~Trip to Utah!
Ranch fun...Grammy and Grandpa's...4th of July Race...Uncle Taylor and Aunt Sarah...Idaho with grandpa Ralph...visiting Opa Rollie and Granny Phyllis...hiking Timp and over night in SLC with my love...we loved every minute of our trip to Utah!!
~"Field trips" to Ravinia (fulfilling McKay's dream of playing a real cello like the Piano Guys), Capanari's Ice-cream Shop, the Jelly Belly Factory, the Farmer's Market, and Mingle Juice Bar. Beach days at Kanosha beach were our favorite. ("Beach" being next to Lake Michigan.) Only 40 minutes North, just across the Wisconsin boarder. The water is pretty chilly, but the kids don't care! Quinn could play in the sand all day!
~Visit from the Evans...my cousin Kristin and her husband had a little anniversary get away and we got to play with their three children! We took up the whole swing set between our two families! The kids had a blast! Marshmallow races were the fav :)
~Fun at the pool, "school time" (working on summer workbooks), piano practicing, Splash and Spray, backyard "water fun" as the kids call it (throwing water at each other :), BBQs with daddy, rain storms, Yogurtland, Chipotle, family baseball, soccer and kickball in the backyard, play dates, and trips to many parks in the area have made for some fun memories. And I don't think a day went by without the kids going down in the basement to play "ninja spies." Not 100% sure what that is, but they loved it!