August 29, 2014

Summertime Continued

In Arizona, the summers last half the year. We've still got a good couple of months left of uncomfortable heat. {However, this August has got to be one of the coolest I've ever experienced, thanks to all the monsoon action.} Which means we still find ways to escape it. Before I left for Denver, we happened to be over at Beth's when her kids were getting ready to go swimming in their new above ground pool. Ollie is always up for a swim & soon they were all bobbing around in the water making whirlpools. 

Ollie thinks his cousins are the coolest kids in town and loves spending time with them. And I love spending time with my sister, so it's a double win.
 Drake is still adorable with his new smile. 
The morning after they set up their new pool, the poor guy slipped on the steps climbing out and completed knocked out his front tooth. Whoops! You're still a cutie pie Drakey!
After, to dry off, Oliver enjoyed a nice jump on the trampoline. {Jordan says he looks like a frog when he's stretched out like this. :)  }


I think Ollie would seriously move all his hats, shoes & blankies over to their house if he thought that was an option. Beth is due with Petey #5 at the end of October, and I made this especially soft quilt just for her.
In a desperate effort to disperse some of Oliver's endless two-year-old energy, we've been taking him on walks around the block. He moseys along, smelling flowers, licking dirt covered pine cones, and pointing out every "backetball" hoop he sees. He always comes back from these walks with bright red cheeks so our cure is a BIG drink of water and a cool bath/shower.

 Thumbs Up!
Or in other words, "Good effort, Mom & Dad - - but I could still run circles around all ya'll! Like this..."
Ollie, you're trouble, but you make us all laugh.

And the summer marches on!

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