We have taken a major hiatus from blogging, sorry to keep you hanging! With the kids in school everyday I thought things might slow down a bit, however I feel like we are running on a treadmill 24/7! So before this summer gets away from me...
We headed up to Ohio for a good part of the summer to escape the heat and catch up with family and friends. The girls made a new friend next door, here they are painting the sidewalks with Lily. Most days were a version of this, riding bikes in the driveway, sprinklers, painting, etc.
Even Tom-tom got in on the action.
Here we went on a nature walk. We tried to find things of each color on our walk. Of course I forgot to take an "after" photo. Poor Khera was terrified of the bees and that put a damper on the walk, and it was more like a nature nightmare carrying her around the park.
We played Angry Birds on the driveway one morning. It kept the kids entertained for quite a while.
They drew the structures and pigs.
We filled up water balloons and they lined up to throw them.
And they tried to hit the pigs with their balloons.
We had a girls night out, and went to see the high quality film Magic Mike.
The girls took tennis lessons.
It took Elle a while to warm up to tennis, but she's really enjoying herself now.
Tommy made a new friend named Froggy.
We headed over to Hastings pool one afternoon with Lily.
We went to a zillion storytelling hours at various libraries, we even managed to meet the Lorax at the Miller Park branch.
The girls went to Vacation Bible School and had a blast.
And they played with Lily some more.
Kit and Tommy parallel played on their iPhones.
We even made a couple tea parties to beat the lunchtime heat.
We'd like to send a HUGE thanks to GJ for opening up her home and letting us descend on her household for such a long time. The kids made a lot lasting memories including going to the movies with GJ, the zoo, Tommy's first potty experiences, and Khera and Elle rode their bikes without training wheels for the first time!