I will admit that the Summer of 2011 has completely gotten away with me. I have had no time and even less motivation...
That being said, I am hoping to "picture blog" May and June, and in another post hopefully get July done this week. Picture blogging means that I will miss typing all the wonderful commentary on great events like Matt's B-day, Father's Day, vacations, etc. But honestly I just can't sit down at this time and write out all the great (and not so great) and busy things that have been going on here for the past 4 months, and the longer I put it off the more stories pile up, so I will just put up pics and you can get the abbrev. version of our summer! :)
Birthday presents from the girls above, below is the chocolate cake (from scratch...that's me tooting my own horn in case you aren't familiar with my bragging) that Matt has requested in advance for pretty much every year for the rest of his life. (The frosting is homemade cookies and cream, that's what the brown chunks are in case you're wondering)
Kate continues to put the Sunshine in my sky and Lily is turning into such a big girl I can hardly stand it. Please stop growing up Lily. Stay my sweet, kind, obedient, innocent and thoughtful girl!!! She learns something new everyday and is so inquisitive. She is definitely a smarty pants!
They put all the kids names in a hat and had a prize drawing and my 2 big girls were the first 2 names drawn! Talk about luck!
My mom and Hank came to town and we all went to see "Les Miserables" at Gammage. It was SOOOOO good. Unbelievable. We got the tickets for them for Christmas and it was great. LOVED IT!
The girls had their first summer ever of swimming lessons and LOVED it! Isabel was pretty opposed to it initially, she screamed the ENTIRE first lesson and cried for most of the second (however she was a good sport and did everything that was asked of her, she just sobbed while doing it). But "Miss Jessica" (a good friend of ours) was great with both girls and by the 3rd lesson we were all smiles! They loved it!
We had a BIG father's day breakfast and both girls made ties for dad this year, here he is modeling them
Well folks there ya have it! A very abbreviated version of the first half of our summer! Stay tuned for our adventures in July!