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July 23, 2011

A Week Worth Remembering...

Sadly, since Andy is on year round school, this was our last week of Summer vacation. I know....Boo!! We definitely made sure to make it the BEST week we've had this Summer so far!

We had a play date at the Herriman Beach where I pretty much caught the most adorable picture of Lila in the whole wide world...

Lila made a new friend who is Mr. Handsome. She already has good taste in men...She takes after her Momma for sure. hahaha!

We also paid a visit to the Aquarium where we saw some pretty awesome color-changing jellies!

And my favorite, the sea horses...They are AH-MAZING!  :)

And we petted some super slimy but VERY COOL Sting Ray's.

And of course we went to our favorite picnic place, Wheeler Farm. Where we enjoyed eating Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches in the shade. Well, all of us enjoyed the sandwiches except for my 11-month old runner...

Thank heavens for big brother Andy who was in charge of grabbing her before she could escape. She was not a happy camper!

We saw a pretty intense geese fight...This picture was taken after the fight and this goose in the middle was all screaming at everyone to leave him the heck alone!

Oh, and I admired these beautiful faces....

We made sure to get at least one completely inappropriate shot of a calf sniffing Andy's crotch. LOL! I couldn't resist putting it in here.

In fact, we played so long and hard that little Lila zonked out in her stroller.

Have you ever asked for your children to sit and smile so you can get a memorable happy photograph, and this is what you get....

They pretty much look like they just had the worst time of their life right?? Well, I am about to tell you a little secret. Whenever my children give me a shot like that, I tell them to look at each other and laugh and suddenly the most amazing thing happens....

Life returns to their faces...

And even though they might give you the most cheesiest of cheese smile in the Universe like Luke did, it is still one dang cute photograph!

We also took 3 trips to the park this week and I let Andy take Lila down the slide.

And I convinced Luke to try to stick his head through this hole so I could take a picture of him. hee hee hee

There is that smile I love!

We officially decided that Lila is much more of a Daddy's girl than a Mommy's girl.

And Luke gave me the biggest laugh of the entire week when I asked him why he had to put on Daddy's shoes to open the freezer. His reply was, "Because I wanted to get a Popsicle and I didn't want to get my feet cold." Hahahaha  I most certainly have the best children on the Planet!

The End.


Jennifer Wolf said... Best Blogger Tips

You always get the best photos! Love them all, especially the look on Luke's face behind Andy at the jelly fish exhibit!

Sell...Party Of 4 said... Best Blogger Tips

It was so fun playing with you this week. That picture is definitely my favorite of your lil' girl!!

Mama Pea Pod said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I'd love to invite you to come share your week at the Outdoor Play linky over at Mama Pea Pod. It's a place where we can link up all sorts of outdoor play ideas and experiences, and get inspiration for playing outdoors the next week.

This Farm Family's Life said... Best Blogger Tips

I just discovered your blog and it is FANTASTIC! I love doing crafts with my girls, but sometimes it is hard to find crafts that will fit BOTH of their age groups. I am your newest follower and can't wait to be inspired!

I feel sorry for you that your kiddos have to start back to school already. Ours starts in 3 weeks and our oldest will start kindergarten. It will be so weird having her gone all day. I think year round school is in our future.
Okay, enough rambling...have a wonderful Monday!

Kelly @ ThrivingWith5 said... Best Blogger Tips

Great photos! Looks like you had a wonderful last week before school. It is always hard to see the summer end!

Kristi McInerney said... Best Blogger Tips

You truly are a wonderful mommy because you made the work before school fun and memorable! I love the pics!!!

K. the Littlest Crafter said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously.adorable.picture - your little pin up!! :)

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable! My summer break is coming to an end too! :(

Mama Pea Pod said... Best Blogger Tips

Dropping back in to say thanks for linking up at Outdoor Play! Hope to see you again this Friday!

Mama Pea Pod said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Rachel, just wanted to let you know that the Outdoor Play linky will be back up and running again at long last starting tomorrow (Friday). Would love to see you back sharing more fun ideas for playing outdoors!