Sunday, August 18, 2013

Other Summer Happenings

School starts this week.  I know I am supposed to be sad that the summer bliss of togetherness is over, but honestly, I'm tired.  I'm ready for a routine and as funny as it may sound, it will be so much easier with just three kids at home. 

We have had some picture worthy moments this summer that I thought I'd take a moment to share.  Our ward has some fantastic scout leaders.  For the Fourth of July they retired some flags.  I've never seen that before.  I am so grateful to be a citizen of this blessed country. 

As always we helped the Kirks with their Navaho Taco stand on the 24th of July.  My kids and I love the part of the tradition where we eat lot's of scones!

My mom introduced Caleb to BB Guns this summer.  He has had fun shooting and Cara and Andy have gotten into the action too.  We don't let any of them shoot unsupervised.  One of the first times Caleb was out he forgot to put the safety on and skimmed his leg with a BB.  Later he found the BB in his shoe.  He wonders why we don't really trust him with guns.  It is a little scary, but it has also been fun.

We took the kids miniature golfing while we had my niece Kate (Christies daughter) for three days.  Cara was a perfect little mom to Kate.  I just love when Caleb and Cara pitch in and really help.

Caleb got to drive a 4-wheeler at the Owen Family Party.  He was so excited and nervous since the last time he drove one was at the last Owen party about three years ago and he ended up with stitches.  He is growing up. 

This picture shows Ali's green smoothie mustache.  We have become converted to green smoothies this summer after a friend insisted we read the book "Green For Life."  It was extremely convincing about the nutritional value of green smoothies and the wonderful health benefits for adding them to your diet.  If you're looking to get healthier I highly recommend the book - and green smoothies!

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