Oh it feels good to be posting again! I took a mini va-cay from my computer while we spent the last week in Utah with family. We had such a fun week! I loved seeing family and friends and letting my kids run wild and free with their cousins. It was also really nice to get Kenny away from work (even though his second wife a.k.a his iPhone was still attached to his hip). I feel like a new person after a little down time! I have so many things to post about! I'm going to have to pace myself. :) We got home yesterday and my house looks like a bomb went off - as it always does after traveling. But the chores will have to wait! I'm in a procrastinating mood so instead of cleaning I'm about to overload you with pictures. Sounds much more appealing, right?
This parade is so small and quaint. I adore it and so do my kids.
The big trucks and tractors even kept Mr. on-the-go mesmerized.
There was a little something for everyone. :)
Kenny's sweet grandma and family.
Kenny's brother is in the military and is getting ready to serve 6 months in Afghanistan. We missed him so much but had fun catching up with his wife and their two year old twins. My girls are the experts when it comes to two year olds so they took right over. :)
After a fun morning with Kenny's fam, we drove back to my parents and swam and everyone took a nap. Loved that. Then we had a BBQ and got ready for fireworks!
The rest of our trip was just as fun as the 4th. My dad (in his oh so happy retired state) spent hours filling the sand pile with new sand the day before our arrival...
A perfect shady spot for the kids on a hot summer day.
The kids spent hours in the pool and sand pile.
Happy kids. Happy care-free grandpa.
Notice the pink around El's lips and eyes. The girls had just given each other make overs before hopping in the pool. :)
Next on his list is a tree house for the grandkids.
They quickly learned that a hose made for even better times.
We all had a good laugh watching them slip around in the mud together.
I so wish I would have taken a picture of them before we sprayed them off with the hose. They were covered in mud. Head to toe. Such a mess! A bath in grandma's tub quickly followed that little adventure. :)
My mom caught this sweet moment with my camera. My girls love to play on this rock with their dolls first thing in the morning in their pajama's. They must have been taking a little break.
Yes. My "the end" 4th of July pic once again.
Because I'm all about traditions and this one never gets old to me.