It was a little odd having the Fourth of July fall right smack dab in the middle of the week. It kind of threw off the whole week. Dave had to work the whole week but Wednesday, so we didn't do much to celebrate. We went to our good friends' house, the Fravels, for a BBQ.
|The boys had a tea party.|
|Then they had a pool party.|
|Then came the sparklers, which proved to be a tad dangerous for curious toddlers.|
|We ended in the sandbox, where else?|
This week we mostly played. I tried to come up with some fun indoor activities since it was so awfully hot out, but we did have some fun in the pool, too.
|We made an extensive railroad and bridge system with chairs and TV trays.|
|When we were finished with the railroad, we used the chairs to build a fort.|
|Of course Spencer turned the fort into another railroad.|
|Who doesn't love laundry basket rides?|
|They played tug of war with their mouths.|
|Morning dip in their jammies.|
We had a pretty low key weekend for once. It was kind of fun to not be so busy for a change. We got a few things done around the house even!
Last summer we took a trip to Lake City, MN for a letter S field trip to see the sailboats. We had such a good time that we decided to make it an annual summer event. We went again on Friday, which was probably the hottest day out of this heat streak we've been on. Needless to say, we did not stay outside too long to admire the boats. Afterwards we cooled off at our favorite hometown diner in Lake City for an early supper.
|Look at his rosy cheeks!|
Saturday Dave's hunting buddy, Jeff, was in town, so we met him at Scharmer's for a BBQ. First, Spenc and the men headed off into the woods to do hunting preparations while Ash and I had a photo shoot. Spencer did not get off so easily, though; I tricked him later into a photo shoot, too. We hiked to a deer stand with a pair of binoculars, and I told my two year old that my camera was my binoculars. It worked for a few pictures anyway.
|Jeff was practicing.|
Sunday Dave took Spencer out on the boat fishing. Ashton and I went for a long walk along the country roads. It's so nice to be able to be outside again without gasping for breath from the humidity.
|The start of the walk....|
|......A few minutes into the walk.|