We tried to squeeze every bit we could out of July. With school starting back in early August and my hubby going back to work mid July we wanted to have a good fun July to finish off the summer. A lot of July I specifically posted about so i will just add links to some of these photos.
We started of July with Little girl getting to read a verse in both contemporary services at church. I posted about it here.
my hubby and i were able to take a quick date to our favorite Mexican restaurant for a margairta
we celebrated the 4th with family and friends at the front of the neighborhood to watch the fireworks.
last year we watched them over the Washington Monument
This year it was over the Space and Rocket Center
The next day we dropped the kids off with each set of grandparents and headed to Destin for a few days. I posted about it here.
This guy got his 3rd pair of hearing aids.
We also celebrated him turning 11 with a family swimming party and a fishing cake that he picked out and designed. I posted about his actual birthday day here.
Little girl got to attend a painting event with some friends from school. They painted a mermaid tail and did a pretty great job. we will for sure be attending another class next summer. she loved it.
Golden boy had never seen the Original Jurassic Park so we watched it with him
we played with some fun face filters that are on my phone first
and he held onto this Lego Raptor through the whole movie
The kids did WinShape Camp again this year. It was Golden Boys 4th year and Little Girls 2nd.
Golden boy say the Incredibles 2 with my parents earlier this summer but said that he would want to see it again if we all went and we have been waiting for a squeal for years, as i am sure everyone else as been too. So we went to see it and loved it. i hoped to get a family selfie but managed to snap this one when we were leaving.
A local Orthodontist office rented out a trampoline park and our office was invited so we attended and had "the best time ever." ~Little girls words
We ended the last weekend in July with a trip to the Lake.
We caught the train at the exit that we take. When Golden boy was tiny, catching the train was the best part of his day.
my social butterfly and her Bear
when we left the lake we went to spend one night with my sister.
there was cartoon watching......
i wrote about this photo over on instagram. this is what i said:
I'm going to admit that I am not the best at teaching the kids how to do some things. It's easier for me to just say, I'll do it myself and do it. It's something I am working on being better at.
I'm hoping it just comes naturally for him. It appears to at times. Today his little cousin wanted to know how to load the nerf bullets. Sawyer patiently sat there and showed him the button to press to release the cartridge. He unloaded the bullets and showed him how they go in and how to load the cartridge. I was smiling at how sweet and kind he was being. I want to be more like him and take time to teach instead of just doing. It's a process that I am trying to learn.
Books read this month: