Summer 2013!

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Let’s see what the sweet, precious and totally not insane children have been up to all summer shall we?

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In July Laelia lost her first tooth. I took a picture with the Tooth Fairy app while Laelia was asleep. The next morning she was so onto me. “You said faeries were pretend. So you made that fairy in the picture. So I want to make a fairy!” And that led to the second picture where she pretended the fairy was stealing all her teeth as she screamed, “NOoooo Fairy! Not my TEEF!!!!”

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All summer we tired these kids out! Sometimes they even made it to their beds!

Thanks to Lauren and Ryan the kids had access to a swimming pool this summer!

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And of course we live next to the beach so lots of beach time!

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Then we met up with family from Tennessee and Utah at Newport Beach!

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And that night had dinner in Downtown Disney!

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Let’s see what else…

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Roland waited for school to start again. He wore a backpack and asked for a school bus.

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All the time.

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Every day.

School had not started yet!

Then I have some pictures of these masked children, whoever they are.

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Laelie bug

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Rolly bug

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Reading.

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Mom got slightly better at sugar-free dessert. This is a chocolate “cake” with Greek yogurt “frosting.”

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Party time :)

Oh and Grandpa and Grandma came down and took the kids to the zoo!

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Watching the monkeys.

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Roland actually climbed up that little step all by himself!

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Baby flamingo!

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Feeding the goat. (Roland called them all “doggie”)

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My bugs

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She’s nose to nose with this guy.

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Balboa park train ride.

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Balboa park walk.

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Children at fancy restaurant… fail (yes that’s Laelia’s foot.. stinker)

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Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaail

Staying quiet or sitting up is beyond them!

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Laelia started making maps this summer. She loved to draw the map and then make a compass for it. Her maps led through forests and tunnels and passed monsters until you reached the X.

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“I did this all by myself.” Danielle, Charles’ former coworker, tutored Laelia in reading all summer. Now she loves to write sentences. And the compass has North, South, East and West, mostly backwards but in the right spots. Adorable!

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We also collected shoes for Angel Bins.

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We collected 530 pairs and all proceeds went to a Southern CA family adopting a special needs little boy in Ukraine.

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All in all a good summer. :)

2 Responses to “Summer 2013!”

  1. Danielle says:

    Soooo cuuuute! ?DCS

  2. Lisa says:

    I don’t comment a lot, but I just wanted to say how much I love your blog and how adorable your children are! :D

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