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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Expectations

Oh my gosh, this post from Momastery is so hilarious, and SO my life right now!!  I could have written it.  I did not schedule nearly enough camps this summer because of all my grand ideas of going to the beach everyday, doing fun crafts, frolicking in the yard...we would all be laughing and singing...I even basically stopped working this summer because I clearly needed my days empty to fill with fun...oh I was so delusional!

If you think your kids can be difficult during the school year, try summer when their routine is all off, they miss seeing their friends everyday, and they are with you every second allllll day loooooong.

The kids mostly fight and complain, I don't think we've done one craft (despite the 457 of them I've pinned on pinterest), and I can barely keep my eyes open after our beach days.  It really is so hard to carpe fifteen minutes in a row let alone an entire diem! ;)

I kid (sort of), we are having lots of fun days too, but in the back of my mind I'm thinking, "is it fall yet??!!"

All I know is that next summer, we will be all up in summer camp's grill.  All summer camp, all the time. :)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

First Family Hike!

Everett is finally old enough to do more 'big kid' things so we went on our first family hike- it was awesome!!  We decided that we're going to do it every weekend...but with a stroller from now on because Everett only asked to be held about 200 times. ;)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Fun with Friends

Beach days...

Everett's First Movie!

On July 18, 2015, we took Everett to see his first movie...Minions!  Or "migmins" if you ask Everett. :)

Singing in the Rain...

We had a freak storm in July, and Everett was loving it!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tooth #2!

Ella lost her second tooth friday night!  And by "lost", I mean our friend Mike pulled it out again...well, actually, she pulled it out herself!  Watch the video!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cheer/Dance Camp

Ella did cheer/dance camp this past week, and she loved it!  I figured as much since she wants to be a teacher and a cheerleader when she grows up. ;)  They have a performance on the last day, which of course was adorable.

4th of July 2015

We had a huge all day block party this year!  It started off with the cutest bike parade ever with bike decorating and donuts at one neighbor's house...

Then we had a swim party at another neighbor's house...

Then it was time for food, fun, water slide bounce house and fireworks up by our house!!

After the awesome fireworks show, some of the kiddos decided to watch a movie at our house...

While the daddies played poker...

But by midnight, they couldn't take it anymore. :)

It was such an amazing day!!!!!!