…we are doing to soak up my favorite month of September.

Snapshot SaturdayPlaying 4 Square in the driveway with new glasses, coordinated outfit and a soccer ball. This is a nightly ritual. 4 Square tournaments are pretty intense around here even if we don’t have an official game ball.

Snapshot SaturdayMaking brownies. Ty made a small batch of brownie bites all by himself the other morning before Kindergarten (2 1/2 year old “help” doesn’t count) and was all set to give some to his teacher until the batch only yielded six at which point he declared he forgot that his teacher probably, sort of doesn’t like brownies. And then shoved three of them in his mouth at once.

Snapshot SaturdayMini Golfing with the family and about 347 teeny boppers that happened to be there the same evening. Lucky us. Cam had to be watched like a hawk; her only grasp of the game was to run and gather as many of her brother’s golf balls as possible to throw in the scenic waterfall marking our path.

Snapshot SaturdayRacing dad on the super awesome dirt mountain biking track close to our house. This was before several injuries and knee scrapes that happened all in a row to a few of my boys with the lowest coping skills (why does that always happen?). Quickly recovered, they couldn’t stand to miss out on the racing action again.

Snapshot SaturdayGetting in touch with our inner artist. This is how most of her afternoon (post nap of course) is spent waiting for her best friends to come home from school.

Snapshot SaturdayJump roping contests on Aunt Marilyn’s trampoline because nothing says fun like a jump rope this big, an awesome 17-year old cousin once removed willing to play with you, and a trampoline at ground level.

Snapshot SaturdayHelping little sis with her shoe whilst wielding the pooper scooper. Because, for heaven’s sake, it can’t be all fun and games around here all the time.

And of course we can’t leave out: potty training (won’t include pictures as cute as they may be lest my daughter disown me in about 11 years). I’ve spent more time sitting on a stool in the half bathroom singing Elmo’s potty song than I care to remember this week. I will admit, though, that after four boys, pink undies are pretty adorable.

Have a great weekend!

22 Responses to Snapshot Saturday: 7 1/2 Things…

  1. Teresa R. says:

    Love all these photos, especially the one with you and Cam! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Traci says:

    A four square ritual? That’s amazing! I have so many fond memories of playing four square from my childhood.

  3. Terry says:

    Nice pics of your lovely family. That first one (with the scooter laying on the ground behind the Yukon) reminded me of my childhood when my brother left many bicycles behind my Dad’s truck. I do mean many. Wish I knew how many! My Dad worked
    shiftwork and would just get in the truck, put it in reverse, and squash another bicycle.
    We always said if my brother wanted a new bike, he would just leave the old one behind Dad’s truck. 🙂 My brother always felt bad about it and my Dad did, too. One shouldn’t have left his bike there, and the other should have looked before backing up. Anyway, today, everytime I drive, no matter where I am, this childhood memory makes me look behind my vehicle before I put it in reverse !

  4. Maria says:

    Cam is getting cuter and cuter! You are such a great parent. Love hearing about your family.

  5. Charlotte Moore says:

    Sweet pics!!! Making precious memories. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Blayre says:

    Cam, you’re getting bigger.
    Oh yes, it’s really true!

  7. That is one cool lookin’ 4 Square player, the brownie story is a crack up, and the jump rope trampoline looks like so much fun. Clever! Thanks for sharing the sweet pics.

  8. Deborah says:

    I have followed this amazing blog for years and have never left a comment, I guess because your recipes always turn out awesome I never need you to fix them for me:). This is a darling post and I love it to pieces. Your kids are adorable and you are a great mama. I love that I recognize all those cute faces. I love that the things that are most important to you show through on this blog even though this blog is about amazing recipes you create. Thanks for sharing all things important to you and for taking some time to share moments that matter.

  9. Monique says:

    You have a lovely family:)

  10. Megan says:

    So you should check this out. I was scrolling through the top recipe pins from each state, and I saw something very familiar!
    http://parade.condenast.com/340794/viannguyen/the-most-popular-recipes-on-pinterest-in-each-of-the-50-states/2/

  11. Cyndi B says:

    Your kids are so darn cute!

  12. I love the photos, Mel! I miss the days when my kids were little. Enjoy them!

  13. Ruth says:

    The first thing that comes to mind when I see each of these pics is, “How precious!”
    And, your little shadow—Cam—, she is beautiful and looks just like her Mama. How did she get to be 2 1/2? Where did the time go?

  14. Mia says:

    Just wanted to say, Cam is absolutely ADORABLE. Coming from a mother of 4 busy little princesses, I know a cute girl when I see one!

  15. Jackie says:

    I love the brownie story! And good luck with potty training! We just finished that last spring and it is so great to think I will never have to buy another diaper!

  16. Lori says:

    A few familiar looking pictures and a bit of sleuth work and I see you have bought my daughters best friends old house. I’ve used your blog for a few years now and it looks likely we will cross paths (eventually) in this small town! Looking forward to it and WELCOME! PM me if you have any questions for a local.

  17. Heather says:

    I have been a follower for a long time now and can’t believe how big Cam is!!! Where does time go. I feel like I just blinked and you are talking about potty training now. CRAZY!! That is so fun that you live close to your aunt. I am sure you have fun cooking with her. Thanks for sharing on Saturdays a glimpse of your family with us.

  18. Sheila says:

    Snapshot Saturdays are so wonderful! Cam has changed bunches and is so adorable. Love to see the boys in action and laughed my way through the brownie story. How blessed we are that you share the precious moments of your life with us — your far away friends!

  19. KMDuff says:

    We need 4 square tournaments here! Awesome.

  20. Heather says:

    LOVE LOVE your website! I have stolen a few recipes along the way but only just found your site earlier today.. got lost in your how to make your own yogurt

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