Summer is always fun and last summer was no exception. It was even more of a good time because we had TWO little loves to share it with. Here are pictures from the fist half of the summer (mid-May till mid-July 2013).
Davey pushing his walker
The kids fell asleep while Michael and I went for a morning run on a beautiful trail. Yes, Clara's hair is a total mess!
Sweet girl loves to ride the carousel.
loving the hot air balloon ride
with my sister-in-law Emily
Davey did this a lot last summer. We don't think he liked the feel of crawling in the grass.
the double tickle :)
at the pool
riding the train at Storybook Land
Dancing is a daily tradition at our house. The kids just love when we turn on the music and all dance around the kitchen or living room.
team Love the Run You're With - Matt, Brandi, Michael, me, Jordan and Daniel
Tea Pot Days
love these two pink girls
about to get on the ferris wheel with Jenna, Atika and Zachary
coloring Daddy a picture for Father's Day
Great Grandma Bisson and Davey <3
Father's Day nap in my Grandpa's old chair <3
Davey with big cousin Atika
We spent lots of time at the pool.
Clara loved the sand area at the pool and would have been content to play there the whole time instead of swim if we would have let her.
We often took walks around our neighborhood. Clara would push her baby and I'd push my baby.
Clara loved stopping to watch the neighbor's windmill.
Davey liked it too!
9 months old
Davey's 1st carousel ride
LOVE this picture of my babies (and Ducky).
relaxing by the pool
a beautiful summer morning for sidewalk chalk
playing in the sand on the 4th of July at Wylie Park
We rented a surrey bicycle and rode around Wylie Park while waiting for the water show to start.
Clara won this slip and slide at Michael's company's picnic this summer.
Team Ellingson - 2 mile family fun run
Kids' Night at Melgaard Park
We did lots of swinging.
kisses through the porch screen
Miles of Smiles
auntie Em & Clara
Davey was just starting to stand on his own for several seconds at a time.
riding Sissy's pony
We don't mess around when it comes to watermelon. ;)
celebrating our 7th anniversary
Thanks again to auntie Em who watched Clara and Davey so we could have a rare date to celebrate! And as if that wasn't enough, we came home to the most precious anniversary gift. Love you Emily!