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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer fun!

The summer has started with a bang. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the past 2 summers.  And this one might even top them.  You see, the water park is such a highlight.  We meet some other mommies and kiddos there 2 days a week. And this year, since the boys are older, we can make it about 4 hours before we load up and head home for naps.  I'm sure the boys could make it much longer than 4 hours. And there will be some days that we try that.  But I figure with season passes, it's easy to go for a few hours, head home and then turn around and do it a few days later. You see, I'm scared to throw away their nap, fearful that it will become a habit. The boys are amazing nappers right now, and I'm not quite willing to give that up yet. How else would I do things like post to our blog?! ;)  Anyways, a few pictures from our recent summer fun.
The water park ...
On Thursday, Pax rode this huge mat slide that I talked about last year. I was amazed last year when Holden wanted to do it.  And the past 2 times we have gone, Pax has asked to ride it but he doesn't meet the height requirements.  He doesn't meet those requirements by a long shot. But it didn't seem like the lifeguards were really checking the height requirements, so we gave it a try. Pax, Holden and I climbed the many, many steps to the top dragging our mats behind us.  Pax layed down on his mat on his tummy.  And in that moment he tried to back out on me. Oh no! Not after all those stairs. The only way down is to slide down, right? He's not a fighter, so I probably took advantage of that a little bit. I told him to hold on to his handles and I would see him at the bottom. After those words, I gave him a little push.  And he loved it!! He was ready to ride again. See, sometimes it's ok to push our kids, right? Make me feel better about this. ;) Anyways, I am so proud of him for being so brave to try new things like this huge slide.

Last Saturday we went to see our friends, Amanda, Camryn and Reid.  Jeremy had decided to work all day and Josh (Amanda's husband) was playing golf most of the day.  So Amanda and I decided to get together while our husbands were busy.  The boys and I loaded up and went to their house Saturday morning. They took us swimming in their community pool. And then once Josh had returned home, we hung out, had some Papa Murphy's pizza (that the kiddos got to help create!) and played with our sweet friends. We are so thankful to have this family in our lives.
The following day was a much needed family day with daddy! That evening, I packed a picnic dinner for us. Jeremy loaded Holden's bike and Pax's tricycle in the van and we headed to a nearby park area where they could ride their bikes with no cars around. It's a beautiful area where we need to plan more family dates together. The boys peddaled the 1 mile route, then we broke for dinner. By then we were a sweaty mess and headed home.
A neighboring town does Friday night fireworks each week through the summer. We never went last year. The boys were never very good at making it til dark. They like their sleep :)  But this year they are much more flexible and able to stay up longer occasionally. So last night we went to the fireworks show. We piled in the back of the mini and had a sweaty evening of watching the show. The boys were mesmerized!
This guy came for the snacks.
And this one was much more into the glow sticks.

Whoa. That post was a doozy!  I hope you and yours are enjoying these summer days!

1 comment:

The Myers said...

Yay for Summertime! And yay for y'all coming to swim. :) Loved our day together. The pic of all 4 kiddos is so cute! Would you send me a copy? Love y'all. :)