Tag Archive: fun

Summer Fun Take 3

Does it get any better this this on a hot summer day? K bought this slip n slide with her very own birthday money. She was so proud of her choice and has gotten a TON of great use out of it already. Next step…invite friends over to play on it with us. 🙂 (Daddy and Mommy slid on it with her the first day, but we have been less inclined to end up sore and bruised since that day. I still refuse to believe that means I am old!)

Look at her go! It is still many times of of running up to it, stopping and bending down to get on it, but she does occasionally actually slide on it now. 🙂

Need I say more?!


Summer Fun Take 2

This sumer has been super busy so far and chock full of fun.  We enjoyed hanging out in a camp trailer with our friends.  Being avid campers as we are, we traveled super far to get there even–all the way out to our driveway!  🙂  I’ll admit…if I could camp in something like a mini-house and have someone else do all the work to set it up and tear it down, I would be all over it.  We had a good time catching up a bit with some friends from Portland and I personally loved meeting their newest addition and snuggling that little chunky monkey.

E and K had a great time hanging out together.  K camped out in the trailer with them and she LOVED it.  The girl is made for the outdoors, I think.

We’ve also enjoyed our “fun in the sun” purchase for these hot summer months.  (And yes, it is HOT here.  This PNW girl is soooo not made for this melting, sweltering heat.  Oh my.)  Good thing we have a backyard pool to cool off in–and it is longer than I am.  🙂



Summer Fun Take 1

We are enjoying some lovely summer fun already.  We were excited for our recent visit with Mimi and Boppa.  We LOVE it when they come!  And shortly before that we visited some cousins and had a short visit with Grandma and Grandpa.  We love to have people visit us!  And we love visit those we love (and miss)!

Here are just a couple pictures from our fun times.  First, K with Mimi and Boppa on the train–one of her  FAVORITE things to do!


And some fun with cousins and Grandma and Grandpa and friends from our past life.

And we already got to enjoy some VBS fun this past month.  I think there are at least two more we get to enjoy.  🙂

Puddle Jumper

I am trying something a little different and posting from the iPod touch. I definitely need an iPad. 🙂 If it works out, it may mean a few more posts–at least until the newness wears off.

K is a tried and true puddle jumper. That girl knowshow to dance in the rain! (And loves to jump in the puddles!) Most kids do, I think. They aren’t thinking about getting wet or being cold or other possible discomforts or embarrassments. They are joyful and smiling and simply enjoying the ride. I realize this is a bit of a generalization, but the point is the pure and simple joy kids experience in the things many of us not only take for granted, but are downright annoyed by.

And in our annoyance regarding the inconveniences we “suffer,” we miss the joy in life. We are so busy futilely trying to stay dry that we lose sight of the fun we can have splashing in the puddles–those places where maybe a lot of raindrops have gathered, but where joy can be found in its depths.

So go on–jump in a few puddles today! But bring a change of clothes and shoes. 🙂