Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sum-Sum-Summer Time

Our summer is nearly over but where did the time go? There was a lot of pool time. With floats and flippers.
The girls spent a week at girl scout day camp. They LOVED it and want to do 2 weeks next summer. Win-win for all!!!

Did I mention the new floaties? The swan is half the size of the pool, well almost.
We did the 4th of July!!! No parade this year but our patriotic game was strong!
We call this one firework hair.
All decked out to go to Uncle E's house.
Couldn't help but pose by the flag.
Even our food was patriotic. Watermelon, blueberry, feta and mint salad.
Mr. Handsome in the house!
Gwynnie aka Goo-Goo baby was darling as ever eating that flag platter. Super yum!
The pre-game firework show was strong. Uncle E buys a set of fireworks that may or may not be legal. All the neighborhood kids came down to watch. We couldn't really wait for the sun to go all the way down.
Sparklers of course!!
Uncle E's show might have been even better than the big Thousand Oaks show!
We also managed to squeeze in one event at the library. The bubble show!
I have been informed by Lily that these shows are for babies and they are officially "too old".
Our big trip for the summer was a road trip to Vacaville!! We got to see our friends Elias and Charlotte! We love having sleep overs and playing.
We tooled around Davis one afternoon at the farmers market and a brewery. Yes kids love breweries don't you know?
There was some pool time at their local pool and plenty of raiding Nate's garden too.
We made some chocolate chip zucchini cakes in the old easy bake oven. I wonder if I cooked spinach in there with mushroom sauce would they eat it? The draw of the tiny oven has magical powers.
Lily got a shave ice machine for her birthday so we made some blue raspberry. There are big plans to turn this into a business one day.
Then a thrill this summer. My plumeria tree bloomed for the first time and the flowers are gorgeous! They are pink with yellow in the middle. My favorite!
Now that summer has come to an end we are mourning the loss of our lazy mornings. I think both girls grew a foot this summer.  They had their back to school annual physicals and Lily is in the 50% for height and 25% for weight which is where she has always been. Gemma shot up to the 75% for height and the 15% for weight.  Our big event this summer was remodeling our kitchen. I will have to post pictures of that process too. Next up is back to school!

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