Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Official!

We are homeowners!! We closed this morning! We are SO excited! Now we get busy making it more livable! Today's project - appliances. Tomorrow - paint. And we are meeting with the pool guy to get started on fixing it - yay! Can't wait! Hooray!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

All 5 kids - Justin, Eme, Daniel, Abby, and Liv
waiting for the parade to start!
Emelyn - isn't she beautiful?

Abby- she was having fun -
she was just tired of me taking pictures!

Justin and Liv

"Wo-Wo-Wo!" for every firetruck, tractor, and motorcycle that went by!

little hands clapping

"Ma! Ma! Ma!" which means
"Wow, Mom, Look at that!"
The police cars started out the parade. As soon as Daniel saw the car that looks just like the one Garr drives, he started hollering and waving. It was so cute! He looked very confused though when it didn't stop!

Friday, July 3, 2009

More Summer Fun

American Mum is having a giveaway on her website. You just comment on your favorite summer activity. It got me thinking. I'm pretty sure our favorite summer activity is swimming. Our new house (which we STILL haven't closed on - looking at July 10 right now) has a pool! Whoo-hoo! But until then, we have to visit local places like lakes and the ocean. The ocean, however, is a good 45 minutes away and Daniel doesn't like it yet. I think the waves scare him. So we end up going to a local lake instead. The kids still love it. And being that it is 5 minutes away makes it easy to head over there in the afternoon. At first Daniel didn't like it at all! But he has since made friends with the sand and even waded out into the water some yesterday. He did take a dunk - face first - but after a good cry from the shock, headed right back in. Here are some cute photos from our first trip this summer.

Abby jumping in
Emelyn, friend MaKayla, and Abby jumping in together

Garr throwing Abby in
Olivia swimming with help from a football

The girls dug out a personal pond for Daniel!
He enjoyed that!