August was one busy and fun-filled month. With Annabelle about to begin kindergarten we had to make sure we made the most of the time we had.
We started the month by travelling up to Stoneridge Resort in Blanchard, ID. My grandma made the trip up from Phoenix and were able to see her and other family. It was a quick trip, but a good one.
Annabelle an Hudson playing in sandbox
Headed to the hot dog lunch
Preparing family dinner
Enjoying said dinner
messy, but good eaters
Cousins in the closet
Grandma and Grandpa stopped by for a visit too
Putting the pool to good use
When we got home my MOPS group had an outing planned to the Idaho Aquarium it was our first visit and the kids really enjoyed themselves.
Checking out the fish
Feeling the fish
After talking about it all summer we drove the few miles and spent a few hours at Eagle Island State Park. I am sure we will try and make our way over here more often in the future.
Enjoying our picnic of Greek food
We did spend quite a bit of time at home as well, swimming in our neighborhood pool and playing outside when it wasn't too hot, and of course eating a lot of popsicles.
Hudson finds uses for his truck in any season
Playing computer in the air conditioned house
When houses are being built all around you Hudson
just needs to look out the window for his kind of entertainment
August also brought more and more veggies to our garden...so much the kids and I went door to door giving out cucumbers, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes.
Annabelle next to the tomatoes
A view of all the beds
Hudson with cucumber
Annabelle holding her first watermelon of the season
Having had so much fan last year we headed to the Western Idaho Fair once again. We took our time and saw it all, enjoying some of the food as well. We skipped the rides this year, since it was so hot and they were all in the sun.
Hudson had to stop and look at the truck
Feeding the animals is always a must
Hudson even got into it this year
Annabelle preferred to feed the babies
Enjoying an ice cream potato...it is Idaho after all
Stopping to smell the flowers
and pet the horses
My little vegetables
Silly kids in silly mirrors
The last week before school started I was scheduled for jury duty. My mom came down in case I got called in. I ended up not having to go in so we had a lot of fun instead. We used our coupons from the summer reading program and visited both the Discovery Center of Idaho and Powell's Sweet Shop. Annabelle had her first soccer practice and we got to take Oma to Pajama Story Time at the library. We also made good use of the pool, swimming nearly everyday.
Playing games on Oma's computer
Lifting her little brother
So much cute
Trying to make a big bubble
The floating head weather man and his sidekick
Putting Mommy to work
Resting on a bed of nails
Shopping (almost cleared the shelves in one trip)
Ready to check out?
Waiting for their cotton candy
Statues with cotton candy torches
Hudson loves to help in the kitchen
Annabelle at her first practice
Pajama story time
Oma and Annabelle making their fish
This is how we roll...to the pool
Showing Oma their soccer skills
Oma headed out Saturday morning and we headed downtown to take part in the Boise Color Run. We all had fun and the kids did a pretty good job for their first fun run.
At the starting line...all clean
Ready to go
Now it is a race
Photo by Annabelle
It was Hudson's turn to start soccer next. After getting his ball, shoes, and shin guards Annabelle and Sam took him out to break them in. Then it was "practice" time where Sam helped out. No games at his age, just lots of fun.
Daddy getting him ready
Playing tag and doing drills
Getting a chance to play
With coach Daddy