Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Highlights

It has been quite the busy summer around here! I kept meaning to post pictures as things were happening, but somehow the time just got away from me. Go figure. These two little monkey boys keep me jumping most of the time. Let's see... where did we leave off? Oh yes, Quinn's birthday... we started the big day with yummy birthday pancakes with fresh berries...


Then a few presents...


When Daddy came home from work we had a special birthday dinner (pasta of course! Quinn's favorite.) Then we had cupcakes for dessert. Quinn wasn't too keen on the candles, but liked the cupcakes a lot.


Remy didn't like getting the frosting on his hands & came up with his own special way of eating his cupcake...

The boys & I did the summer session of preschool (the one where the parents stay & particiapte.) One day a week we were in the classroom & the other day we had field trips to fun places. The first trip was to a really great playground a few towns away... it was awesome. There was a separate fenced area for the little ones. Made it much easier to keep track of my two escape artists.


We also went to a little farm & got to meet new friends...



And to ride a little train...

This is how the boys looked on the ride home from almost every field trip...




We had lots of quality outdoor play time at Grandma's house...



And at the pool...



Out for Mexican food... both boys LOVE dipping chips in salsa... we have to make sure it isn't too hot before they dive in.

One time Remy got into the hot salsa... poor little guy didn't eat any more chips that day!

Messy pesto eaters...


High five brother...


This is what happens when Mommy gets Quinn up first & then goes to answer the phone...


Little Remy is a slow waker-upper just like his mom...


Remy drives the truck...

Messy Quinn eats spaghetti...


Little boy, big chair...

We had a great time when Uncle Ed, Aunt Erin & Cousin Dylan came to visit. Dylan & Remy are only 2-1/2 months apart.



Grandma put the boys to work picking up apples off the ground. They had fun filling the buckets.






Walks in the redwoods were a popular outing...

Quality time with Papa...





The ever-changing moods of a 3 year old...


We also had a great visit from Uncle Rick, Ben & Sam. The cousins came to music class with the boys...



I love this one of Remy & Sam...


Ben got to work on his clutch skills with Uncle William's other baby...

Ben, a.k.a. the luckiest teenager on the block...


All in all it has been a really great summer. Can't believe Quinn will be starting "real" preschool in just a couple of weeks. My babies are growing so fast... am trying to savor this little boy time... before I know it, it will be one of my boys learning to drive on one of Daddy's cars!