Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bowling debut

Today we took the kids bowling for the first time -- we had a great time cheering each other on and sharing lots of laughs!

Summer days

We have been enjoying a hodge-podge of days at home and days with friends...and trying not to think about the fact that we are already more than halfway through June!  We have been busy with...
An indoor campout, complete with s'mores and a tent
 Teaching some friends how to do free-motion quilting
  Redeeming our Chick-Fil-A kids' meal prizes from the library's summer reading club
 Playing with friends at the lake beach
 Projects at home...most of my projects have been of the cleaning-out-and-reorganizing variety, so they're not very excited to show for a blog post...but I have been happy to accomplish them! (...the kids loved this project -- to them it was a fort!)
 Ahhh summer, how we love thee!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer splashing

Once again I find myself woefully behind on the blog...and once again, my mother has urged me to forget the backlog and just start again -- I think perhaps that advice is given out of desperation to see pictures of the grandchildren, but it's good advice nevertheless!!!

We have been thoroughly enjoying our summer break.  It has been hot, hot, hot here and so we enjoy either the air conditioning or the water during the hottest part of the day!  Yesterday I had some errands to run that were near a splash park that I had just heard about, so I surprised the kids with a visit there.  We had a blast!  I sat in the shade and read my book while the kids had fun in the water.  (I have more pictures of Abigail than of David because he, our little socialite, liked to be in the middle of lots of other kids!)
 On a side note, look at how long and leggy this girl of ours has gotten!  She has grown a whole inch since the beginning of this year.

We've also been enjoying our neighborhood pool...
 ...our sprinklers...
 ...and our sandbox.  There's lots of summer fun happening around here and we're loving every minute of it!