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Friday, June 27, 2014

June Catch Up

 We have been loving summer so far!  I'm so blessed to get to spend lots of time with Nate, Ty, and Addi. 

First up, we had to get some flowers!  The kids loved this place!
Addi couldn't get over all the flowers!  Note her rainboots which she wore so she could be like Sheriff Callie from one of the kid's favorite TV shows.... haha

More t-ball games for Ty
Addi and Cam hanging out while watching the game

Mommy's turn to run the bases with Ty
Aunt Kelsi and Ty

Aunt Kara's turn!

Of course had to get some Fuzzy Peach after t-ball!

Next up.... a week at Grandma and Grandpa's house by the lake!

One of Addi's new favorites.... tea parties!

Ty, Addi, and Braxton playing on the bball court

Love this picture with Grandma Pat and Grandpa John!
 Ty's first time bowling!!

He got a strike!!

Of course, tractor rides with Grandpa

Ty was very excited to get a new bike with Grandpa's help! My dad is a huge biker and picking out a bike for Ty was a perfect outing for all the boys!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kick-off to Summer

Our first few days of summer have been fabulous!!!
Week 3 of parks led us to Tunnel Park.  I am really loving this summer tradition, and can't wait to explore some old and new parks. This was by far at the top of the list! We decided to grill out on the grills, play on the playground, and of course spend some time on the beach.

Kelsi carrying Adds up the dune, she did do all the stairs though by the end of the night!

We all LOVE the beach!

Kelsi, Scott and Ty still playing down by the water

The girls tried to get a good work out in by going up and down the dunes! 

 Now to figure out where park #4 will be!

Monday afternoon we randomly decided to see if Ty wanted to try riding his bike without his training wheels. He has a balance/glider bike and has gotten really good at it, so we figured he may just be ready.  He was excited!

Nate took him on 2 or 3 practice rides down the "hill" beside our house and to our surprise by run #2 he had it!  

He was LOVING it!  We do need to work a little bit more on stopping but he is getting there!

Now, he is excited to look for a new bike (his Mickey bike is WAY too small).  Thanks to the Sloothaaks we have a bigger bike to borrow while we find his new one :) Thanks!

Speaking of the Sloothaak family, we had our first summer fire!!! So blessed to have a colleague/friend/neighbor all in one :) 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Catching Up

Ty is playing on his first t-ball team this year! They only have 4 games, and an adult has to be with them as their "shadow" throughout the whole game. Such a fun way for him to learn the game.  It was fun (and sometimes quite funny) watching all those little kiddos out on the field! Nate helped him the whole game and was quite exhausted by the end of the game! Overall, I think Ty did really well! He got to catch and throw a few balls and run the bases!

Nate prepping Ty before the game

Ty and Taylor checking out the helmets

Ty's first time running the bases!  After he hit, he left the bat and thought it was time to be done with the helmet so he threw that off as well.  By the end of the game he had finally gotten used to it.

Ty and Taylor spent some time playing in the

Addi and Cam loved seeing each other at the game too :)

Next dress shopping for Kara!

Park Time!  Throughout the summer our goal is to do Sunday dinner/evening at a new park each week.  First up, Kollen Park!  We did make it to Dutton Park last week but don't have any pictures. 

Kara and Andrew led Ty and Addi on a starburst trail to find them so they could ask them to be in their wedding.... they loved it!

One random picture.... Amy and I ready for staff kickball vs 5th grade the 2nd to last day of school!  After 6 years working together everyday, she will no longer be working with me next year!  So sad, but so happy she'll be staying at Blue Star! Love her!

Finally, the kids had their last days at daycare and had to say goodbye to their teachers for the summer. It was a little bittersweet for them.  

Addi and Miss Heidi.  Addi just loves her! 

Ty and his preschool teacher, Miss Angie. Miss Angie told me that during his last day, he had come up to her 7-8 times throughout the day just to tell her that he loved her.  So cute. As much as I hate being away from them while I am at work, it is so nice knowing they are so loved and that they love being where they are.  There are even days they don't want to leave when I pick them up!!

Phew... caught up..... now it's time for SUMMER!! So thankful for some time home!