Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wedding in Leavenworth

Last month, one of our college friends tied the knot in Leavenworth. Mike rowed with Jonathan on the crew team, so many of the other rowing buddies were there. It was a lot of fun to catch up with everyone, although having three little ones in tow made it somewhat difficult to visit!

We decided to make a weekend trip out of it and rent a cabin with Jonathan’s old roommate, Jim, and his family. The kids were really good, and had so much fun together playing in the woods. On Sunday we strolled around downtown Leavenworth and enjoyed a yummy Bavarian lunch.

It was a great weekend, and we couldn’t be happier for the newlyweds, Mike and Meridith.

Roasting marshmallows


Logan & Avery

At the wedding

Mike and his mom


Logan and Jim

First dance

James & Tyrell

Ali, Jim, Logan & Renee

Our best attempt at a family photo

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4th of July

Here it is, August already – time to post about our Fourth of July! We decided to stay home again and enjoy a nice suburban holiday. We decorated the bikes and joined in the morning neighborhood parade. After that we briefly went to the festival that followed, but the lines to all the blow up bounce houses were super long, and waiting to get in just wasn’t worth it with three kids under five. So home we went and had some nice family time in the back yard. We had a BBQ dinner outside with our friends, the Lotts. And finally we ventured into the cul de sac for some fire works! The kids really got a kick out of them. Overall, it was a fun and successful Fourth!

During the parade

Jono and the boys pose with an old firetruck

Lil Si and me

With Kieron (and look, I’m getting bit by a mosquito – nice!)

Kids table at dinner

Ready for fireworks

Ooooooh, snakes!

Hayden & Brooklyn

Poor Kieron, don’t worry, we’ll get you headphones for next year

Sparkler fun

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Texas 2012

At the end of June we flew to Texas for a visit. It was hot, hot hot while we were there, so we spent a lot of time in the pool. It was amazing to see how far Avery and Kieron have come at swimming. Avery can now get around the pool quite well by himself. He loved snorkeling, picking up dive sticks off the pool floor, and jumping in. Kieron is a fearless little two-year-old, and must be watched at all times! He never tired of jumping in, being dunked, and even attempting to swim underwater. It was great to see how into it he was, but also a little scary!

As usual, the cousins had a blast playing together. We had a couple of sleepovers, lots of pool play, and Grammy took Avery, Nicole, and Andrew to see Madagascar 3 at the theatre. There was even a trip to Lego Land. Here are some pictures from our trip:

Silas’ first dip in the pool


All the grandkids

Kieron loved the pool!

Tummy time

Date night! We went to our favorite Italian restaurant, Cafe Amore

The kids at breakfast

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