And you thought we'd given up on this little blog! No way . . . though the kids did their best "Zombie Blog" poses above. Prepare yourself for some long overdue summer pics . . .
In case you forgot the participants in this blog, we start with the first born, the rule maker, the corrector of every little thing her little brother does wrong (which is everything (in her eyes)), The Audrey.
Next we have the second born, the one who can actually entertain himself, the one who rolls with the punches (literally (the ones from his big sister)), The Sam.
Great summer vacay to Chelan this year. Audrey is a full on swimmer and Sam is so darn close. Mom and Dad have ALMOST graduated to the nirvana of sitting poolside with a drink and an US Weekly (for Lisa of course (the US Weekly that is)).
Looks perhaps a little concerned, not sure if his swim lessons will hold up?
HA!!! Dad literally threw out his back throwing his son for a week straight. "AGAIN DAD!! FARTHER THIS TIME!!!".
Truly our little mermaid.
Nothing like some shave ice in the 95 degree heat.
Or a styrofoam cup full of rainbow sherbet. "Daddy, it's to match my floaty".
Let's not forget Otter Pops. Sheesh, I didn't realize how much sugar we used to keep the tanks full. Oh well, it was vacation!
We did a couple of hikes this year. We are so spoiled in the NW. Audrey has now made a tradition of "going to see the snow on my birthday week". She just can't believe she can play in the snow in August.
Believe me, she got enough compliments on her leopard print tights to ensure that they are now her official hiking uniform.
Sam: Dad, this hat doesn't work as ear-plugs, can you quiet that girl down?
Dad: Been trying for 7 years Sam, 7 years.
Kid can pull off a cheesy pose. I blame his mother.
Love these knuckleheads.
They really are troopers. Mom skipped this hike, which caused them to question her ruggedness.
Next hike . . . Mom with a stick. You kiddos better watch-out and keep moving!
Yeah, wonder where they get the ability for cheesy posing?
I literally don't think I have one serious picture of my Sekora 3.
End of summer means back to all things school related. Here's Audrey's Girl Scout troop, coming to a Safeway entrance near you!
And here we are on Day 1 of the new school year.
First sign of fall weather and the kids demanded smores. Clearly Sam is a risk to himself, the house, and the neighborhood!
Audrey quickly sprang into Girl Scout Survival Mode. Really Audrey, what are those going to do?
Whoa! Well played Audrey.
As all parents know, kids simply don't have the patience to stick around for the "right coals" for smores. Kids were long gone inside by the time coals were perfect.
I realize it's the week of Thanksgiving as I write this, but going through these pictures was a reminder of what a fun summer we had. And apparently, I do have one serious (beautiful) picture of my Sekora 3!