Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Ours was super fun. We spent the holiday weekend up in the mountains with a couple other families and just relaxed and had a good time. It was a much needed break.
Here are last week's pictures:
Day 181- Monday, 6/30/14
Brandon brought this little guy home from day camp in his lunch box today. As you can see he's still very much into Minecraft. I love that he put his own personal twist on a simple paper craft--it's so him!
Day 182- Tuesday, 7/1/14
It's July 1st and Brandon is excited to hold my monthly marker because July is his birthday month. He can't wait. It's his year for a big party and he's planning his first sleepover. Too bad he has to wait until the very end of July for the big day.
Day 183- Wednesday, 7/2/14
Justin helped me bake a double batch of brownies to take on our trip tomorrow. It will be fun to share them with all our friends we're spending the holiday weekend with. Ghirardelli make's the best brownie mixes--yum!
Day 184- Thursday, 7/3/14
Today we headed for the mountains and made it to the lake house in Tahoe. Just look at that view! Here we are surrounded by all this natural beauty and of course the kids want to bond over gaming ;0) These 3 boys are all 15 and have known each other since they were born (Tyler, Andre, and Marcus).
Day 185- Friday, 7/4/14
Happy 4th of July! Our family is having a great time here in Tahoe. It's a little more crowded than I would like, but as long as we stay at the house we are good. I made this festive cake that the younger kids are holding, and later that night we watched as all the boats headed out to the main part of the lake to watch fireworks. It was quite a sight!
Day 186- Saturday, 7/5/14
Enough of the house! It's time to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather and the surroundings. Wendy and I took the younger kids on a hike in the woods while Polly took the older kids to the beach at the lake. Then we all enjoyed a nice surf and turf meal together. There were 10 kids and over 20 people total in the house this weekend. It was a lot of fun. Too bad we have to head home tomorrow.
Day 187- Sunday, 7/6/14
Looks at these pets! They missed us so much and won't let me out of their sight. That's the worst part about traveling--having to leave the pets behind, but our wonderful neighbor girl, Amanda, takes great care of them. Aren't they cute? Also look what was in the mailbox when we got home--Tyler's first official paycheck. Yay!
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by and see you next week.