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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Day the Sandbox Met Water

This is, of course, only the beginning of the fun that day. The boys then moved on to the hose under the deck, where they created a huge mud puddle, found "fishing poles" (aka sticks), and fished in their muddy hole. The afternoon ended with 3 wet, dirty, and extremely happy little boys.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Still Loving Summer. Here are more pictures.

Well, it's going quickly, but luckily it's still early in July.
Since I last blogged, we've been busy enjoying the sunshine and summertime even more.

We celebrated Dew Days in Farmington (where we won the chocolate chip cookie contest, and where Marshall won the tricycle race), we attended VBS at church, celebrated 2 very special birthdays, and visited Valleyfair a few more times. We've also been doing LOTS of reading, movie watching, and playing outside. And, of course, fireworks!

Here are the pictures, since I am too exhausted to think of anything else to write.

Marshall, after taking 1st place in the tricycle race.

Brady and Logan's birthday party.

Someone has been busy making Rainbow Loom bracelets.

At Valleyfair (for the 6th time so far this summer)

Farmington Art Park, playing on huge chairs.

Picnic at MN Zoo

Meeting some new friends at the Big Bugs exhibit at the MN Zoo

More Bugs

Flying airplanes on a windy day last week.

Monkeys at the park

Chef Marshall was running the playground restaurant

Making music at the splash pad

Splashing at Kelley Park in Apple Valley

Flying big airplanes again. SO fun!!

My favorite thing to do in the summer is anything with my family. I have been enjoying my boys so much that I don't want to stop playing to clean the house or make dinner each day--it's awesome.

I have also come to realize how much it warms my heart to see others fully know and enjoy my boys by spending lots and lots of time getting to really know them and enjoy who they are. After all, the only thing that the boys really want is someone who'll take the time to sit down (or run around like a crazy person) and just play with them. Exhausting as it may be, they grow up so quickly and we can't miss a moment or else it's gone.