Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh, what do you do in the summertime?

Do you take driver's ed (hint, hint, Dana)
or stay home in bed and watch all the soaps all day (i.e. Netflix or YouTube)?
Is that what you do? Shame on you.

Shame on me.

Okay, so we've been fairly busy and Christian keeps reminding (nagging) me to update the blog, so here goes--

One of our favorite things to do as a family is go biking/walking/stroller-riding down the Celery Flatts trail in Portage, then play at the park.

Christian is an expert silly pancake-maker--this one resembles Hannah's favorite stuffed dog.
When the kids misbehave, we like to play around with various types of punishment:
Gee, that was fun...let's do it again!
Before you think we're terrible, I promise the kids did this by themselves. Although we did try to persuade Aaron to get wet by placing a kids' chair in the path of the sprinkler--when the water reached him, Aaron was pretty mad at Daddy. He much preferred to stay dry and cute.
I mean, seriously, how cute is he?
For the 4th of July, we were invited to a BBQ at the home of one of Christian's co-workers. They also have 4 kids, ranging in age from 5 yrs to 12 yrs. Our kids had a blast. Can I just say how much I love it when we meet new people who, having no experience with sign language, go out of their way to include Rachel and sign with her? So cool.
The played with some water-soaked balls, absolutely drenching all their normal clothes, which explains why Nathan isn't wearing pants. It also provided a nice excuse for Aaron to run around like Cupid.
And then there's Rachel, already getting chased by the boys.
That evening we had a small fireworks show in our driveway and watched bits of the bigger shows visible from our driveway.
The kids used it as a chance to practice fire safety (Stop! Drop! Roll!) although no-one caught on fire.
But mostly we just hang out...


val m said...

Looks like you guys are having some summertime fun!! I love the pancakes! I've never tried the sprinkler like that - I might have to give it a try!! You need to call and come over swimming!!

Amy said...

So fun!

DeAnn said...

Can't wait to come join in the fun in a few days!