Feels like it just began but we are already heading to the end. It's the month of birthdays, vacations, visits, kids, cousins, get-together's and non-stop activities. Add to that home projects and chores and it almost qualifies as an endurance race.
Posts like this are especially for the kiddo's in our family because it is packed with photos of them doing all the stuff kids do.
(the photo above is Shaela as she sat on the counter watching her mom bathe her little brother in the kitchen sink. I love her sweet profile and long hair)
giggles and smiles when cousins come for a visit
the girls do girly things
and the boys do boy things
My four daughters and I all look whipped tired in this pic but after full days they found a babysitter for 12 littles, and the guys joined us for a late dinner to celebrate my birthday.
I helped Jamie and Josh ready their current home for listing with hopes is sells quickly and they are able to purchase a larger home for their growing family.
With a birthday coupon, Jared joined us for a lovely dinner outside one evening.
My sweetie and I
My brother and sister and I celebrating his birthday one week after mine.
Our granddaughter, Keri Jill celebrating her 12th birthday the day after my brother's
(we also have a grandson that turned 2 on the 5th and oldest daughter had a birthday on the 6th, sister-in-law on the 21st, three close friends share my birthday and three anniversaries to celebrate!)
Happy Birthday, Keri!
Cousins and friends and Aunt Abbey!
I love this photo of our twin daughters Jill and Jamie. Jill has four children and Jamie is expecting her 8th baby and feeling most yucky thanks to morning sickness that lasts all day (see photo above of the ghost-white complexion she is currently wearing)
Spending one-on-one lunch time with Ryan, our up-state NY grandson
including a quick visit to PopPop's office
the guys found some time for chip and putt
and Keri, Brenna and Shae relaxed in the shade
Even Raider and Rudy have learned not to instigate or chase each other as they did when they were younger. They get along just fine now though they don't really interact.
Summer is toward the end and our fall doesn't look any less busy. These little ones are growing taller and older with each passing day and we are so thankful for the times we have them close.
Special moments, indeed!