On our way there we stopped at Dave Smith Auto and after a 6 hour business transaction we left with our new vehicle. And yes, I still have to re-park each time I park since it is so much bigger than our van was. It may take me a while to figure it out. On our way to the car dealership the girls were so sad that we were getting rid of the van but the minute they got in this car they never wanted to get back out. Now we were ready to play:)
The 4th brought on a nice and early morning with the Yankee Doodle Dash. Amber, Tom, Dad and Rob all did the 10K while the rest of us took the kids and ran the 1 mile fun run. We have a lot of runners in this family!
After about a million showers we attempted to snap some family pics. This was an adventure all in itself.
I learned that there is no need to snap more than one pic since that is as good as it is going to get.
We can't forget cake making! Happy birthday Dad! I learned to be careful around Amber when she has red frosting.....it may end up flying through the air right into your hair:)
Then we celebrated the 4th with our traditional BBQ.
Thursday was retro day at the skating rink! How long has it been???!!!! Way too long. However, this was so much fun we are going to make this a tradition. What a blast...(to the past!) hehe. Here I re-learned that Dad can still beat me in a roller derby race.
Our last day brought our traditional beach day at the tide pools. I particularly like this day for so many reasons and one of them is babies in swimming suits running around. I have a weakness for baby chub. Claire has been seen running around frequently in her diaper for this very reason. We do have clothes for her. Really.
On our last night together we had one thing left on our list....to catch a bull frog. Naturally right? So we did.
An idea of how many of us there were...this isn't the only door with shoes waiting to be put to use either. Poor Mom!