Jul 9, 2012

In a Nutshell: Swimming, Neighborhood, The 4th

Caution: photo heavy post straight ahead.


Indulge me.

Our Summer has been too fun and exciting to limit my In a Nutshell post to one topic. In fact our Summer has so much fun in it, I didn't even get this post up yesterday...or early this morning for that matter.

Here are some of the activities filling our days/nights this past week.

Swimming lessons.

Our boys have been quite anxious about the water. In the past, playing at the pool consists of us cajoling and bribing to get them to jump in/put face in/float. They were not comfortable in the water and were not enjoying all that playing in a pool had to offer.

Swimming lessons are changing that for sure.

We now have a front swimmer and a starfish floater. Not only that, but Oldest can now officially say that he has jumped off the diving board. So much fun.

Totally worth signing them up. Wish we had done it sooner.

Our neighborhood is the absolute best. BEST.

There are lot of friends for our Little Men.

To my utter delight, the other night I came out to a neighborhood baseball game going on.

Do you notice Hubby's feet in the above picture? I guess it is more fun to play street baseball with no shoes on. All of their feet were that shade of black by the end.

Little decided it was more fun to draw with chalk in the garage with his friend.

Our neighborhood doesn't just stop at baseball games.

The other day our neighbor put together this backyard slip and slide. Tarps, hoses, baby oil, soap, and some  toys and immediate fun was had by all.

Yeah, we feel really blessed to live by so many wonderful people.

We also had a great 4th of July with our little family. This was our first one here and we kind of just winged it.

We hit the parade.

We may have gotten out a little late due to my late arrival back home after running a 5k. Hence why at the parade I was still decked out in my running gear. I looked pretty sweet for sure.

After the parade we came back home. We freshened up (mostly me). We had a lunch cook out at my SIL's parents house.

Later that day we headed downtown to get ready to watch the fireworks.

I was pretty proud of our little family. We survived the six hours of hanging out without too much whining. We loved the 30 minute firework show. Bean slept through it in my arms. Little fell asleep traumatized after he remembered that he doesn't care too much for fireworks.

We then swiftly hauled everyone back to our car, thinking we would make a quick and strategic getaway.


After some bumper to bumper, and some redirecting we finally made it home just before midnight.

Eventually we got everyone into bed and congratulated ourselves for a successful 4th of July.

Whew what a week.

Thanks for reading this little blog of mine.
I appreciate all of you so much.


Stockhoff Family said...

I am so glad you live in that great neighborhood! Needless to say I love, love the pictures. :)

Amanda said...

such studs!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Thanks guys. LOVE ya.


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