this may have been my most favorite summer ever. a close second was the summer that burrito was one and i was pregnant with noodle and we had some sort of fun afternoon snack every.single.day. it was awesome.
we started the summer with a family workout. i started running back in may and once everyone was home for the summer, we ran as a family. i quickly learned that running early and by myself was a much better option, ha, ha!
|at the end of our family run|
|the start of our trip BEFORE the horrid traffic jam on the highway|
|a trip to the zoo with our cousin too!|
|at the zoo with our friend B. no one would look at the camera!|
|you can tell he is not happy about his dirty feet!|
july 4th was spent with some of our oldest friends and it was so super fun! they have 3 girls and we have 3 boys. sounds like a perfect match for arranged marriages, don't you think? again, how on earth do you get this many people to look at the camera at the same time? impossible!
and here are more cute pics from the zoo...i told you when visited often!
|on the choo choo train! salsa's favorite!|
|and i love these brother shots. i have one of burrito and noodle in this same spot when they were little.|
|salsa in the sink!|
|friday night before our program for the parents|
and perhaps the most consistent fun we've had all summer is many, many trips to hawaiian falls waterpark. we tried to go mostly on fridays when john was off work during the summer but this past week as one last hurrah for the summer, i took all 3 boys by myself. i'm happy to report that we all survived! :) we usually last for about 3 hours, with lots of snack breaks and a lunch break thrown in but after about 3 hours, salsa is DONE. i took this picture of him this past week, curled up on the picnic table ready for a nap!
|he swam his little heart out!|
and then, just like that, summer was over and a new school year begins. burrito is in 6th grade and noodle is in 4th grade. when i look at this picture, my heart feels like it might explode. i just love these two so much and am praying that God would shape them into mighty warriors for him. and because i take a picture of him on the first day of school every year because i love to make him crazy, i'll include this pic of the cutest man on campus!
and of course salsa had to get in on the picture taking action! he has been SO SAD that his brothers have gone and left him.