Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sweet Summer Days

I love staying at home with my kids, especially in the summer.  We don't have much of a schedule and just get to sleep in and play most mornings.  Today was just perfect.  All three kids slept in, so I did too. Then we headed outside for our morning walk.  It was surprisingly cool and cloudy outside, so we were able to take full advantage of that and stay out til almost lunchtime.  Even some of the neighborhood kids came out to play too.  My kids are usually out everyday, but a lot of the kids on our street are older and don't come out as often as they used to.  It was such a nice treat to have friends to play with.  Here are a few pictures of our morning.

 Gaitley had fun with the chalk, as you can see.

Gracyn enjoyed a fun game of washers.  Grandma, I hope you see this and show Grandad that we still enjoy his homemade Christmas present.

Garrett drove his remote control car.

 The girls drank lots of juice.

 Everyone enjoyed playing with Cate's dog.

 Gaitley and her best friend, Cate.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pool Time

This has been a great summer for going to the pool.  Garrett has turned out to be quite a little swimmer and once Gaitley got over her fear of getting her face wet, she is doing great.  Gracyn just enjoys being held and getting wet.  We had a family swim night on Saturday and this was such a treat for the kids.  They love it when Britt comes to the pool with us.  Daddy is so much fun!  We can't wait to go back again.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Captiva Island, Florida

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary this year and decided we would use up all Britt's travel points and go somewhere really fun.  The kids voted on the beach and we picked Captiva Island, Florida.  It was a great family friendly resort with lots of activities for kids.  It rained half of the time we were there, but it was a little refreshing and didn't slow us down one bit.  On our sunny days, we spent our time at the beach and the pool.  We also went on a dolphin cruise to Cabbage Key, which is a 100 acre island with only one restaurant and not even a single paved road. I couldn't imagine living there.
If you are wondering where Gracyn is in these pictures, well, we decided to leave her here with my mom.  She loved the one on one attention from Mimi and this allowed us all to have a little more fun.  We had a great time and I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What a Mess

This baby girl loves playing in the sprinklers.  Today she decided to get wet and then go play in my plants.  What a mess!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gracyn's One Year Pictures

We finally got around to taking Gracyn's one year pictures, now that is it nice and hot.  She did great, despite the heat, and really turned on the smiles for her daddy.