Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Highlight Reel

It's been awhile, hasn't it?  I didn't really intend to take such a long break, but life just happens and here we are 2.5 weeks later.  We've been busy living up summer fun and visiting with family.  So here's a few pictures...we'll call it the highlight reel:
A day at the lake with friends...tubing and Cale's annual try at skiing (he's always good!).
Although this year when he did fall (or give up because he's getting old and his back hurt!) Mati cried, "He fell down!  Papa fell down!" and started crying.  It was a sad, but sweet moment!
One of our three dates we got to go on found us at one of my favorite places in the world- Presque Isle for a sunset.  Even more enjoyable then the view was my company. But it was a beautiful sunset!
Ice cream treats with Nana and Papa Jim are always a hit.  And it was very entertaining watching both of them inhale their "kid cones" that were giant sized!
Mati and his buddy P, riding around the yard.  Doesn't P look worried and Mati slightly mischievous?  Always fun to see old friends and let our kids play together!
Climbing trees and playing outside with cousins...the good stuff summer memories are made of.
 Mati and his cousin Levi on the merry-go-round while the big kids rode something scarier at the local amusement park we visited.  I went there as a kid and my mom used to work there; its a place full of memories and was the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family.
Mati and Cale rode one of the roller coasters together.  The fact that my three year old can ride it tells you how "big" it must be.  He loved every second of the ride!

Funny, there are no pictures of our actual 4th of July celebrating.  I think my mom captured all the fun on her camera so sadly you won't be seeing pictures of my sparkler dance or Cale's fireworks show.  I know you're bummed.  So that's what I've been doing lately.  What have you been up to?


Amber said...

awww loved this post! but does make me miss you guys more!!! my fave is the ice cream pic. haven's little mustache and mati's full on goatee!

Marisa said...

Looks like a great time! Love Presque Isle!

jenny said...

So glad to have a recap of what you've been up to! Miss you! The kids look like they had a great trip and fun with cousins!