I'm having a hard time even captioning pictures sitting on the couch while Jon Stewart is on. I used to be able to focus!
Carmen and I spent a couple of days alone together this summer while Chloe went away with a friend. The bike ride day was clearly more fun than the back-to-school shopping day. Ken considers this a win.
Steven has awesome YM's leaders. For camp this year they went to a hunter education facility. (I'm not sure what he'd be hunting with a hand gun.)
Making a 3-minute fire from spark to smoke signal.
The bishop said something to me that led me to believe Steven had chilli dogs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have to say that's possible, considering Ken was eating hot dogs and nachos 3 meals a day when I first met him.
Back-to-school haircuts. Carmen sprung it on me that she wanted a fresh cut at the last minute and I told her fine, but I was busy and she'd have to make the appointment herself, and btw book something for Chloe too. She felt "weird" to make that call herself, but ta-da it wasn't that hard.
Chloe and Carmen led campfire songs at our ward camp on Friday night with all the silly YW's camp songs.
On Monday Carmen and Chloe planned the best-last-day-of-summer which included some time playing with hair.
This picture pretty much says it all about the first school morning today: Chloe totally ready and excited, Carmen still in her pj's and wrapped in a blanket, and Steven tolerating a photo-tradition that was delaying him getting out the door. (Steven didn't actually start classes today, he was involved in a welcome day for the new grade 10's.)
Ken asked me what I was going to do with my time today and I told him I was going grocery shopping all day. He thought I was kidding.
The girls came home and both reported the one school supply they were still lacking was magnets for their lockers. No way I was going to get to that fast enough for them, so they rode their bikes to the $-store, bought craft supplies, and made their own cute magnets. Yay! How I love big kids.