Summer, at least in the summer vacation sense, is coming to a close. Levi will be starting his first year of real school in a few weeks as a Kindergartener. Bethany still has a while to go.
We had a great summer and it was a busy one. We’ve been in more than a dozen states, spend nights sleeping in nearly as many cities and gotten to have lots of fun. Of course all good things must end and so our summer is wrapping up. If only the heat would go with it.
A friend's sister made the cabbage patch head cover for Bethany, and when we saw Minion ones she made those too.
One of our little minions. She doesn't speak so well either.
A better view
The other minion in his hat making a silly face.
This summer I made myself a desk for one of my projects. Here it is before the last stain and seal.
This summer we learned not to go to Chick-fil-a on Ninja Turtle night. It was full at 4:30 and stayed that way for a long time.
Bethany decided she likes this place, though, much like Levi did.
She ate most of 4 grilled nuggets and a fruit cup.
One sad event coming up is the departure of some friends. Kendra’s friend Eva and her two daughters are moving to Russia for two years. Her husband works for NASA and has gotten a great opportunity to lead the office in Russia, the downside is being in Russia for 2 years. We had the girls stay with us for a few hours so their parents to go get some alone time for their anniversary.
Levi, Brooke, and Ashley did some painting.
They painted picture frames that a picture of the three of them will go into.
They had lots of colors to choose from so they could customize
They also painted some stars to put on as accents
And then painted little bird house decorations.
Bethany just hung out, played and snacked.
The next day Brooke and Ashley had a going away party with some friends and a slip and slide.
Levi had no problem slipping.
They all had a lot of fun
They were out there for a long time.
Eventually they decided self propelled wasn't enough
So we went kid tossing
Bethany thought it was all very funny (check that tooth out)
Bethany has also started really moving. In June she had started crawling. Not long after she started pulling up, and now she is a climber.
Hey brother let me see your coloring book.
Trying to climb back up
Love that smiling girl
Bethany is also a great eater
So far she has eaten pretty much anything we've given her.
The main stuff she hasn't liked was things that felt weird to pick up.
Here she has macaroni, carrots, chicken and peas.
Levi loves hugging on his sister.
Sometimes she's done before he is.
Kendra's aunt Karen came into town for one night from Austin.
We went to lunch with her, her husband Russ and Kendra's dad and stepmom.
Bethany likes to explore under tables, and also to chew all over her sippy cup.
She isn't always sure how to get out of hte places she goes.
What you don't see here is the crying after she bangs her head.
Our nine month old, though at this point she was much of the way to 10 months. Busy summer.
She loves remotes and things with buttons.
Such a pretty girl.
Crawling around again
This time she was playing with the doggy bowl
This summer we also went to Fort Worth to visit Kendra's friend Trudy's family. Bethany got to meet them for the first time
Bethany hung out with the big kids playing Skylanders
She wants in on the action
But decides to pursue other interests
Kendalyn really liked having her there.
She got to feed her and hold her a lot
Saturday morning we watched Peyton, Kendalyn and Woodrow get their stripe on their blue belts
Receiving the belt
Afterwards we headed to Legoland in Grapevine Mills Mall.
The kids helping with the factory
Bethany giving me a high five.
About to go shoot bad guys.
The way it worked out I got to dual wield and cover Bethany, who's seated between the ladies.
A giant dump truck made of Legos
28 inch baby provided for scale.
A Yoda poster made of Legos
Mos Eisley in Lego. I want this
The cantina with dancing band
These are not the droids you're looking for
Disabling the tractor beam
The death star
Getting ready to drive
Peyton ready to go
Levi leading hte pack
Coming back inside
Kendalyn right behind him
Funny enough only Peyton wrecked, when he got stuck on a wall.
The giant play place they ran through for a while
I think Bethany needed to pee.
They have a giant metroplex city scape
Jerry's World (Cowboys Stadium)
I think that's Great Wolf Lodge
Bethany contemplating a Godzilla like attack
Gaylord Texan, I think a hotel
Hot air balloon
The mansion from the show Dallas
The State Fair ferris wheel
Bethany for scale again.
She really wanted to play with their Legos
They kept taking them away though.
On the way out of town we stopped at McDonalds. Bethany really wanted some of Kendra's ice cream cone, which at this point had no ice cream left.
For some reason she got dramatically upset.
But not enough to stop trying to chew it.
We finish with this picture. Its easy to catch anyone making goofy faces, but its far cuter on babies.
I swear officer, I haven't had anything to drink.