By August, I was feeling a little guilty for doing absolutely nothing with the boys all summer except let their aunts take them to swim lessons. So I went Pinterest crazy and we had a week-long camp mom. We all had a blast! Here are a few of our favorite activities:
baking soda - vinegar balloons
Two things I never want to forget about the babes... Sammy did this to ALL of his jammies! Every last pair. Even before they were too small -- somehow he'd just work his toes out the end.
And Ruthie-lou, every single time we plopped her in the stroller, would immediately fling her legs up over the stroller bar, lounge-style.
Labor Day weekend we had the super duper experience of going to my freshman year roommate Jodi's wedding. It was lovely! And quite romantic -- Jeremy and my anniversary month, attending a the sealing of an amazing couple in "our" temple, Salt Lake. Congrats again, Jodi and Tom!
Later that day we tried some family photos. Ha! Not a single one turned out, but I have to giggle when I see the attempts. (Yes, these were the best we got!)
Individual shots were more successful. I do have to give credit for most of these to Jer. Can't you tell his princess is looking at him? I wonder sometimes if the kids are so excited to get some individual attention they can't help but perform:
fuzzy shot together, par for the course now that they're mobile:
"I'm pretty hot stuff, you know"
I'm just plain silly
And finally, the official end to summer. Scotty started 1st grade! His face says it all -- he loves it! It's December already and I still feel like the school day without him is too long, but really school was made for this boy. I don't know if I ever wrote about this or not, but last year (Kindergarten), he got a stomach bug in the middle of the night one night. The very first thing he said post-barf, in a sob: "I don't want to miss schoooooool!" So Scotty.