In the past we have gone to the beach with our friends at the beginning of the summer, but due to family schedules we ended our summer at the beach this year. While the trip was far too short, it was just what we needed before school started!
The Fabulous Five!
Five of the greatest kids you will ever meet! Each with their own special talents and quality’s but all wonderful!
Hard to believe these two are now in 4th grade and almost 10 years old!
The cutest trouble makers of the bunch
Everyone in for an evening swim
Fun on the lifeguard chair!
I love Kaitlyn in this one! She cracks me up!
Rachael striking a pose!
Look Ma we dug a hole! And are going blind while you take the picture.
More sand creations.
The girls hard at work!
Mark my words, these two will rule the world together one day! We call them the Dynamic Duo!
Who needs a beach chair? Just dig a hole!
Enjoying some downtime
I love those 5 little munckins in the front more then anyone could imagine.
Me with the peeps- goodness I need some eye cream STAT!
Sure sand throwing, why not!
Jax’s perfect sand ball!
Body ,or as it looks in the picture, knee surfing
The three amigos!
As I look at these 5 kids, I can only hope that no matter what friends they make, what paths they choose, and the 5 different directions that their lives will take them, they know they have this little group that will always support them though the good times and the bad. And when life gets hard they can always cherish that simple time at the beach together, away from everything, and everyone, except each other.
Sadly all good things must come to an end, but this really was just another beginning.
Morning breakfast on our way home.
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Last Saturday Little Arthur was 3wks old and his immune system was up and running enough to where we could go and meet him in person! We were all so very excited as we have been spending more time then I would care to admit watching him on the puppy cam! Sadly Mike was out of town, so my Mom came with us. He was cuter and better then I could have ever imagined!
He’s a pudgy little thing and so soft and cuddly!
We couldn’t get enough the boys were practically fighting over him.
Ethan is most looking forward to teaching him cool tricks and likes to watch training videos on YouTube.
Jax is just Jax and is just thrilled to be getting a puppy! He did say he’s going to brush him, but for money of course. LOL!
Awe… Look how cute!
I wonder how many things that cute little mouth will eat?!?!
However, I am sure that much like Jax’s dimples serve him, that cute little face will be quickly forgiven.
And me, well I am over the moon about having a new baby in the house. With the boys getting so big and independent I am looking forward to have a new little love to take care of.
Remind me to read this post when he’s destroying my house or driving me batty!
We have had so much loss in the past few months and he is going to bring us all so much joy!
And despite all that joy, I know he will also bring, destruction, messes, hair, vet and grooming bills too.
But he will be worth it for the laughter, responsibility and fun that he will bring to us and our entire family! Especially the boys who for them, Arthur will be their boyhood puppy that they raise and remember for a lifetime. The boys love Florence, but Jax doesn’t remember her as a puppy and really she is more of an “adult” dog. She likes to cuddle with the boys, but doesn’t really play with the boys.
A month from today he comes homes and we get to go visit again in two more weeks. Until then you can find me watching the puppy cam!
He took his fist real steps two days ago!!!
Oh stop laughing its the little things in life that sometimes bring the most joy!
Here are a few cute pics snapped from the puppy cam.
OMG I can’t move, I ate too much!
Mama just giving up! Arthur is sleeping under her tail!
Little sister Jill was still available on Saturday. Shes smaller than Arthur, and oh sooo sweet!
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Our family has been all over the place and last weekend Daddy was away in NY for a golf tournament in honor of my cousin Troy and so the boys and me had a few days to kill together before we left for OC and the summer was over.
Sunday morning we decided to try out the new Ihop that just opened. It was enjoyable, but you can tell they just opened and are still working out some of the kinks. Excuse how awful I look, it was early, and I was un-showered, and didn’t have makeup on. Trust me its not pretty, but my boys don’t care!
Jax was freezing so he decided to cuddle with me while we waited for our breakfast!
After having a delicious breakfast we headed home. We were all pretty full, so we decided a bike ride to the school playground would be a fun way to help our tummy’s digest. We had a blast biking around the school and playing on the empty playground!
What’s that saying? “Not my Monkey’s not my Circus?”
Totally my Monkey’s and the best Circus EVER!
We were having so much fun we decided to ride to GORC park to play on that playground. That didn’t last too long, but we enjoyed the bike ride!
We finally headed home, enjoyed some down time and then met up with Aunt Nicole and Cousin Lucas for a hike at Paptasco State Park later that afternoon.
It was a beautiful hike!
The boys loving hanging out together and had a blast!
After a great hike we headed to my parents for a dip in the pool. After such a great exhausting day, the boys slept great!! I love being active with the boys and we had such a great day!
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As summer was quickly coming to an end, I was looking for something fun for the boys to do. All year I keep seeing people post pictures of their kids at SkyZone, so we booked the first open time slot and after a long morning of waiting off we went!
The boys LOVED It!!!! OMG what a great way to let them burn of energy!!
Here’s a short video of Ethan making a basket! I love the huge smile at the end
And Jax bouncing, but just missing
They had so much fun!! I can’t wait to take them back!
The smiles were just priceless!!
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