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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Summer Recap - July

We had a July spent mostly on the water!  It was fabulous!
At the very beginning of July, we took these wild boys to Spring Valley Beach water park.  It is about an hour away from Birmingham and has the most fun water slides and pools!  They had a ball and this was the only picture I got because our phones were locked up.  Sadly, Collins didn't make the travel team and it was nice to just play with the boys.  I think she can handle it next year, but we didn't need her slowing us down!
Then, on to one of my favorite holidays, Fourth of July.  I love summer and I love this holiday because it is usually spent celebrating our country with family and friends!
We headed to the lake with some fun friends who took us on boat rides,
let us go fishing,
took Daddy skiing,
and even showed us some fireworks!
A little boys' paradise!!  God bless 'Merica:)
 A highlight of the day was watching Turner get up and ski!!
That night we got dressed in our red, white and blue (gotta love a theme!) and headed to a cookout with our Sunday School class.  
A picture perfect night full of baby pools and swings and running around and even a visit from the Ice Cream Man!

A fun and picture-perfect Fourth of July celebration!
 The next morning we headed back to the lake with friends to round out the holiday celebration.
Look at all those boys!!
July was spent playing with friends (this was at Cracker Barrel)
passing the swim test at the gym,
and more swimming and diving with friends and family.
Uncle Derek and Chloe came over to play in the "yard pool" and slip n' slide.

Uncle Derek is no fun!

 We even had a water balloon fight with cousin Ellie one night when they drove through town.
Then we headed on vacation with the Starr family!  Always an adventure with these 7 kids:)  This year Uncle Derek was able to come and Heath and Brandon were in and out with work.  Mom and Dad braved the whole trip:)
We did a LOT of playing on the beach,
and lounging by the pool.  

Lots of riding the waves

 and we even found starfish!! 

 Lots of quality time with Uncle Derek,
 and GiGi

 and of course Pop Pop!

This girl LOVES her daddy and even made a new best friend in cousin Kate this trip!
We played on playgrounds (even shut the park down this night)
and did some night swimming!
It was so so wonderful to be able to spend so much fun time with all of the family!
Then we ended July with a trip to Atlanta to visit Ellie and Tap and Pappy and most importantly Ellie's new baby sister, Hazel!!

I would say we soaked the most out of our summer that we could!  Next up, August...


  1. So still beating your kids hard enough to leave marks you jerk.

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