Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Snapshots of Summer

With Labor Day being the unofficial "last" day of summer, I thought I'd share some snapshots of our summer...
 
 
We celebrated Hugh's 9th birthday with a Star Wars theme and swimming at the community pool with family and friends...



 
...followed by more family fun at home..
 

 
The weather was very hot some days this summer! Lots of popsicles and playing in the water... 
 


Many trips to the park...

 
 
 
 
Lots of grilling and eating outside...
 
 
 
 
 
 
...and S'mores, of course!
 
 
We had a tea party with Grandma Beth - just the girls...
 
 
New floors in both kids' rooms and a total room makeover for the boys' room (more on that on a later post)...
 
 
Lots of cousin time...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
And camping with cousins...
 
 
 
 



 
 
Baseball...
 
 

 
Checking the chicken coop for eggs..
 
 
Tons of zucchini and squash picking from the garden...


 

Mommy's birthday...
 
 
Bible School...
 


Trips to the beach...

 
 
Trips to the beach with cousins...

 


 
 
Trips to the Farmer's Market...
 


 
 
Hatching a butterfly...
 

 
Claire took tumbling classes...
 
 
Hugh and cousin, Jake went away to church camp for the first time...
 

 
A visit to the sprinkler park...



 
 
Playdates with friends...
 
 
A new roof on the house..
 

The dumpster was the highlight of the new roof project!
 


 

Planting flowers...
 


Cleaning closets and cupboards...
 


 
Everyone got haircuts...
 




A few craft projects...
 
 

Lots of yard work...
 
 
Rest and relaxation...
 
 
...and family time together...
 



 
Scrapbooking...
 

Tons of blackberry picking...

 
...and blueberry picking!
 


 
Trips to the ice cream shop...


 
Celebrating Grandma's birthday...


Going for drives together looking for deer...
 

 
Story hour at the library...
 
 
We had a big 4th of July party at our house with family and friends...
 
 


 


 
...and fireworks!!

 
 
School shopping with mommy...

 
Hugh and daddy went on a camping trip with the tent...just the 2 of them...


Riding horses at Boppa and Grandma's house...
 

We celebrated Oliver's 2nd birthday with a farm party at Grandma and Boppa's house...

 
 
Whew!!!!  What a busy and fun-filled summer! I love fall but after all this fun,
it is hard to say good-bye to summer!
 
 
 






 

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