This summer has been very busy for us. We have spent lots of time in the sun by swimming, playing in sprinklers, and hanging out with family. In a few days, our family will change forever as we will have another baby boy joining us. I am scheduled to be induced the morning of Friday, August 9. While I am nervous about having four kids (FOUR!!!) I am very excited to have another baby to snuggle and kiss and he will be the last baby for this family. I will be posting about the little guy when he arrives, but until then here are some recaps of our summer so far.
This boy cannot get enough of the outdoors!
Swimming at Ross Park--I love this pool!
Kids got their faces painted after dad's "To Bone and Back" relay race... which his team took first place in, by the way! :)
We took lots of trips to G-ma/G-pas' houses this summer... Kids would be completely exhausted on the drive home after our stay 'n play and late nights.
Our one attempt at a family fishing/camping trip. Earl took the kids fishing while I stayed at the camp with Lathen. Leona caught her first fish. Garrett caught one later that night, but I didn't get a picture of him. In spite of the smoldering heat that day, we had a lot of fun. We had yummy tin foil dinners, then Earl took the kiddos fishing again while I attempted to put Lathe to bed in his play-pen crib in the tent. When they returned, Lathey was still not asleep, but we made beds for G & L in the back of the van. At about 10:30ish, Lathen was still wide awake and not even close to going to sleep. Earl said he was half tempted to send me home (about a 45 min drive away) and have me come back the next day to get them. I said maybe we should just pack it up and head home. Earl was more than thrilled about this idea, so at 11:00 at night we packed it up. I have learned my lesson that you don't take a 1 1/2 year old camping! So our one and only attempt at camping this summer was memorable but a complete bust!
This is on our trip to my new niece, Farrah's (Spencer and Jessica's) baby blessing in Grand Junction, CO. I think this picture is funny because big brother is laying on little sister... at least she's probably warm!
Pirate Garrett in cousin Jesse's costume... this was a fun weekend with cousins, aunts, uncles, g-ma, and g-pa.
Fun at the park!
Oh... and the kids got a new pet guinea pig. With the help of dad, they named her Patches O'hoolihan.
Leona's summer playpal: Kenzie. (She is my cousin, Jason's, daughter)