June was pretty much spent at home. In the beginning of June, the boys went to basketball camp that was sponsored by a former player of the Phoenix Suns. The rest of the month, we spent our time swimming, playing with toys, celebrating Alemitu's birthday, and spending as much time with my sister as we could. My sister moved to Texas mid-month. I miss her, and Alemitu misses my niece Chloe. Those girls love to play together. I'm super happy for my sister and think the move is a good decision, but boy do we miss that family living by us. Later in June, we were supposed to go to San Diego with several friends, but we had to cancel last minute when I got a kidney stone.
|Dressing up in Daddy's shoes & Wiggles shirt. She has 2 Wiggles shirts and has to be wearing one of them at all times.|
|The boys playing with their Batman guys. They stayed in underwear or costumes all summer.|
|Alemitu playing with her birthday party balloons.|
|The boys watched movies and had a slumber party in our room every single night.|
|Birthday dinner with Cousin Chloe|
|This is where we swam all summer|
|Lunch break, then more swimming|
|Watching Wiggles and saving a spot for Cousin Chloe -- she had just moved to Texas|
|Alemitu and Ty -- they knew each other before we knew them|
|The boys bonded with Mallory right away.|
|Enjoying an Ethiopian dinner|
|Alemitu loved Mallory|
|Hollie and Alemitu dancing to the music|
|Sweet Ty and Alemitu|
|The kids at the Batman building|
|Wes watching a water ride . . . wait for it . . . wait for it|
|My family - so blessed to have them|
|Alemitu learning how to eat corn on the cob|
|At the dairy farm|
|Cousins having a bath. They've missed each other.|
|Calvin watering the corn during the drought.|
|Noble Roman's breadsticks!!!|
|Of course, the boys have Wiggles costumes|
We were blessed to be able to spend a lot of Friday nights with our good friends. The boys even had their very first sleepover at a friend's house. It is so nice to have such great friends for us and the kids. They are family.
|First Sleepover at Santino's House|
|Best Friends -- Faith & Alemitu (and Justin)|
Adam didn't have to travel much this summer. It was a nice break. He did go on a couple trips in July -- including Comic-Con in San Diego. He got to meet tons and tons of actors. He also went to New York.
|Adam leading his production crew at Comic-Con|
|New York shoot|
A few days before school started, I took my boys on a date to Wet N Wild water park. We had a blast. We went on every single ride. There was this one ride that I was so scared to get on, I kept making excuses like "I don't think you are tall enough" or "the line is too long" or "I think it might be closed". The boys had an answer for all of my excuses, but I was truly terrified to go on it. At the end of the day, we got in line for one of our favorite rides and I kept looking at the scary ride. I finally decided that I would regret not experiencing that thrill with my boys . . . so we went. Terrifying, but we survived.
|Wet N Wild Water Park|
|The terrifying, Mammoth Falls|
|Wes' lunch that day -- he ate about 1/3|
What an amazing summer we have had. Tonight, as I tucked my boys in bed (in their room for the first time all summer), I got a little teary eyed. While I'm enjoy getting back to a routine, I sure will miss having them around all day. I'm already looking forward to next summer!