Heat Reprieve

It’s raining!

Like I’ve mentioned, May brought some unseasonably hot days for us, so when it started raining the kids charged outside to bask.

Nicely cooled things off for us and even treated us to a double rainbow.



Dental Day

Dental checkups for all five kids is a full day adventure. I take the day off from work and we shuffle them through the chair one after the other.

None of them have yet had a cavity but it was Newbie’s turn to get her new molars sealed.

We scheduled that for the same day Redflare and I had our cleaning done to reduce vacation time usage and off we went.

Once her teeth were protected it was time to head to the adult dental office where the littles got to play in the waiting area as they waited for Redflare and me to go through our cleaning.

I remain cavity free myself.

Since we’re out doing chores and we only have two littles, may as well sneak in some grocery shopping earlier than usual too, right?



It was May and yet we clearly jumped from winter to summer. It was just getting too hot without an AC in the house to keep the beard.

Given Thunderer has never seen me cleanshaven we thought it was a good idea for her to at least see the process start.

She seemed a bit confused about it.

She would later express her dislike of me being clean shaven, but at least I didn’t leave this look.

At this point the beard is on its return tour, mostly because I’m lazy and don’t enjoy shaving. :p

I can’t recall who said it, but somebody wondered if we had an extra cat when they looked at the floor when I was done. I guess there was a lot of fur on my face.


Gold Diggers

Birds and flowers are great and all, but what about your cute kids FF?

Well, they’re still around, making mistchief.

Superman really wanted to go dig for gold while they were outside playing while we did yard work. We went ahead and let him dig a hole a bit near the back of the garage (lower chance I’ll step in it and twist my ankle.)

His younger siblings eventually joined to “help” too.


Mowing – Time Lapses

I’ve done some time lapse videos with shoveling, so I thought I’d give it a shot with mowing as well.

My manual mower, at the time these were taken, was out of commission so I had to use a gas one.

What’s funny is this first one you can see how the rain starts which is why I had to do the back yard another day.

As I write and schedule this, I haven’t done more time lapse of the yard. You kind of get a sense of the front and back with these.

The front yard was a bit too quick. I really should have increased the picture taking rate. It’s something I learned from when doing the back yard which is why it’s longer.

One special note is that these are both 360 videos so you’ll have to rotate the camera by dragging left or right. The best way to view both of these is to probably pause occasionally and look around by dragging on the videos rather than watching


Sleeping In

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to wish you could just go back to bed. Hopefully you had a good weekend.

Little Miss certainly had a good one. This was taken I think the next day after a sleepover (and those chaulkfest pictures). Clearly she didn’t actually get much sleep during said sleepover, but Lady Grey certainly doesn’t mind the opportunity for some cuddles.

I mean, I guess you have to give her a little credit, right? She got up out of bed and then zonked out on the couch. :p


Armed and Dangerous

Now a few of these pictures are starting to end up a little out of order, like Superman is showing up outside to “help” pick strawberries weilding his new Infinity Guantlet but he didn’t get that until his birthday.

Oh well, we can still appreciate the pose he strikes.

Yeah, these kids weren’t destined to be geeks or anything. Infinity gauntlet and a Ghostbusters t-shirt?