Some more highlights of our summer via my iphone…
Mimi bought you 4 the cutest hand-made T’s and onesies from the OC Swapmeet for our fun day of BBQing, slip ‘n’ sliding and fireworks with friends and family.
Your daddy and I made a goal to take more outings as a family and experience new places. He definitely came through with researching, planning ahead, helping to pack and get you all ready to go when I wanted to be lazy and just stay home. This was the Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark. We had so much fun.
It was quite a trek to get to the strawberry fields but you guys loved it. But we couldn’t pick them fast enough to fill the containers because we all couldn’t stop eating them! Soren, you were in your element. I really do pray you will get a lot more of this in your childhood.
My babies. And all smiling? It’s a miracle!Proof that Amelie was in fact with us…Along with our 5th child. That has got to be one of the biggest squash ever!
sweet memories Evening walks and bike rides…
Until the day turned into night…
We visited a petting zoo…
And we have officially become “one of those family’s” all dressed in the same color. Whatever it takes not to lose one of ya 😉
We ventured south a bit (we’re at the Dana Point Harbor here)
Nothing like the love of a daddy.
Took family hikes..
Kept up with Alizea’s studies
And stayed cool at the Emde Resort.
We had a visit from our friends from Hawaii…
And the kids and I visited the coolest 80 year old’s around for a couple night stay at the retreat house
Ita and Ito, you are never short on love and peace, that’s for sure!
You guys had a blast even in the triple digit heat!
Ita, you put her to sleep better than I do…I miss you so much!!!
Thanks to Ito’s HARD work, we were able to enjoy mass on the beautiful patio
Stopping to marvel at this one (And that would be daddy’s “new” car in the background, YEE-HAWWWW!!!!!!! I’m just a little bit excited).. Lots of park outings… And ice cream… And mornings at the park before naptime…
Special time with Mimi & Bapa
And did I mention trips to the park? 😉
Many a morning and afternoon was spent doing this…And welcoming the indoors for “rest time” (or something like that)
We’ve been without a TV (or ipad) for over a month now (it started as completely unintentional and quickly became intentional before we could change our minds) but it’s been good. It took some adjusting and “de-toxing” haha (I didn’t realize what a stronghold it had on our Spicy one until the reactions came) and so anyway, I’m seeing a whole lot more of this kind of play now.
And finally, every single stuffed animal and board game and block and coloring book is being put to use now. Well, duh mom!
I can’t resist a game of Candy Land with my afternoon cup of coffee. That used to be my favorite game, Sweet G
We celebrated this guy
lazy late mornings of prayers, cuddles, tickles, and gourmet breakfast.
And I got quality time with my Nini…I thank God for all the blessings and changes that came to us this Summer. It was a really good one and I welcome His plans for this Fall.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1