This summer so far has been packed with a lot of fun! We're blessed to live in a neighborhood where we have friends with children the same ages as ours. It's not uncommon for us moms to get together during the day while the husbands are working and let the kids play outside or in the water while we visit. It sure helps the day pass with some entertainment for everyone; basically we love it! We also sometimes switch things up and take the party to different swimming pools, free activities around the area and whatever else we can find to do.
Aside from fun activities and BBQ's with neighborhood friends, we've been out to Oregon as a family, I've recently went back when Sara had her baby, Eric took the girls to Vernal and we went out to Ely for the 4th of July. We're also taking a trip to Hawaii in a few weeks with Eric's family, without kids.
Once of the biggest developments this summer is that Mia has learned to ride a bike! Eric's grandma got Mia a balance bike a couple years ago and since learning to balance on that she was able to switch to a 2 wheel bike pretty easily once she learned to peddle and steer. It's so exciting to see Mia grow and make these little milestones in her childhood.
So here are some random pictures throughout our summer so far when I actually remembered to take some...
This is Mia's preschool teacher. Mia loved her! We signed up for a few summer camps throughout the summer with her and Mia will be in your Preschool class for 4 year old's in the fall.
We met a friend at the Hogle Zoo this summer. The girls both were way more interested in the dinosaurs then any of the real animals.They both look a little more scared in this picture then they actually were haha.
It's become a norm to go swimming at least once or twice a week this summer. Mia is finally starting to get a little more brave in the water as far as putting her face in and getting water in her eyes.
We love having friends over to pass the day! They love turning on the water and getting wet and muddy. It's also a norm this summer to have to change outfits at least 2-3 times a day because of this, but at least they are entertained!
Eric has been traveling a lot this summer for work...or maybe it just seems a lot for me but when he is home the girls just hang all over him! They love their daddy and we love when he gets to be home!
This is the fish Mia caught when Eric took the girls to Vernal while I was in Oregon. It was the biggest fish caught that day!
These next few pictures are from our 4th of July in Ely. I forget how much I love celebrating the 4th in a small town. It's fun to celebrate without all the crazy crowds and get to see a lot of people I haven't seen for awhile. This year my brother had a car in the parade and he had Mia and her cousin, Sophia throw candy from the back seat. They had so much fun in the parade and playing together the time we were there!
I decided to host a craft project for a group of kids in the neighborhood. We had 12 kids under the age of 5 and 5 of us moms to help out. It turned out being a lot of fun! The kids got really creative with it. Once they were done we ordered some pizza and let the kids play.