Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lazy Days of Summer

I don't have much to say with this post; instead I wanted to share some pictures of how we spent our summer. No big trips, not much excitement...just simple summer days around our house, enjoying our family time. Total bliss!

The boy with the first picks of the season

Chipmunk so proud of the fruits of his labor

HotDog is not so much into gardening (just like her mommy!)

She REALLY doesn't like gardening:)

Monkey is finally starting to feel comfortable in the pool

Chipmunk and HD having fun in the pool with Daddy

Monkey will play for hours with chalked railroad tracks and his trains. The simple things in the life...

Sleepovers with cousins

Playing, I mean "working", hard in the garden

HD wants her turn!

My freshly-bathed babies cuddled in my lap. Does life get any better?!?

Alas, all good things must come to an end. The boys started back to school last week (yes, the first week of August - we do year-round school in our area). I can't believe Chipmunk is a big first-grader! Not surprisingly, Monkey was so excited about starting his new preschool that he wouldn't sit still for pictures.

Of course, things aren't always this calm and content. Check back soon for some exciting news that will definitely liven things up around our house.


Anonymous said...

I love it! I am jealous of your summer days since I am stuck in the office all day.

Carey and Norman said...

What cute photos of the kiddos. Our garden didn't pan out this year, but the kids had fun planting and picking vegetables that aren't ready. Ha. Can't wait to hear your news ;o)

Jeanne said...

Looks like an ideal summer. All the kids are growing up so fast!

Drawing a chalk track is a great idea--my son will love it!

Lori said...

First grade is SUCH a great grade!!! I love that age and I loved teaching it! 1st and 2nd are the best!!!!!

Christen and Frank said...

Love that after bath picture. Such a dream come true in one photo! :)