Three Cheers for the Waterproof Camera

Amelia in goggles – not to see underwater (she’s not a fan of her face in the water yet), but, of course, because her big brother wears them.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpeaking of putting her face in the water, Amelia’s underwater pics, while still cute, will be much less odd once she’s not headless in each one, i.e. when she finally decides to fully submerge. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Big Brother…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Amelia is slowly outgrowing her floaty, both literally and her interest in it. She can touch the bottom in most of the shallow end, so it’s not nearly as imperative as it’s been for the last few summers. Perhaps we’ll have a little swimmer on our hands by next year. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe and I both love her new $3 thrift store swim suit by the way. It’s in perfect condition and fits great. I’m not a fan of thrifting an adult swimsuit, but for kids, I’m game.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Windy Beach Day

We didn’t stay too long at the beach the other day because it was really windy and chilly. The kids were apparently immune to the chill though, so we gave them about an hour to run and dig before we headed home. They still had a great time.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Fun in the Country

Glad for a great day with friends out in the country, a.k.a. Pungo…7_20aHappy dog… 7_20b 7_20cMore happy dogs… 7_20d 7_20eThe explorers… 7_20f 7_20g 7_20h 7_20i 7_20j This gorgeous, smart, and super sweet dobe reminds me so much of another such dobe we grew up with. Leah – one of our best dogs ever!7_20k 7_20l

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Awesome Invention

Onion Goggles – I love them! They’re a fashion statement too, I know.oninongoggles

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Summer on a Stick

Ah, the last lick of an ice cream popsicle… Ben’s face in the first picture is how I feel when I first get an ice cream treat…of any kind. His face in the second picture is how I feel after that last lick, “That was so good, but how can it be gone already?!”DSC_0027 DSC_0031Poor Cooper, “What? None for me?!”

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Spinner

Making some spin art…DSC_0015 DSC_0020 DSC_0021I love how Ben actually makes a plan with each card he makes. “See, first I’m going to use a bunch of this color, and then I’ll go back and add the details.”

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More Fun for Ben

After coming home from the James River, we took Ben to a local “trampoline park.” Yeah, I think you could say it was just his speed…7_16a 7_16b 7_16c 7_16e Picture1 7_16j 7_16k

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