The kids were lots of help with the leaves. Such a novelty for them. Palm trees tend to stay in tact in our neck of the woods. :)
A great game of chase never gets old. At least for a certain two year old. I have to admit – it was nice sitting this round out for a change. :)
Isn’t that adorable!? And so fun and creative!? I love it! They are ALL random pics of my niece and nephew. Every single picture is a different baby pic of these two:
I know. They. Are. Adorable. Claire is my girls’ partner in crime and sweet little Jonah doesn’t go anywhere without his pink blanket. Love that.
(btw – this is my sister’s house in the background. She and her husband have totally renovated their home over the past few years and it is so modern and sleek and cool. I need to get out to visit again so I can take some more pics! And so I can love all over these two.)
Anyway – back to the adorable baby garland!
Have a great Thursday!
We drove an hour from my mom’s to Kenny’s grandma’s for our annual small town 4th of July parade. This picture looks like a repeat because the girls have been in the same dresses the past three years. When they got these dresses three years ago they were a little big on them, last year on the 4th they fit perfectly, and this year they were a bit small. But I managed to squeeze one more 4th of July out of them! Not bad for dresses they wear once a year. Kole was obviously not in the mood for a photo shoot as is always the case when I’m outside with my little boyfriend.
We met friends for the firework show. I love these girls! And their sweet kids. These are the only two pictures I got because we were all so busy chatting. It was a great show this year. I got teary eyed during the finale. God Bless America was playing and the fireworks were so beautiful and the girls were on our laps (with their dolls in their laps) and we were surrounded by friends we love. It was the best. It was even worth all of the teasing I got the next day from my husband and brother. But you know – I’ve learned with those two that they’ll give me a hard time regardless so if I want to cry during a firework show then cry I will! :)
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…
Kole always sticks his tongue out whenever he is in deep concentration playing with his trains and trucks. I get such a kick out of it.
This is my dad’s new project. He is building another garage in their back yard. His new “office” now that he is retired.
Wild diaper bandits were re-united. My dad is moving his garden over because of the new garage and these two boys took full advantage of the huge pile of dirt.
Dinner with my cute friend Josie! It worked out that we were able to get together on her birthday. We decided that needs to be a summer tradition. I love catching up with my friends who I don’t get to see all the time. I didn’t get to see them all this trip because we spent two days doing new house stuff. So much to do so little time! Guess I need to plan another Utah trip soon. I could think of worse things.