Before we start on what this new school year means to us, I have to summarize the last couple months, seeing as I have been basically blogless. It is hard to summarize what an amazing summer we have had… spending every possible second soaking up time with these three people. And now, in the blink of an eye, summer is over, and we are thrown back into the routine of what fall brings. Which is awesome and awful all in one breath. I LOVE my days with these two, and this whole grade 1 thing has been
a little very hard on me over the last few weeks. Anyways, life is amazing, as was our summer. Here it is in about a thousand pictures…
Babies, babies, babies…we love visits from babies.
First fish – HIM – the first fish of the season!
HER – her first ever fish!
This is seriously one of their favorite spots. Our play structure at the lake…
Lots and lots of tubing – tubing with just the four of us, tubing with friends, tubing with 60 something year old grandparents….
Visits from great friends…
This little “beach” has been one of the kids’ favorite spots over the summer. And every time, we go there with clothes on and drive home naked. Love getting in the water with our clothes on!
An afternoon at the carnival. So. Much. Fun. And Lily was so brave. I totally thought she would just want to go on the little rides, but she was all about the tiltawhirl and pirate ship flippy thing. A little too short this year, but next year one of us is going to have to put our stomachs and go on the twisty turny ones with her….hmmm…
This picture is my absolute favorite of her. I LOVE her face. And look at him. He was having so much fun, but just loved to watch how all the rides worked. It was so neat to watch.
And my favorite one of him…isn’t a genuine huge smile just the bestest thing in the world?
And this picture pretty much sums up how we all felt about that ride. The slide sucked. All three tickets worth.
Lots of trips to the beach!
TONS of going out to the middle of the lake and jumping off the boat. I think this is one of my favorite things to do. And I don’t even have a shot of all of us doing it, but trust me, we did it A LOT! Good times…
Visits from cousins. 🙂 Man, do we love all of our cousins…
BINGO! And he even won $17.50!
Hiking, hiking and more hiking. Now that the kids are older, they LOVE to hike. Cole even walked with me all the way to town a few times, which takes over an hour. I was impressed!
And what is summer without a parade and a potato sack race?
If you were ever wondering how many kids you can fit on a saucer swing, you now have your answer.
A summer around here is not summer without horse back riding.
Camping with Grandma and Grandpa…such a great new experience for the kids!
A trip to the firehall!
A family Goldeyes game!
Naps on the boat…okay maybe just one of us napped on the boat a lot.
Big moments this summer…losing two teeth! Apparent;y the average tooth fairy rate these days is $3.70, so our tooth fairy must be cheap because this boy only makes two bucks a tooth.
One of Lily’s favorite things to do this summer was to put on shows for us, which I cannot even tell you how much I love. And every time she put on a show, she needed to be in one of her suits. Seriously love this girl.
We may have had one or two conversations about Star Wars, and I may or may not have been told by Cole that “Daddy is better at playing Star Wars than you Mommy”. My downfall as a mother, I guess. I am going to have to watch those movies again and this time actually pay attention…
Ski boarding! He also did get up on his feet but I don’t have a picture of that!
Boating, boating, boating….
A serious hilite of the summer was jumping off a friends boathouse. It is about 15 feet in the air and Cole was so brave! He must have jumped it 15 times.
Biking on two wheels!
And the grande finale, just goofing around! Yay to summer! How I love thee…until we meet again…