Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Newest Artist...

Seems like when Locklan started using (erasable) markers
we were always running out of paper.

He'd have to go and steal some out of Mr. K's office.

With Locklan still drawing
and Teagan and Henry coming along,
I needed to stock up on paper, right?

I found a solution in a magazine and promptly called the company.

I explained what I needed and the kind gentleman said they had just what I needed...

A roll of paper, 18"x900' and  a paper cutter.

The salesman assured me it would last through all three kids and I could decorate the hall with it when Locklan got married.

Looks like it might...

I couldn't wait to give it a try

As soon as we were done with lunch, I gave Teagan a marker...

I can't wait to frame her masterpiece!


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How High's the Water, Ma?

Andy called me this morning.

He wanted me to ride along with him and the kids to check on camp.

It's been raining and raining and raining.

It seems as though it rains every day.

It has rained so much that my brother's house was flooded again,
like it was flooded from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

We've had hail, dangerous thunder storms and yes, a few tornadoes!

As we pulled into our lot, it was obvious that all was not as it should have been.

Normally, you have to go to the top of the stairs to see the boat.

Not the case today!

The river had pushed the dock closer to the shore, causing it to collapse on itself!

The new boat was hanging in there, the old one never made it to the water yet.

I keep ticking off the days of summer, one by one, but feel as though we're wasting them;

We all have passes to the pool and waterpark...

I don't think anyone has been there yet.

I didn't even pick up my pass yet...maybe tomorrow?

Rain rain, go away!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

February was Short and Sweet

Seems like February was celebrations...

Henry was dedicated during church service...

Mindy's mother, aunt and niece came,
Mr.K met us after church and we all had lunch!

We celebrated Henry turning 3 months...

And of course, we celebrated...

Locklan's 4th birthday!

All in all, it was a short and sweet month...

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Bicycle Built for...3

Ashley shared these photos of her dynamic trio...

Teagan got her first ride on the bike seat!

Biking has been such a big part of their family story...

They even had their wedding photos taken on a vintage bike!

Ashley used to ride Locklan around...
before he learned to zip around on his own,,,

Now it's Teagan's turn!

With an added element...
Locklan bringing up the rear!

It's a tag along bike, like this.

Even though he's very proficient on two wheels, 
it's easier to keep track of him on this one.

Looks like fun, doesn't it?

Sunday, June 16, 2019

My 500th post/Happy Father's Day

Can you believe it?

I've been here, at Red Sock Mama for 4742 days but it's only my 500th post.

As much as I talk in real life, I think I could have 
done better than that.

If you think that, keep it to yourself.  

I'm rather sensitive

How strange that not only is it my 500th, but it's father's day...

Humor me while I show you a few of my favorite photos of fathers being fathers...


I couldn't dig up any photos of Mr. K being a human dad in my files...

but he IS Shirley's dad too...

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 14, 2019

What Happened in March?

Soooo, what DID happen in March?

Actually, not much...

The highlight of the month was Michael's birthday.

He turned 50.

How does it happen?  My kids are now older than I am!

Locklan got out his roller skates...
Uncle Tony gave him a few pointers...
While wearing his roller blades!

Andy was working on some home repairs while Locklan was in pre-school...

Teagan went along for the ride!

I decided to jump start my spring preparations...

I think we all experienced a little hockey fever...

Tony signed up for another session of roller hockey,
playing with a few of his high-school team mates!

Andy took the kids to the Dek Hockey rink.  
He said Locklan was more interested in the bleachers...

Teagan, on the other hand...

Teagan wasn't walking yet, but she was hell bent of wearing Locklan's roller skates!

Our new sectional came.  It kept Locklan busy for hours, rearranging the sections!

Henry turned 4 months old...

One Friday, Locklan decided he needed to watch a movie with Henry...

Of course, there was a lot of cousin love going on...

And we finally found a use for that bench in the family room...

A staging area for car seats!

All in all, it was a fairly quiet month, but fun to remember!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

This must have been a hoot...

June 1,  I ordered this...

From Amazon.   We needed an RV sized mattress for camp.

It was Prime, so it was scheduled to arrive in a few days...
I had it delivered to the house because no one would be at camp when they were supposed to deliver it.

Every time I checked, the scheduled delivery date was changed...

It arrived, in all it's glory yesterday!

Last I saw it, it was laying flat on the porch, against the banister, exposed to the elements.

Last night about 9, I realized rain was in the forecast...

I thought to myself that I should go and bring it in,
  I can't imagine what a queen size foam mattress would weigh if it got wet, Right?

So there goes Jan, in her pajamas, out on the front porch.  

I grabbed one end of the box and pulled on it to stand it up.

I pulled again.

and again.

Finally, it was standing on end!

I just figured that I would drag it to the front door, a mere 5' away.

I was wrong.

So then I tried to walk it to the door.

I was wrong about that as well.

Then I remembered Mr.K had this thingy in the garage...

That would have been a great idea...if I could only get it onto the thingy...

I finally did and as I was pulling it to the door one wheel got hung up on the welcome mat...

The mattress fell off of the dolly, knocking me into the banister.  
The mattress slid down the banister and fell flat on the porch.

Are you getting the visual?

Finally, I got the stupid thing back upright and propped it against the front door...

And that is where it will stay,
Blocking the front door...
Maybe forever!

Oh, and after I got it that far, a tired, cranky and defeated Jan
walked her sweaty, jammie clad self up stairs...

That's when I found out that the stupid box is 60" tall
Just my height...
and 60 pounds!

Hope the neighbors were already asleep when this happened.

Never a dull moment!