Thursday, July 28, 2011

Golf Camp

Tyler completed his first Golf Camp. He told us he "had a blast" each day. Today was the last day and he got to play in a three hole tournament. If you ask me I think he makes an awfully cute golfer!

Emma's REALLY Big Girl Bed

We finally converted Emma's toddler bed in to a full size bed. It took me FOREVER to find bedding but I think what we found is PERFECT---and she loves it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Fun

We FINALLY have the pea gravel under the play set so the yard is as done as it is going to get for this summer. The kids have been playing on it, swimming LOTS, and just enjoying the fabulous Tucson evenings.

School starts for Emma next Monday and then Tyler starts on August 10th. I will try to get a few more summer posts done before we head Back to School!!!

Bestest Play Date EVER

Our wonderful neighbor and her daughter put together a play date for their little cousins and kindly included Emma. It was just fabulous! Anna is one of the most creative people I know and her daughter is the kindest sweetest girl in the world.
Lily is an animal lover and she is passing that on to Emma. Here she is holding Lily's Bearded Dragon.
Anna and Lily LOVE Cake Boss so they decided to have the girls create their own master pieces. I am totally stealing this idea for Emma's next birthday party! Check out Emma's creation.
Here is another craft they made....a little pocket book made out of a juice container.
Lily even did face painting on the girls!
Lily is the like the Big Sister Emma doesn't have. She is such a good role model for her. I am just so grateful that Emma and I have her and her mom as friends!


When it is 110 out each day you have to try to find some good indoor activities for the hottest part of the afternoon. Now that swim lessons and most of the camps we signed up for are done we are trying to find some fun things to do. We have seen Kung Fu Panda 2, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and Cars 2. We have gone to the library, spent too many hours running errands, and we have visited some fun places. Two of our favorites have been Tucson's Children's Museum and the International Wildlife Museum.
We did The Children's Museum with our friends, The Vinyards. Here are a few cute pictures from that outing.

We had never been to the International Wildlife Museum so we decided to get the neighborhood kids together and try it out. We have LOTS of boys in our neighborhood so it was an adventure taking them all together. They got to see ALL kinds of wild animals and even humored me from time to time allowing me to get a few pictures.

We can all can tell that we have been spending A LOT of quality time together because the kids are driving both me and each other crazy. The other day they had argued so much that after a lengthy time-out I made them sit down together and use team work with NO FIGHTING to put this puzzle together. Amazingly they did it AND they were actually nice to each other. They look like angels here but we all know looks can be deceiving;)

Let's recap July

I guess I have some catching up to do since my last post was a MONTH ago. My ears are burning from everyone being mad that I have become such a lazy blogger!=) Honestly, we have just been trying to stay super BUSY so the kids don't have too much free time on their hands. Because of this my computer time has become pretty limited.
Let's go back to the beginning of July. I don't have any 4th of July pics this year because Tucson was so dry and AZ had such a horrible fire season the fireworks got cancelled. We had a nice cookout with friends but I didn't take any pictures.
After the 4th we headed to Carlsbad. We got to attend The Annual Morash Family Backyard Bash. It was a great trip for a number of reasons: The kids got to see not only Aunt Marie, Uncle Bill, Aunt Corinne and Uncle Dave, but they also got to see Aunt Katie since she was in CA too; We got to go to a favorite summer activity, Jazz in the Park; Tyler and Mason got in plenty of wrestling time together, We got to see how big sweet Ethan is getting; We got in a day or two at the beach (Katie needs to send me pics of this AND Jazz in the park); AND Marshall and I got a night away by ourselves. It was a fabulous trip and a wonderful time was had by all!