Oh my goodness, folks. I have done a horrible job documenting what we’ve done this summer. Blame the blog book; it sucked up all my time. Let’s do a quick catch-up post.
Madison celebrated her first Fourth of July in style complete with a glow stick crown and patriotic outfit:
We all had fun watching the city fireworks show:
I enrolled Brooke and Caroline in a craft class through the city to keep us busy for a couple of weeks during the summer. They loved it.
This little guy’s head was full of grass seeds. We watered him and watched his hair grow. Then Brooke got to give him haircuts:
Brooke did this one on her own at home:
We thought her little Perler bead people were so cute:
Spencer was proud of his Perler bead creation:
We went to a parade. I have a great idea! How about if we take a family picture with no kids looking at the camera? Done.
Grandma joined us for the parade:
Good thing, too! She got Madison to sleep:
We went to a Real Salt Lake game. The kids looked so cute waiting for Dallas to catch up to us after parking the car:
Our team lost.
But we got ice cream after, so we’ll count that as a win:
We had a family dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house. The chickens were as entertaining as ever:
My cousins from out of state were visiting and Brooke and Caroline had the best time playing with them:
Madison started doing this funny thing where she’d pucker up and poke her tongue out of her mouth. Shortly after this we noticed a little white spot on her gums. Teeth! Then we waited a month for the “teeth” to emerge and they never did and the white spot is now gone.
Madison started doing this other funny thing where she’d grab her foot, pull it close to her mouth, and suck on her toes:
What’s that you say? It’s not unusual for babies to suck on their toes? All of your babies did that? Well, excuse me. I’ve never had a baby do this. It seems my and Dallas’s extreme inflexibility has rubbed off on most of our offspring and they were never able to get their feet anywhere near their mouths.
Our neighborhood had its annual summer barbecue and fireworks show. Dallas exiled our children to the outer regions of the park when the sparklers came out. He’s permanently scarred (literally and figuratively) from when his sister jammed a sparkler into his hand and now forbids the children from getting near them. I think they were secretly happy to have an excuse not to participate. They are a little nervous around those things anyway.
A family in our neighborhood organizes a bike ride/breakfast that we love to participate in every year:
And that is a basic summary of what we have done the past couple of months. It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over and fall is just around the corner!