Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Fun

 This is a bit of what our summer days are like...Playing outside with squirt guns and eating popsicles.  Even Elynn got in on this one.  Funny how by my third I don't care too much if she eats something a bit sweet.

We also run through the sprinkler, which helps water the lawn a bit and the garden, which the kids have absolutely loved having.  It has helped them eat their veggies more willingly.  We have peas, corn, tomatoes and basil.  Not much, but it's a start!  Here is a great pic of Embree's personality showing through...always doing something silly.  I believe this was right before she pooped on the swingset.
 We also jump on the tramp and put the sprinkler under the tramp a lot, which is why our grass here is so long!  The kids like to pretend to sunbathe when they get cold.
 We also participate in the local summer program for kids. Every Thursday there is a different activity.  This is a pic of Embree with her bug (a grasshopper) for the bug race.  Both the kids are obsessed with catching bugs right now.  Ear wigs, grasshoppers, and ants.
 This is a neat pic of a forest fire on the hill across from our house.  We could see the flames it was so big.  Very neat.  My dad fights these fires flying helicopters all summer.
 Embree is really into rocks and pretty buttons.  Here is her collection she keeps on the front porch.  We paint them sometimes too. 
 Last Saturday Jeff took the kids to a classic car show and ice cream.  They had a great time.
And here is sweet little Elynn, stuck at home with Mommy.  I was sick and Elynn was having a bad day from teething.
 We also discovered a local miniature golf course at the KOA.  It is actually pretty nice.  Maddox and Embree won a free round of golf from the summer readingn program here, so we decided to try it out.  And seriously it is awesome at the KOA here.  They have lots you can but and they will put in an outdoor kitchen for you.  It is awesome.  This is a pic of Maddox and his cousin, Jett.