Life Lately


It has been such a fun summer.  Between swimming in a pool, splash pads, slip n slide, sprinkler, water table, and the lake, we've done something involving water at least 3 times each week.  Which means having to buy everyone new swimsuits!  It is hot.  And I hear it gets even hotter.  The humidity and bugs definitely aren't as bad as Arkansas, but it sure is hotter than Washington State.  But that means we get to do more involving water.  Madelyn is all about it.  She'll swim and swim and swim in the pool.  Jumping in with no fear.  Theo splashes around, but isn't as brave yet.  Except when I went cliff jumping a few weeks ago, he said he wants to join me next time.  We'll see buddy boy.


The kids started swim lessons last week.  They both did really well.  Listened well and I can tell Theo is already started to semi enjoy getting his face in the water a little more.  I didn't take pictures last week, but I'll make sure to do it at this week's lesson. 

Vacation Bible School


We just finished up our VBS - Vacation Bible School.  The kids had so much fun and are so very very worn out.  But definitely worth it!  Our theme this year was "Submerged" - submerging into God's Word and getting to know Him deeper.  The kids learned a lot of fun songs, memory verses, created crafts and just had a great time.  We spent some time with friends after VBS eating lunch together and swimming.  On Thursday night, the kids sang some songs for parents then we had a carnival.  Tim was in the dunk tank! 

first day selfie

Madelyn knows every word and hand motion to every song

reached our missions goal so Tim had his hair painted orange & white

Madelyn singing!  They also sang at the carnival, but I didn't get a great video of both kids.  I'll try again on Sunday.

carnival night - the kids sang some songs then we played games, ate lots of food and dunk tank!

Last Game


Last week, the kids had their last weeball game of the season.  They played hard and stayed out of the dirt for the most!  Both of them were so excited about getting "trophies" at the end. 

Lake Time


Last weekend, several friends invited us out to the lake.  I used to go in the summer as a kid and loved it.  The water, sun, time with so fun.  We went out Friday with our pastor and his wife along with 2 other couples.  Then on Monday with another family we've gotten to know.  Such sweet friends to invite us out.  This was Madelyn and Theo's first time on a boat and they sure loved it.  The lake is only about 20-30 minutes north of us.  

Once the boat started, this is how they stood until we stopped at a swimming spot.  Kept looking up and smiling.  Glad my kids are lake lovers.

smiles with mom and dad

Madelyn had so much fun just swimming in the water.  She would swim and swim until we told her it was time to do something else.  Theo would sit on the tube the whole time.  Get in the water every once and awhile, but little boy was content sitting there with his water gun squirting people. They both also really enjoyed tubing.  

On Friday, a few of us went cliff jumping.  Such a rush.  Maybe I'll do a cannonball off the ledge next time.

Paddleboarding with Miss Rachel


Lunch time

The kids were so worn out.  On Friday Madelyn said, "If I fall asleep, please don't wake me up."  First time I've heard her say that!