This summer hasn't been too bad as far as heat goes. We've had a few rather hot days, but mostly we've been in the 90's which is totally doable in KS! On one particularly hot day though I found this poor squirrel stretched out on our driveway...Even em coming towards him wasn't enough to make him want to move.
We've had several bonfires this summer and the kids love them! One night Emmy had a few friends over and they insisted on taking some pics together. These people are the ones KK calls "Her Girls". She is under the impression that they are her AND Emmy's friends. Luckily they are sweet enough to let Kailyn think that she is part of the group.
Another fun time we had was when I gave Kailyn and Eddie some flour to play in. They (and the back porch) were COVERED in it! But they had soooo much fun! I mean, who wouldn't love to have a flour fight? I know I would! Perhaps a Family Home Evening activity is in order??? Of course, since they were covered in flour and the dog needed a bath, I got out the hose. First we washed Marga, which I don't think she appreciated as much as we did. Then we took the kiddie pool up front and had some water fun!
The water fun would have been fine, but as these things sometimes do it escalated into, well, a mud fight. I know, the purpose of the water was to clean up the flour...(which we did, so mission accomplished there!) but letting them throw mud at each other was a tiny bit counter-productive! In the end I ended up with a much bigger mess than I started with. The kids were covered in mud as were their clothes. But I suspect the kids would say it was well worth it! And, yeah, I'm not sure what Kailyn is doing in the pictures...and I'm not sure who taught her the duck face pose, though I suspect it may have been one of "her girls". I think that this was one of my favorite days this summer. Just letting the kids be kids, get dirty and wet and have fun!
The procedure itself will be pretty easy and Eddie should be back to his regular old, weird self within a couple of days. Although, he will have to take a 5 day break from swimming while the incision heals. Hopefully all will go well and he will be done with surgeries for awhile. . .at least until he's paying his own medical bills! And in case you're wondering, Kailyn and Eddie were racing planes in the picture. Who won? Well, depends on who you ask!
On another side note. . .I've been considering the reality that Emmy may belong in a circus or some kind of act like Cirque De Soleil. That girl is a little too flexible for comfort and she's trying new things because she started watching "Dance Moms" (that would be my fault, I admit it) and there's a girl who does "acrobatics" and Emmy likes to try the moves too. It just makes me sore watching!