Another week without Shaun, this time it was literally 48 hours that he was gone, working across the state on his sister's deck. We really missed him since it was on the heels of two weeks of 14 hour work days, but a mid-afternoon homecoming is also sweet. *wink*
Aiden has started walking and I am reminded again just how much it ages them when they get upright. He's loving the use of two hands and he seems to be joining in with his sisters even more now.
You'll notice there are quite a few outdoor pictures...we are out as much as possible, trying to soak up all the summer we can!
A break in the action to watch the ice-cream truck go by.
I took the kids to the park on a beautiful evening then we went to check on Shaun. The girls found a stash of beads at the apartment that they like to play with.
Unfortunately for my mom, but fortunately for us, there have been several snags with the sale of their lake house. So...we continue to take advantage of it. My mom...always neck deep in the water with the kids as long as they want...laughing and having the time of her life.
I was trying to achieve motion blur here but I like the look of freezing action better. Avery thinks that as long as her palms are together and fingers pointed that she is diving. That's about how my dives look, too.
Sometimes I feel bad that we live on a city lot and don't have a better place for the kids to play, but they usually don't have much trouble....clearly.
Stories before afternoon rest time. For the most part, the girls do a quiet rest time on their beds now, for an hour to an hour and a half. They read and look at books. Occasionally they fall asleep but not usually.
The library in the next town over has a playscape and much nicer librarians so sometimes its just worth the drive.
We went to visit Grandma and Great-Grandpa. They read stories and colored and Aiden did a great job interacting with Great-Grandpa. When you are 92 you are ever-mindful that you are holding your legacy. I wonder what he hopes and dreams for Aiden when he looks at him.
My dad held a lawn concert at his church. We arrived late so Amanda didn't get a chance to sing like she wanted, but we still had fun. Just down the road they were having some festivities with the fire and water event.