Thursday, July 21, 2011

The PERFECT evening (and homemade ice cream)

I'm a little behind on my blogging this week. We've been so busy and I just haven't had a moment to sit down on the computer and blog. 
Oh well! 
Summer is indeed flying by, but we are definitely making the most of every minute!

Sunday evening, we made an impromptu decision to head over to my parents house 
to hang out. 

My sister and her family met us there too! 
It's so much fun when we all get together.
If you read this Steve...know that we missed you and can't wait to see you next week xoxoxo;)
We picked up several pizza's on our way and enjoyed dinner and a sweet visit with my family.
We are ALL headed to the beach together soon, so most of our conversation revolved around planning our upcoming trip! 

Our family beach trip is the HIGHLIGHT of our entire summer!!!
We seriously CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!!!!!!!

After dinner, the kids helped me make homemade "coffee can" ice cream!
Find complete direction on the link above.

The kids had fun kicking,




and rolling our ice cream can around the yard!

After about ten minutes of kicking that can around, these two were ready for dessert!

Ice cream PLEASE!!!
All that hard work definitely paid off, and we enjoyed ice cream sundaes--poolside!

Good to the very last drop!

And what would a fun summer evening be with out tractor rides on Papa's tractor...

Uncle Matt graciously gave everyone several rides around the yard!

Hang on tight Hud!  

 Next summer you'll get to ride too Miss Brooklyn bear!

And a few games of baseball made our night complete!

Great hit Soph!

Check out the legs on that batter;)
Too cute!

Family, food and FUN...
I can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening!


Terri said...

What FUN! Jake & Sophie look like siblings! Their hair is the same color. Your family is just precious!! Blessings!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Fun Fun! We take a family beach trip that is the highlight of our summer too! I think talking about it is almost as fun as going! When we get back, we start planning Christmas!

Melanie said...

Does totally look like the perfect summer evening! That ice cream looks so fun to make & SO yummy! What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Sarah said...

alrighty... i admit it: i'm jealous of the fact you have family close by! i long for impromptu evenings with grandparents and cousins. but in all seriousness, i'm truly happy you can make memories and enjoy being together. looks like a great evening!

Bethany said...

You got so many great pics! It was one of the best times! 9 more days till the beach! We all know YOU are excited! Ha!

Celia Jimenez said...

Ditto to what Sarah said...this post almost made me cry!! I have to fit all those evenings into a quick trip but I echo her too...thankful for you that you have such an AMAZING family close by!!! And that you are so gracious to share them with us!

{darlene} said...

oh dear! It has been too long since I stopped by! I hope you are well! The family is precious as always, and growing like weeds. God's blessings to you!!!
- {darlene}

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

That does look like a great night!

Jodi said...

Love your family and all the fun things you do! Your baby niece is beautiful. Love her cheeks. I would love to hear an adoption update if you were willing to share one on your blog!

Brian & Ashley said...

I love that you're making the most of summer. It's nice that you have family so close by. It makes me a little sad for our kids that we can't just pop in at grandma and grandpa's house.

Stephanie said...

love all the have the cutest little family EVER!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks like a great evening! The pictures are so cute!