Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Playing catch-up...

SHEESH! this will be a marathon blog, since it's been too long! So much has happened in just a few short weeks of summer! We have been busy and happy!

Addison was done with Kindergarten on the 17th. Looking at these pictures today he told me he felt sad. I thought that was a good sign that he really loved school. He loved his teacher, Mr. Trimble- and in this picture with him is Gwen -yes, she really is a whole head taller than him. We walked home with Gwen and her grandma almost every day and they became good friends!

The day school ended Addison was signed up for a free basketball camp. It was really a Vacation Bible School with some basketball added in. They rocked out to some kids Christian-rock and learned about team-work and good sportsmanship. He went with two of his friends from church and they all had a great time!

Miss Hailey has made some big advances lately! She can stand up all by herself and will take some steps if coaxed! She knows she is adorable and can pretty much get whatever she wants. She likes to say "UH-OH!" very dramatically and she has started to say "WOW!" WE LOVE HER!

The other wonderful thing that happened on Addison's last day of school is AUNT MIMI visiting!! The kids were in HEAVEN having her here and so was I! I feel so lucky to have such a good friendship with my seester!

Mary helped be try to be Martha Stewart and make 'bootie' cakes for a baby shower...

She did a lot of snuggling with the kiddos...

We went strawberry picking and made some YUMMY strawberry jam!

We visited River Front Park and the HUGE wagon...

and we went to the falls-

Thanks for coming Mimi!! We love you so much!!

This past weekend we had MORE visitors! Addison's "best" cousin Nate and the rest of the Yakima Dittos came up for the weekend! So, we filled it up with swimming, mini golf, good food, and a trip to Moses Lake's water park.

The kids LOVED the water park and have asked me several times today when we are going back.

Hailey could not get enough of the water! she loved the baby octopus slide and would have stayed there all day long if her mom had the energy!!


Thanks for a FUN day Yakimaniacs! Let's do it again!

4 comments:

Tiffany said...

YAY! Finally some new pix. We've been the same way..busy busy busy. Summer has been so fun, and I see yours has been too! Is it possible that Hailey has grown A LOT since visiting PA?

Ditto Family said...

My kids have been begging to return to the waterpark ASAP too! I'm still recovering from my burnt body. Thanks for making the drive to Moses Lake and filling our Spokane stay with lots of fun.

Amy & Greg said...

Addison had a male kindergarten teacher!? I can't get over how cool that is. I only wish we had more men around in the elementary schools--especially in the lower grades.

Melvin said...

Amazing post...
pics are great....
thanks for sharing....

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