Summer has been a time of many, many photo ops – but no time to post them!!!  I’m getting so far behind, I don’t know how I’m going to catch up!

Well, probably just one post at a time, so I think I’ll start with recent events and work backwards.  That makes no sense, I know, but I have a better memory of recent events and by doing it this way, the older stuff will probably just get forgotten and won’t be a problem.

Welcome to the weird, wild, world of how my brain works.

So, Samuel had a birthday and is now 4 years old.  That’s right.  My BABY is four years old.  This one really snuck up on me.  So for his birthday, Samuel got a Slip ‘N Slide.  And it is no coincidence that it is by far his favorite gift.  I say that because the number one gift he wanted this year was a Slip ‘N Slide.  So here is some video footage of how Peter likes to slide on the new Slip ‘N Slide:


Isn’t it funny that Samuel is the one in the pool and Peter and Matthew are playing on the toy that Samuel got for his birthday?  Isn’t it always the way?

(I just have to say that I started this post on June 27th.  It’s now July 2nd – I think.  I’m not sure since my watch keeps lying to me and telling me it’s July 1st.  Really it just isn’t smart enough to realize there are only 30 days in June.  And apparently it is waiting on ME to change the date.  The nerve.)

I’m trying so hard to pick this post back up and make it end in a coherent way, but I’m having trouble concentrating.  It may have something to do with the fact that in a few hours, Brad gets home and our summer vacation begins (WOOHOO!) or maybe it has something to do with this: