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    Monday, July 23, 2012

    Phew! It is hot out there - again. This heat brings on boredom and brings out the stir crazy in the kids even worse than winter does. I think it is because our bodies are clamoring to be outside, but our brains know better. We'll melt if we go out there. We've had some under 90 degree days here and there and have tried our best to take full advantage when we do.

    Ice Cream in the Backyard Ice Cream in the Backyard Ice Cream in the Backyard
    Benjamin is at the same summer program that he has been in for the past three years. They always put on a talent show and this year his classroom performed Sea Cruise. It was really cute:
    Benjamin performing at his summer program talent show
    This weekend our cousins, The Ryans, were in town and the kids (and adults!) had an awesome time together. Makenna is just three months older than Lucy and it was so cute to see them interact with each other.
    Makenna and Lucy Benjamin and Lucy The Ryan Family Cousins Makenna and Lucy Benjamin at the swim pond Dennis and Makenna at the swim pond

    Catching up

    Monday, July 02, 2012

    Well, we sure have been busy around here lately.  Let's go back to the beginning of June! (Click on the photo to go to our photo website and see more from these collections.)

    We celebrated our Godson John's fourth birthday with a fun outdoor party at his house:
    John Warren is 4!

    We launched some rockets in a nearby park:
    Rocket #1 Helping Daddy set up Rocket #2

    Benjamin "graduated" from first to second grade. 
    Benjamin receiving a handshake and his ribbons from Andy, his teacher

    We took our family vacation to Oregon where we spent some time in Portland, Lincoln City (on the coast) and Welches (near Mt. Hood). We saw so much and had a great time. We are so lucky that our children are great little travelers. 
    Multnomah Falls, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Portland Aerial Tram Welches Cabin Lincoln City, OR Portland, OR - Mt. Hood

    Benjamin turned 7 and we celebrated with breakfast in bed and a Harry Potter themed party with friends. 
    Benjamin's traditional birthday breakfast in bed All of the wizards Blowing out the candle

    It has been a very busy, but fun summer so far!