Saturday, July 17, 2010

Camping...Well the closest we've come to it this Summer!

With Jarrod working all summer long, we haven't been on any camping trips yet this summer. The kids have been missing out, so we set up the tent and they have spent the last two nights out on the porch. They think it's the coolest thing ever! May just be all the camping they get this summer. Except maybe in September. We do have a family reunion planned then.

It's a Zoo Around Here!

This Summer, all kinds of fun things 'hopping up'! The kids have been into sleeping out in the tent on the porch and helping with projects around the house. Yesterday, we were installing rain gutters on the back patio and decided we better check out the birds nest under the eves. We haven't seen the birds coming and going much lately, so I was sure the nest had been abandoned, but to our suprise, we found 3 tiny little bird eggs. The kids wanted to break them! I couldn't believe what little hooligans I'd raised. After I told them there were little birds inside though, they decided we would let them stay intact. Then last night, as the kids were preparing for another night out in the tent, the little guy in the picture above came hoping by. Took Karter a few minutes to get the nerve, but he finally cornered him and caught him. Fun times around the Lampsa house.

Monday, July 12, 2010

No Relaxing Weekend

So, one of the things I admire most about Jarrod is that he is so driven. He never stops until he accomplishes what he wants. This weekend was a good example of that! He was so determined to get projects done around the house that we hardly had a moments rest. Friday night, after a long, exhausting day shopping at Home Depot, we came home and started painting the kitchen. The kids decided they didn't want to help, so they took off to spend the night at Grandma's. Jarrod started taping and prepping the kitchen around 6:30 and we painted until midnight. The next morning, he had me up bright and early. Saturday's project was painting the Master bedroom. That took all morning and into the early afternoon. I pooped out way early! It was a good thing that my mother in law came down and helped, or Jarrod might have noticed that I kept slipping away to go check facebook, or just sit down and take a break. That man about wore me out this weekend!

Guess maybe I should have put away the laundry, or cleared the couters before I took pictures, but like I said, I was pooped! These pictures will just have to do.

This weekend we went to Snowflake and played in one of the coolest parks around. Pioneer Park in Snowflake has always been one of my favorites. I love the grassy hills and the huge shade trees. My kids loved it too! Kinsley was more than willing to pose for a few pictures. Karter was doing what he does best..climbing and sliding. Kamryn, would have spent hours digging in the sand. We stayed and played for about an hour and a half. We would have stayed longer, but see what rolled in? There were a few sprinkles at first and then within seconds, we were running to the car for shelter. The storm didn't last long, but by the time it stopped, we were already on our way. Have so much fun playing with the kids. The simplest things really make them happy.
Kinsley made me a new pair of 'slippers'. And we had all kinds of fun sculpting a volleyball out of the sand. After the park, we headed to Showlow for a quick trip to Home Depot (home improvement post to follow).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So for some crazy reason, I decided to take the kids school shopping today without Jarrod. Don't know how he dodged that one, but he did. We had a lot of success shopping and finding some cute stuff for the upcoming school year, but I about went bonkers on Kamryn today. She was very umm..Challenging today to say the least. When we finally made it home tonight, Kinsley and Kamryn decided they were going to try on their new bathing suits. But before Kamryn tries hers on, she had to try to beat her brother with it first. As she is swinging the hanger and all at her brother, the two peices seperated (its a tankini), and I hear this blood curdling scream come from the other room...not from Karter either (even though he was the one being attacked with the hanger). No, it was from Kamryn! She comes running into the kitchen holding the two seperate peices of her bathing suit and crying, "Mommy, I broke my swim suit!" Apparently she didn't look too closely at it when we bought it. I had to explain to her that she hadn't broke it, but that it was supposed to be in two peices. Just when that little turkey about has me pulling my hair out, she does something cute like that to redeem herself.


This is old news, but I have to post it! Last November, a bunch of us girls got together and went to the midnight premier of New Moon. It was so much fun that we decided to make it a tradition. So with the release of Eclipse, we headed to the theatre again, only this year everything was bigger and better. We even had a friend make t-shirts for all of us to wear (Look how cute we all are). We all met at Eva's for dinner in Snowflake before heading to the movies in Show Low. Just like last year, we were able to watch the previous movies before the premier of the new one. It was so much fun hanging out with all the girls. Can't wait to do it all over again when Breaking Dawn comes out.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Looking Good

Last year before Karter started Kindergarten, he decided he wanted to get his hair cut in a faux hock. After the first day of school, he came home and decided he didn't want it anymore, cause there was a little girl at school that was making fun of him. I tried to convince him that it was probably just because she liked him, but he didn't want to hear it. So, I was kind of suprised yesterday when he told me that he wanted to cut his hair this way again. Way to go buddy! Who cares what the mean little girl at school thinks. You rock the faux hock!
Can't tell very well in the pictures, but they used a colored spiking gel, so his hair is 'metalic blue'. He couldn't wait to get home and show all his buddies and Grandma. He doesn't even want to swim today, cause he wants his dad to see it (and this guy loves to swim). Hopefully by the time school starts, it will grow out a little longer and we can have it cleaned up again. Looks pretty good though, and it is a huge improvement from his grown out shaggy look.