Saturday, August 25, 2012

summer in pictures...with a few words ;)

zooing it up with the lews
greta and luke chatting
loon lake for poppy's birthday party and the fishing derby...not even 70 degrees (in June...hard to believe what would follow in July!)

happy birthday poppy!

fishing derby :)

 smiley gator...must admit, the girls had little patience for the fishing this year...not much was biting with the weird weather, and when we finally did catch a few...well, they didn't so much want to touch or get near them...but kate seems to be very proud of her fish catching!
 daddy and his girls

 caught one...notice how far away elizabeth is staying ;)
 water time!  splish splash!

 hangin' with miss Jill
 popsicle time


more summer lake fun....Fourth of July...HOT, HOT weekend...burn ban prevented fireworks, but we still had the 5.5K run (for me), pancake breakfast, and LOTS of time in the water!

fearless little buddy
he loved being independent and wanted NOTHING to do with having anyone hold him in the water
me and my boy
annual boat-in pancakes
kater pie
jilly love
poppy sailing away to the sailboat races

libbers taking a turn on the slide poppy "fashioned" for them
rub a dub dub, my not-so-little babies in a "tub"

cutest (and goofiest/most dramatic) pier sweeper ever!

redneck air conditioning

one sign of the summer was luke's independence...whether swimming or eating, he wanted to do it by himself (and do anything and everything his sisters did!)
shaved ice...our Sunday night routine included a trip to the park and the Ice Barn :)

skinned nose...yep, little man tried to walk down the slide at the Y instead of sliding on his bottom....I am happy to say that he learned his lesson....sliding is still one of his favorite pastimes...but he does it on his bottom these days!
libbers reading bedtime Bible stories
 kate's 5th birthday--a My Little Pony party...complete with LOTS of 4 and 5 year old friends...pinning the tail on the pony, shrinky dink pony necklaces, presents, cake and ice cream, butterfly bookmarks...and on and on
(guests...Gracie, Olivia, Adyson, Elizabeth, Kate, Aubree, Breanna, Megan, Nellie, Hannah, and Jilly)

 watching the pony charms shrink

 backwards photo they are coloring their pony charms

pinning the tail on pinkie pie

pony cake

present opening (or as kate called it...the "wrapping my presents part"

garden bounty

see...fearless buddy loves the slide...want to know how I discovered he could climb to the top by myself?  yep, you guessed it, I found out when I turned my back for ten seconds!

way out of order....fourth of july parade in was sweltering outside, but we had fun!

also way out of order...a family trip to the museum!

and finally...splash parks!  this is three different trips...with different people

and i leave you with a precious luke smile :)

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