Sunday, August 20, 2017

Preparation is Key

School starts tomorrow and we have been preparing these last two days with both a Texans and an Astros game. 


They are well fed 



And they shouldn't have any problems with low blood sugar.




They are also properly motivated



Especially JR

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meet the Teacher and the Cougar

I have a new job to add to my super impressive resume.
 It looks like I'm now in charge of the mascot costume at the elementary school.


It's a pretty tough job to land...they just thought of the only person in the school that was ridiculous enough to wear it. 


I actually didn't wear it to Meet the Teacher, I had JR do it who needs service hours for National Junior Honor Society.


He put the costume on at our friend's house who lives across the street from the school. There was a heard of boys hanging out there, so they all had to take turns putting on the head.


The boys got their photo-op in early.  
And yes, my kids are wearing bathing suits to meet the teacher.  By 4th grade we aren't really that worried about making a good first impression anymore. 

It was about a million degrees with a million percent humidity yesterday.  Even with the ice pack we had down his shirt I thought he was going to faint one time. 


JR posed for lots of pictures and gave lots of hugs and high fives.


Reed lucked out in the pretty teacher department again this year.  4th year in a row.

I was busy being the "cougar handler" (I feel like I could work at a  Disney park now) so these were the only pictures I got. 

 First day is almost here.  😭


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Flips Before School

While JR was busy giving school tours to incoming 6th graders, we drove out to Katy to go to their trampoline park since Katy has already gone back to school.
Kyle and Reed loved that it was completely empty except for the diaper line kids.


Here are the highlights.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

They Grow Up so Fast

You might remember at the end of the school year our next door neighbors got a new puppy.



We got to dogsit today, and Bindi (a nod to their living in Australia for 7 years) has grown up quite a bit.



But she'll never be too big for Kyle's lap.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Another Talent Show More Blonde Wigs

Like I said, the boys' talent show routine was the grand finale of the camp talent show. 

Before they left we went through lots of routine options.  
The boys finally decided they wanted to do something like their school routine, and they came up with the "mankini" idea.

Reed is on the left, Cash in the middle, Kyle on the right


These boys do love to dress in drag.



I came up with a routine to Katy Perry's California Girls, and the boys learned it so fast!
(The were faster learners and had the moves down better than the little girls I taught this spring.)




It kind of cracks me up how much Kyle is loving this performance.

And, as an added bonus, I now have their school talent show routine ready to go! 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My Favs

Here are my favorite camp pictures.

JR didn't make many appearances in pictures since they tend to take pictures of the little kids, but he still managed to get in a few.





Reed and Cash made sure to take a picture together everyday. 





And with pictures like this, no wonder Kyle got Most Outstanding in diving.  No splash! 




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Not One of my Kids Brushed Their Hair for 2 Weeks

We picked  them up from camp today.


All the counselors oohed and ahhed over Kyle, Reed, and Cash's talent show routine (they were the grand finale).  

And supposedly JR was the hit of skit night at the older boys "camp out" with his President Trump impersonation. 


Reed earned merit club (300+ merits) , won 4th place in the long jump, and was Cabin Camper of the Week (which is a nice honor to receive).

JR earned merit club, Spartan/Athenian (I think only 3 or 4 in each age group get that, but I still don't understand what it is) and was chosen Most Improved in weight lifting.
He was too cool to have his picture made.


Kyle earned merit club, Spartan/Athenian, Letterman's Club (earning "advanced" in 8 activities) and was chosen as Most Outstanding diver.

And I'm on my 7th or 8th load of laundry (I've lost count) but I do believe the end is near. 
Obviously I win Most Outstanding in laundry.