Thursday, July 24, 2008

Indoor Fun

After about 11:30 here it's SO hot. So I have to think of fun things to do inside. So we decided to make cupcakes one day. The kids had a was a little messy, but well worth it. Grier saw them and immediately wanted one. How did she know what they were? I'm amazed at children's radar for sugar!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Patriotic Tribe

Look how sweet they are!
They were VERY excited about going to the party
They were losing patience with me
Aiden LOVED playing in the bounce house with his friends
Gracen had a great time with her friend Emery!
We had the best 4th of July this year! Our friends Barry and Amber hosted their annual July 4th party, complete with tons of grilled meat, a huge bounce house for the kids and a pinata. It was a blast! There were lots of young families there from church, several of which were in our previous small group. It was great hanging out and getting to talk to my girlfriends, knowing the kids were having a blast bouncing. And believe it or not the heat wasn't terrible. Thanks Barry and Amber for including us!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Backyard Fun

So Sweet
Going Fishing
Here Comes Trouble!
Avoiding the Pool
Getting Braver

It has already been such a hot summer here. We either stay indoors, or find a body of water these days. I love filling up the pool in the backyard and letting them swim. It beats packing a swim bag, lunches, pool toys, floaties, water bottles, extra swim diapers for Grier, and of course the stroller to strap her in when Mommy gets tired of holding her. The neighborhood pools are fun and we have really enjoyed them when the temperature spikes, but going to the pool with 3 kids, 4 and under is tough without Daddy there to lend a hand. So I feel a lot more in control in our little backyard...and the kids don't seem to mind...yet!