Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summer Fun

                                                     In July I decided to take the kids to fly
                                                     to Ohio to visit Meg and Ben. It was a
                                                     very busy flight with all the kids and a
                                                     couple meltdowns but overall it went well.
                                                     We were all exhausted by the end of travel
                                                     days but we had a great trip in Ohio.

                                                                     We went swimming
                                                      Sunday walk along the old eerie canal.
                                                      Chloe decided she wanted to wear
                                                      underwear over her shorts.

                                                                       Beautiful cousins
                                                      Our family vacation this year was in Monterey
                                                     Bay at the end of Aug.
                                                            The aquarium was fun.
                                                               Walking along the coast

                                                                      Beach day!!!

                                              Out to dinner which went remarkably well

                                                             Playing at Dennis the Menace park
                                                     And now some family clips ...
                                                     That's how Chloe paints

                                                         The many styles of Chloe
                                                             Chloe loved swim practice
                                                              This next picture is right before
                                                            Chloe plopped into the deep end
                                                            while we waited for practice to start.
                                                            I probably could have just scooped
                                                         her out but instead I threw my phone and
                                                           jumped in after her, clothes and all.
                                                            I just stayed wet through practice.

                                                            My Grandpa Johnson sold his
                                                         home so we are playing before we
                                                         no longer can make more memories there.
                                                        I have so many loving childhood memories

                                                           Emmett is my little fish.
                                                             He just loves the water
                                                   After jumping, he got out, turned to run
                                                   towards me and ran straight into a diving board
                                                   which left him flat on his back.
                                                   His goggles saved his nose from being broken.
                                                   Some drama followed but I knew he was fine
                                                   when he cried more about his toe scratches then
                                                   anything else.
                                                      Happy 4th Birthday to Emmett!!! Cars theme

                                                             Little daring boy

                                                             1st day of preschool 9/3/13.
                                                          He loves it!

                                             Kate started army crawling at 5.5 months. Wait!
                                            She is a mover and very inquisitive. Likes to grab everything.

                                                         Kate likes to sleep through swim lessons
                                                             She loves trying to mimic us and
                                                          tries so hard to blow her bubbles.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Growing so quick!

We are staying busy and trying to enjoy the little moments with eachother. There are events occurring in the world today that are a bit depressing. But Emmett says to me,"You know, when you are scared, you can pray to God and he will help you." So sweet and true! Never mind that he was initially talking about haunted houses ; )
                                            We just love summer time! Even if we get days that are 108 deg. bleh
                                            Father's Day! The kids were so excited to show Matt his gift.
                                            Emmett is just a fun boy who loves his sisters.

                                           Our Chloe and Kate are getting so big. Such sweet girls!

                                     We love our happy Kate who is now rolling all over the place at not quite 5                            months.

                                           Chloe is able to hold still long enough to hold Kate. Pretty good considering she        just runs everywhere else =)

                                            Bath time is a happy time for the kids and messy time for mom.

                                           Getting so big!