Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 4th Weekend 2015

The days leading up to July 4 were rainy and unseasonably cold. We had plans to be at the lake all weekend but unfortunately the weather had different ideas! But we made the best of it and spent the day at the pool with my parents and Dustin and Christina. It didn't rain during the day so we were able to swim and the sun even popped out from time to time. I should probably rephrase the "we were able to swim" part... the water was absolutely freezing and there was no way I was putting my body through that. haha Adam, my dad and Dustin were good sports though and swam with the kids. And of course the freezing water didn't phase the kids in the least. 



This is what Heaven is like for a 3 year old... 
Cheetoes, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice box, Disney Jr. on TV and super heroes within reach.

Singer!


Landon is swimming a lot without his floaties now. He kicks his little legs so hard. His favorite thing to do is having Adam push him all the way down to the bottom to pick up a pool toy and swim back up.  


He was swimming from the side to my dad. Proud of this boy!



Another shot of the distance he is swimming


Boys and their toys!

We grilled burgers and ate outside. It was so nice and relaxing. Christina and I left to buy some fireworks and then we made our way to the park to watch the firework show. Due to the weather and more rain in the forecast that night, they changed the time to 8:30 instead of 9:00 which was a good thing because as we were leaving around 9:05, it came a down pour!






Love these kiddos

We went back to my parents to let the kids play with sparklers. Again, it was pouring rain so we did it on the front porch which caused a smokey mess!




We got home late and went straight to bed! 

Adalyn's first 4th of July
4th of July- 2011- we were on the beach!
2012- must have forgotten to blog about that! lol





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Father's Day 2015

We returned home from Florida on Saturday and woke up the next morning and it was Father's Day! Jerry and Nancy came over for steak that night. We were still pretty tired from our trip so I didn't take many pictures! I did manage to snap a picture of the card the kids and I got for Adam. I make a card for him each year and he really loves getting them! We are going to add this one to his office.



I am so blessed to have Adam as my husband and father to our children. Adam is the most incredible father to Adalyn and Landon and everyday I am amazed at how he engages them, interacts with them, and makes life fun for them. Knowing that Adam is with me on this parenting journey is a wonderful feeling, and I thank God for the man he is!

Happy Father's Day Adam!
and to my awesome daddy and wonderful father-in-law!
So thankful for the men in my life!



Our 2015 Summer Vacation- Day 8!

Slowly but surely I will finish blogging about our beach trip! But it's kind of fun reminiscing about the beach as I look through these pictures.
Day 8 was our last day on the beach so we made the very best of it! We again woke up to gorgeous weather so we were ready to take on our last day.

Our "masterpiece"
;)



I can't get enough of this face! 

This is Landon acting as Spider man "or Peter Parker" as he would say- lol!
He is shooting his "web"

Nap time!

Love my parents!

Landon had just woken up from his nap. He HAD to be wrapped in his Spider Man towel. 
That's so him!




The water was so clear so the kids enjoyed wearing their goggles and going under water to see fish and shells. These two kids absolutely love the water so they had a blast all week swimming in the ocean and pool. 

After we considered our day on the beach as complete, we headed back to the room to shower and get ready for our last night out. We headed back to Pier Park and ate outside at The Back Porch. One of my favorites! But before we ate, we took a few pictures on the beach. It was so windy so our hair went a little crazy!


I had to include this one because of Landon's smile! Love it!!









Now it was time for dinner and shopping!



We promised the kids a ride on the train so they were thrilled!




The kids loved this bungee trampoline!


Adalyn figured out how to do back flips by herself so she was a flipping machine!



I think Landon laughed the entire time :) The worked would help him with back flips and he just thought that was the best thing!

By the time they jumped, we had already eaten, shopped, rode a few rides as well as the train, so we were getting ready to head out. But we stopped for ice cream first :)


It was the perfect way to end our vacation! We had a wonderful time!
Day 9 was us traveling back home on Saturday. There was a lot of traffic so it took longer than it should but the kids did great even though they didn't sleep a bit!

Next year we are heading back to DISNEY!! Can you hear me scream? Because I am THAT excited!!!! The planning (and saving!) start now!




This was Adalyn's 1st trip to the beach- 2011

Landon's 1st trip- 2013















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