Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy June!!


Welcome summer and LOTS of FUN!!

We kicked off our unofficial summer with a camping trip to Knoebels! Saturday the weather was hot and the crowds were out!



We made memories sleeping in our tent for the first time in 2017


And although Sunday was rainy we made the most of it, because lines were short!


When we got home, baby Elliana was waiting to meet her big cousin Rose! Theses two are going to be great friends!!!



Rose had her annual dance recital and broke her record by being in 4 dances! Justin also made his first appearance :)




We celebrated Father's Day with Lego Experience and a Brewery because that's what Justin loves (along with us)!




We got out the tent again and headed to Cape Henelopen for a long weekend of camping and beach fun!
 It was also our 11th anniversary! Some may want an all-inclusive resort, but I can't think of a better way to spend it than in a tent with my favorite people.

Some pre-anniversary dinner:

Breakfast over the fire



Geocaching

An afternoon of rides on the boardwalk




And trips to the beach everyday!


We also managed to swing by another brewery on the way home for Justin...are you sensing a theme here?

This month Rose spent lots of time with cousin Lucas who, although he occasionally tackles her, is a favorite play friend! 

Story time at a local orchard


with raspberry picking! YUM!!!

AND we went to see the new Minions movie with little Luke too!


The garden is growing!!
Beginning of June...

Last day of June and first zucchini harvest!

Rose started her ice skating lessons! She has been waiting and waiting for lessons, but due to a busy school year schedule we just had to wait until this summer.

Rose and I also found lots of ways to enjoy our time together


Rose has decided that she loves all things Barbie, luckily so did Aunt Kate who still has tons of old school Barbie items for Rose to borrow!

Strawberry picking for some fresh jam!



Lots of swimming in grandma's pool!


And all this was even more fun with my two broken fingers :)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May--some first and good-byes




YAY for MAY!!! It was a month of fun, outside time, parties, trips, firsts and good-bye's...all the emotions :)

Rose made many trips to parks to get outside and have fun. We found this cute bear and Rose wanted to get her picture :) I think this picture makes her look sooooo tall!

We also made our first fire and s'mores of the year.

And went geocaching for the first time!


We celebrated Rose's first little baby girl cousin's pending arrival!

Now Rose, Ellianna, and Kate all have matching blankets (Rose picked out the colors, unfortunately, I didn't notice they were Miami Dolphins colors until I was halfway done...)

Mother's Day was a great day!! I love my sweet little girl and her daddy who takes on this crazy adventure with me :)

We took a day trip to our favorite beach spot and the weather was awesome!


We did brave some rain for Rose to dress up like a butterfly to release lady bugs at a local nursery.



 Rose had her first piano recital and did a great job!!


And we celebrated the completion of preschool with Rose's graduation ceremony.





Fun with food because why not?