Sunday, June 30, 2013

More Summer Fun

Princess M and I got to attend our dear friend's ballet recital.  It was delightful!

The heat here got unbearable (especially being 8 months pregnant) so I chopped all my hair off again.  (It was just barely long enough to donate.)

Alex took the girls on a hike with friends up to the hieroglyphics in the area (slide show at the end of the post) 

Monkey really really enjoyed her smoothie.

Yesterday, we had a day of fun, with a festival of sorts in the morning with balloons, jumping castles, face painting, free food and prizes;

then we were off to the pool in the afternoon as seen here; 

and we ended the day off with a picnic and movie (princess bride) in the park.  We were all exhausted by the end of the day!

Some more photos of the hike:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!!

Princess M came up with the idea to make a memory book for dad for Father's Day.  She used some photos that we had taken earlier in the year, and she went on a photo shoot around the house.  I thought she actually got some really cute shots.

Unfortunately, the kids probably see this scene alot.  Both Mom and Dad at work on their computers.

I almost deleted this one, but I just love the way Monkey is looking at Funny Girl with such loving adoration.

We're so blessed to have such beautiful girls that love each other so much!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Some fun to start the summer

Alex's work had a family luncheon and we played at the nearby field for a little afterward.
That thing funny girl is holding is a frisbee of sorts.

They had a blast just running around.

The older girls showing off their recent prizes from the library reading program.

We inherited some chickens from our recently moved out tenants/friends.  So I had Alex build me a coop.

It's not fancy, but it works well.

Funny Girl checking for eggs.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

In the Navy!

Last day of school for Princess M was also a big day for Alex.  After nearly a year of trying to re-enter the military as an officer, he was finally sworn into the US Navy Reserves as a directly commissioned ensign.  

 He was able to have his friend from church and work perform the oath ceremony.  
Signing the required papers.
 It's official, Alex is now a Navy officer.  We joked with the girls that now they have to start addressing him as either "Sir" or "Sir Daddy".

 The serious pose  ;)

 We're all very proud of you Alex!!