Summer Fun

It’s the first summer that the girls and I have had together and we made the most of it. We had camps and trips, of course. But there was also a tree top library for a week; books hauled up and down in a basket. We had two days of a complicated razr scooter speedway in the living room, complete with a crossing guard (Lillie in a girl scout uniform). The girls passed endless days teaching various preschools of bunnies, kitties, dollies and little sisters. Here is a summer highlight.

Sophie got a new bike.

She’s been growing like a weed and was very excited to have a bike that fits and isn’t pink.

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Shad and the girls made strawberry jam from berries we picked…

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We went to Spanaway, WA to visit family for the 4th of July.

We rented paddle boats.

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Lillie with the paddle boats

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Shad and Sophie in the paddleboat

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Shad, Lillie and Rebecca

There are very nice fireworks in Washington, far more spectacular than the ones we are used to.

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Uncle Barry helping Sophie light a bottle rocket

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Lillie was very responsible with her bottle rocket

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The kids taking turns lighting fireworks with Uncle Barry

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Uncle Greg won a baking contest through coercion and intimidation. What a nice family tradition!

There were a lot of Fashion Shows.

All summer  Sophie and Cenna dressed up Lillie and made Shad and I watch the little shows they put on.

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Cenna, Lillie and Sophie playing Fashion Show

We went to the Cabin a few times

On this day, Shad took the girls to a cabin for a day with their cousins.

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Sophie and Julia by the fire in the cabin

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Julia, Noah and Lillie

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Lillie playing at the creek

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Sophie

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Shad and Lillie by the creek at the cabin

We had visitors, too…

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Aunt Alex came for a few days between work and school sessions and the girls really enjoyed having her here.

Sophie, Alex and Cenna

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At Marine Corp Family day with Uncle Poulo, doing a scary, swinging thing to Lillie, a move actually called, “Pouloing”

The girls went to the fair with Granmolly

The fair had a day when you could get in free if you brought a vegetable dressed up. You only had to have one vegetable, but somehow they kept multiplying…

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The girls really loved photographing them, if you want to see more, I have about 600 more.

The vegetables passed the “looks like a person” test and the girls spent the day at the fair with Granmolly.

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Lillie on the giant swings

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Lillie playing a game at the fair

We bunny-sat for the family across the street.

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Yes, I let her put the bunny in doll clothes, but only for a minute.

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Sophie and the bunny

Dress up parties were a frequent occurrence …

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Sophie, Cenna and Lillie having Shirley Temples, pound cake and pretzels.

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Lillie, Christina, Sophie and Cenna having a tea party

Uncle Poulo took us sailing on his boat…

(Sorry,  some of these are sideways.)

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Shad, Lillie and Poulo

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Captain Lillie Morgan

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Becky

So that – plus a lot more- was our summer. School starts tomorrow. Sophie is entering 3rd grade and Lillie is starting Kindergarten. More fun to come!

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