Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer So Far

We've been busy this summer so far.  I know I posted previously about summer but I thought I'd say some more on the topic and share some pictures.

Taken at the Canada Day Parade in Elk Point.  We went to the pancake breakfast and then enjoyed the parade before heading to meet some friends for afternoon water fun!

Enjoying some water with my dear friend Jen and her daughter.  Jen and I have been friends since we were 10 and now we live 8 hrs apart and only see each other 1-2 times per year.  We make good use of the phone though.  She and I became moms about 20 days apart.  She was pregnant when I found out I was getting Jacob and had a beautiful baby girl, Mackenna.  She is one of the cutest kids I've ever seen in my life, I could just eat her up!

Then we went camping with some other friends.  My friend Jodie and her family.  A busy family; 4 children under the age of 4, including twin boys who are 8 months now.  Busy, busy, busy! 

Then my sister-in-law came with the kidlets.  She's the wood chopper and fire starter!

Of course we brought Gert with us and Jacob insisted on taking her swimming.

I'm not so sure she enjoyed swimming as much as he thought she would though.

Enjoying some yummy cherries.

Playing in the lake with his cousin, Madison.

Then we had a rainy day and what do you do when it's pouring outside with 4 kids??  Movies, face painting, games, snacks, whatever you can!

After it finally was done raining for the day it was time to play in the mud puddles.  More Aunty Jen's idea than mine, but your only a kid once!

Then it was someones birthday!!!!  Yep, Jacob turned 4!!  Party at the lake.

My first attempt at a cupcake cake.  Turned out pretty good!

After a week of camping with family at one lake we moved to another lake and camped with other friends.  Jacob didn't jump off the dock the entire time at the first lake and then by the last few days at the second lake he would jump off; but only towards the shore!  I am glad he knows his limits and doesn't try to jump from the other end!

Lots of fun was had and we camped for 2-1/2 weeks.  Now though when I ask him what he wants to do each day his answer is "go lake".  Can you blame him??