Here is what we have been up to this past month: The first week of July we went to the Lake for the 4th and had a great time with our family. The kids love playing with Hayes and going for boat rides. WK hid under the towel for the start of the fireworks and then she warmed up to it and she kept saying over and over that "she loved the purple one the best!"
Here are some pictures from the Lake. WK rode the tube for the very first time but those pictures are on my big camera. She liked it ok...she was much more afraid at 2 than Wade was but hey she tried it. Wade loves to ride the tube and he also tried to ski for the very first time (however we won't talk about that!) Basically a lot of water in the face and nose = not a happy 5 year old!) This was the first Summer than we had a full blown fight about who would drive the boat. Sassy pants right here didn't want anyone else but herself driving with Pops.
I remember when Wade could barely see over the top of the door :(
Cousins!! Happy July 4th!
The 2nd week of July Josh and I went to Playa del Carmen, Mexico!! (without kiddos!) It was amazing and we had the best time with 2 of our best friends Carrie and Brandon. This was our third trip out of the country with them and we had a blast. It had been 3 years since we have traveled like this so it was time. We are hoping to travel with them yearly from now on. The kids did great and spent two days with my parents and three days with Josh's parents. Lets just put it this way-they cried when we got home and not because they were so happy to see us. They cried because they didn't want to leave Nana and Poppy's house. Oh and it didn't stop there-Wade woke up the next morning and cried for 20 minutes because he "couldn't take it anymore" he said "I have to go back to Nana and Poppy's house right now!" Note to self lets make our next trip 6-7 days please :)
We came home and had a week to relax and then the third week in July Wade finished up swim team and went to VBS at his old preschool. He loved it was so sad when it ended. He is getting so excited about going to school which makes me a little happier about everything. WK is so excited too she will say "my school, my school!" when we go by there. She is talking so much and learning something new every day. She sings her ABC's all the time now and knows some of her letter too. Just the other day on tv they asked what number is this and I heard her little voice say "eight" and she was right! I had no idea she knew her numbers. I know tv isn't great all the time but both of my kids have learned quite a bit from watching some tv. Here are some of my favorite pictures from July!
Here are a few more from the Lake!
This is an old one but I laugh every time I see it; this is the face Wade made every time we looked at him during his performance at school. He told us he could sing in front of other mom and dads but was too embarrassed to sing in front of us!
Here is Dora/WK :) This child LOVES Dora and when we saw this mask/cape in Mexico we knew we had to get it for her. Wade got the spider man one but he wasn't in the mood for his picture being taken.
We love Summer nights at the park. I love Fall and am getting more ready for Fall weather but I know I will miss Summer once its cooler.
Time for a little dance party
Not only did Wade get a back to school lunch box but Westin Kate just "had" to have one too.
Chase came over for his very first play date alone. He has been over a million times with his mom but this day she let us bring him home from VBS and spend a few hours at our house. Everyone had a great time.
Last weekend we had a lazy weekend and home and had some time to squeeze in a quick trip to Marbles. The kids had a great time.
Ice cream sandwiches on the porch after dinner last Sunday night.
My big 5 year old ready for action. WK was a MMO so this was today when I had a few hours with just him. I have loved those Thursday mornings. We went to Toys R Us to get two new water bottles for school.
Can't believe tomorrow is August already. I have got to get some pictures of the kids swimming before the end of the Summer. WK has been saying the funniest things and one thing I don't want to forget is whens he says "neva neva (never)drop paci in the potty again!" she did this by accident one day last week and it made her so sad. She loves that paci. So now when she wakes up and goes potty with her paci she takes it out of her mouth and finds a special place in the bathroom for it so it is safe. She also says "I good girl I not hit" every time we pick her up from MMO or the gym daycare. It really traumatized her that day she got in trouble at the gym daycare. Poor thing is so worried about getting in trouble again. We keep telling her how she is a "good girl" but she will not forget that day she got in trouble :)