We are doing some serious pool time this summer. It is not relaxing, but I have figured out how to go by myself with no major freak outs. Jackson can pretty much swim on his own and I don't have to worry about him. Nash is working on his swimming but is cautious and knows to make sure I can see him at all times. And Theo LOVES the water and thinks he can jump in and swim by himself. We can walk to our little neighborhood pool so we usually head that way in the afternoon and I watch the clock intently for dad to get there. Some days everyone last all of 10 minutes and others we can stay out there for hours. I love a good evening neighborhood pizza pool party!
Our neighbor turns 82 tomorrow. She lives by herself, drives her own car, works in her yard, attends continuing education classes, eats healthy, talks a lot, loves my boys and watches our house (and anything within a 3 mile radius) like a hawk. For all of this I am grateful. The boys wanted to make her a cake for her birthday but she doesn't do gluten, obviously, so they decided on a bird house instead. We painted a rocket ship house to go in her backyard along side the other 65 she already has. I hope when I am 82 to still be kicking it like Ms. Diane. And if I am, you better bring me cake, lots of it.
First time on the tube for my boys! Lots of thumbs up for the go faster signal.
Camp Riley! Seriously though, Riley is almost 12 and all the young kids adore her and listen to her and behave and that reminds me I owe her some cash!
While they were at 'Camp Riley' we grilled out, drank snazzy drinks and even go out of our pool clothes.
The Atlanta Aquarium is awesome.
And then we drove all night so I could wake up to this guy! He got to stay with Aunt Nat, Tat and Will and do whatever he wanted. I really missed him, but holy cow a 3 and 5 year old is enough for me in the car for 7 hours. Next year Theo, maybe. :)
These sweet boys had their first ever Lemonade Stand! They sold lemonade, cookies and popsicles and for 30 whole minutes and did a great job. I let some friends in the neighborhood know about it the night before to make sure we had at least a few costumers. They raised money in their 'banks' for this year's Vacation Bible School mission project, helping out friends in Nepal. They, ok, I even found some cute free printables on Snapfish that I stayed up way too late coloring and cutting and glueing. Just living the dream ya'll.
My little straight haired dirty blonde hunk got his first 'real' haircut today. I held the wiggle worm most of the time and we managed to get the mullet off without making him look too grown up, my only request. Today was one of those days that I had to remind myself that they will only be little once, and that they are so worth every exhausting minute.
We were finally in Chapel Hill this past weekend! Summer time always flies by so it was great to have a weekend at home. Charlie and I had a fun date night a surprise karaoke birthday party and some always entertaining times with these guys.
I know, he is getting a haircut soon, Charlie has threatened to cut it himself, unfortunately we know how that goes.
Two spoons so it doesn't melt! 'It's good but next time I am just doing like Nash and sticking to mint chocolate chip.'
Nash's had his first tee-ball practice on his OWN team! He loved it. Theo was proud.
We explored some super secret spots in our neighborhood. They said it was for boys only but sometimes moms can come. Yes!
Being very careful.
And look who we brought along with us! Meet Dolly the Dalmation. My sisters new puppy.
Cheering on daddy at his softball game.
Backyard pond fishing - for turtles - without a fishing line - they don't know.
Staying cool and getting clean with afternoon hose downs.
New matching neon green light up Hulk Smash shoes! One thing we don't waste any money on is shoes. They both have one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of flip flops. They both had quarter size holes in the shoes and neither one wanted to get a new pair. But then they spotted these beauties. Who wouldn't want a pair?
Hey, I'm Rebekah. My true loves are my smokin' hot husband, sweet baby boys, wonderfully huge family, warm weather, charles shaw, choc. chip cookies, kanki, dj's, Sundays, the beach, Jersey Mike's Subs!!, Greta, and all things baby boy!
Here is a little peak into my life and the sweet baby boys that have surely changed my world. I have been blessed.
ps - I am no expert on anything. Everything here is my own opinion and my own pictures unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my photos unless you have contacted me.