Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Catch Up

With summer just a little over half way through my motto has been "I must document this" so the next few post maybe just a slew of pics.
                                   We were hanging out poolside with our buddies.
                                                 Jen was Gio's personal swim coach for the day.
He's gotta be the cutest 7 year old boy in the world.
                                                              The Little Mermaids
He just couldn't get enough of Ms. Jen, I'm so happy they're back!
And yes Joey was there too!
 One of my favorite things to do with the kids is taking impromptu trips, doesn't matter where it is but they love to be surprised, and I love to surprise them. So my tip if you've got no money to spend is just go to a park you've never been to before, even if it's a little further away than you'd like but kids love to explore...
                                                         and that's just what we did
                                           this park was cool cause it had a pond with ducks and turtles to feed.
This is why you never see me in many pics, cause I'm the one always taking them, so I set the camera down and set the timer, but poor Gabi's face was cut off, and I had absolutely NO make-up on(remember this was an impromptu trip)
                                              He's all about copying his older sister these days.
He didn't want to leave so he storms off and started to pout, how could you get made at that face.
So on the subject of being spontaneous, we had a super quick visit from my husband's older brother and his family, who were headed back home from there summer vacation trip and since they had to pass through our city they spent the night before the last leg of their drive.
My nephew is getting so grown. no denying these guys are brothers huh!

So the kids decided to have a fashion show/dance party at about 10 o'clock at night, but they never get to see each other as often as they'd like and so we let them have the night.
  There was some serious dancing going on here all 6'4'' of him.

So though it was only but a quick overnight stay and always so hard to say goodbye, we've made a memory that will last forever.

And last but certainly not least
{{drum roll please}}
We had an awesome VBS week for those of you reading who may not know, it stands for
 Vacation Bible School.
Our theme this year was Passport to the Nations  where we highlighted 5 countries from around the world. We had a fabulous team of volunteers from our church and a Missions group that introduced the kids to the different art, food, music from each country and most importanly  prayed for them.

Gabi was soooo happy because her  bff from school participated with her this year.

Although Gio wasn't of age for VBS  he still managed to get involved.
But I guess that's not a bad thing.

Where having a great summer so far and looking forward to our beach trip, but until then we're making our summer memories one dog day at a time!


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