July 31, 2017
While summer seems to be winding down for a lot of people, we’re still in full blown summer mode over here! We’re fitting in lots of outside play time, swimsuits, popsicles, ice cream runs, staying up late, lazy mornings and afternoons, and all of the other fun stuff that comes with summer.
The girls just wrapped up their summer swim lessons last week and had a great time!
Abigail was a champion swimmer and learned SO much- yet somehow didn’t pass her level? They didn’t tell her why, just that she *almost* passed. And then there was Mabel, who DID pass her class and then her teacher recommended she take the same level next year. LOL. So, okay then.
Abigail learned how to dive and the breast stroke and how to float on her back by herself.
Mabel learned how to kick and scoop with her hands and blow bubbles and put her ear in the water to dive for toys.
I still remember Abigail’s first day of swim lessons back when she was 3. I asked her how it went and she proudly proclaimed, “great! and I didn’t even get my hair wet!”
I knew we were starting Mabel earlier than we had with A, so I was pretty much just happy if she’d be willing to get into the water. Fortunately, she loved playing in it and was a great sport about 90% of the time 😉
We’ll definitely be doing swim lessons through our local parks and rec again next year- with a 3rd(hopefully willing) participant next summer!
Sometimes you just gotta wear some shorts on your head. You know?
This was basically the cutest thing EVER.
Really, ever since the girls have started sharing a room, their sister bond is like WAY way up. So the night before, at bedtime, Jim told the girls that when they got up and got ready in the morning, he would take them on a donut run.
SO, they woke up and their light was green, so they got up together. Jim and I were both in bed still asleep, but I could hear them on the monitor. I could tell they were up to something, but just assumed they were playing together.
Nope! Out they came trotting out of their bedrooms, totally dressed and ready to go on that donut run Daddy had promised them. SO cute.
They humor me and let me take their picture after we get home church(right before we all go inside and put our pajamas back on for the rest of the day)
This girl is all about the snuggles! She’ll say, “mama! couch! sit!” She has also been talking about Finn a lot more- which is so sweet! She doesn’t call him baby “shay” anymore, now it’s more like “shin” which is an improvement! (and still super cute)
We tried a new local place yesterday for the pregnant mama. They boast that they serve the famous “Disney Dole Whip” and then rotate a second additional flavor each day. On this day they had lemon or pineapple available.
Turns out this is a great alternative for me after my discovery of Rita’s in Phoenix, but nothing remotely like Rita’s in Missouri. It was light and fruity and refreshing and super low calorie- amen for THAT.
And what summer would be completely without about ten thousand trips to Home Depot and Lowe’s for all of the various projects we have going around our house right now? Luckily, the girls love tagging along, so it’s fun for everybody!
It has been a while since I’ve done just a fun family picture post, so, there you go. A bit of what we’ve been up to! (Oh and tomorrow, I have a post all queued up about our family trip to the circus last week….you’ll want to read that, lol)
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