Thursday, June 30, 2016

The unexpected start to summer (June '16)

This month brought in a lot of unexpected challenges that are pushing and growing our faith.  We also had our beyond amazing beach trip.  Of course we managed to squeeze a little fun in-between as well! 
Ezra could not be more excited to have a shirt like daddy's!  He was half awake in this picture but they still are so adorable!
Before we headed to the beach we squeezed in a our good friend's 5th birthday party!
It was where Zoe takes gymnastics so Ezra was super excited to get to try everything too (instead of just watching).
The kids had a great time playing around and enjoying some treats.  So glad we got to join in the celebration of one special little girl!
We have been having such a fascinating time watching caterpillars turn into butterflies in recent weeks.
But we had to release them before we headed off for the beach.  They must have sensed how much Shiloh loves animals and one briefly rested on her finger.
On a bit cooler evening we enjoyed joining the Hayward cookout (which apparently I did awful job in taking pictures as this was the only thing I captured - along with a few mosquito bites).
Oh zoo my kids seem to love you so!  Despite the heat and the tears from Zoe (poor thing is still to thin for the safety harness to climb the long anticipated rock wall), we had a great night.
Lauren got to have fun along with us!
I always adore seeing how my littles take in the magic of the carousel with it's beautiful lights and luring is a must do for sure!
I even got in on the action....squeezing in with Ezra during one round.
Cousins were also there and we got to double the fun!
Our first time seeing the sea lions did not disappoint!
They were awesome and it is so fun how they will swim right up to you in the window for a closer look!
I would have loved to stay inside a bit longer to enjoy that perspective but my littles were ready to roam!
Seriously soaking up the LJ time, as I know this season will not last long!
Ezra loves him some Aunt D!  And getting to ride the train!
During the cousin riding round I got booted off....thanks Zoe.
Here's to sweating it up next month again!
My little Zoe on her daddy/daughter date!

The art museum with friends!  It is super busy this time of year, but they are well prepared!
Zoe is always so sad when she cannot join us when she is in school.  I left Ezra at my parents house (since we were still staying there and I knew of the messy activity to come).
I mean these two!!!  The activity was to make self portraits....hence the mirrors!  
It didn't take long for them to express their personalities!  Zoe was not into it.
They started out well. 
 But it is just to tempting to really get into it!
And into it they did!
I love Zoe's reaction she is truly just a one finger messy kind of girl.
Zoe lost her first tooth!  Big day for her, and she shared the news with anyone that we came in contact with for the next several days.  We discovered that her adult tooth had already started growing, so daddy had her bite down on a apple to get the wiggly one to come out.  One big bite was all it took!
"Fireworks" at the library story time!
While I know it is not cooling off anytime soon....I sure do hope that the unexpected slow down and we can start settling into this summer!

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