Gavin turned 8 in August - how did that happen!? He spent his birthday week on vacation with Grandma & Grandpa, fishing in Alexandria. He made in home for supper on his birthday night so that we wouldn't miss out on his big day.
The three older kids had swimming lessons again this summer. Carley wanted NOTHING to do with it the first day and a half but I was the mean Mom who kept making her go back in there and what do you now, half way through day two she decided she LOVED it and can't wait for next summer to do it again! Carley's was not a pass/fail - if she continues to get her head wet in the bathtub she can do the next level next summer. Gavin and Kyra both passed their levels and will move up next year. They all did great and are little fish!
I know, I know...the 4th of July when it's Halloween?! I have a lot of catching up to do on my blogging!
We went to our good friends, the Holland's, for a weekend of 4th of July fun. We had so much fun ALL having a slumber party last year that we decided to do it again this year. We spent Sunday playing in the water and picnicing with the Holland Family, Rose Family, Johnson Family (including those from Chicago and Texas) and Wolf family. It was a great day! We spent the night and were up and going early the next morning for the Annual Morristown parade - a huge hit with everyone once again this year! Then Grandma and Grandpa took the 4 kids to another parade and Jed and I went to buy appliances for our house (long story short - the sale was ending that day)! Then everyone gathered back at our house for some fireworks, bonfire and sparklers!
My husband, Jed, and I have four beautiful children, Gavin, Kyra, Carley and Reagan. I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with the kids and keep busy carting them around to school, preschool, dance, swimming, t-ball, etc. When I need to escape from that craziness I work part time at a local church - ah, quietness!