I love free stuff!! If you have Brunswick Bowling in your area . . . check it out. They do a free bowling party every year. It was 2 hours of bowling, pizza, and drinks. Everything was free. There were about 6 or 7 families from church there and all of the kids had a blast!
This post is devoted to the Ainsworth Family . . . some of our favorite friends here in Georgia. They moved to Maryland last week and we already miss them tons. We had one last pool get together before they left.
This happened about a month ago. This is the nickel that Ty swallowed and it came out 8 DAYS later! Yes, I searched his diapers for a week straight and it was the most disgusting thing ever. I was at Walmart with the 3 youngest and Parker & Ty wanted to put money down the spin thing that donates money to the children's hospital. Parker put his penny down but Ty just wanted to play with his one nickel. He didn't want to officially push it down the machine but also didn't want to leave the machine. He just kept acting as if he was going to push it down. So I hurried out of the store pushing Kendra in the cart and carrying Ty as he cried. After a few more errands and 2 hours later we were finally heading home. All of sudden I heard Ty choking. It was a quick loud choke and by the time I turned my head while I was driving, he was done choking and bursted into tears. It was a very sad cry and he kept saying "money in my mouth". I immediately thought of the nickel because I had no idea what happened to it after I carried Ty out of Walmart throwing a fit. I couldn't believe it. Ty is my little talker so I knew it had to be true that he put the nickel in his mouth. It is funny to look back at now but it was definitely a scary moment when it happened. I am so thankful that he is ok and that the nickel didn't get stuck anywhere. It is just one adventure after the next with this little guy!!
Check out this 3 minute video . . . hope it works since this is my first time to add video
The kids had a blast doing the mud run this year. I am 0 for 3! We only have 2 years left and I can't wait to have the chance to do it next year. Rich did it 2 years ago a week before I had Ty and last year we were in Utah for it. I was debating about letting Jay and Brandt do it because I wasn't sure if I would be able to pull it off with having a new baby and Rich couldn't be there because he was on call at the hospital. I got a sitter for Parker and Ty and I brought Kendra and carried her in a snuggly. The kids mud run is only 1 mile instead of 5 so I ran along skipping the obstacles, holding Kendra, and videoing the boys!! It was pretty funny. I could barely keep up with Jay and Brandt. Kendra was 6 weeks and I had not exercised at all!! Brandt lost a shoe in the very first mud pit so he did the whole thing with no shoes!!
The Army sent Rich to Gainesville, Florida for an orthopedic conference so we decided to tag along and drive with him. The kids got to see more of dad this week than a normal week at home so it was worth it!! We relaxed at the pool every day.
Kendra is 5 weeks here!
I was excited to see how Ty was going to like the pool now that he isn't a baby anymore. I'll have to be careful with him . . . he is a daredevil just like Parker! And this is him watching some guys play basketball. He is mesmerized by this sport. Just loves it!!