After going through over 1,000 photos from our road trip, I haven’t been motivated to deal with the more recent photos on my camera! But here we are at the end of July and I need to get caught up finally! So these photos are from July, with a few more to come as we have a birthday being celebrated with a special daddy/son camping trip
Our fourth of July tradition is to go to the local parade. They each have their bag for collecting all the candy and goodies that get tossed their way! We had fun joining up with the Wilsons and the Robinsons too!
Secret Agent Lauren reporting for duty! The kids all participated in our church’s VBS. The theme was the International Spy Academy and their goal was to search for the One True God. Lauren got mixed up in the youngest class on the morning of the first day and when I went to take her to the nursery (since I was helping out), the teacher said she was okay if I wanted to leave her. I decided to give it a try and the report was great so she was part of it the whole week! She was SO excited to be doing what the big kids were doing and I was thankful that her teacher was so gracious to allow a 3-year-old in with the Kindergarteners!
And to top off free Slurpees, we could dress like cows and get a free Chick-fil-A Meal! So instead of cooking for dinner, we cut spots for our dinner! We really had a lot of fun and truth be told, it was worth about $35 as we all at a full meal for free!
Just this past week, we had a beach day with the Wilsons. The mom’s with our combined 6 kids all in our minivan made for a great day! Our kids had been begging us to take them to the ocean so we not only accomplished that, but we escaped the 106 degree day back home!
Believe it or not, this cantaloupe is from our garden and was delicious! What a joy to enjoy the fruits of our labors, especially because the plant doesn’t look all that healthy so we were doubtful that the fruit would actually be any good!
This was the reaction we got from Zachary when we revealed his special birthday plan! The girls each had a birthday party when they turned 5, which never happened for Zachary. So in lieu of a party, we decided to go a different route and planned a father/son camping trip. He is beyond excited to have exclusive time with his daddy and going on an adventure! We told him on Friday evening so we could make preparations to leave Sunday.
This wraps up our July, minus the camping trip. Hard to believe that we are on the brink of August already!