Parks!

We've been going to the park a lot trying to enjoy the summer. It has been a lot of fun. It's so nice to get out of the house, I try to do it every day or at least every other day. The kids do well when we are busy going out and about.
Ruby has been taking less naps lately. But when she doesn't nap, then she likes to go to bed a little earlier. I'm okay with that. :) She definitely still gets a rest time in our bedroom though while Reid naps. That way I still get a little break. She says the best/funniest things all of the time. She gets especially talkative in the evenings. She and I are memorizing Psalm 23 together, and we have half of it down! She's better at memorizing than I am. A few days ago we watched Singing in the Rain, and when they would dance, so would she! It was so cute.
Reid has learned to climb on the kitchen chairs... which scares me a little bit. I'm afraid he will fall off. But he gets up there and is really proud of himself. He has been talking up a storm, and he even tried to say "Ruby" today finally. He has been sleeping a little better this week, but still not great. And he still wakes up at least once during his nap and wants me to hold him for a little bit and then he'll go back to sleep. And he only likes it when I rock him when he's sleepy. Poor Andy tries to do it but he screams until I come in.
 Snuggles!
 These guys love to play in their room.
 Eating his apple slice.
 Mud!!
 There was an air show at the Hillsboro airport about 15 minutes away last weekend. So we drove over that way to catch the end of it. The Blue Angels were amazing! Ruby covered her ears for most of it. She doesn't like loud noises.
 They really love each other. And being on the couch together.
Ruby made me a birthday cake! She loves play dough. 
It was pretty hot the other day, so Andy got out the slip n slide. 
I loved her reaction of getting sprayed. :) 
After I water the plants, he always gets the pitcher and tries to water them too. 
 She picked out her outfit, and we had ice cream for National Ice Cream Day.
 Story time with Daddy. Reid just kept climbing up on top of Ruby.
 Little Mommy shopper.
 Ruby's selfie.
 She loves being outside!
 Tony got a drone from work, and we met him at a school to fly it. It was pretty crazy.
 Reid loved it! (So did Andy.)
Ruby and I played at the playground. 
 Sliding with Uncle Tony.
 The controls.
Reid had fun crawling around. And then we saw a dog and he kept saying "doggy doggy" and trying to walk to it. He really loves doggies. 
 Super Ruby climbed right up the climbing wall, all the way to the top!
 Ruby and her bun. We're still trying to get rid of the lice.
 We went on a walk, and stopped a lot to look at all kinds of things. And then we picked blackberries.
 Playing "fireworks."
 Ruby and all of her fireworks. Pretty cute.
 On Wednesday we went down to Stayton to visit Stacey and her kids. It was fun. And then Rachel drove by and saw our car so she stopped by too. :) Then we all went to the park for the free lunch. It was nice to catch up with them.
 He really loves exploring around the back yard.
 Go Huskers!
 They made mud, and then got really dirty.
 More chilling on the couch.
 He's such a climber!
I have gotten pretty thin from working out, so I had to get some new shorts. :) My other ones were literally falling off.
 Dress-up. She's been loving my shoes and make-up lately.
 Reid in his chariot.
 This is at Terra Linda school, down the street from us.
 Andy and Ruby had some races. Andy won the first time...
And then Ruby won the second time!

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  1. So glad it's been such a fun summer!! Watch that climber. He sounds fearless. And Ruby is getting so creative! Love you, miss you!

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