Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Fun---Take One!

So...our summer is off to a GREAT start. We are truly enjoying these hot summer days, but I definitely wouldn't exactly call them lazy.

What we have been up too...

We've spent most of our time at our neighborhood pool, but would you believe I have not taken ONE picture of the kids there--NOT ONE. That's because ALL my time is spent chasing around four VERY active children!!
Oh. My. Goodness...it's crazy.
The babies LOVE the water, but both tend to go in two different directions at all times. Makes me very nervous. I can't take my eyes off of them for even a second. The older boys are really great swimmers and have proven to be a big help to me with the little ones. We are having a BLAST though, but this mama is worn out after a few hours poolside. I see those sweet moms sitting on the side of the pool chatting, or reading a book while their kiddo's play, and I think--"one day...one day that will be me"---HA!

As a way to stay cool in our own backyard, Shane surprised the kids and brought home a little pool for us to enjoy.

The kids were so....excited.

So, while we grilled our dinner the other night, the kids had some fun playing in the pool.
...And in case you were wondering... that IS a lovely scrap on the top of Hudson's head---courtesy of his big sister!

We even brought out some soap and shampoo and gave the kids their evening bath right then and there.

They thought that was GREAT!!!!

We've also had fun doing some tie-dye projects. Corban received a really cool tie-dye kit for his birthday (thanks Celia) which he was dying (no pun intended) to use ;)!!

So, Sunday afternoon we got to work.

We made several shirts with the kit.

Today we sported our creations!

I think they turned out pretty cute!

Oh...and Corban had his first sleepover of the summer with his best buddy Knox. They had themselves such a great time.

These two can be so silly together. They are such good friends!
Love it!

So that's a little of what we've been up to lately.
Hope your summer is off to a GREAT start too!!!


Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It sounds like you've been busy! I love the idea of the bath in the pool. I think I'll have to try that!!!

Jennifer said...

love the tie dyes! What brand of kit was it? I think I NEED it!

Courtney said...

Sounds like summer is off to a great start. I am sure that pool will provide hours of fun and give you a little break from chasing kids around the big pool. Love the tye dye shirst.

Melanie said...

The tie dye shirts are great! Love them! And the baths in the baby pool is totally something we would do!

Annie said...

Definitely is going to be a fun summer for the kids and you.

Like the tie dye shirts.

Brooke Barber said...

love the pic of sophie looking at hudson!

Sarah said...

GREAT idea to give baths in the pool! You have inspired me to give it a try - I never would have thought of that, but it probably simplifies things! Glad you're all enjoying summer so far... busy, busy home with four kids! You're a wonderful (and cute) mom.