Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Catching Up in Photos

I have to admit that I don't have a lot of time for blogging this week.
No scrapbooking in this post today at all.
But I will say this, I am keeping up with my photos and journaling for my summer pocket page album so far.
Here are a few, well a lot of photos from the past week. And I have to say for the first time in a long time, this is a post that features mostly Evan since Erin went to camp every day last week.

Seeing another cake with friends and
a cool Lego exhibit at the Botanical Gardens.
Getting lots of exercise with Evan this week while Erin was at camp. On this day we walked for an hour in the park across the street after making a quick stop at the ponds.
And then more exercise walking the trails here for an hour and a half the next day.
So many cool places on the trails!
Evan also earned a reward of bedtime reading in the hammock under the patio lights one night.
Then Six Flags amusement park one day with friends again.
And thankfully the Sky Screamer (which had been closed most of the time we were there) finally opened. It is Evan's favorite ride!

But we will admit that one of the best parts of our week was when Mike came home!
And he said he had a great Father's Day. We started off with a long family bike ride downtown for breakfast. Stopping at one of the STL birthday cakes where the St. Louis Blues play hockey on the way home.
Then after we gave him presents...
I cut the grass for the first time on my own ever to give Mike a break on Father's Day.
Erin snapped this photo with my phone (lol)
We also made him...
Hershey kiss cookies.
And later that night we went to a movie as a family...How to Train a Dragon 2.

Absolutely loved this past week, and looking forward to an even busier one this week!
I may not be around to blogs until Friday as a result.
But I will try before then!
Have a great week!!


  1. So glad you all are enjoying your summer, Mary Jo!

  2. Looks like you have been having an amazing summer so far!! LOVING all the photos!!!!!!!!

  3. What an awesome week! Love that we're getting to see the cakes along the way, I've been interested in those! :) Have fun and enjoy your summer days! :)

  4. Wow, busy, busy, busy I can't believe you are even able to keep up with the journaling and photos and what an awesome wife you are to mow the lawn for your dh. I tell my hubby buy a push mower and I'll do it, but the gas ones are too much for me.

  5. You sound so busy! Awesome that Evan let you post some photos! :) Looks like you had a fab week.

  6. It looks like you are having an awesome summer! I love seeing the birthday cakes. And that Lego eagle is so cool!

    Reading in the hammock under the lights looks so wonderful. It looks magical in that picture!

  7. WOW! You ave been busy!!
    Love all of the pictures! Love that park so pretty!
    All those trails are across the street from your house?!!
    That eagle lego is amazing!!

  8. Looks like you had a great week! I love seeing all of your pictures and I am fascinated with all the cakes...so fun to be on the lookout for them!

  9. What a fun week! Always makes it easy to complete those albums when you keep up on photos and take notes :) I love it now that BOTH kids are riding their bikes, makes it so much easier!! Love that you mowed the lawn for Mike :)

  10. Sounds like a great week bet Evan treasured that time with his Mum!
    You did a lot of walking too. The Lego eagle is amazing.

    I loved to read about your Act of Love ... Mowing the lawn for Mike. So sweet!

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful week :)
    Isn't is nice to get to spend one on one time with your children :)
    I love that Evan got to read at night on the hammock, so fun :)
    I would love to hike those walking trails. I would spend all day there :)