Sunday, July 5, 2009

long weekend

it really feels like it's been a long weekend.
we've had our ups and downs, highs and lows.
the kids have been funny and sweet, ornery and rotten...all rolled into one.

john and i are both exhausted.

and because of that, i'm going to sum up the weekend very quickly and get to bed!

the weather was amazing. so it was easy to spend lots of time outdoors.
we spent so much time in our yard, on the deck, and on the front porch.
the older kids ran from house to house,

watching fireworks, staying up late,

eating pancakes, playing legos,


sleeping in to the sound of rain, laying in the hammock,

eating popsicles, swinging on the swings,


having water gun fights, making up new games to play,


i tried to catch ben's kissy face. see that sweet lip poked out just so...


we thought he would be scared of the fireworks, but instead he clapped the entire time!


...summer is in full swing.

yes, we're tired.
and yes we've had our ups and downs. you can't keep three children happy all the time.
but it was a great long weekend.

4 comments:

...Nancy said...

sounds like the perfect weekend to me!

mommaof4wife2r said...

he is so precious i can't even stand it! i love that he loved the fireworks...don't they always surprise us? have a good week.

...Nancy said...

i absolutely, positively LOVE the new bigger pictures!

Lisa said...

That walking picture of Ben is awesome (all the pics are great)! Bridget enjoyed the fireworks, too. We've come a long way from the little girl who cried when a sweeper or hair dryer was running! What a difference a year makes--with everything! Happy summer :)