Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jumpy McJumperton

What a great start to summer! Last weekend was perfect, full of plenty of fun activities, as well as the great joy of being able to check things off the to-do list! We finished up all of the planting for the summer, including laying down the sod in Lucky's dog run area. It's great to see all of the life and color coming back into our yard.

G was so proud of himself when he discovered our "name rocks" in the planter (Ava's is hidden in this pic, but it's there!)

Our baby lilac tree survived the first year and produced heavenly scented blooms this year. I took a few extra minutes each morning to stop and smell the flowers before they are gone!

And, in one week, we will finally have the long-awaited irrigation system. Scott never minded managing a sprinkler for the yard, but I think he finally reached the point where he doesn't always have time to do it, and he doesn't like seeing a dry yard, so...problem solved! Hooray!

G moved into his big boy bed this past week, and he loves it! I told him he needed to be careful not to roll out of it at night, and he took that to heart. Almost every night this week, he tells me he will stay in his bed and won't fall out!

Ava was one of the top 25 fundraisers at her school for the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser this spring. With that, she earned an hour of free jump time at a new trampoline park (complete surprise to all of us!) She had so much fun, and was absolutely pooped by the time we left on Thursday night. She managed to talk me into stopping for some yummy Italian ice on the way home. Everyone else had the same was packed, but well worth the wait!

We thoroughly enjoyed our cool treats outside until a really creepy bug flew down my shirt. Party over!

We've had lovely, sunny weather the last few days, so I spent some time outside on Friday afternoon, enjoying a local nature center. It was all good until I almost swallowed one of those worms that hang from trees...yuck. I seem to have issues with bugs...can't imagine where G got his fear from...

Last night we had a great night out as a family. We enjoyed an early dinner, and then an unexpected shopping trip. I think Scott had the most fun! Ava even ran into a friend while shopping, so I overheard some of their discussions about the clothes in the girls section...pretty cute.

This is NOT food on G's face. This is what happens when a three-year-old has syrup on his face, and his father tries to wipe it clean with a black linen napkin. In person, he looked like he had a goatee, much like Scott. Perfect since his shirt says "Like father" at the top!

Ava and Scott were up to some shenanigans while shopping. G and I laughed quite hard when we finally caught up to them in the store!

We're looking forward to a low key day at home today...the perfect way to end the weekend! G and I have a fun day planned for tomorrow, so our weekend will be extended by one day. More to come on that event!

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