Friday, July 3, 2009

One Left in the Nest

This has been a very unusual week in our household. Usually summer is busy and NOISY. Well, this week my youngest has been the only one at home. The oldest two are gone for the week. So, it's a week to spoil Matt and boy, has it been fun!

He has swim lessons each morning and finally got to swim across the DEEP end by himself! OH THE JOY! :)



I think you can see his grin as he takes a quick breather halfway across. It's the DEEP END, by golly. :) He makes me smile.

We also can do other things that we don't do very often with a family of five... like go out to eat! Just look at the fun my boys had last night. :)



Who do you think was having the most fun? The 45-year-old or the 7-year-old? :)

They had a little competition for the winning drawing. You can vote too.



Plus, Matt had an overnight at grandma's house last night. We are seeing Ice Age 3 tomorrow. Fireworks tonight and tomorrow night! Life is good... and I think Matt's enjoyed being an only child for a week. It's rather nice to be doted upon. :)

29 comments:

Speedcat Hollydale said...

The 45 year old had way more fun ... but Matt wins by FAR. I give the blue ribbon :-)


HOWDY FROM SPEEDY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(((( smile ))))

Chris said...

HOWDY, Speedy!

Wow, I guess they can turn the internet back on. You are BACK! :) Let the fun begin. :)

Matt will enjoy his blue ribbon. :) He even put texture on the tires of that car! I think he won too.

intrepidideas said...

I think the "bigger" kid should get a second place ribbon! Yeah, that's my vote. Both are good. :)

Chris said...

Rob will be THRILLED with his second place ribbon. :) I'll be sure to mention it to him. He is SUCH a big kid. (In a good way!) :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

....... only ONE ribbon goes out

The other fellow can have a consolation letter

Chris said...

Wow, Speedy! This move of yours has made you into ONE TOUGH MAN! No second ribbon! Wow! That's harsh!

hehehe

(I'm glad you are back!!!)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

he heeeee (wink)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Here is the ONE Blue Ribbon ...


GRAND PRIZE

Chris said...

I showed that blue ribbon to Matt and he said, "Aw, Sweet!" :)

You must be in touch with the 7-year-old set. :)

ALF said...

That pool looks so inviting. I want a pool so bad right now.

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

Love the drawing sequence... They do look intense!

Chris said...

HI Alf! Pools are off limits for me this summer, unfortunately. But it does look refreshing! I can't wait for NEXT summer! :)

Hi Heather! I think my husband is reliving his childhood. :) Matt loved it. :)

Daisy said...

Now, I want to color a picture too!!!

heeeeee! :D

I choose CHRIS as the winner--because she got to see her "boys" bonding and saw their big smiles when they got done with their art masterpieces.

(How's that for fence sitting?) :)

I bet it was great fun for your son to have the attention of Mom and Dad all to himself for a little while.

Chris said...

Hi Daisy! Aw, thanks! :)

I'm not so sure sitting on a fence is a good idea anymore. I hear Speedy has some spatulas and some fence-sitting chickens that may push you off! :) hehe

Speedcat Hollydale said...

all true

Chris said...

HOLY CHICKEN, SPEEDY! How did you read that so fast????? Do you have SPIES?????? :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I am Speedcat's WEBOT ... HAL

Chris said...

Why hello, Hal! Nice to meetcha! :)

Why aren't you unpacking boxed for Speedy??? Or, at least predicting the arrival of someone else who can do it???? hehe Come on, now, SOMEONE has to find a home for all those spatulas!

Chris said...

BOXES not boxed :) OOOPS!

Daisy said...

Uh-oh, I am afraid of fence-sitting chickens armed with spatulas!! 8-O

Chris said...

Hi Daisy! I kinda want to know what state Speedy resides in now, don't you? So as to avoid the scary chickens, of course. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

STILL ....... in Minnesota Minnesnowta :-)

Chris said...

hahaha WHEW! :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I would like to submit a coloring too ........

Chris said...

Hmmm.... I've seen some of your "coloring." NO KOOl-AID and it has to be family friendly! HA!

I think I've warded off any of your shenanigans. :)

hehehe

But, hey, a pic of a chicken can always enter the contest! :) Go for it!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

OK



Here you go!

kikins

Chris said...

Oooh! AWWWWW!

A Kikin! WOW!

I let Matt judge and he says he still wins. :) hehe

But, an EXCELLENT effort. Really. There's some career potential there.

And if nothing else, it spiffed up my blog. :) THANKS!

Daisy said...

HA HA HA! Speedy, you are a true artist. I vote for you too. I can vote twice, can't I?


Speedy made a coloring for my blog a while ago too. :D

Chris said...

Well, Speedy, that does it! You deserve your very own award!!!

Too bad you are a fictitious character or I could mail it to you! hahaha