We have had a very fun, busy summer so far. We got to go to Spokane for the 4th of July and spend time with my family. It was so great to be with everyone and watch our kids enjoy their cousins. We spent a lot of time at the lake, which just can't be beat. The first weekend, the boys had "boys camp" and camped at the lake while the little girls had a tea party at Grandma's house and the teenage girls had a sleepover at Cassi's house. It was a lot of fun. My mom and I enjoyed planning the little tea party and having the little girls all together.
Matt had to go back to work after the holiday, but the kids and I stuck around for a couple of weeks. We had so much fun being with family, enjoying my parents' house, seeing great-grandparents and just playing. I was so surprised at how much my kids had grown from the year before. They were much more social and LOVED being at the lake. Both of them went on the tube behind the boat many times and Madeline spent most of the time swimming around the lake like a little fish.
A big thanks to my parents for letting us add some craziness to their house for a few weeks. With Matt working out of town this summer, I was so grateful for the extra help and a fun way to spend part of our summer. We miss you all so much!