Monday, October 22, 2012

Summer recap

In order to post about the cool trips we've been on lately, I feel the need to finally catch up on my blog. So here's a summary of the regular, fun things that kept us busy all summer long. You better get comfy because this is a LONG post! Happy reading :)

 Nixon & Emmy just LOVE going to the park. They would  
stay there all day long if I'd let them!

I guess the spray park is the perfect place to pose and check
out all the little ladies...  ;)

In June we enjoyed a fabulous weekend away in Calgary to help celebrate
Uncle Jack's 65th birthday. We stayed in a swanky hotel, swam, shopped 
and just visited with family. The only downside: when Nixon accidentally
got trapped on an elevator alone for 20 minutes. Scary!  

Jason, Joey, Uncle Jack, Nick & Nixon

Carrie, Andrea, Teressa & Emmy, Vincent and Kyla

Since Canada day was on Sunday this year, we missed out on most of the festivities
but I figured the least we could do was show our red & white Canadian pride,
and have a BBQ (with my parents - who were in town helping with our landscaping) 

I also made it down to Cardston 2 or 3 times this summer and Nixon loved
watching cartoons with Grandpa Ron & Grandma Jeannie and 
of course playing with his cousins (ring around the rosie is his fave) 

Nixon & Max are just 3 months apart and I'm sure they will always be best buddies

Porter & Gray joined us one afternoon for some waterfun in my parents backyard

We also enjoyed a gorgeous day in Waterton with perfect weather
The kids loved the playground/spray park and I enjoyed when
we finally got out of the sun during lunch at Zum's ;) 

Happy 56th birthday Dad! Hope you enjoyed your baseball cake!

I also lucked out and was in town during my "little brother" Dillon's wedding reception
Congrats to Dill & Ashley! What a handsome couple! (And don't you just love
that magical moment when your kid decides to throw a tantrum right
as you are taking a picture......) 

Date night with the Dudleys @ Whitemud Amusement Park
Mini golf, Go karts, then DQ blizzards for dessert

Storytime with Baba (Grandma Teressa)

I love that both my kids are waterbabies! It makes it very easy
(and fun!) to spend an afternoon outside enjoying the sun.
And, makes for tired, nap-needing kids!

Would you look at those LIPS!

One of the highlights this summer would definitely be being at home for my 10 year highschool reunion. I had such a fun few days getting together with friends, with & without our kids. We enjoyed an adults only dinner, playdates at the park & Hall's backyard, decorated our parade float, got blizzards, rode in the parade, and had a family BBQ afterwards. Thanks to Vinnie for spearheading it all, to everyone else who helped, and just to everyone for coming! I had so much fun!

And these are just some of our kids!

Nick & the kids waiting for the parade to start

Jill and the Grandmas

My beautiful mom, Jeannie and her parade marshall wannabe husband Ron ;)

Apparently Lindsay and I were VERY excited to see my family :)

This was Nixon's first time watching a parade, and he LOVED
waving at everyone, especially his Mama!

Levi, Dani, Porter, Gray & Nixon showing off their parade spoils

*PS. Does anyone know why Blogger keeps randomely selecting words to highlight?


The Dudleys said...

YAY! You are finally blogging again!! I also want to mention that I got a hole in one on our golf date.

Julie said...

aw makes me want the warm weather again.....looks like an awesome summer!

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

Summer, summer...I miss you so.
I hope your reunion was a blast! I hardly recognize any of those people. Guess that makes sense since I was from Raymond after all!
Your babies are beautiful!