Savor every last drop…

How can a child manage to spill 80% of the otter pop down the front of them and then work like mad to make sure the last 5 drops make it into their mouth?! Every. Single. Day. What can I say – the kids know how to savor an otter pop. Happy weekend!

Our little tennis player…

Three years ago, Hallie had a friend starting tennis lessons. Hallie had just turned 8 years old which is the age we start sports for our children and she wanted to join her friend and take lessons. Steve played tennis growing up and I’ve picked it up since being married and we would love for all of our kids to play so we were completely supportive of her taking lessons.

Luckily, she loved playing. And she was a good little athlete so she picked it up quickly. And the next year she went on to continue lessons with another group and another coach. This year we found another group – and we’re related to all of them! What is more fun than tennis lessons with your cousins?!  The group was constantly changing depending on who could attend any particular Saturday – there was usually four of them ready to play.

Hallie was the youngest in the group. She doesn’t like to make mistakes especially in front of others who are older than her, but she kept at it and I could see her confidence build week after week. She’s probably passed me up!

I played a lot of sports growing up but more than anything I wish one of them was tennis! Hopefully we will have a couple more tennis players in the family.

Last day of school…

The last day of school is a day to celebrate…at least for the kids! 🙂

The end of school means no more homework, making lunches or weekly spelling tests. Instead summer is a time for vacations, swimsuits and popsicles. I suppose I can see why the kids favor summer over school!

On the last day of school the kids jumped from one party to the next until we ended at a neighborhood swim party as a family. There is nothing better than kicking off summer in your swimsuit – surrounded by your best buddies. Bring on the sunscreen!

 

Summer cuts…

His hair became so shaggy and the summer heat was leaving his back curls sweaty all the time, so it was time to chop it off. All the boys are sporting new summer cuts including this one. I miss the wildly bouncy curls in the back. He looks older. Less baby, more toddler and everyone keeps asking why we cut off his curls. Its summer in AZ, that’s why!

Sunburns and life jacket rashes…

We’re sliding into the weekend exhausted and sunburnt after a week on the lake. So many late nights. So many early mornings. So much sunscreen. So many life jacket rashes. So many good memories.

We’re on a high. We’re going to spend the next couple days catching up on sleep, staying out of the sun, going through pictures and trying to get the ground to stop swaying. Happy weekend!

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