Where did summer go???

Wow…It’s hard to believe that summer has come & gone already!! I have really been slacking on this blogging thing!! I wont bore everyone with a long drawn out post. I’ll just share some photos with quick captions of what we did over the summer!


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Ethan got his new bike for Easter & now cruises just as fast as the other kids!!

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We spent almost every weekend at camp & had a great time! We have made some amazing friends there. Lots of friends & family came up to camp & visited.

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Lots of days spent on the beach!

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Took the boys to the drive in to see Cars2. They loved it! What’s better than a pizza & a movie outside?!

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Love just sitting on the dock on a beautiful day! So peaceful!




We helped put on our neighborhood block party again this year. This year we learned from last year & got e-z up canopies to shade people & the food from the scorching heat! I also got a bounce house for the kids (& adults). All the kids got to ride their riding the street. We also had a huge water balloon fight. It was so much fun!




The boys got swimming lessons from our camp friends & now they aren’t so afraid of the water!




We met up with the Camenga family at the Adirondack Animal land for some a fun day!



Ethan turned 6!!


This year he wanted a dirt bike / 4wheeler / motocross birthday. But he also wanted a swimming party. So luckily Grammy & Grampy have a great pool that we could use!


All he really really really wanted for his birthday was a 4wheeler. Well he got one! Just a battery operated one. Maybe… when he proves he’s more responsible we can get a real gas powered one…



We were fortunate enough to be able to go witness the revealing of The Korpai family’s Extreme Home Makeover home!! The Korpai’s are a LPA family we have met & they were fortunate enough to get picked to get a new house! They live about 3&1/2 hours from us & there was no way we could miss such a great event! So I got my sister & the boys & we drove down for the day. What an unbelievable experience!! The show airs this Sunday on the ABC network!! We should be in a lot of the shots of when the family arrives & the reveal of the LPA room in their home! (We arent supposed to post pictures of the house before it airs on t.v.)

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Welcome Home Korpai family!!!

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And that was about it for us this summer… I will leave you with pictures of Ethan on his first day of 1st grade!! I cant even believe 1st grade already…{{snif}}

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Destini said...

Looks like an awesome summer!!! Collin and Ethan are as cute as ever!

Lyla Our Little Miracle said...

Jen looks like you had a great summer! Such wonderful pics! I can't wait to see the Extreme Home Makeover show! We are friends of the Korpai's and are so thrilled to see their new house! We were going to go up to see the reveal but our LPA chapter president said the days were very long and wouldn't be a good place to bring Lyla due the late nights and very long hours. I hear you are going to the regional in Nov. I cannot wait to meet you guys! I look forward to it! Ttyl xoxo

Kim said...

It's so sad to me that summer came and went. It always seems to fly. It appears you had an eventful one. Those pictures of the dock---jealous. They look so peaceful. I wish I was there. How cool was your block party? Bounce houses are so much fun for adults aren't they? Love going to bounce house parties with Preston. How is Ethan in first grade and 6? Oh man! Time flies. I can't wait to watch the show tonight. Such great pics. Pres was named after the designer Preston on that show. It was the first time I had really heard the name used a lot and fell in love. Great pics Jen!

Caden and Mommy said...

What a whirlwind of a summer! They come and go so quickly :o(
I love that you guys have a "camp" to escape to on the weekends. Dan would love to have that as well, however it's just not in the funds right now.
Love Ethan's four wheeler. Mr. Caden would be highly jealous!
The Extreme Makeover Rocked! You know if I was closer I would have been right there with you guys (after our Today show adventure).
... and the birthday cake rocked too!