I’m always amazed how many pictures accumulate on my phone. Every so often, I download the photos to my computer and I get to relive the memories all over again!

Steve enjoyed several Suns games with friends. On particular day they found themselves on the court and even in the center circle for the coin toss. They were living the 12-year-old self dreams!

Hunter’s a work horse and often wants to test just how strong he is – like carrying in everyone’s overnight bags…at the same time.

Briggs likes to keep himself entertained at his siblings sports practice/games. We often keep balls and scooters to help entertain.

Cannon likes to join Steve on the front porch each morning. Clearly this is a while back – before it was 100 degrees at 8 o’clock in the morning.

Bennett has to be one of the most animated kids I know, yet put him on a stage and he is stone cold. All his siblings showed up for his end of the year singing school program.

When we did the kitchen remodel, we put a drinking fountain in the pantry. (A decision I’m grateful for every single day!) There’s a counter on it, showing how many water bottles we’ve saved and the kids fight over who gets to hit number milestones. Such as every hundred or when all the numbers match. I felt guilty one night getting a drink and watching it switch over to 666.

Cannon came home from preschool every day with a sticker showing how many books he had read. Every day he was excited to show me. His last preschool sticker read 530. I think he’s ready for kindergarten.

Hunter had a presentation in his GT Class showing his simple lego machine. Hunter wishes all of his classes taught with legos.

Double rainbow was shining bright for all the kids playing in our front yard one afternoon. It didn’t seem to bother any of them that it was raining.

You know what’s better than having animals? Having friends with animals – and a farm. All sorts of life experiences they gain over there!

Briggs was so proud of himself when he lined the table at my sister-in-laws house with colored dice.

I’m always up for hosting a potluck. But even better is a cinco de mayo themed potluck. I have yet to meet any Mexican food that I don’t love.

As a special treat for his last week home before all the kids got out of school, we rode bikes to Dutch Brothers for some delicious smoothies.