Well, I accidentally resized these photos twice, making them extra small. Oops. Too lazy to correct so, enjoy these thumbnail pictures of our fun in July!
Matt's parents recently moved into our old house and we love having them so close! Our first Fourth of July celebration was dinner at their house with sparklers and small fireworks.
And, as is tradition, we spent the actual fourth swimming at my brother's house. We always have so much fun!
Both kids were old enough to attend Vacation Bible School at church this year and they loved it! They were so excited to get to wear their (way too big) tshirts to church on Sunday and knew their songs they were going to perform. Sadly, stage fright hit, and they just stood like lumps on a log on the front row without singing a single word. Maybe next year.
Thomas got a big boy bed! It's going...not so well. He loves the idea of the big bed, but he's struggling with staying in it at night. We wanted to go ahead and make the transition before he starts preschool in the fall to avoid too much change at one time, but we may have jumped the gun too early. Hopefully it will get better soon!
July means Mimi has a birthday and to celebrate, we had a big ol' strawberry cake!
One afternoon, Matt raced home from work to try to get the yard mowed before the rain came. Before we knew it, we looked over to see he had a little sidekick helping him get it done. Rain boots, rain coat, and goggles - the perfect uniform for mowing while it's sprinkling.
A new bubble blower provided a whole evening of entertainment one night!
Do you guys remember those crafts where you place the small plastic beads on a plate and then melt them together? I loved them when I was little! I saw them at JoAnn's recently and got Katie Wynn some. She loves playing with them while I sew - I think she's made everyone in the family a new coaster by now.
I loved walking in to see these mermaids laying on the floor watching a movie. They love these blankets that their Aunt Jill made for them!
And finally, here are this month's Mint Tulip outfits! Sweet puppy dogs, school shirts to get ready for next month and - their favorites - super heroes and princesses.