Friday, October 22, 2010

The end of summer...

The end of summer came a went without me posting any more of our pictures. We had so much fun and stayed so busy (especially in august) that I couldn't post anything about fall until I'm caught up! The kids and I were up at Trents' parent's house quite a bit this summer, and for most of the month of august. The beginning of August was cousin Emmett's 3rd birthday and we had a huge 'John Deer' bash! All the kids had hats, bandanas and everything John Deer- it was amazing! Once the kids all had their gear on, we had to take some pictures of them down by the river...
Here are all the cousins (minus Bode) Teagan, Emmett, Garrett & Gavin

Of course it worked out to do this in the middle of the afternoon when it was 100 degrees, but the kids didn't seem to mind!
These guys love eachother so much! Garrett and Gavin were born 2 days apart and share a really special bond. We got to spend alot of time with cousins this summer and it was great!
Its so fun watching the kids explore and just enjoy the 'country life' while we're up there. So many memories are made down by the river!
The next day was party time- Emmett's 3rd birthday! Gav loves a good party and was right there to help Emmett with the candles.
Pizza and cupcakes!
Teag was really in to the pinata. She would swing the bat as hard as she could but would hit it with a tiny 'tap' that barely moved the thing. Actually no one was able to break it open with the plastic bat and Uncle Shaughn ended up ripping it open and shaking out the candy, ha.
Sack races, yah! This was actually really funny to watch. I think Gav actually won- propelled by the force of his crazy hair.. Teag got tired about 3 jumps in and decided to sit down...
The highlight of the party was the John Deer train! A really good friend of the family had built these cars for his grandkids to use when they visit, and brought it down for the kids (and adults) to use for the party. Each car had its own cushion, flag and bike horn and the kids spent atleast an hour or two in them!
After the party excitement and long ride on the 'train' Teag was worn out. The ride put her to sleep (or the fumes from the exhaust- it was a little strong..) even with Gav layin on the horn behind her.
and here's the Bode-ster... He slept through most of the party but he wasn't immune to the photo-op torture. We tried a bunch of really silly shots before we got this one... (he's barely 5 months old here. There's a hand behind him somewhere holding him up!)
Here's our best shot of the kids with Nana and Pacaw...
Here's the kids with my mom. She was able to visit us for two weeks in August and enjoyed the country life with us for a bit too!

More to come about our end of summer!