Friday, October 19, 2012

Summer Recap

Since it is the middle of October, I thought it made perfect sense to post some pictures from this past summer.  Right?  Why not!

I enrolled the kids in swim lessons as soon as school ended.  Nitro is the best of the best here, according to other parents.  The kids work in small groups and must pass each station before moving on.  They are still going to swim lessons once a week after school.  Since then, Caleb has graduated from Nitro 1 and is now in Nitro 2.  I am so proud of how confident they are becoming in their swimming.

Just a normal day of cramming into a cardboard box to color...

The kids attend VBS (vacation bible school) at the same church they attended preschool every summer.  While the kids are in class, they hold classes for the parents which are always motivating!  The kids love VBS... now I just need to get us to attend church on a regular basis.  It would be good for all of us.  That is one of my goals.

Some smore making!

Olivia and Caleb both lost a tooth that night!  The tooth fairy is a frequent visitor at our house :)

Ella hiding in her blanket.  With her fluffy :)

We spent a lot of time at the pool this summer.  I am trying my hardest to relax and not worry as much - taking 3 kids to a pool makes me a nervous wreck.  We are lucky to be able to use different pools throughout our neighboring subdivisions, so there is no reason not to go.   We found 3 pools that the kids love!

Caleb practiced and practiced his swimming!

The girls love the water!

Chad celebrated his birthday at the end of the summer and I made him these delicious cupcakes!

Ok, maybe I bought them... but, I did put a lot of thought into which kind to buy :)

Olivia spotted a huge lizard that snuck into our house and was hiding... can you see him?

Uncle Christopher was in town so we called him and Papa to come and save us!

Don't be tricked, that lizard was fast - and he bolted for the kitchen.  I may have screamed a little.  And jumped on a chair.

Papa caught him and set him free in the backyard.  I am sure he is back in my house right now.  Probably watching me as I type this...

And finally, the girls got thrown around by Uncle Christopher!  They just adore him and his craziness.

And, in case any of you never heard, Uncle Christopher had just taken an unexpected fall into his pool (you will have to ask him how this happened) and scraped up his knee and foot pretty good so the kids had to be careful around him.

Hope your knee and foot have healed Uncle - get ready for your next visit!!!


  1. The kids sure had a great summer! The water looks so inviting at the pools and so glad the kids have learned to swim. What is it about kids they like to be cramped in tiny places like a box to color. Makes such perfect sense?? Summer fun--what is better...

  2. I love all these pictures! I am so glad you are doing this blog and we can keep tabs on you all down there. You don't feel so far away!

    Love the picture of the girls in the box!


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