Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Time 2012- what have we been up too?

All of out summer travel and plans have come to an end and now it is time to settle in for the fall schedule. Despite Lawson being in school most of the summer we did travel lots and really enjoyed ourselves. What have we been up to you might ask?

Lawson did swim team this year. It was a learning year and she really did enjoy it and was THRILLed to receive her first trophy.

We all enjoyed the pool. All of my children are water bugs.

Wesley has learned how to swim across the pool without stopping and is now allowed to jump off the diving board. Life is good for this boy!

Cailyn has worked very hard this summer to become a toddler and sure enough she is now a true toddler...

Our chickens are now laying eggs!!! Yippee! We average about 1-2 a day!

Our crazy raised garden did way better then expected and took over our front path!

Now we are working on our fall garden of beets, broccoli, lettuces, and collards!

I did get away this summer with 5 of my closest friends from MC! We always have the best time together!

Last, the kids seem to keep on growing! This picture seems to depict each child's personality to a T.

This was a picture taken before the big kids went to Grammy and Pop's for a couple of days. They were treated to going to the beach twice with out mom and dad!

I hope you have all enjoyed your summer as much as we have. I have more stuff to write about our summer travels coming soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dress up time!!

Lawson and Wes Switch

What do two kids do when they are bored?  Dress up!! haha! 

***What is really interesting after I looked at them in each other clothes and how well they actually fit each other, I realized that Wesley has a wider waist then Lawson.  Go figure.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Trip to the Lake

In July our family took a trip to visit Paula & Jim while Aunt Lauren, Will, McKenna, and Wood were down.  We had the best time!!!


First time water tubing!! What fun!

Before we get to the water fun when the kids woke up it was like “Christmas in July for the kids” by Paula.  The kids were overwhelmed (or maybe that was me) by all the beautiful clothes for the kids. Lawson is the fashion diva and she was loving all the clothes.


Wesley gave his super dooper power hugs thanking Paula!!


The babies!! Cailyn loved all the kisses


It is hard to tell in this picture but Lawson got neon lipstick and everyone is wearing a different neon color.  Ha!!


Lake time!! The sisters are ready


First the guys tried out the tube.  Oops, not in focused.


Then it was the moms and big kid turn.  Ready. Set. Go.



Then it was time for a little swimming….


My favorite spot…by far!!


There is nothing better then taking a snooze on the boat.  Can you see a little boys eyes getting heavy?


He is out.  So peaceful!!


After the lake what else would one do but go to the pool!!!



Saturday the boys caught a whole cooler full of catfish.  Then Sunday it was time to clean it.  Wesley watched EVERYTHING. Lawson was a cautious observer….


While Paula cooked a feast for a king we went back out on the boat.  Cailyn went with us this time.  She was not a fan of the life jacket and water, but she loved being in the boat.


Here are us mommas with our girls!!! TOO PRECIOUS!


Thank you Paula and Jim for a wonderful weekend!!  It was SO MUCH FUN!! You always make us feel so welcomed and so much like family.  We love you guys!