Without further ado, this is how we spent the summer of 2016 ~
This little boy continued to steal our hearts and give us a run for our money:
We were lazy:
We spent time in the driveway, as long as it wasn't too hot!
And had picnics! Both outdoors:
And with donuts:
We spent time at playgrounds:
And swimming lessons:
Which led to LOTS of trips to the pool, since CK is officially a little fish:
We took advantage of events at the local library:
And the kids spent a weekend with Grammy and PaPa:
While I ventured to SC to throw a baby shower for my stepsister and soak up some girl time with some of my favorite ladies:
CK and her daddy rocked their fruit/vegetable garden, once again:
We soaked in lots of time in the backyard and on the back deck:
And had the BEST week at Vacation Bible School:
A highlight of our summer was when T and I took an all-expense paid trip to Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada:
And lucky for these kiddos, Meme was in charge while we were gone!
We ate lots and lots (and lots!) of shaved ice in the back of the car:
And spent lots and lots (and lots!) of money at IKEA:
CK had a BLAST at her three camps this summer - art, gymnastics, and princess ballet:
We tried to get E's crazy, cow-licked hair under control:
And spent time with our cousins!
We had an absolute blast with our besties from NC:
And celebrated a patriotic 4th of July!
And braved the movie theater a few times:
And made lots of messes!
And worked on #3's room:
We had an awesome week at the beach with the BLOMPS crew:
And slept hard after playing hard:
I got lots of solo time with each kiddo in anticipation of becoming a party of five:
And sweet baby Peele was spoiled and showered by some pretty awesome ladies:
We took advantage of T's perks at work when it was just too hot outside to breathe:
And watched this little stud grow up way too quickly!
Bammy came to visit for a fun-filled weekend:
And we watched this belly grow, and grow, and grow!
It really was such a fun summer and I am so glad I can document it here... We were equal parts lazy and busy, spending lots of time with just our little crew and lots of time with our friends and family. And now it's time to get into our new fall routine, which will (soon!) include sweet baby Peele! <3