Here is a hodge-podge of pictures from June. I'll label them the best I can!
This is when we were watching Chloe's horse show. Of course A&C wouldn't nap willingly so I had to wait until they just completely gave up! Sweet girls.
Ditto here, I guess.
Granddad bought the kids this dome for the back yard. It was mostly for A&C's birthdays but all of the kids enjoy it so much. They love climbing and using their imaginations with it.
Nobody is too young for chores around here!
Chloe spent one evening doing our finger nails. The Easter Bunny had brought her some polish pens and we hadn't broken them in yet. The artwork was so much fun and Chloe mad me so proud. That girl might look like her daddy but she has my creative heart 100%.
Father's Day weekend we ended up at Cedar Bluff with Wayne & Sandy, Mom & Ron, and Galen & Debbie. It was a beautiful first evening, windier-than-can-be Saturday, followed by a beautiful Sunday. Typical lake schedule.
Saturday morning was the fishing derby at the kids' pond. Chloe and Isaac were reluctant to go but they sure had a great time! Chloe caught a 1.4lb channel catfish right away! She placed in the top 15 for the derby and even got her picture on a local website. The kids ended up with great prizes as well. Chloe got a new sleeping bag and Isaac got a great life-jacket.
Best dad ever!
The storms were rolling in and all of the kids were pretty zapped after a day in the wind and sun. Jack joined us in Gram & Papa's camper for a little screen time to close out the day. They played so well together. We are excited to have Ty, Sarah, and Jack in Oakley now
and hope to see them more often.
Anxious about the storms....
Father's Day evening we ended up with the Wentling's and Hernandez's at Rachel's parents' house. It was a great pool party and of course the food was fantastic.
I can't say enough about Royce and our kiddos. He is such a great dad, cares so much for the kids, and so much of his time is devoted to our family. He said he had a fantastic Father's Day and I sure hope so because he deserves it.
Isaac and I love making no-bake cookies together. They are some of his favorites and he does great while cooking. His commentary this time involved "boiling bubble bombs", "swirling-whirling stirring pools", drinking Cherry Sprites out of T-Rex hurricane glasses, and mechanical operating sounds while scooping the cookies. He is all boy!
Final family picture as a
family of three!
One week later we got to meet the little baby inside the belly!
Chloe and I needed to take this picture for a craft we were working on. While the details of the photo weren't important (we only used the silhouette) the picture turned out absolutely adorable!
I love how Stella is on her tippy-toes with her curls dangling behind her.