Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Fun,Camping, and Hair Cuts

July was full of fun things we did together as a family. First of all, we LOVE camping. And we knew that Paul's busy season at work was starting after the fourth. So we took the kids camping over fourth of July weekend and they had a blast. We bought a new tent that was HUGE and they had a ball running around in it. We made smores, fished, boated, and I even got lost! Quite the eventful trip. We came home for the actual fourth of July and let the kids watch fireworks with cousins. They oohed and ahhed so many times! It was cute:) Then in July we bought a pool for the kids that's deep enough they can swim in. They LOVE it! They've spent so many days in it already that they don't even need sunscreen anymore...they're permanantly brown. It was a great investment and Kate actually taught herself to swim with a little help:) Then finally...haircuts! The girls had been bugging me forever to get their hair cut and so we finally went one morning and I thought, "I might as well get one too" so we all three went for the plunge. It was so hard for me to let Liz get her hair cut but I don't know why it took me so long...she's adorable! It was her first big haircut and it was harder for mommy than her:) I loved how Kate's turned out too. She went a little shorter than Liz and loves to put headbands in. Liz loves flowers and bows. So there's July in a nutshell. Very fun month...the last one that's totally school-free!
Paul, Dee, and Brother Gould after 5am fishing. If you know me and Paul, you know that we DID NOT eat these for breakfast.
Lizzie enjoying the campfire right before smores:)

The kids holding the fish that the men caught...not too sure about those smelly fish.

Sarah's new haircut...I was going for the Alice Cullen:) I've always loved her hair.

Kate excited about how it turned out. She LOVES her hair short...definitely a mommy's girl in that respect.

Lizzie showing off her first ever short do! She was so excited. She kept walking past the mirrors at home to look and smile:)

Carter enjoying the water. He has quickly learned how to say "swimsuit" and "pool". He loves the water! And he's always so proud of himself when he's in. Getting him out is something you don't want to see:)
And Kate...she was born to be in the water. Loves every minute, totally fearless, willing to try anything, would sleep here if she could:)


Liz and Kevin said...

love their cute hair cuts.

tara said...

cute pics. I LOVE your hair, way fun!


Rachel said...

Your hair is so cute! I may take your picture in to my hairdresser to show her what I want done when I chop mine off after the baby is born. I'm glad you're having so much fun in CA. Sam is so jealous. I know he is counting down the years until we can move back to Northern CA (though we really do love so many things about Cincinnati)!

Mike and Andrea McEntire said...

Cute hair Sarah! I love it! Your kids look adorable as usual.

Jill Hancock said...

sarah! it has been far too long! you and your family are so cute, it warms my heart!