So we finally switched over to smartphones. A friend of ours told us about this service that uses your wifi and it's only $10 a line with unlimited talk and text. It's unlimited data on a wifi, but only on the wifi. Anyway, it's been great so far. And the camera on it is pretty good, so I always have a camera with me. These are pictures from my phone.
One morning, we set off to hike part of section 16 in Black Forrest. The kids were pretty whiny, so we didn't do the whole thing. Baby Girl loved it though and wanted to walk. She loved the horses we saw. She is such an outdoorsy girl.
I loved seeing the wildflowers growing up amidst all the burned and blackened trees. It just reminded me of new growth and how we can all bounce back.
I loved this picture of Minnie holding her little cousin. He was loving her toting him around. Every time she tried to put him down, he would reach back up for her to hold him again. She reminds me a lot of one of PC's nieces who was always carrying a baby on her hip at that age.
We took our neighbor's kids one night on for their anniversary. We just love them and wanted them to have a nice dinner together. It rained that night and we saw a beautiful double rainbow. I do love that about Colorado; they get the prettiest rainbows.
The kids wanted to make the survival bracelets out of paracord, so I put PC in charge of that since he had done it before. I think he really enjoyed himself. In no time at all, four bracelets were made!
I found this classic 1960's Fisher Price play farm at a garage sale for $1. The kids LOVE it!!
Baby Girl finally got the cyst on the inside of her lip removed. The surgery went great. The doctors were all amazing. The whole thing took about 20 minutes from when she went to sleep and when she was awake and screaming for me. It is so nice to have it out, and she did great. Here is a picture of her later that day. You can see that the doc drew a spot on the side of her mouth so he knew what side it was on. She kept sticking her tongue out because she was still numb.
Baby Girl loves the movie Frozen. She stole Minnie's Anna doll and they struggle over who gets to play with it all the time. We put it on in the car a few times and this is what she looks like: frozen!
We went to a park we don't normally go to and the kids loved playing on different equipment. Baby Girl just walks around and wants to be a part of everything!
Our subdivision has been putting on some fun things this summer. One thing that is really neat is "Concert in the Park." They have gotten a few different bands to come to our park and play for 2 hours. It's all free and it's the one right by our house. We didn't make it to the first one, so we were excited to go to this one. We invited Nana and Johnny to come since Papa was out of town. The kids loved it because a lot of their friends were there. They even had a bouncy castle out for them. There was a good turnout and once the sun went down and wasn't right in our eyes, it was really nice weather.
We came home and had ice cream afterwards.
On Saturday, Tink had her swim meet. She did well. She decided to only do the backstroke. She had a hard time breathing inside. It is so muggy and she is used to swimming outside, which is a big difference. I didn't get a very good picture, though. She is the one farthest away.
I was worried about keeping Baby Girl contained so close to the pool, but she did really well. She loved sitting next to Minnie and reading her book.
And finally, yesterday, I was able to get her hair into the cutest little pigtails! LOVE them and that cute little girl!