Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Phone Dump

Time for another phone dump, and it's a big one and the pictures are a little bit mixed up! 

We ended our spring sports and activities with awana awards and a little backyard smore time. 

We have spent countless hours in the yard sprucing it up. Still a long list to go, but it's looking so much better!  

Finally got Eli to take at least one picture in his cap and gown. 

Dentist appointments for all the kids at the same time! Bina still wants her daddy with her.  LB had her first visit and was a champ, all ready to go! 

We were able to attend a bbq with an amazing pool with a view! 

Have I mentioned yard work?

Peter had a quick little trip he went on, and my mom took the boys for a sleepover which left us girls with a whole fun day to ourselves of girl time! 

Complete with a spa night for the little ladies

Something big was going down in the backyard. 

Peter, my dad and brother and uncle, and his dad and brother all went on an ocean fishing trip. They limited out super fast!  

Summer finally showed up, fortunately it hasn't been as relentless as last year! 

Spring sports wrapped up. Eli was a lot of fun (for a t-ball player) to watch! 

My littles (and hubby) made me the best Mother's Day Brunch! 

Peter and I also partook in another fun little datebox

The kids have been learning how to rollerskate

The garden is producing! 

Thanks to Prime Day, we picked up a couple DNA tests. Always fun to learn a bit more about adopted kiddos. 

We've been trying to get more involved at church and now that we have two in the elementary class it is easier. They had a blast at a water wars event! 

They act like they don't like each other, but they might just a little bit

School experiments! 

This was a unique moment in time with these two, but Eli loves head rubs and back rubs! 

Starting to pull some weight around here! 


Lots and lots of smores this summer! 

Every weekend through berry season you can find us at the berry patch! 

And we find lots in our own backyard too 

For the 4th of July, we went out fishing with the boys

Another big project around the firepit (when it was 100 degrees out there) but I am so happy with how it looks! 

Sometimes we even sneak out there after the kids go to bed just to chat and enjoy the peaceful evening! 

Peter got a really great Father's Day present 

More time at the berry patch 

Summer fun, this is what it is about! 

More projects (even working on Father's Day I might add) 

Father's Day, we all love this guy! 

A little  Kindergarten graduation party for Eli! 

All he wanted was a little family baseball game 

And lots and lots of chocolate desserts 

Garden has given us lots of yummy food 

I've been trying to expand my recipe box! Some Gnocci with bacon, fresh garden peas, and a Parmesan sauce!

Summer Reading Program! 

Peter took the boys fishing for Father's Day. Mal caught a massive bass! 

Learned a fun magic trick with one of our datebox nights, had to share it with the kids the next day! 

Another new recipe and a family favorite, pork wellington! 

Fun watching my girls become besties too! 

This summer has been pretty low key but we've been loving the family time we've had so far! Even though things get busy here for the next couple of weeks, we hope the good and simple days will continue!  


Brittany said...

Your kids are the cutest! Love the photos.