Thursday, July 07, 2011  ::  

I know it's cliche, but posting about the summer in the Haynes' house just needs to be done.

First of all, it was noon when these pictures were taken.  Everyone was still in their pajamas, except me, but I was still in my gross work-out clothes from my morning spin class, so that's just as bad.  Our philosophy is "Why get dressed when you're just going to put your swim suit on later?" Another summer philosophy is "Why take a shower when you can just go swimming?" Chad doesn't particularly care for the second philosophy. He's a clean freak in every sense of the word.

Here is a typical summer day for my summer-lovin' family:

Chad is rearranging his office as he thoroughly cleans every nook and cranny.  Last week he offered to dust and vacuum the living room which of course I accepted. It took him a couple of hours because he dusted everything and moved all the furniture around.  It looks great, opened up the room, and gave us a nice change.  He's a worker. I like it.

Esther is going to High School in the fall.  She's usually asleep, texting, right by my side, or on her iPod touch.  She only gets dressed and brushes her hair when I tell her it's time.  

Because Chad was rearranging his office, all the photo albums were on the floor. Kyle and Carah took the opportunity to look.  You should know, they are always this happy and cuddly together.  Always.  Except when they are wrestling, bugging, or yelling at each other.

Morgan is my little artist. She is often found creating something. I think she is making a collage of some sort on the back of a round piece of cardboard she scavenged from who knows where.  So artistic...and cute.  

I was trying to make a blueberry/strawberry bowl for lunch, but these nerds kept bugging me.  Esther took a few shots.  In most of them, we all look really weird because we are weird.  This one captures us pretty well.  

One of my favorite things about summer is the fruit. We eat so many colorful, healthy, juicy, delicious fruits. I feel like such a great mom when I feed them foods like this. But, my very favorite thing about summer is having my kids home to spend time with. They are fun and make me laugh regularly.  

I hope you all are having a fabulous summer! What is your favorite season and why?

 I'm linking up to Emily because it's Embrace the Camera day! 

5 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

emily anderson said...

cute pictures. i loved seeing a glimpse into your daily life. and i seriously can't believe how big your kids are. but what i really can't believe is that one day, my kids will be that big.

Anonymous said...

your right...Morgan got the collage stuff (even the round cardboard) from her scavenger artisty Grandma! so much fun seeing pics of your 'happy family doing happy living'!! have fun....Mom

Becky said...

I love the summer posts! It looks like a fun day!

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh, I so think we could be friends in real life! PJ's till noon, why shower, berries for lunch AND spin class! Sounds like my days minus the cleaning hubby ~ Ha!

Jeane` said...

I am so delighted I just stumbled across your blog! The heartwarming picture of you children cuddling left me wondering if your children were for real, but I kept reading and was quickly comforted. As for summer bathing, my philosophies are similar to yours, but due to having five young children (my eldest just turned five), I also am completely comfortable with baby wipe baths at the end of the day. They're just going to get up and get dirty again, let's just make sure they go to bed with clean feet and hands...

How's that for lazy!?

Looking forward to reading more!


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