A recap of our summer, thus far

I haven't been that great at updating the blog this summer so I thought I'd do a monster post to catch us up to date. We've had a great summer so far, and we've done a lot of very fun things. Here is a quick overview of a few things that the boys have experienced so far.


We've made many trips to the park,
played in the swings,
and watched the fish.
We've gone to the water park.
and splashed down the same slide,
over and over and over.
We've acted silly,
We've relaxed,
And we've slept.We made a road trip to visit family,
we threw rocks in their pond.
ran through their fields,played with their doggie,
and showed them that Jayden isn't afraid of a little mud.
We played with family
played with the new puppy,
and played with mommy's camera when she wasn't looking.

We went to see airplanes,
right up close!
We went to the fair,
and saw lots of animals.
and had snacks.
We've also seen lots of fireworks, Jayden has gone to his first baseball game and Gavin has been learning all sorts of new tricks. But, this post has gotten long enough, and maybe I'll get more in depth at another time.
So, that's all for now!
All in all, we've had a pretty wonderful summer so far!

6:56 AM by Chelsea 2 Comments
We decided to give Jayden his Birthday present early yesterday. It was getting too hot, and it would be too silly to wait another month to give him such a cool present. He came outside after his nap thinking that we were going to play on the Slip N Slide, instead, he found this:





He was pretty thrilled (as were we!), and screeched with laughter every time he got to the top of the slide.

Also, Happy Birthday to Josh! He turns 27 today!

Pieces of Me









I got this from Jordan over at The Arnold Family blog. It looked like fun, so I thought I'd do my own.

Here's how you make your own:

Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr search, using only the first page, choose your favorite image, copy and paste each of the URL’s into the mosaic maker (3 columns, 4 rows).

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you attend?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10.What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your Flickr name.

Meet Jasper!

Our newest family member!
We really didn't mean to get a puppy today, but we just couldn't pass up this cute little puppy. Jayden and I talked Josh into stopping at the puppy sale today at the Horse and Hound store. There were hundreds of the cutest little puppies, and out of all of them, Jasper caught our eye. Josh and I have always talked about getting a Puggle, Josh loves Beagles, and I wanted something a little cuddlier, so a Puggle (half Beagle half Pug) seemed like a good compromise. So far, he is a very passive, cuddly puppy. He's laid back enough to not add too much more chaos to the house, but playful enough to wear Jayden down. Gavin loves him too, he giggles when Jasper tickles his face with his sniffing. We're very excited to have him and looking forward to the fun times we're sure to share with him!