Monday, July 27, 2009


We have gone swimming about twice a week this summer and we have had lots of fun. The pool we normally go to has zero entry, a sprinkler area for the kids, a playground, and is never very crowded. We went Saturday afternoon and there were only maybe 3-5 other families there. The kids have really progressed with the water. The first few times they would latch on tight and only wanted to stay in the very shallow water. Now they like to hang out in the water that is about chest deep for them. A week or two ago we managed to take a few pictures out at the pool.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kid Quotes

Joel: "I hate soap."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday, Joel!

Sunday, July 12th, was Joel's 4th birthday! We had a lot of fun that day. In the afternoon we went to the pool for a couple of hours and then we had a picnic dinner at the park and played on the playground. After that we came home for cake and ice cream. Monday night we had Jason's family over for a party (pics later).

The morning of his birthday:
Opening his present - TAG from Leapfrog:

He loves it:

No pics from swimming - our hands are full enough with three kids.

Our picnic at the park:

Playing on the playground:

We brought Joel's bike:

All the kids love the park - the park is what Joel wanted to do for his birthday:

Noah had a little bit of a runny nose and fell into the sand:

Joel pulled this branch off a tree for me:

Time for cake and ice cream. Can you believe he is 4?

Hannah licking her plate clean: