Very long post ahead....
Thankful for the 4th of July and parades on the 4th of July!
We had 2 unicyclists in the parade and
2 walking with the Kids Pro-Life Club
And I had the 2 littles with me trying to get all the candy we could!
It's so stupid...my kids are not very aggressive, and I'm like,
"Go get that one! Get that one! Over there!!"
Then we go home and have all this candy and I'm like,
"Why did I want them to get this candy?"
(I might be a little competitive!)
Thankful the parades this summer were so fun, especially for these littles!
Our last parade....
We are wondering if there is some kind of unicycling club in Arizona....
Can you tell it was really really humid?
Thankful for our annual 4th of July drinks!
Blend in the blender
Just ask him!
Thankful we had a pretty low-key 4th of July after the parade
Just fireworks at home this year.
Thankful for matching 4th of July jammies!
My flag shirt.
(that you can't see in my selfie here)
I love and am thankful for the way everyone dresses patriotic on the 4th!
It's so fun to see!
Thankful Grandpa here took Tom and the 4 oldest kids fishing way up in Canada!
They had a really good time and we have enough fish for one more fish fry meal!
(we had enough fish for 3 total meals)
Thankful I had time with only the littles.
It humbled me quite a bit.
It helped me to remember how hard some things are when there are no big kids to help.
We get kind of snobby, us older mamas with older kids.
Yes, some things are harder, like meals are bigger and there is more laundry
and more groceries to buy,
but when I only had these two littles,
showers were out
(unless I put on a cartoon in my bedroom and did it real quick)
Life, somehow gets easier and harder at the same time.
Thankful for Nutella sandwiches....
And Nutella faces
And Nutella smiles
and, heck, I'm Thankful for Nutella.
Thankful for coloring on the porch....
Thankful for this mama deer and her babies (she actually had 3)
that visited us almost daily in July.
Thankful for summer blooms
Thankful for my summer mailbox...
Thankful we now have another teenager in our home!
Thankful she's not taller than me...(yet)
Thankful for water fun in July
This kid, melt my heart! He LOVES squirting people!
Just give him a squirter and he's happy!
This video is guaranteed to make you laugh.
(in the very least it'll make you smile!)
Thankful Simeon has the greatest deep belly laugh ever.
(watch til the end)
Thankful these girls are trying to be all serious and all
(yes, Sims is running around naked squirting people)
Thankful for summer memories....
Thankful for beautiful Sarah (HERE)
Here she is in front of her beautiful garden
Thankful for our friendship
and our children's friendships!
Thankful for easy popcorn and smoothie nights
Thankful for games with friends
(this is Adam, my oldest's best bud)
Thankful for beautiful sun kissed shiny blonde hair!
Thankful for my best friend, my love, Tom.
I bet you are Thankful this long post is finally done.