Friday, June 28, 2013

Focus on Life Week 26 - Your Pick?

I love this week's prompt - we get to choose what to take pics of - what are we focusing on this week.  And this week and next week I am focusing on being an aunt - my niece and nephew are up for a two week visit from Oklahoma.  Mom and I only get to see them in the summer time so we are making the most out of it. 

Hold on - lots of pics of the kids and what we have done this week.

We usually pick up the kids, from my brother, at the half way point of St. Louis.  This year mom got a hotel so we could stay overnight and chat with my brother while the kids played in the pool.  Seriously, how can they not turn into prunes after being in the water for about three hours??!!!!  Sunday was our drive back to Indiana and then crash when we got back to mom's house.

Kaitlyn and Skyler in a bubble
When the kids are here we try and take them to fun and learning things.  This day we drove to Columbus, IN to a Imagination Station for kids.  I think they spent the most time in this room, the bubble station.  The bubbles were so much fun!!!!

I love how Kaitlyn is trying to suck it in so the bubble doesn't
get her

Love the expression on her face

Now what???

I love how open Skyler is here - he hates to have his
picture taken and any that I can get I love!

The bubble is going to get him!

Kaitlyn playing with bubbles

Skyler making bubbles

One night we played corn hole and I had to sneak this picture in without Skyler knowing (love that the phones now have cameras that can be reversed - he thought I was taking pictures of mom).

I think this is when he got a bean bag through the hole - 3 points

I think Wednesday night mom and I had to get out in the garage and move everything from the side of the wall so the electrician could get in to work.  While we were moving things we got out our piles of second beads (beads I made or mom made that we won't sell).  Both Kaitlyn and Skyler had a blast going through all of the beads.

Kaitlyn's pile O' beads - I think we have started a future
jewelry maker!

Kaitlyn with her Christmas necklace

I think Tuesday is when we went putt-putt in Fishers, IN.  Needless to say we thought everything was inside and it wasn't.  It was bloody freaking hot!!!!!  Skyler and I lasted one game and then we went inside.  Mom and Kaitlyn lasted 12 holes (out of 18) of the second game before they came inside to de-sweat.  UGH - being hot no fun, but putt-putt is!

Kaitlyn took her sweat shirt off after this picture was taken

On Thursday we all went to All Fired Up - Paint Your Own Pottery.  Mom and I have heard of this place but have never gone so we thought this would be a fun thing to do with all four of us.  I have to say Skyler did very well - he was very patient waiting for Kaitlyn to finish her master piece.

Kaitlyn painting her piece

Skyler painting his and touching to see if it was dry yet
We should be able to pick up all of our pieces either on the 3rd of July or the 5th of July.  I can't wait to see how everything turned out.

Now, the finale for this week.  We went to Fair Oaks Dairy Farm - I don't think we will do this next year because the kids didn't seem to enthusiastic this time (boy how they grow so fast!).  Though they did love the ice cream.

Skyler didn't catch me taking this picture - Kaitlyn is too
focused on her ice cream
 The kids did have fun on the rock (milk bottle) climbing wall though.  They each get better and better every year.

Both at the top ringing the bell

Both coming down after ringing the bell

So, that was this week.  It should be interesting to see what is in store for next week.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what my focus was for this week.  Head on over to The Studio Sublime and check out everyone else.


  1. Summer fun with the family - perfect choice :) Love your pictures, and I'm sure your niece and nephew will have wonderful memories from their trip to grandma & auntie!

  2. Looks like fun... I think I would have liked that bubble machine when I was a kid....

  3. Looks like you had a grand time- that bubble room is awesome!

  4. What a busy and fun week you had with your niece and nephew. Great pictures I sure you will treasure for years.

  5. I want to come visit and go to the bubble machine. Bubbles are soooo coooool.

  6. I want to go in a bubble!
    It looks like you all had a blast!

  7. Oh what fun!! Just think of the memories you're making!

  8. Great stuff! looks like you are really packing in a fun visit. I was an aunt for 13 years before I was a mum - I love being an aunt!

  9. It looks like you are all having a fantastic time, creating wonderful memories! And that bubble machine looks so cool!

  10. It all looks like so much fun! You both rock as Aunt and Grandma!!!! And like last year, I wanna come play!! :)

  11. What a great week you had. I bet the kids will remember this for a long time.

  12. You certainly had a busy week, and enjoying those two every inch of the way!

  13. I want to come to your house for the summer! Looks like tons of fun was had by all - great photos. And that bubble machine,...yep, I wanna play in that too!! Awesome!

  14. Sounds like a fun week! Having kids around always means planning FUN into your schedule. I love all that stuff. Keep on enjoying your time together.

  15. I want to come to your summer camp too! Imagination Station looks great, and I've always wanted to go to one of those pottery painting places with a friend.

  16. Your post says summer to me! Those shots of the kids in the bubbles are awesome!

  17. Great photos! My kids are all but grown, with the youngest age 16. I miss the days of summer fun with them. The two oldest have moved away and my youngest only wants to spend time with her boyfrield.
    I loved seeing all the things you planned for your children. What a great start to summer!

  18. That is so cool! I thought you had photoshopped the image somehow to make it look like they were tiny people in a glass!!


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