Friday, July 8, 2011

Home Sweet Home (Part 2)

Here's the second half of our trip to Kansas.  We have a tradition that we started about 5 years ago where we always go to Chris's friend's parent's house (got that?!) and swim, BBQ and then blow up fireworks.  It's a lot of fun!  This year the big gathering was on Saturday.  They live in the country, kind of, so all the neighbors are cool with the firework show we put on.  

The boys are eating dinner.
We went swimming as soon as we got there.  In fact, little Chaycers couldn't wait till I put my swimsuit on so, he was standing on the stairs in the pool just getting his feet wet.  I was standing on the stairs too, talking with Bob, the Dad (owner of the house) and I was telling him how excited Chayce was to swim and that he's my little daredevil so, I needed to watch he closely....sure enough just after I said that Chayce decides to try and go down one more step and well it was just a little too deep for him so, he went under.  I quickly pulled him out and he was fine, just a little shook up.  After that he kept telling me in his cute little voice, 'Mom I can't swim.'  But he did great...once I got my suit on we both got in the pool and he was fearless once again!  

All the mortar tubes!  This is how the boys get a huge finale.
All the little stuff...they're organizing it. 
Chayce and Vann watching the fireworks.
Keira giving Vann a big hug!
Lane and Chayce were playing t-ball in the garage.

Vann climbing up the ladder on the swingset.
Chayce and Vann swinging together.
I love when they get along!  
We let the kids stay up late this night so, they could watch the big firework show.  
Stella (Aaron & Hannah's black lab) and Molly...they became doggy friends!
All the kids playing some sort of gaming system after breakfast.
Keira liked dressing Molly up like a can see how thrilled she is! 
More little pool time!  Chayce playing with the hose. 
Lane, Vann, Chayce, Keira and Chris
My cute little Vann!
Bubble time...I thought this was a cool picture of Vann reaching to pop a bubble!
Kirk took the kids on a nature/treasure hunt around Grandma's house...they love it!
Chayce was shaking his booty with his glow sticks!
Cousin picture!  They're showing us their it!
Quintin, Chayce, Kacie, Vann, Lane and Keira 
This is their silly dance!
Molly always wants to be by us...even when it's bath time...silly dog!
So, there you have it...our trip to Kansas!  


  1. Looks like a really fun trip! Great pictures. I love the ones of the dogs....they look like sweet dogs :)

  2. Wow! Looks like a fun trip! We have a golden too-- though much more grey nowadays :)


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