Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Ice Cream Truck Rocks

Oliver's Homemade Shuttle Launch

3... 2... 1... blast off

"We will, we will, rocket boom!"
(sung to the tune of we will, we will rock you)

The Last Shuttle Launch

Oliver absolutely loved watching this. I bawled (it's a lot like jets).

More 4th celebrations

4th of July Crafts

Binner was more into watching than crafting.

I was so proud of Oliver for sitting and actually working on this flag.

Beach Babies

Madison and I were feeling a little stir crazy so we packed up the kids and headed to a beach.

Riding a killer wave

More wimming with friends

Katie and Audrianna took a break this summer to come up and chill with us.

A typical Oliver spot

Learning to swim

We have all spent a lot of time in the pool this summer and over the last couple months both Oliver and Finn have gotten very comfortable in the water.
Oliver has gone so far as to swim under water for long (7 seconds) periods of time.
It's a huge leap for him to even let his face get wet. We're so proud of his progress.

Keira's Visit

First, we had dinner. I set it up restaurant style with crudely drawn menus for ordering. They dined at their own table, and took turns praying

Dinner wasn't exactly gourmet, but they loved it!

Keira and Oliver opening her gifts from Mom and Dad.

She had to quickly put her jammies on and share her light-sticks.

Just minutes before they both collapsed for bed.

We loved having her here and I can't wait for more visits as they get older.

Fathers Day 2011

This cracks me up. Mark didn't want to be in any pictures so this is the only Father's Day picture I got.