Sunday, August 18, 2013

Family Fun Summer 2013

It is hard to believe the summer is almost over. It has been pretty low key overall, mostly staying in our little town.
 4th of July, we had a neighborhood potluck party. I attempted something crafty and made this flag cake. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, but it was a lot of work!
 Caden was passed around by all the neighborhood girls.
 The kids rode bikes and played while we waited for it to get dark.
 Sparklers for the kids.
 Even Dallin still gets into the sparklers.
 Sparklers were followed by the adult fireworks. It lasted 3 hours total for the fireworks!
We spend a lot of time find places to get wet!
 Jeff got to join in the fun of one of our local splash pads.

 Bryce got a special trip with Jeff to go to the Boston Red Sox game in Seattle.
 When we go to splash pads, Dallin finds a way to set up a baseball game on the side. :-)
 We have been able to get some boating in. This trip we met up with friends with a boat.

 We went to a great pool in Porltand. Here is Dallin in the middle of a front flip.
 Emily performed in the local production of Little Mermaid as a guppy!
 Caden loves interacting with his siblings. I love this picture of him grabbing Dallin. He is such a special addition to our family.
 Our trip to California began with a trip to the beach! We met up with my sisters Shelly and Heather and their kids and my aunt Marlynn and her kids. I LOVE the beach!

 The kids spent a lot of time doing my favorite past time- looking for sand crabs. They ended up finding 40 or more of them!
 Then we headed to a cabin in the mountains to spend time with all my siblings and their families!
 There was lots of room to run and Emily loved getting to know her new cousins, Don Asia and Cristina.
 The 4 girls all had new additions to their family this year! 3 new babies and 2 new girls!
 Here are the 3 babies- we were each a trimester apart!
 We did the annual family softball game!
 The kids loved finding lizards.
 They also skipped rocks in the little lake by the house.
 It was awesome cousin time!!
 I loved watching Emily body surf and enjoy being in the waves.
Here is Emily and Cristina singing in the family talent show. We had a great time together!