Wednesday, August 20, 2014

summer photo dump continued....

Bo, at 4, jumping off the diving rock...


Hunting for minnows...


Time for a bigger boat...


My converted city boy....


Good friends...



Handsome boys....





Time with cousins....










Evenings spent outside...











Cocktail dresses at the campfire....


Cloudy weather activities....








Back in/on the water when the sun would come out at 4 :)....











Phew ... I know there are some people not shown but this is harder than it looks :)...there may be another dump or I may move on.  Lots going on out here! xo

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

dancing on the steps

If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that exercise and fresh air are a very good thing.  I used this knowledge to make our trip home even better this year by going for runs while we were there (has been too nutty with babies/young children in the past to commit to this but managed to this year and it was awesome!).

At the end of one of my runs, I stumbled upon this....


Fortunately, they didn't make me leave and let me record this....


We love our Charlotte and getting to have her with us so much this July was a major gift.  

More summer pics to come soon. 

xo

Saturday, August 9, 2014

franny's first hair cut


When we said goodbye to my folks and headed to the airport just over a week ago, I had a bit of an idea of what our August would hold but I hadn't planned on this...


Yep, that is Franny getting her first haircut!  

When I went in last week to make an appointment for Bridget who was much in need of a trim (her hair was totally crazy at the cottage this summer...wish I had a pic of that), I found myself making one for Franny as well. Her hair had also finally reached the too crazy stage.

This salon is walking distance from our house.  Tina does my hair so I am very comfortable with her and, apparently, Franny is as well because she was a pro in that chair.  I was worried that she would freak out and that I'd be chasing her out of the salon (she's a wild card) but that didn't happen.  Quite the opposite....


(didn't take long for the back to get all curly again :)

I'm am sure it helped that she had an audience...all the sisters, Kev's mom who is visiting and me.  We hovered so close that I had to shoo the girls back so Tina could breathe.  There was a lot of positive energy in that salon and a lot of "oh, she's so cute" going on.  

Bridget had gone before Franny and was so happy to be getting her hair done I'm sure that helped as well.  B looked fabulous afterwards with her extremely straight hair (ahhh...to have straight hair...their dream :).


Franny even let Tina do a little french braid down the side.  Couldn't have dreamed of it going more smoothly.


Thanks for taking the pics, Mags.  xo