Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Hold on folks.  This post is plump full of pictures.  Our 4th of July is actually a 3-day celebration, to include the celebration of Great-Grandma Ollie's birthday and Papa and Mama's wedding anniversary. Amen! 

We were not blessed with the most lovely weather on the 4th...sun where are you?
 But at least there was no rain so outdoor festivities could proceed.  It was perfect weather for reading a book outside...
 Doing your nails with a friend on the dock...
 Pretending to ride the jet skis in the driveway...
 And playing in the sandbox...
 You big kids did brave the water later in the day...



 The weather also held out for fireworks fun...
Girls above, 2nd left, is your new BFF at the cabin...Ella, the neighbors granddaughter.  She was so kind to hang with you and Leela all weekend.






 Happy 100th Birthday Grandma Ollie (with Grandma Linda)...woot! woot!
We enjoyed a fun time at one of Gram O's favorite local establishments and also had another party the following day at the cabin.
 4 wild monkeys returning from the party and thinking neighbor Don's motorcycle was the perfect jungle gym!
 We thankfully were able to get some jet ski time in before the weekend was over...
 Wild one behind the wheel...
Sisterly love for the moment...
 And last but not least, Happy #12 to Papa and Mama!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kasson Pool fun!

Summer.  Warmth.  Fun.  
Oh how we love you Kasson Pool!
 ME during swimming lessons...
 The boys waiting patiently on the sidelines...
 A favorite which developed was Friday family swim night.  We settled into a nice routine of Papa meeting us at the pool.  Eating dinner there, followed by a lot of fun.  
The big accomplishment of the summer was the 3 big kids mastering the low board as well as the water slide all on your own (by the end of the summer you girls did these without life vests on). 



 Watching the big kids on the diving board.  Won't be long before you are joining them!

 Pizza at the pool...yum!
 Harrison's favorite activity...the warm shower (reminiscent of his older brother last summer)!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy 20-months to Harrison!

Some things haven't changed...I still love to eat!
 Trying out some new wheels (to me)...the girls say pink suits me fine!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hello country life!

Much longer roads to ride bikes...
(Note:  where are your helmets?)
 More open space for having campfires and roasting marshmallows...
 More open space for other time consuming things too like mowing...
 Enjoying life outside just like the old days...
 Enjoying the ability to roam more freely doing "work"...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Let the Moving begin!

The moving crew has arrived, haha!
Helping to organize I'm sure...

One of Mama's all-time favorite photos.  You children were stopped in this line forever...literally...and when I finally walked over to you to see what you were doing the response I heard was priceless!  "We are waiting for the ants to cross!"  Too funny!!!
 Did someone order more boxes?


  A few "lasts" at our soon to be old home.  
Last time mowing...
Last popsicle enjoyed in the backyard...
 Last night having a sleepover in Papa and Mama's room...
  We have enjoyed you 508! 
We have enjoyed our neighbors.  
We have many wonderful memories which will last forever.