Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Snaps

 I read with the kids every day, afternoon or evening.  Here we are getting ready for bed.  Nothing is better than freshly bathed kids reading bedtime stories together!  All my hard work is paying off!  M and N are both reading lots of sight words - M even told Hubs yesterday that he "loves to read!" I am so, so proud!
 Cousin D graduated from high school and we attended his open house/pool party.  The kids swam with Hubs and Uncle A while I snapped photos on the side.  It was their first swim of the season, but they didn't mind the chilly water and insisted Hubs tread in the deep end and catch them as they jumped in!
 Mid-Michigan's Children's Museum in Saginaw is a blast for the kids!  I visited with a friend and her two grandchildren and the 4 who could walk ran around all morning together.  C spent some time at the optometrist's office trying on specs.  "I'm going to need you to come in on Saturday...."
 We've been making our own cool treats this summer, getting creative with non-dairy ingredients.  Frozen bananas are just the best thing ever - I melted chocolate chips and spread them on half bananas stuck on ice pop molds.  What a sweet treat!
 The big boys and I waiting for the Loons game to end last week so they (M) could run the bases.  If you've never been to a minor league baseball game, you ought to go!  It's so much fun, perfect for the kids, and a fraction of the cost and fuss of a MLB game.  And it's just 8 miles away!
 Our Saginaw Children's Zoo pass expired Sunday so we went just one more time.  It's the perfect zoo for little ones - we can see all the animals in less than an hour and spend the rest of the time riding the carousel and train over and over and over!

 C is big enough to ride one all by himself - I was going to say "horse," but M was reading the panels and pointed out that C chose "Girl Bunny."
 I love that M and N put their arms around Hubs for this shot~
Our selfie on the last train car - to avoid the loud TOOT!

We had a lot of fun over the 4th of July weekend - family cookouts, Bay City fireworks, and boat rides!  I was overly focused on packing food, drinks, sunblock, change of clothes, chairs, Twizzlers, clop-clops, and the like for all of the festivities and forgot to pack the camera!  We enjoyed lots of time with both my and Hubs' families, telling ourselves and them repeatedly, this is why we're here!

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