Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The beginning of summer

Here are some shots to show you how our summer started:

we've been cooking out which includes sidewalk chalk, our water table, and climbing the fence

 matching our clothes which means multiple outfit changes a day for this fashionista
 sweet sisters snuggling
 enjoying time with our crazy teenager who is following in Einstein's footsteps (hopefully the brains part, but definitely the hair part :)
 On the 2nd day of summer vacation Campbell broke her collarbone.  Poor girl was walking down the stairs in princess high heels with that spotted blanket and she fell into the banister.  Her shoulder took the brunt of the fall and it snapped her collarbone.  So we've had to take it easy for a while which is very difficult with this active 2 year old.  The ER clinic put her in that shoulder immobilizer which is good because she's definitely in some pain.  She agrees to wear for shoulder bandages and to take her medicine (ibprofen).  As she's begun to feel better she's gotten more active and back to her old ways.
 My babies snuggling
 Chris and Bash ran the Splash Dash together, a water gun 5k so we all came to cheer them on

 This was father's day
 We've enjoyed some play dates
 Swim lessons
Piper got really good this year, especially at holding her breath.  Poor Campbell was the star student in her class on day one but had to withdraw day two since she broke her collarbone.  It would have been neat to see what all she could do since she's fearless but maybe all the swimming we'll do on vacation will allow her to really grow her water skills.
 Here's Campbell the afternoon of the accident
 We've done some family walks/bike rides/major patience testers around the block with Piper on her bike and Campbell on her Dora Jeep that goes < 1mph and she struggles to watch where she's going, so these walks have ended but it's also gotten hot :)
 Dinner with friends

 Sweet sisters, they are like this 75% of the day, although we do have our struggles with sharing and using our words.  This picture was for purple day for our friend Hillary, but mommy continued to use the idea the last 2 weeks of school making up pink day, red day, yellow day, rainbow day, etc. to reduce early morning wardrobe battles and ensure we could make it to school on time.
 Being 2 now Campbell is fully in the "I do it" stage so here she is putting on her own nightgown :)

 Let it be known that all the wildness doesn't originate with Campbell, big sis is a huge encourager
 Bash and Chris, father's day 2013
Bash flies home tonight, it was a short but fun summer visit and he was so glad to meet his little brother.

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