Monday, August 18, 2008

Work day at the Larson's

The Larson Family has been pretty busy. As many of you know, we've been remodeling for ages. Last week, the working continued on a really hot out that night. We had all been in the pool cooling off. Later into the evening, Dan decided to work on the outside trim, and of course, Ethan had to paint as well. So, we found a quart of paint that we weren't going to be using. I thing we bought it originally as a tester that didn't pass. Anyway, I then pulled a piece of plywood out of the shop for his "canvas". There was no way I was letting him near the house! So, he diligently went to work on his board, very intently painting in his orange flip-flops and Thomas the Train underwear. You can see by the look on his face that this is very serious business. During this same time, Tyson was out splitting and stacking wood. With all three boys busy, it was only obvious I should be taking pictures! Once Ty was finished and Ethan's paint was drying, the boys proceeded to shoot each other with water guns! They had a great time, until I (the big, bad Mommy), shut off the hose and announced it was time to dry off and go inside.

As you can see by this last picture, Ethan was very tuckered out and slept well after working so hard!

Independence Day

I know - it's been more than a month, but at least these made it. Over the 4th of July weekend, we were very busy. Ethan got to visit both great grandma's, we went camping, and enjoyed some karaoke. First off, on the 4th, I had to work. So in the morning, I dropped Ethan off with Great grandma and Papa. He got to spend some quality time with the Steiner gang, playing with Tommy and having a great time with his new found love of Poppits. Later in the afternoon, Ethan began playing with Jamie and his pack of "Sparkles" - he burned through 8 packs that afternoon! That evening, we enjoyed fireworks where we were camping at the Log Show Grounds. There were several people there and many great fireworks.

The next morning, we made our way to Nana and Papa's house where Great grandma and Gator came to visit. We spent a couple hours visiting and enjoying their company. We made our way back to the Log Show Grounds for naps while Dan played a competitive game of "Washers". I can fill you in if you don't know how to play. Anyways, later that night, the Rudig's brought out their Karaoke machine. At first, I wasn't really in the mood, but before you know it, I was signing like crazy (I know, shocking...). Becki, Jaisha, and I sang our hearts out until 1:45 AM! Overall, we had a great weekend and look forward to camping out again next year.