he'd never admit that he misses his brother, but I have my suspicions. When we got home Monday after my trip to camp and Jacob and Audrey's visit with their uncle, Jacob sat on the couch and did...nothing. Just sat there. He appeared to be a little lost without his sidekick.

Although he didn't seem upset that the older two got to go to camp while he remained behind, I'm sure Alex's incessant talking for the last two weeks about last year's camp escapades has made him feel a bit left out. So I felt it my duty this week to give him some experiences that would afford him some bragging rights when his siblings return.

Not that we've headed to Disney World or anything, but we have had a fun day today. We began at a park with his friend Jack. The heat was pretty oppressive, however, so we soon headed to Jack's house for the second part of our day: pizza, pool, and poultry. Not poultry for eatin', but new baby chicks that were awfully fun to look at and hold (if you could catch one AND get by the quick beak of a protective mama chicken!). Some other friends joined us at Jack's house, and the kids had a grand time in the pool.






On the way home, I felt it necessary on such a hot day to pick up some popsicles. I heard no disagreement from my charges, and they got to enjoy them when we got home--even though they spoiled their dinner. Tomorrow we head to the mall to enjoy some glow-in-the-dark mini-golf. All of the kids have been begging to do this, so I know there will definitely be some bragging going on when everyone returns home.

24 comments:

dclouser said...

Such adorable photos! Life must be a lot quieter at your place these days. Hope the two older ones are having a great time at camp!

CrossView said...

Such great shots!
I'm glad you're giving them their own opportunities for bragging rights. Does tend to help them feel less left out when the olders return.

My 19-yr old actually has the audacity to want us to put all our fun on hold when she abandons us...

Doug @ Daddy's Tired said...

Very cool shots, I got stuck in one of those swings when I was a kid and it still gives me nightmares...She looks to be having fun though.

Glad I stopped by this morning!

Jessi said...

Really great shots! I love the one of your son with the chick :)

frazzledlashawn said...

popsicles say summer like nothing else!!!

Great shots!

Julie From Inmates said...

This is my first visit to Treasured Chapters. Your kiddos are adorable. Great captures!

Stefany said...

Those are great shots. The kids are adorable!

Mominin said...

Great captures of summer! I love the ones with the baby chicks...just precious.

Terri said...

Fun summer captures.

Abra said...

Your Audrey is too cute too! I love her long hair. The pictures with the little chicks are sweet. Nice shots. And right now I wish I was sitting on the side of a pool eating a popsicle. Totally jealous. :)

Yelena R. said...

Aww! These are so sweet :)

Stacie's Madness said...

very nice shots!!!

The Mama - aka Heather said...

Wonderful captures. Mmmm. Popsicles!

Mylestones said...

Nothing says summer like eating popsicles with feet in the pool! Very cute!
-Jo

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Awww! Looks like you totally made up for him missing his brother. Amazing photographs. That one of the little girls together....awesome.

The last one is also just so great!

Christy M. said...

I think it's wonderful that you made such a special time for your little one while his brother was away! And the fact that you captured it makes it even better!

april said...

I love the shot with their feet in the water!! Great job!

togetherforgood said...

That picture of the two little girls holding hands is adorable! :)

The Animator's Wife said...

LOVE tat last shot! What a story it tells!

Mommy KW said...

These are great! I'm sure there will be a little bragging going on when the older siblings return! :)

Vera said...

Popsicles are soooo summer! Thanks for sharing these and for checking out mine :)

Heather of the EO said...

What little beauties you have! That last popsicle pic by the pool - what says summer more than THAT??? :)

Jen said...

These are all good shots, but the last one is my favorite. CUTE!

Life with Kaishon said...

I think spoiling your dinner in the summer with a popcicle is the best way to go : ). Very lovely pictures. Your children are beautiful!